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Semibreve Festival Finalises Lineup For 2022 Edition
Patrick Clarke , September 23rd, 2022 11:02

The Braga festival has shared its full program for this year's edition, which features Félicia Atkinson, Alva Noto, Caterina Barbieri and more

Photos courtesy of Semibreve / Ilídio Marques

Semibreve Festival, which takes place in Braga, Portugal next month, has revealed its full lineup.

The festival's opening show will see Félicia Atkinson collaborate live with the Portuguese flautist and electronic music producer Violeta Azevedom, and will take place at the UNESCO world heritage site Bom Jesus Do Monte Basilica. Later, the two will also present 'The Ears Of The Park', a workshop at the Monastery of Tibães, which will be focused on deep listening, indeterminacy, ecology and togetherness.

Subsequent shows take place across various venues in the city over the following weekend. The 2022 concert program will include performances by Alva Noto, Caterina Barbieri, KMRU, Jan Jelinek, François J. Bonnet and Stephen O’Malley, Maxwell Sterling (with Stephen McLaughlin), Jana Rush, Lea Bertucci & Ben Vida, Gábor Lázár, Bleid, and David Maranha, among others.

There will also be a showcase to celebrate 10 years of the Portuguese label Príncipe Discos, plus premieres of new shows by Drumming GP & Burnt Friedman, and Malcolm Pardon.

A work by Animaspace (AKA Angelina Kozhevnikova) and Arina Kapitanova, titled Coordinatedº, will be presented at the festival as the winner of the Edigma Semibreve Award 2022. According to a statement, "the piece proposes a framework of a moving decentralised protest, communicating the locations with autonomous flying agents – drones – in an encoded way, avoiding the repression of the Russian authorities." Read the artists' statement, and watch a sample of the work, here.

Animaspace and Arina Kapitanova

Finally, the festival will offer a series of talks across the weekend. Among these are a conversation between the Portuguese journalist Rui Miguel Abreu and Príncipe Discos collective, and a discussion chaired by Bartolomé Sanson of the label Shelter Press, who will talk to Stephen O'Malley and François J. Bonnet about their artistic and editorial activity.

Semibreve Festival will take place from October 27 to 30, 2022. 27-30 October in Braga, Portugal. Find more information here.