Rodrigo Cardoso

Musician, Producer, Editor
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(1979, Portugal). In 2000 I founded Bor Land, an independent record label where I worked with some of the most consensual names of Portuguese music, including the likes of Old Jerusalem, Norberto Lobo, Carlos Bica, La La La Ressonance, Lobster, München, Alexandre Soares, Jorge Coelho and Gustavo Costa. I was a member of experimental pop band Alla Polacca. Studied Music Production and Technologies at Esmae in Porto. Between 2009 and 2013, I collaborated with Cdgo / Jo-Jo's Music, the biggest and oldest record shop in Portugal at the time and a pioneer in online sales. In 2011, I started Boom Chicka Boom, a small label that houses Os Príncipes and Torto. I am one of the cofounders of Amaei, which is the first association of Portuguese independent editors/labels, and also an affiliate of Impala (European Independent Music Companies Association) and Win (World Independent Network). Since 2013 I have been collaborating with Sonoscopia, a platform for experimental music and performing arts, where I have been playing with Srosh Ensemble and the Nova Orquestra Futurista do Porto. I currently live in Oporto, Portugal.

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Collaborations

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Alexandre Soares, Alla Polacca, Bildmeister, Bruno Duarte, Bypass, Carlos Bica, Complicado, Daily Misconceptions, Gustavo Costa, In Her Space, Insert Coin, Jorge Coelho, Kafka, La La La Ressonance, Lobster, Mindelo, München, Most People Have Been Trained To Be Bored, Nova Orquestra Futurista do Porto, Norberto Lobo, Norton, Old Jerusalem, Ölga, Os Príncipes, Plasticine, Puget Sound, Puny, Rita Braga, Rose Blanket, Simpletone, Spatial White Noise, Srosh Ensemble, Starlux, Stealing Orchestra, Stowaways, Tenaz, The Allstar Project, The Astonishing Urbana Fall, The Grey Blues Bend, The Unplayable Sofa Guitar, Torto, Wave Simulator.

News

Rita Braga - Bird On The Moon
New Record
Colexpla - International Festival of Sonic Explorers
September 12th - 15th, 2018 - Porto, Teatro Carlos Alberto
No Noise - Experimental Music Festival
August 4th, 2018 - Porto, Convento de Francos

Rita Braga - Bird On The Moon

New Record
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Rita Braga is a singer, performer and multi-instrumentalist from Lisbon, currently based in London. She performs solo and sometimes collaboratively an unusual repertoire of songs in over ten languages, as well as original compositions and soundtracks. Over the last decade she has toured across Europe, the US, Brazil and Australia. I’ve mixed “Bird On The Moon”, Rita’s latest record, released on the french label Lunadélia Records and features from Ian Svenonius (The Make-Up, Chain and The Gang), theremin wizard Dorit Chrysler and Berlin underground queen Mary Ocher.

Colexpla - International Festival of Sonic Explorers

September 12th - 15th, 2018 - Porto, Teatro Carlos Alberto
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Abdul Moimême (pt) / Alfredo Costa Monteiro (pt) / Diana Combo (pt) / Eran Sachs (il) / Inês Castanheira (pt) / Kaffe Matthews (uk) / Ken Butler (us) / Lionel Marchetti (fr) / Marta Ângela (pt) / Meira Asher (il) / Miguel A. García (es) / MSHR (us) / Toma Gouband (fr) / Tomoko Sauvage (jp) / Trio Sowari (uk/de/fr) / ::vtol:: (ru) / Wade Matthews (us) / Xavier Garcia (fr)

Teatro Carlos Alberto hosts and co-produces with Sonoscopia the first edition of Colexpla – International Festival of Sonic Explorers. Committed to promoting new forms of musical expression in the domains of experimental, improvised, electro-acoustic music and sound art, Colexpla is a descendant of Co-Lab – International Festival of Experimental Music, which was held in Porto from 1998 to 2003. That festival’s five editions helped several Porto musicians define their aesthetic identities and were fundamental in the foundations of what would become Sonoscopia. Fifteen years later, Colexpla intends to extend and renew this legacy, by surveying the current state of exploratory music, reflecting on it and engaging with it, and thus triggering possible repercussions in Portuguese artistic creativity. The festival will focus on such diverse areas as musical expression via new instruments, new forms of interaction in improvisation, the cross-pollination between composition and improvisation or the sound installation as a musical form. Promoting debate and the concept of freedom on which it is founded, Colexpla will bring together new artists and established names of international improvisation/experimentation in concerts, sound installations, a workshop and a round table discussion.

No Noise - Experimental Music Festival

August 4th, 2018 - Porto, Convento de Francos
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David Maranha & João Alves (pt) / dUAS sEMI cOLCHEIAS iNVERTIDAS (pt) / Ignaz Schick (de) / Ignaz Schick & Pedro Serrano (de/pt) / Innassaah Duo (nl/pt) / João Pais Filipe (pt) / Krake (pt) / Parpar (pt) / Paul Abbott & Keira Greene (uk/pt) / Paulo Eno e os Rantanplónicos (pt) / RRR (fr/pt) / Stereoboy (pt) / Thea Soti, Mike McCormick & Mascha Corman (de/ca) / Will Guthrie (au)

Depois de três edições confinadas ao limitado espaço físico da Sonoscopia, o No Noise expande este ano o conceito de menor festival de Verão para uma área bastante mais vasta e uma programação alargada que inclui concertos, instalações sonoras, bancas com edições independentes e um espaço dedicado às crianças, o Kindernoise. Para manter uma coesão territorial e ética na abordagem DIY que caracteriza este festival, este ano estaremos no Convento de Francos, um espaço com cerca de 6000 metros quadrados com inúmeras salas e um grande espaço verde que é habitado diariamente por três galinhas e uma simpática família de quatro cabras. Contrariamente à tendência de transformação de espaços devolutos da cidade em grandes empreendimentos turísticos, este convento que está a ser lentamente recuperado por uma pequena associação de fieis e será transformado num centro de espiritualidade, tolerância religiosa e cultura, assume-se assim como um espaço aberto à população e onde podemos usufruir de uma calma e silêncio raros nos meios urbanos. Em sintonia e em paralelo com este espaço, introduzimos várias novidades na edição deste ano do No Noise, que se irá iniciar logo pela manhã com o Kindernoise, um espaço dedicado aos vanguardistas mais novos, com workshops, teatro de marionetas, música e circo. Ao longo do dia haverá quinze pequenos concertos distribuídos por vários pontos do convento onde se poderão ouvir alguns nomes consagrados da música experimental como Will Guthrie, Ignaz Schick ou os portugueses David Maranha e Paulo Eno. Durante todo o festival haverá também em permanência várias instalações sonoras, bancas de edições independentes e uma selecção gastronómica para todos os gostos.