PAIVASCAPES #1 – PAIVA RIVER SOUND FESTIVAL Retrospective Exhibition of Sound and Audiovisual Works Estúdio Performas 8 - 11 June, 2011 It will be open to the public at Estúdio Performas in Aveiro (PT), between 8th and 11th June 2011, an itinerant retrospective exhibition of nine contemporary works in the areas of sound and intermedia art, all conceived as part of artist residencies that took place in 2010 from the source to the mouth of Paiva River. The authors used "site specific" methods of reflection and practice to broaden the perception of landscapes and river communities, thus escaping a purely instrumental understanding of rural areas, which unfortunately is becoming the general rule. The exhibition of these works in Aveiro, where is the mouth of the Vouga River, also aims to build bridges with organizations and individuals interested in collaborating on a future (and urgent) aesthetic reflection on this important Portuguese river, about to undergo an irreversible transformation with the construction of the Ribeiradio dam.
Paivascapes #1 - Paiva River Sound Festival will be the subject of Patrick McGinley's Framework radio show to be first broadcasted on the London-based Resonance 104.4 FM station, on April 10th at 10:00pm local time and following on several European and US radio stations. The radio piece to be broadcasted was composed by Rui Costa and is entitled "Around the River Bend". It features a variety of locations, times of day, seasons, and contexts including recordings of the Paivascapes #1 festival performances, source material collected by the artists for their sound and audiovisual installations, sound clips included in Binaural/Nodar's Paiva River Sound Mapping project, spontaneous recordings of social gatherings during the festival, and improvisations made by children inspired by the river soundscapes or by the names of the places where the festival happened, etc..
PAIVASCAPES #1 – PAIVA RIVER SOUND FESTIVAL Vila Nova de Paiva, Castro Daire, São Pedro do Sul, Arouca, Castelo de Paiva (PT) March 4th – 8th, 2011 Retrospective exhibition, multimedia concerts, site-specific sound installations, conferences, video works screenings, sound perception activities and environmental walks. “An innovative and itinerant festival where the sound and multimedia arts will interact with riverside landscapes and communities along the Paiva River, from its source to its mouth. “Paivascapes #1 will include exhibitions and sound and multimedia concerts related to the Paiva River, by over twenty renowned artists from Europe, America and Asia.”
[nodar002] Sonata for clarinet & nodar Jez riley French (field recording / composition) Joana Silva (clarinet) Luis Costa (field recording) An intuitive composition created by Jez riley French with Luis Costa (coordinator of the Nodar Artist Residency Centre) & the [...]
Binaural / Nodar features exclusively for Radio Future - Future Places, Porto: Mountains and skylines Comparative location-specific listenings in 4 installments Nodar # 1 - Football Narratives Sound Mixdown A sound piece by Binaural / Nodar from some of the [...]
Fifth Cycle of Artist Residencies of Paivascapes #1 Castro Daire, São Pedro do Sul and Arouca Municipalities 15 - 28 July 2010 Jez riley French (GB) The Nodar Artist Residency Program for 2010 has a single unifying theme: the river [...]
Paivascapes #1 Nodar Artist Residency Center for 2010 Finally our jury has chosen the artists who will take part on the several residency modules dedicated to the interaction with the Paiva River, to happen between February and October 2010, from [...]
The Nodar Media Arts Residency Programme for 2009 is defined and will occur throughout the year in five modules, (between March, 15th and October, 31st), with the presence of 19 artists from different geographical origins and artistic backgrounds, who will [...]