We started straight in the earliest we could, with Miguel Rosado, who kicked off the game with a neat presentation about the interest we all should have in exploring common everyday objects as if there were noble percussion instruments. Then, he sniffed around, just to find a large bowl at PIPINOIR, which he lively improvised with.
Then, we received Fernanda Martins once more, who had already been to the improvisation workshop. She was the first one using voice in a musical way, having chosen a draft drawing, which led her to explore extreme registers, wrapping up with some repetitive minimalism along a thread of high and low notes.
In the afternoon, Nuno Filipe and Cristina Vieira popped up. Cristina offered us a performance, which, although built on the spot, became something rather complete, with choreography and everything. Nuno, who avoided watching the first performance, so not to become influenced by it, clung to this syntactical matrix and discoursed about the state of things in the Funchal's music sphere. Before leaving us, we still managed to speak about how advanced was the work for the premiere of 'Fáça-se Luz!' [Lights up!] on Saturday the 26th of August. (Everyone is invited)
We were surprised with these four accountants who prompted us with an unexpected visit. Attracted by the term 'taxonomy' on our facade's A0 poster, they decided to penetrate the space, with much interest. After a conversation about the project, they affirmed that more provocative culture is in lack in Funchal. According to them, a more consistent cultural offer should be supported as an exemplary counterpart to other Portuguese cities.
In the evening, Mr Miranda filled the space with his emotionally loaded voice, singing songs spanning from Fado to the Madeiran traditional genres of Charamba and Bailinho and even through to those of political intervention.
Along the day, we received unexpected visits from some strangers, a German woman connected to music somehow and two ladies from Serbia, who praised our persistency at work, for they have seen us working early on that day as they were heading towards the downtown in Funchal and, again, had seen us on way back to the hotel, during night's last hours.
Photographs by Sara Rodrigues
Photographs by Rui A. Camacho