The Out.Fest – Barreiro International Exploratory Music Festival will take place in two different moments, in June and in October.
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he first stage of the 17th edition will take place from 03 to 05 June, with concerts concentrated in the open-air auditorium of Parque Paz e Amizade and in the municipal auditorium Augusto Cabrita. There will be eight concerts, starting on June 3rd, by the Portuguese trumpeter Susana Santos Silva and by the Romanian composer Iancu Dumitrescu, founder of the Hyperion Ensemble.
Susana Santos Silva, currently based in Stockholm, will be in Barreiro ahead of a Portuguese-Swedish quintet with João Pedro Brandão (alto saxophone and flute), Hugo Raro (piano and synthesizer), Torbjörn Zetterberg (electric bass) and José Marrucho (drums) ).
The presence of Iancu Dumitrescu at Out.Fest will take place within the scope of the European collaborative project “Unearthing the Music”, of which the festival organization is part, and the performance will be with the Barreiro Ensemble, composed by musicians Gustavo Costa, César Burago, Helena Espvall, Hugo Antunes, Pedro Sousa, Dora_AV, João Silva and Ricardo Webbens.
On June 4th, the first concert will be by the Portuguese Gala Drop, followed by Serbian artist Svetlana Maras, who will make the world premiere of the composition “Radio Concert n.2”, also hitchhiking “Unearthing the Music”, and the Portuguese percussionist Pedro Carneiro.
On June 5th, Out.Fest has three proposals: National rap with musician Tristany, the hypnotic music of Hungarian Bálint Szabó, who performs as Gosheven, and an unprecedented collaboration between two new names in Portuguese independent music, with Odete and Herlander.
That day in the afternoon, Bálint Szabó will give a lecture at the municipal library to talk about the creative process of the album “Antipodal Polyphony”, which will debut at Out.Fest.
Szabó’s visit to the festival is part of the European project REMAIIN – European Radical Music and its Intercultural Nature – of which Out.Fest is one of the four promoters, investigating cultural influences on experimental music of the past and present.