Miguel Carvalhais and Pedro Tudela work together as @c since 2000, developing a regular musical collaboration and joining forces with the Austrian artist Lia in audiovisual work.
Their work is developed from three complimentary approaches to sound art and digital music: procedural composition, concrète sound and improvisation. Over the years they have been developing complex and structured compositions, with one foot in the fields of experimental, contemporary sound art and the other in live performance. If on one hand their compositions are usually built around strong structural foundations, it’s also common that multiple cells of sound are freed from these structures when integrated into the work, developing elaborate strategies of deconstruction.
Improvisation, either in dialogue or discussion, is central to @c’s performances, as is the will to create open compositions and to nurture ongoing processes that digitally amplify sound realities.
Pedro Tudela is an artist and a musician. He teaches at the Painting Department of the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto (FBAUP).
Miguel Carvalhais is a designer and musician. He teaches at the Design Department of FBAUP.
Lia is a digital artist and graphic programmer based in Vienna, Austria.