2015, 07.04 sábado/saturday 22:00 / Concerto/Concert,
Neil Leonard + Sara Rodrigues

Concerto/Concert, </br> Neil Leonard + Sara Rodrigues
Concerto/Concert, </br> Neil Leonard + Sara Rodrigues
Concerto/Concert, </br> Neil Leonard + Sara Rodrigues
Concerto/Concert, </br> Neil Leonard + Sara Rodrigues

Neil Leonard e Sara Rodrigues apresentam um concerto em colaboração no Sismógrafo a 4 de Julho, dia em que os Estados Unidos da América celebram também o Dia da Independência. Tendo viajado da ex-colónia e ex-colonisadora Grã Bretanha, os dois artistas encontram-se unidos neste novo tempo e espaço. Decidindo juntar-se para poeticamente reconsiderarem o presente, o saxofone mordaz encontra a voz, que gradualmente reconhece o gesto. O concerto conta com uma performance a solo de saxofone/set electrónico pelo Neil Leonard e um novo trabalho colaborativo de Leonard e Rodrigues.

Ele recusou / o primeiro raio da manha
mantido entre nós, em tempos entre as nuvens
Quando a nossa terra é iluminada
celebrando entre a bruma das profundezas
armas, sinos, fogueiras, e terror silencio repouso
combinado com outros para metade esconde, metade revela

Neil Leonard é compositor, saxofonista e artista interdisciplinar. O seu trabalho varia de concertos a solo para saxofone/live electronics, a obras para orquestra, instalações de áudio/vídeo e som para dança, teatro e performance. As suas composições/performances foram apresentados pelo Carnegie Hall, Boston Globe Jazz Festival, Musicacustica (Beijing), International Computer Music Convention (Montreal), Tel Aviv Biennial for New Music, Moscow Autumn, Auditorium Parco della Music (Roma), Museo Reina Sofia (Madrid), Panama Jazz Festival, Jazz Plaza International Festival (Havana). Leonard’s ensemble ft Marshall Allen (Diretor do Sun Ra Orchestra), Bruce Barth, Joanne Brackeen, Don Byron, Uri Caine, Kenwood Dennard, Robin Eubanks, Oriente Lopez, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Badal Roy, Jamaaladeen Tacuma. Colaborou com Juan Blanco, Richard Devine, Bill Frisell, Phill Niblock, Robin Rimbaud aka Scanner, Amnon Wolman. Leonard compôs a música para Relatives, por Tony Oursler e Constance DeJong, apresentado pela Bienal de Whitney e o ICA, Boston. O trabalho de Leonard com a artista visual Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons abrange os 25 anos. A performance colaborativa, filme, vídeo e instalações foram apresentados na Bienal de Havana, 49ª e 55ª Bienal de Veneza, no Museu de Arte Moderna (NYC), comprado pela National Gallery do Canadá e apresentado pela Bienal de Dakar. Leonard é diretor artístico na Berklee College of Music's Interdisciplinary Arts Institute. Está atualmente no Fulbright Specialist Roster e investigador filiado no programa do MIT em Arte, Cultura e Tecnologia.

http://www.neilleonard.com/

Sara Rodrigues nasceu no Porto e actualmente vive e trabalha em Londres. Tendo um diploma em Belas Artes pela London Metropolitan University, está actualmente a estudar Composição Contemporânea e da Arte Sonora na Goldsmiths University. O seu trabalho é multidisciplinar, abrangendo composição de vídeo/áudio, performance e instalação. Exposições incluem Arbeit Gallery, Londres, Galeria Miroslav Kraljevic, Zagreb e Quadrado Azul, Porto/Lisboa, tendo também participado em 2014 na ’1a Avenida’, residência no Porto. Recentemente, foi convidada a apresentar uma composição para o evento final da série de um ano do 'The Rest is Noise' , Upstairs at the Ritzy, e a sua peça sonora 'Fragments of a Composition' foi selecionada em Maio para o lançamento do festival Puregold no Southbank Centre. Sara já fez parceria com vários artistas, incluindo na exposição de Amalia Pica na Herald St. Gallery, a colaborar recentemente com a artista Tamara Kuselman para uma exposição no Guest Projects, e com a artista/música Jenny Moore para os últimos eventos da 'Late at Tate' Britain. Sara é um dos membros fundadores e nova diretora em 2015/2016 do New Music Ensemble na Goldsmiths e está continuamente a compor e a apresentar trabalho com o coletivo. É também fundadora do projeto ‘The LivingRoom’ com a curadora Cristina Ramos, um espaço nómada dedicado à curadoria de artes multi-disciplinares em espaços fora da galeria, explorando e atenuando as fronteiras entre o suporte e o trabalho em si.

