2022 Programme - Festival Giacometti 2022 Festival Giacometti, Ferreira do Alentejo
THU. JUN 2 FRI. JUN 3 SAT. JUN 4

2022 PROGRAMME
Festival Giacometti
2, 3, 4 of JUNE

This annual event embraces cultural challenges through the presentation of national and international events of various contemporary expressions, marrying together tradition and innovation.

MUSIC, ART & crafts, ANTHROPOLOGY,
CINEMA, DANCE AND GASTRONOMY.

THURSDAY, JUNE 2th

Exhibition - Edible plants that heal us

illustration, special edition by Rita Cotez

Edible plants that heal us

Exhibition

Discover the medicinal and gastronomic properties of the wild field plants that grow in the municipality of Ferreira do Alentejo!

18:00
opening
MUNICIPAL MUSEUM
Ferreira do Alentejo
Pimpinella by Eva Ribeira Clown

Pimpinella

Performance by Clowntinas with Eva Ribeiro Clown and Music by Cláudia Alves

Pimpinella is a traveling florist. Passionate about songs and flowers, she meets the public on the street, aboard her cart: a musical garden!

Appealing to the sensorial world, Pimpinella uses different objects that sometimes perfume the air, sometimes bring sweetness to those who pass by her.
Composing verses from texts collected in Jorge Sousa Braga's "Herbário", Pimpinella makes us dive with humour into the world of plants, evoking popular songs that refer to the universe of medicinal plants and flowers accompanied by her accordion or her musical bells.

Specialist in the art of improvisation, Eva Ribeiro, plays throughout the show with the elements she finds along her way, conquering her audience wherever she goes.

18:30
MUNICIPAL MUSEUM
Ferreira do Alentejo
Maria do Mar - Performance

photo Vitorino Coragem

GrÃo : cOnTrA_TemPO

Concert / Performance / Installation
by Maria do Mar

Chants, water, flowers, leaves, earth, seeds, animals, utensils, fabrics... From the living memory, recorded and offered by nature, this transdisciplinary work is made in homage to Michel Giacometti and the people of Alentejo.

In the hinge of artistic experimentation and popular tradition, opening an involvement with the local population, the instrumental performance (violin and violet solo) uses new technologies (computer, field recordings, video), drawing the tracks of something that, like time, is ephemeral.

21:30
SQUARE in PEROGUARDA
PRAÇA PROF. JOAQUIM ROQUE

FRIDAY, JUNE 3rd

Masterclass with Süse Ribeiro

Composition and Music Technologies

Masterclass with Süse Ribeiro

The composer, sound artist, music producer and higher education teacher, Süse Ribeiro, comes to share the latest sound technologies, her professional methodologies and various electronic equipment with the audience that lives and breathes in the world of music and technology.

Open for 15 participants:
inscrever@festivalgiacometti.pt

11:00
CENTRE OF SACRED ART
Núcleo de Arte Sacra
EME - ELECTROACOUSTIC MUSIC ENSEMBLE
 EME - Süse Ribeiro and Rui Rodrigues
EME - Ensemble de Música Electroacústica

EME - ELECTROACOUSTIC MUSIC ENSEMBLE

Concert with Süse Ribeiro, Rui Rodrigues and Vítor Rua, video by Helena Inverno

Including acoustic and electronic instruments, sound diffusion systems, digital editing, recording, sampling and video projection systems, this work covers several regions of the country with representative and idiomatic audio collections of intangible heritage.

The performativity of real-time improvisation by Süse Ribeiro, Rui Rodrigues and Vítor Rua together with the specific sound spatialisation defines this ensemble of composers and musicians coming to the Núcleo de Arte Sacra de Ferreira do Alentejo.

EME - Collective Composition:
Süse Ribeiro - percussion;
Rui Rodrigues - percussion;
Vítor Rua - electric guitar;
Helena Inverno - video;

18:00
CENTRE OF SACRED ART
Núcleo de Arte Sacra
O Baile - Contemporary dance by Aldara Bizarro

O Baile

Contemporary dance by Aldara Bizarro

O Baile is a dance project based on the film The Ball (1983), directed by Ettore Scola, which includes participants from the community who, together with a team of professional dancers and musicians, are in charge of the show's interpretation in the fields of music and dance.

As in the original play, the project participants recreate a ball, dancing, playing music, and talking about their lives, often describing them with a lot of humour, in this case, the focus is on Ferreira do Alentejo.

Open for 20 participants:
inscrever@festivalgiacometti.pt

19:30
MUNICIPAL GARDEN
Happy Birthday with singer João Lota and guests

Happy Birthday

with singer João Lota and guests

João Lota is a singer from the Choral and Ethnographic Group "Os Trabalhadores" from Ferreira do Alentejo, founded in 1947, which has an impressive history. June 3, 2022 is his 85th birthday and we will celebrate with him and listen to his Cante of ancient timbre and modulation.

21:00
Café João Lota
Concerto com Vozes d'Encante

Vozes d'Encante

Concert by João Caldas, André Silva, Artur Silva

This trio of the new Cante alentejano of Ferreirense origin, performs for the first time in the Casa do Vinho e do Cante, once the Adega do Zé Lelito where many singers passed at a time when agricultural machinery was not seen in the fields and musician-ethnologists were unknown.

