The Monastery of Arouca will host a diverse set of activities within the Festival Paivascapes # 1: Two concert evenings on March 6th and 7th and a retrospective exhibition of sound and video works between April 10th and May 10th, 2011. [...]
The Municipal Auditorium of Vila Nova de Paiva is where a significant part of the Paivascapes # 1 programme will take place in the first two days of the event, March 4th and 5th, 2011: an exhibition with seven multimedia art installations, which will open on 4 March at 18.00, the first of a series of lectures and film screenings to be held on March 5th from 16:30 and two concerts nights on both March 4th and 5th. [...]
On March 8th at 15.00 a sound installation by Keiko Uenishi, intitled 'Sound Dams" will be presented at the river beach of Areinho. Her project resulted from a series of recordings made in October 2010 with students from schools in the municipality of Arouca. In the same river beach, on March 8th at 16.30, the Paivascapes # 1 festival will end with a performance of the traditional group "Sons da Beira Alta".
In the river beach of Espiunca a sound installation by German composer and sound artist Marc Behrens (entitled "Recurrent") will be presented on March 7th at 14.30. Marc Behrens developed his project in interaction with communities between Nodar and Arouca, with special reference to the village of Espiunca.
On the river beach of Fráguas a concert of the "Revenant Paiva" project will take place. A group of artists led by Patrick McGinley will, on March 6th at 10:00, sonically activate the river water, the pedestrian bridge and found objects and architectural structures. [...]
At the river beach of Nodar, a village that hosts the annual program of international artist residencies on sound and media art and organized by Binaural / Nodar, will take place a sound picnic coordinated by Jez riley French. Participants are invited to bring their picnic on Saturday, March 6t from 13:00, and Jez riley French will develop several activities and exercises to stimulate the auditory perception of the acoustic world that surrounds the river Paiva. [...]
In this building two installations will be presented on March 6th at 14.30: a sound installation and an audiovisual installation, both part of Reia Zoontes, a project by Manuela Barile. This project was entirely developed in the village of Pendilhe, with the collaboration of many of its inhabitants. [...]
Inside the church of this hermitage will be presented on March 6th at 16h00 the sound installation "Riparian II" by the German sound artist Lasse-Marc Riek. This installation is based on audio recollections of "silences" made in April 2010 in 14 churches and chapels along the Paiva river, from Folgosa (Castro Daire) to Nodar (São Pedro do Sul). [...]