Throughout the month of April 2013, Binaural/Nodar will combine in one single event, the TRAMONTANA FESTIVAL, a wide range of creation, documentation and research activities related to the intangible heritage of the region and its inclusion in an European network of innovation in the field of multimedia archives for the promotion of mountain rural territories.

Since May 2012, Binaural/Nodar is part of the Tramontana Network on memory archives of Southern Europe, a project funded by the 2007 – 2013 Culture Program of the European Union and that includes six other organizations of Italy and France.

The TRAMONTANA FESTIVAL will take place between 4 and 27 April 2013 and will include the following groups of events:

4 – 7 April 2013: DIVINA SONUS RURIS artist residency for graduate students in contemporary art of the University of Aveiro, who will work on the religious intangible heritage of the region;

7 – 27 April 2013: DIVINA SONUS RURIS international artist residency with seven projects by internationally renowned media artists who will work on the religious intangible heritage of the region;

23 – 26 April 2013: Third Tramontana International Forum dedicated to the intangible heritage of the mountain areas of Southern Europe, which will include the participation of 25 cultural organizers, musicians and university researchers of Portugal, Spain, France and Italy.


Organizations part of Tramontana network of Southern Europe memory archives:

Nosauts de Bigòrra (Midi- Pyrenées, France)
Eth Ostau Comengés (Midi- Pyrenées, France)
Numériculture Gascogne (Midi- Pyrenées, France)
Bambun (Abruzzo, Italy)
LEM Italia (Abruzzo, Italy)
La Leggera (Tuscany, Italy)
Binaural/Nodar (Dão-Lafões, Portugal)


Sound and media artists part of DIVINA SONUS RURIS:

David Prior (United Kingdom) & Frances Crow (United Kingdom)
Anne Burke (United Kingdom) & Antony Lyons (Ireland)
Antje Vowinckel (Germany)
Adam Overton (United States)
Manuela Barile (Italy/Portugal)
Los Yokos (Spain)
Steve Peters (United States)


Researchers and cultural mangers part of III Tramontana Forum:

Xabi Erkizia (Musician and Cultural Organizer, Audiolab.org, Basque Country, Spain)
Ana Saraiva (Anthropologist, Municipal Museum of Ourém, Portugal)
Filippo Lanci (Catholic priest and sacred arts researcher, Abruzzo, Italy)
Rosário Pestana (Ethnomusicologist, University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Fátima Eusébio (Art Historian, Diocese of Viseu, Portugal)
Isabel Silvestre (SInger and cultural promoter, Manhouce, Portugal)
Adriano Azevedo (Councelor, Municipality of S. Pedro do Sul, Portugal)


Groups/tradicional musicians:

GIanfranco Spitilli (Abruzzo, Italy)
Marco Magistrali & Fiippo Marranci (Tuscany, Italy)
Fabrice Bernissan, Renaud Lassalle & Silvan Carrère (Midi-Pyrénées, France)
Orquestra Regional Sons da Beira Alta (Castro Daire, Portugal)
Grupo Musical Os Unidos da Encosta do São Macário (Castro Daire, S. Pedro do Sul, Portugal)
Grupo de Cantares de Sequeiros (São Pedro do Sul, Portugal)


Institutional partners:

Municipality of São Pedro do Sul, Portugal
Civil Parish of Sul (São Pedro do Sul, Portugal)
Heritage Assets Department, Diocese of Viseu, Portugal
Audiolab.org (Basque Country, Spain)
University of Aveiro, Portugal
Hotel do Parque (Termas de S. Pedro do Sul, Portugal)
Estação de Artes e Sabores (Portugal)


Funding:

Government of Portugal | Culture Secretary of State | General Directorate for the Arts
Culture Programme 2007-2013 | European Commission


Tramontana Festival’s full programme: