En Attendant Artaud: a Psychic Rally to Murder Magick

3rd ov september 2011 at 09:30h pm

Galeria Gabinete

Rua Alfredo Pereira, 3 / 4560-502 Penafiel – Portugal

VortexSoundTech is an Portuguese electronic music project, founded in 1999 by nRv in Braga. Their work covers many areas of electronic music, such as drum and bass, industrial music, original sountracks for plays and movies, and often involves extreme experimentation. Since 1999, the direction of their main work goes to the composition of original soundtracks for plays: Psicose (2001), Gretchen (2003), Sorrisos de Bergman (2004), Fiore Nudo (2007), Otelo (2007), O Café (2008), Emilia Galotti (2009), Maria Stuart (2009), Paraíso Perdido (2009), Antígona (2010), working with directors like Nuno M. Cardoso, Nuno Carinhas, Ricardo Pais, Cristina Carvalhal and Manuel Sardinha.They have also worked with movie multi-award-winning director JacktheZipper and Edgar Pêra.

VortexSoundTech has made two major studio releases, several EP´s and contributions for compilations. “Fiery Silence” was their debut album in 2008 wich received the best critics all arround europe by is mysterious compositions. The latest album “The Death Of Us All” was released in 2010 featuring the contribution of other artists.

download their highly recommended album The Death Of Us All


Magenta Interior creates stories sometimes as visual performances and some other times as texts. She plays with all possible colors of the chromatic palette, all genders between feminine and masculine and all emotions of her heart in the stories she tells. Magenta is inspired by popular and secular ways of passing knowledge, through story telling. These stories are neither prose nor poetry, between reality of every day life and fiction. Live performances are result of improvisation, resulting in surprising visuals for the audience but also sometimes for the performer.

Image from the screen, Monkeytown, NYC (USA), January 2008

Magenta Interior was born in Hungary. While working as chef in a restaurant of Lisbon (Portugal) Magenta made four friends. Soon left the job in order to focus on the start of her path towards enlightenment through art as the singer and lyrics writer of the punk band Punk-ex-Party (band constituted with her unique four friends at the time). At the same time she also started to write stories for comics. In 2004 Magenta Interior took her ideas through new paths, first with a collaboration on a net art project and soon after as visual performer. Magenta started playing with visuals for her pleasure and for love of art.

In the quest for new adventures and stories to tell, Magenta left Lisbon in the summer of 2005 to go to Berlin, where she spent most of her time smoking cigarettes, drinking cafe and drawing new strategies to convince others that she doesn’t exist. Is in 2007 that Magenta starts to be a drifter, traveling in groups or on her own, sharing stories with people on the streets or at closed public spaces. Magenta plays now visuals everywhere, wherever she may be at the moment.


Sektor 304 was born in July 2007 by João Filipe, percussionist in several projects such as Eskizofrénicos, Karnnos, FRICS ou Hhy & the Macumbas among others, and André Coelho, who dedicated to sound processing and composition in Profan ou Sparagmos.

The path and concepts established in the 80’s by bands like Test Dpt, Einstürzende Neubauten, SPK were soon explored, mixing heavy electronics to the sounds extracted from scraps, garbage and debris. This allowed to apply into the composition sounds taken from real objects, that were amplified and processed in a game of scales and sound modeling, repeated to exaustion.

photo from Absolut Zero Media

The first release by Sektor 304 was the “Primary Interface” cdr. That work almost as a revisionist catalogue of influences, in order to explore the potential of their equipment and “modus operandi“. In 2008 the band releases another cdr entitled “Transmissions“. The difference is notorious. “Transmissions” is a much more ambient release, where sounds are explored considering their spatiality, texture, tone and reverberation. This also marks the shift of the working method: “Transmissions” is a totally improvised session, fully charged with a shamanistic vibe.  In 2009, Malignant Records releases “Soul Cleansing“. Sektor takes once again a different road, using several approaches and working methods within the recording of the album, ending with a much more diverse, structured and dynamic work. Currently the band has two new members: Gustavo Costa on percussions and junk and Henrique Fernandes on electric double bass.

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