Nothingness

by Vitor Joaquim

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about

This album comes in the wake of a search started on my previous album, Impermanence, as well as my HAN project (with Emídio Buchinho) in which I dive into the issues of interiority and the transformation and renewal of the world around us. Since nothing seems to resist the passage of time and yet everything seems to last as if time has not passed, this album is like a boat stranded in time, docked at a quay of forgotten places, where from time to time music is heard from past but soon fade like a mist carried by the sea breeze.
Everything is impermanent and can only be so. As if it were away, not here or there, lost everywhere, not expecting to know where it might be but be elsewhere and nowhere at the same time.
Always knowing that here and now is the only moment in which we can truly live happiness.

credits

released December 27, 2019

All tracks written, played, produced and mastered by Vitor Joaquim at Xara, during 2017/19.
VJ: piano, voice, keyboards, electronics, singer table, guitar, hiss, humming, crackling.
Samples from: short wave radio, Stylophone (1970) courtesy of Dubreq Ltd (dubreq.com).
Spectral allusions and inspirational notes from Menino do Rio by Caetano Veloso, Teus Lindos Olhos by Voz de Cabo Verde, Je Crois Entendre Encore/Romance de Nadir by Bizet.

Cover photo by VJ
Cover design by Raul Reis (www.benext.net)

(C) (P) Vitor Joaquim / SPA, 2019
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Vitor Joaquim Setubal, Portugal

Electronic experimentalist, sound and visual artist. He started performing improvised music and get involved in experimental art by the mid 80's.
Since then, he has created extensively for dance, theater, video, installations and cross media platforms. He is graduated in sound and film directing and has a phd in computer music.
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