Dennis having fun...

Check out a piece of the Dennis Ferrer performance at the NB disco.
Great sound, soulful dancer.

See video (18Mb, qt)

Thanks to uberbrands for the gig :-)


Absoluto Beach Party

Next 07.07.07 there will be a great beach party right in front of Tamariz, in Estoril. We will be doing the visuals for this event, starting with a reggae concert by One Sun Tribe, followed by several DJs.

Saturday take your "chanatas" off the closet, put them on your feet and head towards the beach. There's nothing like a beach party to start your summer time...


Azure Festival 2007

Reopening of Espiritos Club

Who would say Oliveira do Hospital would have such a place! Two friends joined forces and took over an outstanding place just outside the city. Located in an old palace house, the decor and working conditions are great.

4 plasmas and two beamers were my working showroom, and they were enough, as the two beamers had a big projection surface.

Friends from Lisboa, Porto, Aveiro and all surroundings came that night and stood dancing untill closing time, somewhere at 7am.

With a music performance by the Atomic Fingers (guitar and violin), followed by DJ Glove, the place was packed with 700 people or more. Pitty that the rain came that evening, otherwise they would have opened a great terrace. So, from now on, if you're near Viseu, just drop by at Oliveira Hospital and shake your ass...

Performing with Dennis Ferrer

Two weeks ago I had the chance to perform with Dennis Ferrer, a great DJ and a very cool guy.
The event took place at the NB disco, in Viseu, with a packed room that didn't leave the dancefloor until 7 am. The disco was completely restyled and really looks great. It has definetly one of the best DJ/VJ working spaces I've ever worked on (4x1m).
Ferrer took over at about 2 am, after a well deserved sleep at the hotel, and came up with full energy. Balancing between 70's disco beats and modern electronic grooves, the mix was great.
Thanks to uberbrands for the gig :-)


Serralves welcomed 80.000 people

The Serralves Foundation achieved an international landmark in receiving 80 thousand people in its 40 h non-stop free entrance weekend.

More than 70 events took place, among which "Aquarium Materialis, Aquarium Spiritualis", a piece for lake harp, marimba, vibraphone, acrux, sounds of nature and video. Victor Gama stretched its 50m long strings from one end to the other of the lake achieving an unprecedent amplified sound, exploring the surface of the lake as an unique acoustic soundboard. During the daytime people could also touch the instrument and play on its strings. Pangeia also organised workshops for children on how to make instruments wit basic materials.

The piece, written in partnership with Pedro Carneiro, one of the world leading marimba players, was played twice a day, one time early in the afternoon and early at night, this time with video projection.
Tiago Cerqueira, sound technician and musician, completed the team with it's laptop sounds of nature and special efx modulations.

For the projection we mounted a 8.000 Lumen projector on a 8m high structure with brightness/contrast pushed to the limit.
Another beamer was placed at my side aimed at the three tops. Alltogether the projection surface on the water had some 50sqm and the same for the three tops.
We first thought of spreading a giant thulle over the water, but then we realised that the suspension mud on the lake water was enough to get an image, as long as the colors were pushed to the limit and very contrastful loops were used.
The result wasn't brilliant, but one could perfectly see the imagery on the lake surface from any surrounding standing point of the lake (these photos were taken from the top of the structure. Because of the lens angle, the tree tops projection is missing).

Negative remarks:
my Canon photo camera had a sudden "system failure" (» no photos)
the guy suposed to video the whole stuff didn'd get to go to Porto (» shity video footage)
the other guy supposed to audio tape the concert didn't appear and the audio mixing table didn't any spare outputs (» no decent audio recording).
the Joakim & his Ectoplasmic Band was baaaad

Positive Remarks:
our team was great company and we had some good laughs
the weather, the drinks and the girls staff
the festival ambience, with lots of artists and different activities
John Butcher concert
Panda Bear concert
New Circus (chinese mast) with João Santos
Lá e Cá - theatre/performance
the new porto bar - Plano B
Gigi Party at Triplex