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post-residency concert
Ruth Barberan & Alfredo Costa Monteiro & Ferran Fages
07/12/2013 - 20:30 - free entrance

Barcelona, 1966.

Since her integration in IBA, col.lectiu d’improvisació,  in 1999, she starts to  focus her work in free improvisation  (trumpet  and amplified or acoustic objects).

Currently, she has 4 stable formations:

i  treni  inerti, with Alfredo Costa Monteiro

ATOLÓN with Ferran Fages and Alfredo Costa Monteiro

OCTANTE with Margarida Garcia, Ferran Fages and Alfredo Costa Monteiro

SOLO: amplified objects, low frequencies feedbacks and trumpet

She has worked with a lot of musicians as it’s normal in this kind of music but she also works whenever she can with Ivan Palacky.

Born in 1964 in Porto (Portugal)

Lives and works in Barcelona, Spain.

He studied sculpture/installation at the fine art school in Paris with Christian Boltanski.
In 1992, he moved to Barcelona. Since then, his work stands somewhere between visual arts, visual poetry and sound. His installations and sound pieces, all of a low-fi character, have in common an interest for unstable processes, raw materials and gestures, where the manipulation of objects as instruments or instruments as objects has a strong phenomenological aspect.

From 1998 to 2006, he was member of espai 22a, an independent collective for contemporary art. From 2001 to 2006, he was also member of IBA col.lectiu d’improvisació

In sound poetry, he performs in solo polyglot and noise pieces ( portuguese, french and spanish), where sound establishes a different semantics.

Ongoing sound projects: Cremaster (with Ferran Fages), i treni inerti (with Ruth Barberán),Atolón (with Ferran Fages and Ruth Barberán), Astero (with Juan Matos Capote), 300 basses (with Jonas Kocher and Luca Venitucci) and duos with Pascal Battus, Tim Oliveand Michel Doneda.

He has given workshops at Hangar (Barcelona, Spain), ESDI (Barcelona, Spain), Janácek Academy of Music and Performing Arts (Brno, Czech Republic), Arteleku (San Sebastián, Spain), Facultad de Bellas Artes, (Pontevedra, Spain), ESAD (Caldas da Rainha, Portugal), Crossroads during John Cage’s Year, (Lublin, Poland) among others.

He has toured in Canada, Japan and Europe.


Improviser and composer.

He plays guitar, amplifiers, radios, resonant objects, acoustic turntable and electronics: “feedback mixing board”, pick-ups and oscillators.

He was member of the collective IBA col·lectiu d’improvisació from 1999 to 2006.

Besides his projects, he is collaborating with various musicians, among them with Joan Saura, Christopher Williams, Martin Küchen, Will Guthrie, Jean-Philippe Gross and Pascal Battus.


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