Fellowship awarded to João Castro Pinto for the project A Sense of Flow
Jury: Phill Niblock, Maria Bondeel, Manuel Costa Cabral, Rui Eduardo Paes, Emanuel Dimas Pimenta and Isabel Alves
A Sense of Flow
Project that uses the concept of "soundscape" as an objective and permanent reality in the context of material existence, which has the singularity of influencing Man both physically and psychologically. The main goal of the project is the development of a simultaneously acoustic and visual "map" of the Tagus river, a call for an investigation into its richness and diversity in audiovisual terms. This research/composition is firstly composed of the capture of sounds/images from the Tagus landscape and its subsequent electronic processing in real time (via computer), favoring a poetic/imaginary approach of the space. On one hand, sound and image reflect the capture sites but don't necessarily and figuratively represent those same locations. It's not about producing an acoustic/visual documentation or proposing a historical, symbolic or cultural "tour(ism)" along the entire extension the river. Instead, one begins with reality in order to recreate and reconstruct appealing audiovisual experiences through experimentation via digital technologies.
João Castro Pinto (Lisbon, 1977) began his artistic activity in the 90s. His work involves sound art, intermedia, electroacoustic/acousmatic music and soundscape composition.
He graduated in Philosophy at the F.C.S.H. of the U.N.L. and holds a PhD in Science and Technology of the Arts from the U.C.P. (CITAR).
He was the artistic director of Hertzoscópio – Experimental and Transdisciplinary Art Festival (2003-2004) and of Hertz_extend #1 – Experimental and Transdisciplinary Art Meetings (2005). He attended composition masterclasses by composers such as Bayle, Dhomont, Chowning, Truax and Wishart.
His curriculum includes several prizes, distinctions, grants and artistic residencies, having performed more than a hundred concerts in Europe, the United States and Asia in festivals/events such as the International Computer Music Conference, the Seoul International Computer Music Festival, Música Viva, ORF (Austrian Broadcasting), Sammlung Essl Museum, the Experimental Intermedia Foundation, the Pnem Sound Art Festival and the University of Iowa Museum of Art.
He collaborates, in records and live performances, with national and international artists, having released work on labels like OtO (JP), Triple Bath (GR), SIRR-ecords (PT) and Creative Sources Recordings (PT).