This concert marks the beginning of the collaboration between composer Carlos Guedes (NYUAD), and video artist Laetitia Morais (Portugal), with saxophonist Emil Sein (NYUAD), flutist Cristina Ioan (NYUAD), and qanun player Mahsin Basalama from Zanzibar.

In a setting that combines music improvisation, instrumental interpretation, and real-time composition, this concert will feature several works in which live performance, live video, and live electronic music interact in eclectic ways drawing influences from minimalism, dance music, classical contemporary music, and noise, creating a rich and lush audiovisual environment.

This performance will feature the world premiere of “Three Insomnias — music for a dark room” by this creative collective. The electronic part of “Three Insomnias” was composed in 2001 by Carlos Guedes for ballet “Quarto Escuro,” a choreography by Isabel Barros for the Balleteatro, and a commission from Porto 2001 European Capital of Culture.

  • Carlos Guedes, Composer, Live Electronics, NYUAD
  • Laetitia Morais, Video
  • Cristina Ioan, Flutes
  • Emil Sein, Saxophones
  • Mahsin Basalama, Qanun

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