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workspace for experimental music and sound art
09/10/2013 - 20:30 - free entrance
30/09/2013 - 12/10/2013
Manuel Mota

Born (1970) and based in Lisboa.

With public activity since 1990, he studied and experimented with prepared guitar, creating music based on the drone,

influenced by Phill Niblock and La Monte Young. Since approximately 1997 his interests incorporate phrasing, space and


Residencies in Experimental Intermedia, New York in 1995, and Kuenstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf in 2004. Awarded

with Bolsa Ernesto de Sousa, experimental intermedia art fellowship, 1995.

His recent collaborators live or in recordings were, among others, Margarida Garcia, David Maranha, Noel Akchoté, Lee

Ranaldo, Okkyung Lee, Jason Kahn, Helena Espvall, Chris Corsano, Tetuzi Akiyama, Toshimaru Nakamura, Terre

Thaemlitz, Phill Niblock (from whom regularly interprets the music since 1995), and he's part of the art collective Osso


Has been working with choreographers and dancers, film makers and visual artists; Among others, Aydin Teker, Vera

Mantero, Nuno da Luz, Pedro Barateiro and Francisco Tropa.

Founded the label Headlights in 1998, and it's through it that has almost exclusively released his music work. But also in

labels from U.S.A., Italy, Belgium, France, Switzerland and Germany.

Graduated in Architecture in 1996, makes drawing, photograph and video. His recent exhibitions were at Empty Cube,

Lisboa 2010, and Appleton Square, Lisboa 2012.
gladys garcia, Eleanor Ivory Weber, Diana Duta, Simon Andréani, 31/10/21
Sébastien Roux, Deborah Walker, Yannick Guédon, Cyprien Busolini - Les Disparitions - 5/6/21
Selu Herraiz - Care (excerpt) - 28/7/2021

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