Tiago Morais Morgado [PT]
Tiago Morais Morgado is a Portuguese composer, performer and sound artist. His musical practice is defined by a cyclic recursive iteration of procedures, techniques and concepts, never staying in conformity with pre-assumptions, where entropy, passion, love, and desire drive him to derive order out of chaos out of order, and always question pre-established canons, wether we are talking about dealing with free improvisation, electroacoustic music, instrumental contemporary music, the interwining between these aesthetics and practices with popular music forms, interactive systems and electronics in general, audiovisual performances, or art, etc, keeping a convergence and divergence between these practices throughout the course of time. To summarise, an eternal provisionality and uncertainty within what to do artistically wise. His current main influences reside in people such as David Sylvian (specially in his experimental stuff ranging from his collaborations with Holger Czukay to his work with Samadhisound right after his departure from Virgin Records), Malcolm Gostein, Fausto Romitelli, Horacio Vaggione, Herman Kolgen, and Ryoichi Kurokawa. He's in charge of the label Nachtstuck Records
TIAGO MORGADO, BORN 1988, BRAGA, PORTUGAL), IS A PORTUGUESE COMPOSER, IMPROVISER, SOUND DESIGNER, MUSIC CURATOR, SOUND ENGINEER, AND SOFTWARE DEVELOPER. HE STUDIED CLASSICAL MUSIC PERFORMANCE (ARTAVE 1999-2006), MUSICOLOGY (2006-2008 UMINHO AND FCSH UNL), MUSIC TECHNOLOGY (MEPM - ESART 2008-2011) AND SONOLOGY (ROYAL CONSERVATOIRE OF MUSIC OF THE HAGUE), WITH RICHARD BARRETT, JOEL RYAN, PAUL BERG, KEES TAZELAAR, RAVIV GANCHROW, PAUL JEUKENDREUP, JOHANN VAN KREIJ, PETER PABON, FRANK BALDÉ, JUSTIN BENNET, LEX VAN DEN BROEK, AND BEGAN WORKING WITH LEADING IMPROVISERS IN 2010 SUCH AS JOE MORRIS, PETER EVANS, MARK DRESSER, FRED FRITH, WILLIAM PARKER, AND JASON HWANG, SUCH AS IN IMPROVISATION MUSIC WORKSHOPS. TIAGO ALSO ATTENDED LECTURES, SEMINNARS OR WORKSHOPS WITH WITH TREVOR WISHART, DANIEL TERUGGI, DOUGLAS KAHN, ARNE DE FORCE, JOHN RICHARDS, LARRY POLANSKI, DIEMER DE VRIES, MATHEW OSTROWSKI, FRANCISCO LOPEZ, LAWRENCE HARVEY, EDWIN VAN HEIDE, BARRY TRUAX, AND MATMOS. TIAGO HAS PERFORMED IN COUNTRIES SUCH AS PORTUGAL, UNITED STATES, UNITED KINGDOM, HOLLAND, SERBIA AND SPAIN, PLAYING IN VENUES SUCH AS STUDIO LOOS, CAFE DE VINGER, KORZO THEATRE, TROUW AMSTERDAM, BLIK OPENER, MASKERADE SINZINE, MARTIN LUTHER KERKE, RADIO TONKA, AUTONOMOUS CENTRUM, ROYAL ANTON SZAAL, KEES VAN BAAREN HALL, TEATRO A BARRACA, MOSTEIRO DE SÃO BENTO DA VITORIA, PEDRO REMY, MOSTEIRO DE TIBÃES, MIA - FESTIVAL DE MUSICA IMPROVISADA DE ATOUGUIA DA BALEIA, MARCO (MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS OF VIGO), CCB (FESTIVAL MUSICA VIVA), AND FINALLY HARVESTWORKS NYC (60*60)- AS A SOLO ARTIST -, COLISEU DO PORTO (VIOLA TUTTI ORQUESTRA ARTAVE), SXSW, EXIT FESTIVAL AND ISLINGTON METAL WORKS (AS A SESSION MUSICIAN FOR :PAPERCUTZ). HIS MUSIC WAS FEATURED IN XLR8 (WITH NECROSTILET - 2007) AND GONZO CIRCUS (AS A SOLO ARTIST IN A MIXTAPE CURATED BY JONATHAN REUS).
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