Place of Composition / Studio Electronic Music Studios - University of Edinburgh / Composer's Private Studio
Musical Category Electroacoustic Music ("tape music")
Instrumentation (general) Electroacoustics
Organization/Event Música Viva 2002 Festival
Venue Belém Cultural Centre
Tabacaria [boxed] (2002) is a multimedia performance for the Projekt Pessoa (Vienna) - a music-theatre project which takes as its main impetus the heteronymous character of the work of poet Fernando Pessoa. It does so by exploring notions of fragmentation, multiplicity and disruption that form the basis for the design, programming and structure of the event. The performance of Tabacaria has a role of fragmentation in a concert/theatre environment composed by staged excerpts from Pessoa's texts with works by composers Alexander Stankovski, Germán Toro-Pérez and João Pedro Oliveira.
Tabacaria [boxed] is a CD version of the performance that uses as sound sources a recording by João Villaret of Pessoa's poem "Tabacaria", and excerpts from the works of the three works in Projekt Pessoa. The sound materials which in performance are used as a basis for improvisation, become, in this version of Tabacaria, re-contextualised in order to derive the contour of a sonic simultaneity from the structure of the text and its reading.