Semibreve Festival Reveals First Names for 2019 Edition

Alessandro Cortini, Avalon Emerson, Deaf Center, and more all set to play.
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Semibreve Festival has announced its plans for the upcoming ninth edition, taking place in Braga, Portugal between October 25 and 27. 

The internationally renowned Portuguese festival has consistently presented a forward-thinking programme featuring some of the most revered electronic music and cross-disciplinary work by artists from around the world, as well as presenting an informed programme of new work produced by students from Portuguese universities in the digital arts field.

Performing this year are Alessandro Cortini, who will make his Semibreve debut with an audiovisual show; Avalon Emerson, the Berlin-based American; Deaf Center, who will present the Portuguese debut of their beautiful new record, Low Distance; Turkish electroacoustic composer Ipek Gorgun, also making her debut; and Nik Void, one half of the influential DFA duo Factory Floor. Also joining will be Rian Treanor, who will present a live set based on his new record, ATAXIA, and Scanner, who will present a world premiere show commissioned by Semibreve, developed during an artistic residency with a modular system by Portuguese synth manufacturer ADDAC System with visuals from Portuguese filmmaker Miguel C. Tavares.

Returning also this year will be the Edigma Semibreve award, which seeks to celebrate and promote the creation of works that explore the interactivity, sound, and image supported through the use of digital technologies. The award is directed to individual artists or collectives and holds a €2,500 prize. More information can be located here

Semibreve Festival 2019 takes place in Braga, Portugal between October 25 and 27, with more information and tickets available here