Collective musical instrument / performance


Phonopticon is a sonic model inspired on the Panopticon architecture, a building designed by Jeremy Bentham on the XVIIIth century, where a control central tower has a 360 degrees vision on the cells of the prisoners. Conceptually, however, the ideas of control and power implicit on the Panopticon are replaced by sound representations, free and abstract in its essence, that find different meanings on the listening processes developed by every listener.

Phonopticon is a concert where new expressive and performative ways are explored in the areas of composition, performance and electroacoustic spatialization, gathering in a central point a set of new acoustic and electronic musical instruments. The audience, displayed concentrically, is also surrounded by eight loudspeakers placed on the limits of the circle.

Composition, performance and new instrument design: Alberto Lopes, Alexandre Soares, Carlos Guedes, Filipe Lopes, Gustavo Costa, Henrique Fernandes, José Alberto Gomes, Ricardo Jacinto, Rui Dias and Rui Penha.

Production: SONOSCOPIA


Past Presentations:

2017/04/05 | Loulé, Cine-Teatro Louletano, Festival Som Riscado

2016/11/19 | Germany, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Shiny Toys

2016/11/18 | Holanda, Nijmegen, Extrapool

2016/09/03 | Lisboa, Tapada das Necessidades, Festival Lisboa Soa

2016/07/02 | Spain, Valencia, Festival Ensems

2016/07/01 | Spain, Piera, IB

2016/06/30 | France, Toulouse, Collectif IPN

2016/06/28 | Germany, Berlin, Ausland

2016/06/25 | Germany, Cologne, Saint Gertrud Church

2016/06/24 | Germany, Cologne, Saint Gertrud Church

2016/06/22 | Germany, Bochum, Q1

2016/06/19 | Holland, Amsterdam, Kulter. A Lab

2016/06/18 | Holland, Rotterdam, Worm

2016/06/17 | France, Saint Etienne, L´Assaut de La Menuiserie

2016/06/16 | Spain, Zarautz, Putzuzulo

2016/06/15 | Spain, Bilbao, Larraskito

2016/06/14 | Spain, Pontevedra, Liceo Mutante

2016/06/14 – 2016/07/02 | European Tour

2016/04/02 | United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, NYUAD

2016/01/07 | Braga, GNRation

2015/11/28 | Tondela, Acert

2015/11/19 | Castelo Branco, Cine Teatro Avenida

2015/05/30 | Serralves em Festa