A unique interdisciplinary project melding powerful film imagery with music, inviting the audience to reflect on history in a visceral way.
My work seeks to present a form of resistance to the homogenization of European colonial narratives, particularly in a moment of rising nationalist and white supremacists movements.This piece aims to continue the debate on privilege and the (in)visibility of the colonized people. The visuals used are highly personal – through my grandfather’s lens, I deal with my own connection to this era of Portuguese history. I am applying to a New Music USA grant to be able to record Recognition in June 2019. The audio recording features my voice and compositions , Zeena Parkins on harp, Mark Turner on saxophone and David Virelles on piano. We will spend two days in the studio. This project will be a self-released album, and all the funding will be used towards studio and musician’s fees.
San Antonio Botanical Garden