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Talk with Rabih Beaini, Angélica Salvi and Heitor Alvelos




The commissioning of new works has been a trademark of Semibreve festival throughout its short history, which has been particularly intensified in recent years. The 2021 edition has seven new commissions, to be presented at Semibreve as world premieres. Through a series of three talks, Semibreve includes in its program a discussion about the processes underlying three of these new works. The remote collaboration between Yvette Janine Jackson and Judith Hamann, as well as the development of a durational piece by Flora Yin-Wong will be the focus of dedicated sessions moderated by Portuguese journalist Rui Miguel Abreu. Artist and researcher Heitor Alvelos will discuss the collaboration process between Rabih Beaini and harpists Angélica Salvi and Eleonor Picas.



Rabih Beaini is a Lebanese-born producer and DJ (formerly known as Morphosis) specialized in grainy, imaginative analogue techno. He’s also curator and head of the Morphine label, focused on key (often overlooked) voices in avant-garde electronic and outernational music. 

Angélica Salvi is a Spanish harpist and composer based in Porto since 2011. As a result of his training and international experience at institutions such as the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid, the Royal Conservatory of The Hague or the University of Arizona, she has been building a multifaceted and largely collaborative career.

Heitor Alvelos is an artist, researcher with a PhD from the Department of Design of the Royal College of Art and Master in Visual Communication, Heitor Alvelos was a pioneer in the implementation of Research in Design in Portugal. His work is published by Touch.

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