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Miguel Prado & Mattin thinking aloud with invited guests about the current events regarding CODIV-19.
They let the unconscious improvise in this absolutely unexpected present, trying to render actual a no longer distant future
Expanding Concert (Lisbon 2019-2023)
Call) Mattin and Margarida Garcia
Response) Ana Teixeira Pinto
Expanding Concert (2019-2023) is a four year long concert distributed in time and space
through different media: 5 public interventions in 5 different galleries in Lisbon and 5 texts
published in the city.
The concert was initiated by the invitation of a single artist but it will gradually continue
to expand; first by interacting with the audience, then by asking writers to respond to each
intervention and finally by inviting other musicians to collaborate on the next interventions.
The first concert took pace in December 2019 at Galeria Boavista with a response by Bárbara
The second concert will continue to explore the notion of call and response in improvisation
in an expanded form: each public intervention is a form of call. For the upcoming intervention
Lisbon musician based Margarida Garcia has been invited to join and respond to the text as a
way to open up the process. The critic Ana Teixeira Pinto also has been invited to attend the
intervention and to write a text afterwards. These responses will attempt to contextualize the
intervention in relation to the artistic, political and economic situation of Lisbon at the
time. Each public intervention works as a proposition exploring our self-perception at a
specific given time and place. By contrast the responses will be written outside of these
public moments, taking its own time and allowing for reflection on broader issues such as
different urban changes taking place in the city. One can think here of structural silences
that in this particular case will take months.
The interventions will be documented and at the end a publication will be made, formed of
documentation of the concerts and the texts. Expanding Concert (2019-2023) is a
durational concert attempting to think itself historically while it is happening.