Performer

Luís Bittencourt is multi-instrumentalist and an active performer in a range of various styles — from classical, folk south american music, free improvisation to contemporary experimental music, being considered “a master of sound experimentation” (Vision Magazine, Portugal) and his performances “a torrent of originality” (Casa da Música, Portugal). He has performed solo in Europe, Oceania, north and south America presenting first auditions of his own compositions, and by composers Tan Dun, Gabriel Prokofiev, Vinko Globokar and some contemporary Portuguese composers. Bittencourt has also been featured in many art and contemporary music festivals, and performed and collaborated with Lee Ranaldo and Leah Singer (Sonic Youth), Jeffrey Ziegler (Kronos Quartet), Phill Niblock, Kuniko Kato, Ney Rosauro, Helga Davis, Katherine Liberovskaya, David Sheppard, Paola Prestini, Found Sound Nation, Ali Hossaini, Gabriel Prokofiev (Non Classical), David Cossin (Bang on a Can), Jon Rose, Miquel Bernat & Drumming GP, Mina Tindle, Emily Hall, among others. Some of his solo projects are “Liquid Memories”, a concert that brings mesmerising sound combinations by presenting water as a musical instrument; Sounds of Resistance”, a multimedia concert that addresses political and environmental issues thoughout music performed with global objects, such as a wooden pallet, an oil drum, plastic bags and soda bottles, placing musical art as a practice of resistance.


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