D/B Festival Feature: EME Live Laptops in Porto, November 21-22, 2009

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After 8 years of EME, this year EME turned EME.LL – EME Live Laptops. This years edition is a parallel event, an off ramp, dedicated exclusively to laptops in the live performance context. With a amazing and serious Line-Up for us one of the best Festivals in Portugal. Highly Recomended!
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It is also a moment of reflection, a moment of evaluation and a small step into new possible futures. The main focus is now the creator, the laptop user, his problems, his questions and why not, his ambitious! After 10 years of use of the laptop as a performance instrument it seems to be now time to consider it’s implications with regard to the work process and production, be it an instrument or the function of a system.

With: João Ricardo, Ivan Franco, Carlos Santos, Miguel Carvalhais, Pedro Tudela, Pedro Almeida, Nuno Moita, André Gonçalves, The Beautiful Schizophonic, Rui Costa, Jerome Faria, Vitor Joaquim & SCANNER (Robin Rimbaud) |  V i s u a l s:  Hugo Olim, André Sier, Alba Corral and Laetitia Morais.vitor-joaquim_02

This edition will consist of a one day symposium with 16 laptopers, followed by a day of performances. All the 16 guests have in common their extended use of the laptop in a real time performance context. The group will make a collective performance -16 Laptops (12 laptops on sound and 4 laptops on visuals) followed by a solo laptop from one of the most recognized electronic activist: Robin Rimbaud, aka Scanner.

EME.LL edition is part of Olhares de Outono Festival and is supported by the Universidade Católica do Porto. The meeting and the performance will be held at the historical space of the Mosteiro São Bento da Vitória in Porto. EME.LL, one day of reflection, and one day of action. Directed by Vitor Joaquim.

http://www.emefestival.org

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