Saturday, 18 October 2008
MANTIS 08: WORLD PREMIER OF COMMISSIONED PIECE 'HYDATOS' BY J.P. OLIVEIRA, FOR FIXED MEDIA (8Chn)
Joao Pedro Oliveira working at the NOVARS Research Centre, Studio 1, equipped with 31 Genelec Surround sound. Picture by Ricardo Climent
NOVARS's Artist in Resident Joao Pedro Oliveira will premier a new commissioned work at MANTIS Festival 2008 (Fall edition). Oliveira will return to Manchester for our MANTIS festival.
(8 channel electroacoustic music). Hydatos belongs to a cycle of four pieces inspired by representations of the four elements (fire, water, earth, wind) in the Old Testament. Hydatos is a Greek word that means “water”. This piece is inspired on the first verses of the Old Testament (Genesis Chapter 1:2)
“And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.” This piece was commissioned by Gulbenkian Foundation e NOVARS, and was composed in the composer’s personal studio and at the NOVARS Research Center in Manchester, UK.
Hydatos (2008) - Portuguese
Hydatos é uma palavra grega que significa “água”. Esta obra é inspirada nos primeiros versos do Antigo Testamento (Genesis, Cap. 1: 2)
“E o Espírito de Deus pairava sobre as águas”
Esta obra foi encomendada pela Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian e NOVARS e foi composta no estúdio do compositor e no centro NOVARS em Manchester, UK.