Syncretic Musical Experiments #19: developing a live performance during a pandemic

Jorge Graça, Helena Rodrigues, Paulo Maria Rodrigues, Mariana Miguel, Mariana Vences, Luís Gustavo Paixão, Maria Inês Silva, Miguel Ferraz, Élio Moreira

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Companhia de Música Teatral’s (CMT) work is based in collaborative creative processes and often involves close interaction between performers and audiences. Due to the pandemic, several of CMT ́s planned activities were cancelled. New paths had to be discovered and the ZoomTM platform became an important tool to carry on working on CMT's projects. It supported the creation of the music-Theatre piece O Céu Por Cima de Cá (trans. Heavens Above Here), a live performance offering two different points of view (at the Theatre and via Zoom). This paper is proposed by the artistic team that created the performance, who aim to unveil the concepts underlying the piece, the sources of inspiration and the collaborative methodology of working. It is a collective auto-ethnographic artistic research reflection exploring how the piece came to be and how the final performance impacted not only the performers but also the audiences.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-49
Number of pages13
JournalNOVA Contemporary Music Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 23 Oct 2023
EventNOVA Contemporary Music Meeting (NCMM21)
: Musical performance as creation
- Colégio Almada Negreiros, Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 5 May 20217 May 2021


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