SKUPINA_Sublumia: Liquid Aesthesia

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Skupina
Fri, Aug 7, 2020 9:38 AM

Dear friends,

really happy to share with you the new album *Sublumia: Liquid Aesthesia by
João Ricardo, Henrique Fernandes and Jorge Quintela (Sonoscopia
http://www.sonoscopia.pt) *realeased by Skupina.

*"Music with a meticulous impact and a heavenly touch that should be
listened to attentively. The listening experience brings us some dark,
bassey, underground energy, to emerge again into a transcendent and
luminous atmosphere. It is in this contrast of intensities and textures
that we immerse ourselves while our ears are drawn further and absorb this
beautiful record. *
*Electromechanical devices punctuate the black and reverberating background
and the quasi-scientific universe is complemented by a sense of
subjectivity, as if it had been recorded on an impulse to explore obscure
aquatic worlds. Sublumia Liquid Aesthesia is full of tactile sounds,
oscillating and resonating within us; water is, after all, a fundamental
component of the body. At Lisboa Soa, in 2018, we had the privilege of
watching the first performance of this piece by Henrique Fernandes and
Jorge Quintela in the beautiful Reservoir of Patriarcal, a dark and humid
space that, for a full 4 days, was inhabited by their prepared aquariums,
shadows and lights that brought life and sonic plasticity, far beyond the
merely audible or readily visible." *
Raquel Castro
(click to play)
[image: SUBLUMIA_TRAILER] https://vimeo.com/444028399
[image: SUBLUMIA_MUSIC] https://skupina.bandcamp.com

*ALBUM---> skupina.bandcamp.com http://skupina.bandcamp.com *&
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VIDEO TEASER by Jorge Quintela---> https://vimeo.com/444028399
https://vimeo.com/444028399

Sublumia: Liquid Aesthesia is a performance/sound installation created by
Henrique Fernandes and Jorge Quintela. It was premiered in September 2018,
at the Patriarchal Reservoir, in the context of the Lisboa Soa festival.
The present phonographic record is an independent sound piece which
reinterprets and invokes the original work, departing from its memory and
aural dimension.
Sublumia is composed of a set of sound objects/visual devices, distributed
throughout the performance space. These objects/devices might be
characterized as inducers and facilitators of a symbiotic relationship
between the emitter/object and the receiver/ space.
Idealized as a vehicle for manipulation and enhancement of plastic and
sound imagery, it is associated with the characteristics of an underground
space, be it natural or of human construction.
The objects that integrate it use the sound capture and projection of light
from and on water and several electromechanical elements, such as air
pumps, dc motors and sound induction devices, without resorting to
manipulation or any type of artificialization of the sound sources or
lighting.
It should be noted that, in addition to the sound and resonant qualities of
the materials used, such as water – a central element of the work and of
the intervention space - glass and acrylic, these aesthetic and plastic
elements act as vehicles of transformation and enhancement of images and of
luminous and auditory narratives.

Best,
Skupina
skupinaaaaa.com
skupina.bandcamp.com

Dear friends, really happy to share with you the new album *Sublumia: Liquid Aesthesia by João Ricardo, Henrique Fernandes and Jorge Quintela (Sonoscopia <http://www.sonoscopia.pt>) *realeased by Skupina. *"Music with a meticulous impact and a heavenly touch that should be listened to attentively. The listening experience brings us some dark, bassey, underground energy, to emerge again into a transcendent and luminous atmosphere. It is in this contrast of intensities and textures that we immerse ourselves while our ears are drawn further and absorb this beautiful record. * *Electromechanical devices punctuate the black and reverberating background and the quasi-scientific universe is complemented by a sense of subjectivity, as if it had been recorded on an impulse to explore obscure aquatic worlds. Sublumia Liquid Aesthesia is full of tactile sounds, oscillating and resonating within us; water is, after all, a fundamental component of the body. At Lisboa Soa, in 2018, we had the privilege of watching the first performance of this piece by Henrique Fernandes and Jorge Quintela in the beautiful Reservoir of Patriarcal, a dark and humid space that, for a full 4 days, was inhabited by their prepared aquariums, shadows and lights that brought life and sonic plasticity, far beyond the merely audible or readily visible." * Raquel Castro *(click to play)* [image: SUBLUMIA_TRAILER] <https://vimeo.com/444028399> [image: SUBLUMIA_MUSIC] <https://skupina.bandcamp.com> *ALBUM---> skupina.bandcamp.com <http://skupina.bandcamp.com> *& *skupinaaaaa.com <http://skupinaaaaa.com>* *VIDEO TEASER by Jorge Quintela---> https://vimeo.com/444028399 <https://vimeo.com/444028399>* *Sublumia: Liquid Aesthesia* is a performance/sound installation created by Henrique Fernandes and Jorge Quintela. It was premiered in September 2018, at the Patriarchal Reservoir, in the context of the Lisboa Soa festival. The present phonographic record is an independent sound piece which reinterprets and invokes the original work, departing from its memory and aural dimension. Sublumia is composed of a set of sound objects/visual devices, distributed throughout the performance space. These objects/devices might be characterized as inducers and facilitators of a symbiotic relationship between the emitter/object and the receiver/ space. Idealized as a vehicle for manipulation and enhancement of plastic and sound imagery, it is associated with the characteristics of an underground space, be it natural or of human construction. The objects that integrate it use the sound capture and projection of light from and on water and several electromechanical elements, such as air pumps, dc motors and sound induction devices, without resorting to manipulation or any type of artificialization of the sound sources or lighting. It should be noted that, in addition to the sound and resonant qualities of the materials used, such as water – a central element of the work and of the intervention space - glass and acrylic, these aesthetic and plastic elements act as vehicles of transformation and enhancement of images and of luminous and auditory narratives. Best, *Skupina* skupinaaaaa.com skupina.bandcamp.com