www.sara-rodrigues.com
www.thelivingroomprojects.com

Sismografo presents a concert by Neil Leonard and Sara Rodrigues on July 4th, when the United States of America will be celebrating their Independence Day. Having travelled respectively from the ex-colonised and the ex-coloniser, Great Britain, the two artists find themselves united in this new space and time. Deciding to come together to poetically reconsider the present, the poignant saxophone meets the voice, which then gradually finds the gesture. The concert features a solo saxophone/electronics set by Neil Leonard and a new collaborative work by Leonard and Rodrigues.

He has refused / the morning's first beam
kept among us, in times through the clouds
When our land is illumined
celebrated through the mists of the deep
guns, bells, bonfires, and dread silence reposes
combined with others to half conceals, half discloses

Leonard is a composer, saxophonist and interdisciplinary artist. His work ranges from solo concerts for saxophone/live electronics, to works for orchestra, audio/video installation and sound for dance, theater and performance. His compositions/performances were featured by Carnegie Hall, Boston Globe Jazz Festival, Musicacustica (Beijing), International Computer Music Convention (Montreal), Tel Aviv Biennial for New Music, Moscow Autumn, Auditorium Parco della Music (Rome), Museo Riena Sofia (Madrid), Panama Jazz Festival, Jazz Plaza International Festival (Havana). Leonard’s ensemble featured Marshall Allen (Director of Sun Ra Orchestra), Bruce Barth, Joanne Brackeen, Don Byron, Uri Caine, Kenwood Dennard, Robin Eubanks, Oriente Lopez, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Badal Roy, Jamaaladeen Tacuma. He has collaborated with Juan Blanco, Richard Devine, Bill Frisell, Phill Niblock, Robin Rimbaud aka Scanner, Amnon Wolman. Leonard composed the music for Relatives, by Tony Oursler and Constance DeJong that was featured by the Whitney Biennial and the ICA, Boston. Leonard's work with visual artist Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons spans twenty-five years. Their collaborative performance, film, video and installations were featured by the Havana Bienal, 49th and 55th Venice Biennale, Museum of Modern Art (NYC), purchased by the National Gallery of Canada and presented by Dakar Biennial.
Leonard is the Artistic Director of Berklee College of Music's Interdisciplinary Arts Institute. He is currently on the Fulbright Specialist Roster and is a Research Affiliate at M.I.T. program in Art, Culture and Technology.

http://www.neilleonard.com/

Sara Rodrigues was born in Porto, Portugal and currently lives and works in London. Having a degree in Fine Art from London Metropolitan University she is currently studying contemporary composition and sonic art at Goldsmiths University. Her work is multi-disciplinary, encompassing audio/video composition, performance art and installation. Exhibitions include Arbeit Gallery, London, Galerija Miroslav Kraljevic, Zagreb and Quadrado Azul, Porto/Lisbon, having also taken part in the 2014 ‘1a Avenida’ residency in Porto. Recently she was invited to perform a composition for the final event of ‘The Rest is Noise’ yearlong series, Upstairs at the Ritzy, and her sonic piece ‘Fragments of a Composition’ was selected in May for the launch of the PureGold festival at the Southbank Centre. Sara has performed with various artists including in Amalia Pica’s exhibition at Herald St. Gallery, recently collaborating with artist Tamara Kuselman for a show at Guest Projects, and performing with artist/musician Jenny Moore for the Late at Tate Britain events. Sara is one of the co-founding members and the new director 2015/2016 of the New Music Ensemble at Goldsmiths and is continuously composing and presenting work with the collective. She is also the founder of ‘The LivingRoom’ projects with curator Cristina Ramos, a nomadic space dedicated to the curation of multi-disciplinary arts in non-gallery spaces, exploring and blurring the boundaries between the display and the work itself.

www.sara-rodrigues.com
www.thelivingroomprojects.com

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