@c (Pedro Tudela and Miguel Carvalhais) and Vitor Joaquim
– presented by friedstyle
@c and Vitor Joaquim
Working together since 2000, @c started as a trio and later shrank to a duo that ocasionally re-expands to an audiovisual trio when performing with the Austrian artist Lia.
The musical work of @c is developed in the cross-section of three complimentary approaches to sound art and electronic music: algorithmic composition, concrete sounds and improvisation. If on one hand their compositions are usually built around strong structural foundations, it's also common that multiple bits are freed from these structures when integrated into the sound work, contributing to the settling of elaborate strategies of deconstruction. Improvisation, either in dialogue or discussion, is central to @c's performances, as is the will to create open compositions and to nurture ongoing processes that digitally amplify sound realities. The creation of cross-links between referrals and memories plays with the balance between reconnaissance and abstraction.
Pedro Tudela is a plastic artist and a musician and teaches at the Painting Department of the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto (FBAUP).
Miguel Carvalhais is a designer and musician and teaches at the Design Department of FBAUP.
Since 2000, they cooperatively run the media label Crónica.
Vitor Joaquim started performing improvised music in 1982 with Emidio Buchinho. For some years he studied cinema and produced sound for cinema, and video, while also working as a video director.
He first started composing for dance in 1989 at the Lisbon Dance Company (CDL) with Mark Haim that would later take his work to the Coogan Dancers from Munich. Since then, Vitor Joaquim has been composing for dance, theater, cinema, video, installations and multimedia, having worked with such creators as: Andreas Stocklein, Mónica Calle, Mark Haim, Vera Mantero, Paulo Ribeiro, Maria João Pires, Álvaro Correia, Luis Fonseca, Vitor Garcia, Guillermo W. Molina, Sónia Rocha, Sandro Aguilar, Stephanie Tiersch, Teresa Ranieri, Marija Stamancovich and Rui Horta among others. With Rui Horta he created the music for “Pixel”, “LP” and integrated: “Rugas”, “Blind spot” and several other works from Rui.
He is teaching and coordinating audiovisuals at Restart – School of Creativity and New Technology in Lisbon.