24—25 Oct.

Mosteiro de Tibães, Braga



Electronic music

and digital art festival


In the year Semibreve reaches 10 editions, we were forced to think of an alternative edition, which takes on the idea of seclusion to present a program to be enjoyed at distance, without neglecting the participation of the community in which we operate.


The 2020 edition of the Semibreve will take place on the weekend of 24 and 25 October at the Monastery of São Martinho de Tibães, a monastery built in the 17th century, with a program based on sound works specially commissioned for the occasion, roundtables aimed at discussing music and sound art nowadays, audiovisual installations, artistic residencies and workshops for families.




Sound Pieces

Jim O’Rourke

Beatriz Ferreyra

Keith Fullerton Whitman

Jessica Ekomane

Ana da Silva

Kara-Lis Coverdale

Tyondai Braxton



The physical and the virtual

David Toop

Jessica Ekomane

Moderator: Nuno Crespo


Sound and ecology *

Chris Watson

Margarida Mendes

Moderator: Raquel Castro

Post-pandemic editorial logic

José Moura (Príncipe/Holuzam)

Mike Harding (Touch)

Nkisi (Axis Arkestra/ex-NON worldwide)

Moderator: Rui Miguel Abreu


Post-pandemic performative logic

Pedro Santos (Culturgest)

Alain Mongeau (MUTEK)

Nik Void

Moderator: Gonçalo Frota



Edigma Semibreve Award

Edigma Semibreve Scholar



TBA workshop for families



Filmed Performances **

Laurel Halo *

Oliver Coates

Klara Lewis

Gustavo Costa


Artistic Residencies

Laurel Halo *

Klara Lewis

Nik Void

Oliver Coates

Pedro Maia



In partnership with Goethe-Institut

In partnership with Canal 180


The 10th edition, will feature once again the Semibreve Award sponsored by Edigma a Portuguese company leader in the development of interactive experiences, multi-touch technology and digital signage projects.


This award is established to celebrate and promote the creation of works that explore the interactivity, sound and image supported through the use of digital technologies. The winner will have the work exhibited during the 2020 edition of the festival and at Edigma’s showroom in Lisbon.

Edigma Semibreve Award winners

Andreas Lutz — 2019

Elias Merino e Tadej Droljc — 2018

Adam Basanta & Gil Delindro  — 2017

Junya Oikawa — 2016



Access to the 2020

alternative edition

The alternative edition of Semibreve 2020 will take place simultaneously online and at the Monastery of Tibães, in Braga, free of charge. Access to the Monastery will incur a ticket with a cost of 4 euros, that will revert entirely to support the renewal and maintenance of this historical building. The entry will be limited to the capacity defined by the health authorities at the time of the festival.

Semibreve 2020

Festival Pass

Festival pass holders are able to transfer their Semibreve 2020 tickets to the 2021 edition or request a reimbursement.

If interested in using your current festival pass for the 2021 edition you just need to keep it. We will consider it valid.

If you prefer to be reimbursed please head to and login with the info you used to purchase your pass. After clicking on your Semibreve 2020 Festival Pass you’ll see a refund option, which will activate the refund.*


* super early bird pass owners interested in the refund please contact us via


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