Longa é a viagem pela noite
English Title: Wide is the journey through the night
Duration: 11 minutes
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There is no place more populated than the human consciousness at bedtime. Our mind can go from music to politics, money, people and everyday problems in a blink of an eye. In the attempting to sleep, everyone faces this journey where reality is confused with dreams and minutes feels like hours. The Brazilian poet Augusto dos Anjos uses a bat that gets into a bedroom and bothers one to sleep to represent this experience. Accordingly to him, the human consciousness is this bat and “as much as we do, at night, (the bat) goes imperceptibly in our room”. “…Wide is the journey through the night…” is inspired in this poem. Recorded and electronic sounds interact in the music and are manipulated in order to create a distorted sense of reality, blurring recognizable signs/objects (voices, national anthem, piano, city sounds and others), evoking this dreamlike insomnia experience.
12/02/2015: International Days of Electronic Music (JIMEC) 2015. Diffusion: Levy Oliveira – Auditorium Henri Dutilleux, Amiens, France.
04/20/2016: International Student Electronic Music Concert – Ball State University, Indiana, United States.
04/20/2016: Viva Música – Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
08/24/2016: ANPPOM 2016 – ANPPOM Congress, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
04/29/2017: Sonoridades Concert – O casarão, Porto, Portugal.
08/29/2017: Ateliê Sonoro: O ovo. Sound Diffusion: Levy Oliveira - UFMG Conservatory, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.