Semibreve electronic music festival starts today in Braga

American musician Morton Subotnick, who pioneered the development of electronic music, performs today at the Theatro Circo in Braga, at the beginning of the ninth edition of the Semibreve Festival.

In addition to Morton Subotnick, the first day of the Semibreve festival will also feature performances at the same municipal theater by Italian multi-instrumentalist Alessandro Cortini and Turkish artist Ipek Gorgun. In the gnration space will be Nick Void and Avalon Emerson.

The Semibreve Festival is presented as “an unavoidable event in the national and international electronic music scene” and contributes “to the dissemination of scientific production in the field of digital arts produced by reference institutions”.

On Saturday, the highlight of the program goes to the absolute debut of a partnership, invited by Semibreve, between musicians Oren Ambarchi and Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, and the return of Drew McDowall who, with Florence To, will show “Time Machines” for electronic music and visual projection.

The Semibreve festival ends on Sunday, the day when, for example, the sound sculptures of Felicia Atkinson are presented at the Medieval Hall of the University of Minho.

In addition to concerts, Semibreve is also made up of artistic installations, such as “The Transparency of Evil”, by Francisco da Silva Antão, and “We Press for Silence”, by Ricardo M. Vieira, electronic music workshops and conversations with artists.

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