João Caldas - voice;
André Silva - voice;
Artur Silva - guitar and voice;

23:30
CASA DO VINHO E DO CANTE
(Entrance through Rua João de Deus, 20)
Audiovisual Performance: João Maia Henriques and Eva Barrocas

photo Eva Barrocas

Diástase

Audiovisual Performance by João Maia Henriques and Eva Barrocas

A work in direct reference to the music-ethnology work of Michel Giacometti, with footage shot in the municipality of Ferreira do Alentejo. Smoke. Earth. Flesh. An ancient Cante, machines and landscapes of the present. We hover between archetypes that inhabit the unconscious of the territory in diastasis.

00:30
CASA DO VINHO E DO CANTE
(Entrance through Rua João de Deus, 20)

SATURDAY, JUNE 4th

Installation with Süse Ribeiro, Rui Rodrigues, Vítor Rua, Helena Inverno

Timelessness

Installation by EME - Electroacoustic Music Ensemble, with Süse Ribeiro, Rui Rodrigues and Vítor Rua, video by Helena Inverno

Including acoustic and electronic instruments, sound diffusion systems, digital editing, recording, sampling and video projection systems, this work covers several regions of the country with representative and idiomatic audio collections of intangible heritage.

10:00 - 18:00
CENTRE OF SACRED ART
Núcleo de Arte Sacra
Seminar with Dine Doneff

photo Fotini Potamia

Contemporizing the Tradition

Seminar by Dine Doneff

In the context of questions related to the origins of human culture, this seminar addresses musical linguistics, the dramaturgy of music, the building blocks of sonic narratives, the design of a composition as a way of telling a story, improvisation and artistic creation as a means of participation-intervention in public affairs.

11:00
MANUEL DA FONSECA CULTURAL CENTER
Omelia Contadina - by Alice Rohrwacher

cinematic action, 10 min.

Omelia Contadina

Film by JR and Alice Rohrwacher
Cinema with the presence of the director

A cinematic action by JR and Alice Rohrwacher together with the inhabitants of the Alfina plateau, in october 2019.

Who looks at the peasants? Who sees them? Small as seeds, giant as seeds, so this cinematic action throws them to the earth.

Text and mediation Ana Eliseu

14:30
MANUEL DA FONSECA CULTURAL CENTER
Happy as Lazzaro - Cinema by Alice Rohrwache
Happy as Lazzaro - Cinema by Alice Rohrwache
Happy as Lazzaro - Cinema by Alice Rohrwache

feature film, 120 min.

Happy as Lazzaro

Film by Alice Rohrwacher
Cinema with the presence of the director

In a place lost among the arid mountains, beyond a river crossed by a ruined bridge, a group of peasants - women, men, old, young, children - share, for want of more, the few beds, the little wine and the little food they have. The land belongs to the Marquise and they work for her in the tobacco plantation. Until, from afar, unseen, the end of these times arrives.

Text and mediation Ana Eliseu

Best screenplay - Cannes Film Festival 2018

15:00
MANUEL DA FONSECA CULTURAL CENTER
Concert with Maria Dafka and Dine Doneff
Concert with Maria Dafka and Dine Doneff

photo Fotini Potamia

Duo Dafka and Doneff

Concert with Maria Dafka and Dine Doneff

The duo was formed back in 2011 when Maria Dafka was 13 years old. From the beginning, their sound was deeply influenced by the Macedonian tradition. Over the years, their repertoire has expanded to include Doneff's own compositions, into which he selectively stirs his favorite Balkan rooted spices.

Festive rhythms and melodies blend with lyrical ballads on new arrangements, including open improvisation with a modern approach, whereby virtuosity emerges as a natural element.

In 2018 the duo was awarded the World Music Prize RUTH (for their) “innovative compositions and improvisations”.

Maria Dafka – bayan (accordion), voice;
Dine Doneff – percussion, macedonian tambura, voice;

18:30
MUNICIPAL GARDEN
Marta Pereira da Costa

Marta Pereira da Costa

Concert with Cante Alentejano

Distinguished guitarist and authentic ambassador instrumentalist, Marta Pereira da Costa, brings her strength and sensibility to her encounter with the Cante do Imaterial. With her guitar she makes a journey through the traditional sounds of fado and Portuguese music, and in her wide versatility, she makes delicate and dynamic incursions into the Brazilian chorinho, the Cape Verdean morna and world music. The Cante de Ferreira or Figueira together with this great Portuguese guitar only conjures up a great evening of exciting and unique beauty.

21:30
MUNICIPAL GARDEN
Banda del Comitato - Ironia e poesia italiana

La Banda del Comitato

Italian music concert

From the folk and gypsy sounds of the accordion, to the slides of the guitar and trombone, this band proposes an ironic and poetic atmosphere from their authorial suaveness to their Italian light music.

Alice Rohrwacher - accordion and voice;
Martina Sciucchino - voice, ukulele and percussion;
Francesco Ceccio Rosati - guitar and voice;
Leonardo Gazzurra - trombone and poetry;
Filippo Bianchini - saxophone;
Pierluigi Gigi Barba Cinnirella - drums and percussion;

23:00
MUNICIPAL GARDEN
Dj Ritmos Cholulteka
Dj Ritmos Cholulteka
Dj Ritmos Cholulteka

Ritmos Cholulteka

DJ Set by Bruno Salgado Zayas

The mixture of autochthonous Mexican roots with popular Latin American feelings mark the musical and "bailanguera" proposal of Ritmos Cholulteka. With cumbia in the heart and soul, plus the motto of deep and energetic sound sharing, a sound interaction with the audience is celebrated, in a festive space of intercultural rhythms, electronic beats and Balkan and African sounds.

00:00
MUNICIPAL GARDEN