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MEDUSA is a solo composition for cello, electronics and resonant objects by Ricardo Jacinto. It uses an amplification system with microphones placed on different points of the cello and a diffusion system with several contact speakers connected to resonant objects. This device allows the sonic fragments and the spread of motions to be explored in the body of the instrument, linking the microscopic audible range thus produced with the soundscape and the acoustics of the surroundings.
We now present MEDUSA Unit – a new ensemble version –– which expands the original ideas of the project. Concert and installation show this new line-up, a group of musicians called to interpret pieces dedicated to advance interaction strategies with the adjacent space. With Álvaro Rosso (double bass), Angélica Salvi (harp), João Almeida (trumpet), Nuno Morão (percussion), Ricardo Jacinto (cello and composition) and Violeta Azevedo (flute).
Ricardo Jacinto Bio
Musician, visual artist and architect with artistic and academic research focused on the relationship between sound and territory in transdisciplinary practices. He is a founding member and artistic director of the collective OSSO and holds a PhD from the Sonic Arts Research Center, Queens University Belfast. Since 1998 he has presented his work in individual and collective exhibitions, concerts and performances in Portugal and Europe, and has collaborated extensively with other artists, musicians, architects and performers. His music was edited by Clean Feed, Shhpuma Records and Creative Sources. He is represented by Galeria Bruno Múrias and his installations are present in several national collections: Fundação de Serralves, Caixa Geral de Depósitos, Fundação Leal Rios or Fundação António Cachola. He was co-representative of Portugal at the 10th Venice Biennale of Architecture 2006 and his work was presented in different places such as Culturgest (Lisbon and Porto), Serralves Foundation, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Palais de Tokyo, Mudam, Teatro Maria Matos, Museo Vostell, Casa da Música, CCB, Manifesta 08_European Bienal of Contemporary Art, Frac Loraine_Metz or OK CENTRE_Linz, among others.