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

Humanautomata - Lukas Ligeti
13 September 2019 - Matosinhos, OJM/CARA
21 September 2019 - Lisboa, O'Culto da Ajuda
No Noise - Experimental & DIY Music Festival
03 August 2019 - Porto, Convento de Francos
Disposofónicos: Acumuladores de Objectos Sonantes
New Release, Sonoscopia

Humanautomata - Lukas Ligeti

13 September 2019 - Matosinhos, OJM/CARA
21 September 2019 - Lisboa, O'Culto da Ajuda
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Lukas Ligeti / Alberto Lopes / Gustavo Costa / Henrique Fernandes / Angelica Salvi / Joana Gama / Ricardo Jacinto / Tiago Ângelo

"Humanautomata" is a piece for robotic orchestra and small ensemble, based on the previous work developed for Phobos - Dysfunctional Robotic Orchestra. "Humanautomata" explores the compositional possibilities of the interaction of a central automated machine (Phobos), with a set of conventional and non conventional instruments operated by musicians. It is intended to combine a hybrid language between written and improvised music, executed by experienced musicians in each of these areas and with an instrumentation as diverse as the Atlas of Utopian Instruments (instrumentarium developed by Sonoscopia), electronics, piano, harp or cello. Composition and musical direction is headed by the austrian composer Lukas Ligeti, whose singularity of language, his previous work with automated instruments and his strong relation with improvisation make him a choice that is both fascinating and surprisingly natural. Lukas Ligeti is a composer, percussionist and assistant professor at the University of California, Irvine. In 2010 he was given the CalArts Alpert Award in Music. Ligeti has composed for Bang On A Can, Kronos Quartet, Eight Blackbird, the American Composers Orchestra, Ensemble Modern and he has performed with John Zorn, Gary Lucas, Marilyn Crispell, to name a few. He was a pioneer in intercultural experimental collaborations, having cofounded Beta Foly and Burkina Electric and worked with folk musicians from Egypt, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

No Noise - Experimental & DIY Music Festival

03 August 2019 - Porto, Convento de Francos
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Amy Knoles & Vasco Costa & Monika Fryčová / Burkhard Beins / Chrs Galarreta / Desterronics / Dr Truna / LLUMM - Alfredo Costa Monteiro & Ferran Fages / Oficina Arara / Putan Club - Giana Greco & François R. Cambuzat / Santí Lesca & Celestial Brizuela / Scorpions / Sereias / Teatro da Mandrágora / Trigger / Vasco Alves

Ao fim de quatro edições, o evento que sempre se assumiu como o menor festival de verão ou, por outras palavras, um não-festival, enfrenta as inevitáveis dores de crescimento. Prestes a arrancar para uma quinta edição, há já um percurso e uma história impossíveis de omitir. Porém, para a Sonoscopia não se trata apenas de amadurecimento ou até mesmo conformismo perante um iminente e perigoso estatuto de evento de entretenimento cultural. Para nós, o No Noise continua a ser um acto simbólico de resistência, essa palavra tão carregada de desejo mas também de ilusão, e que, por isso, gostamos de romantizar e tornar pessoal. O No Noise mantém-se como ponto de confluência de vários artistas e pensadores que acreditam na força da experimentação e no poder espiritual do som. É o som que nos une, e é a partir do som que criamos uma ética e uma filosofia que se tornam o elemento central das nossas vidas. Nesta perspectiva, quase religiosa, não poderia haver melhor lugar para este festival do que o Convento de Francos, um dos espaços mais inesperados e vanguardistas da cidade do Porto. Também aqui se pode encontrar uma espiritualidade incomum, transversal a vários pensamentos e verdadeiramente inclusiva. Deixado ao abandono na transição para o novo milénio, o Convento de Francos tem vindo a ser lentamente recuperado pela pequena, mas determinada, Associação de Fiéis do Coração Imaculado de Maria, que teima em resistir às pressões imobiliárias e aos grandes interesses económicos. Estamos, portanto, em registos distintos mas em sintonia.

Disposofónicos: Acumuladores de Objectos Sonantes

April 2019 - New Release, Sonoscopia
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Boxset - 120-Page Hardcover Book, 4 CD, 1 Vinyl Record, 2 Photography Prints

The Sound, Before Everything.
Disposofónicos, Acumuladores de Objectos Sonantes, a limited edition box set that gathers several years of hard work by and at Sonoscopia. The box includes a 120-page hard cover book with texts by Ivo Martins and Mário Azevedo, 4 CD’s, 1 vinyl record and 2 photography prints by Rui Pinheiro.