Guest Artist: SIMÃO COSTA Workshop #1 - 23 > 27 JAN 2023 Workshop #2 - 28 > 31 MAR 2023 Workshop #3 - 22 > 26 MAY 2023 E.B. 2.3 Tecnopólis, Lagos
ISAsoundbox is a project of artistic creation and mediation, co-directed by set designer and artist João Calixto and pianist and composer Simão Costa.
It is structured as a collection of sculptures / sound boxes in which children are invited to experience SOUND in a tactile and interactive way.
In dialogue are sound creation, new technologies and group cooperation. It has been presented all over the country with all kinds of audiences, independently of their motor, cognitive or operative condition.
The experimentation games are adapted case by case according to the specificities of each group and each participant.
This project signals the return of artist Simão Costa to the Gymnasium in a work carried out throughout the 2022-23 school year with a 5th grade class from Tecnopólis school, which is structured into 3 sound experimentation and composition workshops, culminating in a final presentation open to the educational community.
Pianist and composer graduated from Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa, Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa and Codarts Rotterdam – University of the Arts.
Curious by nature and self-taught by conviction, this multifaceted artist embraces musical composition, digital and interactive arts, visual arts, instrument and software construction, in the search for the necessary tools for his multidisciplinary path, fostered by relationships with other disciplinary areas of artistic nature or in dialogue with science and new technologies. Disciplines such as neurosciences, perception and psycho-perception, musical acoustics or studies on synesthesia are recurrent in his work and artistic investigation.
He develops creative projects, signing solo or in co-creation with other artists, namely Dança de Materiais Inertes (in collaboration with Marta Cerqueira), YPSC.Tranduction, (in collaboration with Yola Pinto), SAS Orkestra de Rádios (in collaboration with Ana Trincão and Sónia Moreira) and ISAsoundbox (in collaboration with João Calixto).
Also creating in the fields of visual arts, he has participated in individual and collective exhibitions since 2007. His work has been presented in Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, Poland, Holland, United Kingdom, Italy, Sweden, Austria, Estonia, Romania, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay.