Doors 8pm. £8 Advance, £10 on the door.
Norberto Lobo is a prodigious acoustic and electric guitar player from Lisbon with a
career hitting upon his first decade. He’s done his profound reading of the
most auspicious and melancholic melodies (a place where Steve Reich, Jim
O’Rourke, Paulinho da Viola and Carlos Paredes all make sense together unto one
existence), has been deeply enriched by the harmonic depth & richness of
the samba/bossa heritage (which he knows by heart), and his composition in both
short and longer-form is nothing short of remarkable – a sense of structure,
narrative and storytelling complete by a total absence of any tics or
theatrical antics, in which every turn is revised and remade for maximum
fascination for both musician and audience.
Tropa Macaca, André Abel (guitar) and Joana da Conceição (synths, electronics), have been active for almost 15 years now, releasing music through creative labels such as Siltbreeze, Software, The Trilogy Tapes. They believe their poetic music has its own self, its own dynamism. It comes from a direct ontology and through it are forces that manifest themselves that don't go through the circuits of a knowing. Their new record 'Animais Sintéticos’ will be released this year on Warsaw’s finest, DUNNO Recordings.
About the season:
"The events programme for the exhibition has been deeply infused by Paula Rego’s independent spirit of defiance: Collaborative, diverse and explorative, the path trailed by the generation of artists present, has been opened up and enlightened by Paula Rego’s beacon of creative autonomy and freedom.
We feel the programme is therefore, as much an atmospheric companion for the retrospective, as it is a tribute to Paula Rego’s deep, and long lasting influence in cutting through the thick air of Portugal’s “dusty” legacy of political dictatorship at many levels. Then and now, Paula’s fearless art touches, enlightens and expands."
The Portuguese Conspiracy is an independent creative platform designed to promote and empower contemporary Portuguese creativity in the UK.
Generously supported by Camões Institute.