NEW MAKER ENSEMBLEI Transgress Borders and Boundaries

16 Sep 2021

I transgress borders and boundaries is an interdisciplinary concert that brings together musicians, composers, artists, researchers, scientists and philosophers in search of elemental histories. From stone to soil and ice to water, the concert delves into deep time transformations of one living planet and its more recent encounters with human forces. By sharing a voice with a multitude of life-forms, the programme seeks to tune in to matters that come to matter, and that simultaneously embody our past, present and future.

The New Maker Ensemble was formed in London (2014) as a laboratory for experimentation with various forms of new music and performance art, welcoming and bringing together individuals of different backgrounds. Through a permeable culture of collaboration and interdisciplinarity, the group has developed extended notions of what music can be or interact with. Always approaching creation critically, the NME stands holistically and investigatively before our ever-changing environment. This concert is presented by Sara Rodrigues, Roxanna Albayati and Rodrigo B. Camacho.

(2 hour duration)

Old Lava – from Volcano Songs (1994)
Composed by Meredith Monk

From Stone to Man From Man to... (2014)
Composed by Sara Rodrigues

The Great Conversation (still, as someone passes by) (2020)
Written, scripted and directed by Marleen Boschen and Charles Pryor, sound composition by Sara Rodrigues, produced in collaboration with Lou Atessa-Marcellin

Oil, Coal and Gas for Three Cellos (2020)
Composed by Jamie Perera, orchestrated by Dan Keen, sonification programming by Adrian Lewis

Voicelessness. The Snow Has No Voice (1986)
Composed by Beat Furrer

A glacier heated by the sea (2016/21)
Score for listening #80 | four variations (2016)
2 channel audio (concert version) and graphic score by Jez Riley French

For the Love of Corals : An Ecology of Perhaps (2018-20)
Written, produced and directed by Sonia Levy, edited with Sam Smith, music by Georgia Rodgers, soundtrack and located sound by Jez Riley French and essay by Martin Savransky

Sound house (Nº4) (2018)
Composed by Christina Vantzou with musicians Clarice Jensen and Kat Bumbul, visuals by Colin Leveque and Elvis Fontaine-Garant (directors of photography), Phantom Veo (camera), Siet Phorae (choreography and dance) and Zin Laylor (lichens scarf)

Passage – from Impermanence (1996/06)
Composed by Meredith Monk

This project was made possible by i-Portunus – Suporting Creative Mobility, funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, Goethe Institut, Instituit Français and Izolyatsia. The production of this programme had additional support from the RVW Trust. 


  • New Maker Ensemble

16 Sep 2021

Thursday 16 September 19:00
@ Casa das Artes
Rua Ruben A, 210. Porto
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Free admittance