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André Damião

Fol­lo­wing in the foots­teps of sound artist Sol Rez­za and per­for­mance artist Clai­re Ser­res, the Bra­zi­li­an com­po­ser and media artist André Damião holds the Radio Art Residency’s third scho­l­ar­ship. Damião works trans­ver­sal­ly bet­ween the fields of music and elec­tro­nic art. His work reflec­ts cri­ti­cal­ly on the gen­re of elec­tro­nic art by employ­ing mobi­le, inter­ac­tive music with por­ta­ble elec­tro­nic devices. In São Pau­lo Damião was deve­lo­ping a Noi­se Crowd (Blo­co Ruído) as a Car­ne­val group, which crosses the city cent­re on Ash Wed­nes­days making noi­se with self-built elec­tro­nic instru­ments. During his resi­dence at Radio CORAX the artist extends this prac­tice of mobi­le sound art to the radio.

The idea of the Blo­co Ruído is to lea­ve the con­cert room, as a first pre­mi­se. It’s a very nai­ve pre­mi­se in a sen­se: let’s take the speakers out to the street. But then when you do that lots of other ele­ments are brought up to your per­cep­ti­on. It chan­ges the model of per­for­mance, the model of thin­king about music and the pro­cess of making music. And, it puts in ques­ti­on the idea of the com­po­ser, of the per­for­mer, the idea of the audi­ence.

André Damião gra­dua­ted in Com­po­si­ti­on at the Sta­te Uni­ver­si­ty of São Pau­lo (UNESP), and is a PhD stu­dent in Sono­lo­gy at the Uni­ver­si­ty of São Pau­lo (USP). His works have been pre­sen­ted at the 30th São Pau­lo Art Bien­ni­al, at the Sci­ence Gal­le­ry in Lon­don and at the Mata Fes­ti­val in New York, among others.

 

→ artist web­site

→ André Damião @Radio Art Resi­den­cy

André Damião, Pho­to: Mar­cus-Andre­as Mohr

Blo­co Ruído in São Pau­lo; Pho­to: André Damião

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