Access the radio projects developed by the invited artists, researchers, and collectives for the Twelfth edition of EIRA here. Also, listen to their conversations with members of OSSO.

JULIUS GABRIEL


Julius Gabriel is a saxophonist whose work delves into the boundaries and intricacies of his instruments. He explores the dynamic interplay between corporeality, acoustics, transcendence, and hypnosis. His musical foundation is deeply rooted in improvisation, drawing inspiration from an eclectic spectrum of genres, including jazz, folk, classical, psychedelic, noise, minimalism, drone, and ambient music. As an enthusiastic soloist, he has cultivated various branches of solo performances, continually evolving his craft. In his acoustic solo concerts he immerses himself in a meditative manner within the unique spatial dimensions and resonances of each performance space. Alternatively, he crafts otherworldly soundscapes through electronic manipulation and delay loops, enthralling audiences at physical volumes. He also transforms the saxophone into a percussive instrument, meticulously capturing the mechanical sounds and elevating them to the forefront, resembling a drum machine or a percussion ensemble. Julius Gabriel’s musical odyssey is exemplified in several solo albums, a testament to his versatile and innovative approach. As a collaborator he co-founded the trance-inducing duo Paisiel with sound sculptor and percussionist João Pais Filipe, the dark roaming jazz group Ikizukuri with Gustavo Costa and Gonçalo Almeida, most recently reinforced by Susana Santos Silva on trumpet, the agitational avant-garde group Das Behälter,the psychedelic jazz noise quartet Blutiger Jupiter, and the reeds duo About Angels and Animals. He has been a member of the utopian beats, krautrock, jazz trance, noise collective The Dorf led by Jan Klare. He is a member of the Barry Guy Blue Shroud Band, which brings together 14 musicians with diverse expertise and backgrounds in baroque music, jazz, folk music, contemporary classical music and free improvisation, and has played with the London Jazz Composers Orchestra under Guy’s direction. Born and raised in East Berlin, he began his musical education at public music schools, further enriched by the underground club culture. He completed a BA in Jazz Performing Arts at Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, with additional coursework in the Institute for Computer Music and Electronic Media and involvement in New Music ensemble projects. He received a scholarship abroad to Porto, Portugal and was artist in residence at the Indian Music Experience Museum in Bangalore, India.

COMPANHIA CAÓTICA

Founded in 2009 by António Pedro and Caroline Bergeron, Companhia Caótica has regularly created performances for young audiences/families as well as adults, commissioned by the Centro Cultural de Belém, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Marionette Museum, IndieLisboa Festival, Temps D’Images Festival, EGEAC, and more. They have participated in festivals such as Spectacles en Recommandé, MOMIX – Festival International Jeune Public (where they received the MOMIX 2014 Best Show Award for “Sopa Nuvem”), Ourceánie, La Petite Roulotte, A Pas Contés, Le Chainon Manquant (France), Rompiendo el cascaron (Spain), Big Bang, and Dias da Música (CCB), Festival TODOS, Sementes, Rádio Faneca (Ílhavo), Cidade Preocupada (Montemor-o-Novo), Altitudes (Montemuro), Festival de Marionetas de Montemor-o-Novo, and CCB Fora de Si. Since its inception, Caótica has produced 20 multidisciplinary artistic creations: film-concerts, puppet theater, theater for babies, concerts, sound documentaries, theater; and 12 workshops in music, cinema, dramaturgical writing, shadow theater, and artistic teacher training, presenting their work in cultural centers in Portugal, France, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, Spain, Brazil, and Macau. Creators of a universe as recognizable as it is unpredictable – where they intertwine humor with poetry and fiction with reality – António and Caroline often draw from their own lives to engage with the lives of the audience, creating artistic objects that serve as vehicles for true sharing. Caótica’s goal is to provoke a response from the audience, touch on collective and individual memories, encourage free thinking, and create a strong interdependence between the audience and the work. Caótica comes from chaos, the beginning of the world where everything was together and present. Whether for children, families, or adults, chaotic artistic objects are almost always hybrids, multidisciplinary results of the intersection of various arts: Theater, Music, Cinema, Visual Arts. One of the company’s objectives is the widest possible circulation of its productions; “Sopa Nuvem” has been touring since 2011 and has been seen by 15,000 spectators in over 100 performances. In addition to its artistic directors, Caótica welcomed Margarida Mestre as a guest artist in 2014 and regularly collaborates with other creators and artists. They made their debut in audiovisual production with “Pequeno Grande C” (2014) for the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, followed by the music video “Truz truz” for the audio book “Poemas para Bocas Pequenas.” In 2015, the company inaugurated the Caótica Festival in Loulé, as well as the International Meeting – Creation for Childhood, where they seek to jointly reflect on the creation, programming, and circulation of shows for children.

CONCERTS | 14.10.23 | TeresaComCerteza & umgrandefilhodamãe + JOANA GUERRA + JULIUS GABRIEL

Live music at OSSO. These two concerts will be broadcast on FM 89.6 MHz (São Gregório and surrounding areas) and streamed on this player.


