In 2012, Macao-based Portuguese sound artist Álvaro Barbosa and Angolan Musical Instrument Designer Victor Gama embarked on a former 1970s oceanographic boat to begin a ten-day expedition to the Antarctic continent. Drifting between the islands off the Antarctic Peninsula, they collected video and audio recordings that would become inspirational artistic material for their upcoming creations.
Through the lens of his camera, Barbosa captured the overwhelming natural beauty of Antarctica and published a book of photographs to share with the public a collection of inspiring images from this artistic expedition. The concert in the ZKM features music pieces improvised and composed by Barbosa, played jointly by the American/ Chinese Pianist Christine Hong and other guest musicians. They will perform experimental electro-acoustic compositions featuring the interactive music device developed and patented by Barbosa (the »Radial String Chimes«).
Videos and sounds recorded on the Antarctic Peninsula will be projected and played during this performance, transporting the audience to a journey of majestic nature in the »Last Frontier«.
»Journey to the Last Frontier«
for Violoncello, Disklavier, Video and Live-Electronic
for Violoncello and Live-Electronic
Álvaro Barbosa & Paulo
for Violoncello, Video and Live-Electronic
- Organization / Institution
- ZKM | Karlsruhe