Hospital Psiquiátrico Miguel Bombarda | Lisbon
Metamorfoses, by Chiara Picotto and Sofia Figueiredo.
A kinetic installation for voice and movement developed in and inspired by the old and disused building of a public mental health institution - Hospital Psiquiátrico Miguel Bombarda, Lisbon.
The voice functions as a meta instrument;
A computer analyzes the vocal performance. From this combination results a live work of sound spatialization, in an harmonious and polifonic relationship between a soloist and a musician of electonic music. Dynamically and in real time, all sounds are generated from the vocal stimulus and and from the experimental use of an antique armoire that serves as scenic object, harp and acoustic box.
All the sounds produced live are captured and processed digitally in real time by computer music tools, specially designed for this project in a structured algorithmic composition filled by the dialectic between the voice, the sounds taken from the wardrobe and the different voices metamorphosed along a playful, experimental, sensitive and detailed process.
Movement: Sofia Figueiredo,Chiara Picotto
Voice and object's sounds: Chiara Picotto
Electoacoustics: Simao Costa
Fiar | Portugal, Spain, Austria, 2005/2009
O Ninho is interpreted by Sofia Figueiredo and an elderly men’s and women’s singing troupe of Bairro Alentejano, Palmela, crossing aerial acrobatic dance with Cante Alentejano ( a portuguese traditional method of singing ), produced by FIAR - Centro de Artes de Rua, touring 2005-2009 - Portugal, Spain and Austria.
Directed by: Sofia Figueiredo
Produced by: Fiar - Centro de Artes de Rua, Palmela, Portugal
video from rehearsals