TeresaComCerteza & umgrandefilhodamãe | 18h00

Tomás Marreiros (UmGrandeFilhoDaMãe), born on 20/04/1998, resides in Pombal, Leiria. He completed his Visual Arts degree at the Pombal Secondary School. He was a high-performance athlete in Athletics, specializing in pole vault, and competed for Atlético Clube de Vermoil and Sporting Clube de Braga. The arts have always fascinated him, and he appreciates how they can be worked in countless ways without any rules. In 2018, he moved to Caldas da Rainha to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Sound and Image at the School of Arts and Design, and he continued his studies for a Master’s degree in Sound and Image Arts in 2021, which he is currently completing. During his academic journey, his interests evolved. Today, he primarily works with sound. As a lover of amplified sounds, he seeks to create immersive and distorted environments that oscillate between the concrete and the abstract. He also has a taste for realizing visual narratives and scenarios where he can explore performing arts.

Teresa Sampaio (TeresaComCerteza), was born in Leiria in 1997. In 2020, she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Sound and Image at ESAD.Cr. She uses media as a means of expressing imperceptible realities, aiming to create immersive and unfamiliar environments for the viewer. Her current focus in her work is on exploring spectrums that are inaccessible to the human eye through microscopy and electromagnetic frequencies.


Joana Guerra | 21h00

Joana Guerra, cellist, singer, and composer, was born in Lisbon in 1983. After her academic training in cello, in 2009, she set out in search of new and different sounds that would align with a more personal musical language and her desire for musical experimentation. Since then, she has released three albums as part of her solo project, presenting it on significant national stages and festivals, as well as abroad in Spain, France, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Brazil, São Tomé and Príncipe. She collaborates extensively in experimental music and free improvisation projects, including the Bande à Part trio, a duet with Gil Dionísio, The Alvaret Ensemble, the spoken word group Tapete, Preto Mate, Lantana, the audiovisual project Concon, the ensemble inspired by Cornelius Cardew’s work “Tratado de Cardew,” and Asimov. She has also engaged in numerous other collaborations with artists like Joelle Léandre, Surma, Mark Alban Lotz, Helena Espvall, Mia Distonia, Yaw Tembe, Tiago Sousa, Mathilda, Scout Nibblet, João Ferro Martins. Joana Guerra is active in various artistic contexts as both a composer and performer, including dance collaborations with Madalena Victorino (Lis-Bú, 2014, Estação Terminal, 2016, Eva Poro, 2019), Marina Nabais (Na Ausência da minha pele, 2017), Clara Andermatt (Parece que o mundo, 2018); cinema projects with João Botelho (Os Campos em Volta, 2015); and theater collaborations with the João Garcia Miguel Company (Nós Matámos o Cão Tinhoso, 2016, Romeu e Julieta, 2017).


Julius Gabriel | 22h00

Julius Gabriel is a saxophonist whose work delves into the boundaries and intricacies of his instruments. He explores the dynamic interplay between corporeality, acoustics, transcendence, and hypnosis. His musical foundation is deeply rooted in improvisation, drawing inspiration from an eclectic spectrum of genres, including jazz, folk, classical, psychedelic, noise, minimalism, drone, and ambient music. As an enthusiastic soloist, he has cultivated various branches of solo performances, continually evolving his craft. In his acoustic solo concerts he immerses himself in a meditative manner within the unique spatial dimensions and resonances of each performance space. Alternatively, he crafts otherworldly soundscapes through electronic manipulation and delay loops, enthralling audiences at physical volumes. He also transforms the saxophone into a percussive instrument, meticulously capturing the mechanical sounds and elevating them to the forefront, resembling a drum machine or a percussion ensemble. Julius Gabriel’s musical odyssey is exemplified in several solo albums, a testament to his versatile and innovative approach. As a collaborator he co-founded the trance-inducing duo Paisiel with sound sculptor and percussionist João Pais Filipe, the dark roaming jazz group Ikizukuri with Gustavo Costa and Gonçalo Almeida, most recently reinforced by Susana Santos Silva on trumpet, the agitational avant-garde group Das Behälter,the psychedelic jazz noise quartet Blutiger Jupiter, and the reeds duo About Angels and Animals. He has been a member of the utopian beats, krautrock, jazz trance, noise collective The Dorf led by Jan Klare. He is a member of the Barry Guy Blue Shroud Band, which brings together 14 musicians with diverse expertise and backgrounds in baroque music, jazz, folk music, contemporary classical music and free improvisation, and has played with the London Jazz Composers Orchestra under Guy’s direction. Born and raised in East Berlin, he began his musical education at public music schools, further enriched by the underground club culture. He completed a BA in Jazz Performing Arts at Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, with additional coursework in the Institute for Computer Music and Electronic Media and involvement in New Music ensemble projects. He received a scholarship abroad to Porto, Portugal and was artist in residence at the Indian Music Experience Museum in Bangalore, India.

In between of conversations and concerts, the OSSO Sound Archive will be broadcasted. OSSA relies on audio donations from members of the collective and residents of EIRA, presenting itself as the intangible footprint of our sonic affinities.