Rui Costa

Viseu Rural 2.0 Collective Exhibition at Casa das Memórias (Viseu, Portugal)

25 November, 2015|

Viseu Rural 2.0 Documenting and [Re]expressing Rural Heritage Collective Exhibition Casa das Memórias, Viseu (Portugal) 28 November 2015 - 17 April 2016 with: Luís Costa David Prior Frances Crow Antye Greie (AGF) Sérgio Bonilha Luciana Ohira Jason Kahn Rui [...]

“Listening where you are what you are: around the microphone “: A workshop at Altitudes Festival

10 August, 2015|

"Listening where you are what you are: around the microphone" A workshop by Nilo Gallego and Rui Costa A Binaural/Nodar production for Altitudes Festival (Campo Benfeito, Portugal) Monday, August 10th - Thursday, August 13th, 2015 (14h00-17h00) "Maybe we can't hear [...]

“Passenger at Home” by Maile Colbert hosted at an artistic residency at Atelier RE.AL (Lisbon, PT)

31 August, 2013|

"Passenger at Home" by Maile Colbert hosted at an artistic residency at Estúdio RE.AL (Lisbon, PT) “Passageira em Casa / Passenger at Home”, a intermedia project by Maile Colbert, produced by Binaural/Nodar and funded by the Government of Portugal | [...]

Article about Binaural/Nodar published on US sound studies online journal

14 January, 2013|

An article about Binaural/Nodar's approach to sound art has been published on Sounding Out! online journal (link, edited by the sound studies collective of the State University of New York, in Binghamton. This article, written by Rui Costa, Binaural/Nodar's [...]

Rui Costa at 2º Festival Vibracional TPS, Santiago (ES), 4.Jun.11

30 May, 2011|

2º Festival Vibracional TPS Saturday 4.June.2011, 1.30pm Xesús Valle (computer) & Rui Costa (computer) Cidade da Cultura, Santiago de Compostela (ES) Rui Costa, artistic director of Binaural/Nodar will participare in 2º Festival Vibracional TPS, to take place on Saturday, 4.June.2011 at Cidade da Cultura, in Santiago de Compostela (Spain). The event is organized by TPS - Centro de Novas Tecnoloxias do Pico Sagro, a collective of multidisciplinary Galician artists focused on the free improvisation practice as an artistic and collective work method . Rui Costa will play with the Galician musician Xesus Valle as a duo and their presentation will be based on the creation of harmonic and polyrhythmic structures from the improvised interplay between the artists, using granular synthesis. The sound elements from the real world will be subjected to an abstraction and formalization process in order to obtain primordial acoustic elements that can be molded by the artists.

Framework radio show dedicated to Paivascapes #1 broadcasted on Resonance FM

5 April, 2011|

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..

Five new Binaural/Nodar productions premiered at the Paivascapes #1 Festival

2 March, 2011|

During the Paivascapes #1 Festival, which will take place from 4 to 8 March 2011, five new productions from Binaural/Nodar will be premiered. These works are the result of artist residencies developed in Nodar and of sound and video recording sessions made along the Paiva River. Manuela Barile Rheîa Zóontes Sound installation / audiovisual installation Happiness is the perception and the feeling of our own limitless expansion, when understood as encounter and fusion. Happiness is seen often as something instantaneous but it’s a condition that can be prolonged throughout life. Rilke talked about the “immense instant”, that which can be dilated as if time became space. When the Ancient Greeks would say that the gods were happy, they would use the expression “rheîa zóontes”, which means that life flows without obstacles.

Paivascapes #1 Festival: 4 – 8 March 2011

2 February, 2011|

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.”