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Listening Sessions

(Português) Som
Listening Sessions

(Português) Claustro da Sé de Viseu
(Português) 13 de JUL às 19H00

Informal conversation and hearing of the result of the residencies that were developed in Jardins Efémeros in 2018 and 2021 with André Gonçalvez, Suso Saiz and Casper Clausen.


Suso Saiz & André Gonçalves, Residence at JE2021

Presentation of the result of the 2021 Jardins Efémeros residency: «Music for paths that begin». The two artists responded to the invitation to come together for a week in order to create a set of themes for the JE2021 concert. Two musicians from different generations, with shared musical predilections and aesthetics, were able to mix during this period and find a common path. The multiple recordings made during the residency period served as a working basis for an editing and mixing process that continued over the last year. Always keeping in regular and distant contact (Madrid – Lisbon) they now arrive at a sound object that will be edited soon and that will be presented here in anticipation.


André Gonçalves & Casper Clausen, Residence at JE2018

In 2018, André Gonçalves and Casper Clausen proposed to Jardins Efémeros a residency where they recorded new songs in the city center in an old abandoned cafe with the doors always open, where people could watch them work for the final performance at the festival.
The starting point in 2018: In this year’s edition of Jardins Efémeros, André and Casper propose to develop and present a new collaboration during the artistic residency. André and Casper’s idea of ​​composing together may not be obvious, given their paths as musicians, but the collaborations they’ve made previously were so surprising that they aroused curiosity as to what could happen if they both took the time to create a joint working body. The residency at Jardins Efémeros is an opportunity for them to work in a multispeaker environment, creating a sound installation during the festival days. Where visitors are invited to experience the creative process as it happens.



André Gonçalves operates in several artistic areas, namely in the visual arts, music, installation and performance, being recognized for his work as the creator of the modular synthesizer brand ADDAC System. André Gonçalves has numerous exhibitions and festivals in more than 20 countries, all over the world. Scholarship from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in 2005 and 2009, distinguished with an Honorable Mention at the FILE Prix Lux 2010, São Paulo, and finalist for the Celeste Prize 2010, New York, his musical work, solo or in groups, is documented in more than 15 editions in several national and international publishers.

Suso Saiz is an imaginative and subtle guitarist, a creator of unmistakable “hypnotics”. The artist goes far beyond music and sound, expanding to theater, visual arts, poetry, installations in collaborations with museums, chefs, museum chefs, architecture studios, among others. Suso ranges from music, television, to movies, which allows him to have a wide spectrum of valences. He has published more than 20 albums: the most recent are Odisea (2016), Rainworks (2017), Nothing Is Objective (2019), Between No Things (2020) with Suzanne Kraf, and Resonant Bodies (2022), all of which have a Dutch label. Music From Memory. Suso Saiz was also a founding member of Orquestra de las Nubes, Suspended Memories and Trash of Dreams. The musician produced more than 100 records and received both national and international awards. He has collaborations with artists such as Jorge Reyes, Carles Santos, Steve Roach, Michael Brook, Diego Vasallo, Glen Velez, Stephan Micus, Jan Bang, Arve Henriksen, Guo Yue, Robert Rich, Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Wagner Tiso, Salif Keita, Roger Wolfe, Gigi Masin, Suzanne Kraft, Christian Fennesz, Francisco López, among others.

Casper Clausen, aka Captain Casablanca, is the lead singer and founder of Efterklang and Liima. He is also a founding member of the radio art collective The Lake Radio. Liima had an artistic residency in Viseu, in Jardins Efémeros, in 2016. Part of the material they wrote during their stay was recently released with their second album, 1982. Recently, they released their first solo album “Better Way” with production by Peter Kember aka Sonic Boom.