Born: November 29, 1967 Primary Instrument: Producer
After studies of philosophy and cinema in Lisbon, he has been working in the medium of live electronic and computer sound, performing, recording and exhibiting works in France, Germany, UK, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Baltic States and United States.
His work explores the inter-relationships and displacements between digital process and architectural spaces, using computer and custom-built software to create abstract and delicate sound works.
Since the late nineties, he started also exploring intersections between sound and image taking advantage of the digital medium real-time possibilities, both in solo performances and collaborative work.
Raposo performed and colaborated with numerous artists, including Janek Schaefer, Jason Kahn, Stephan Mathieu, Kaffe Mathews, Marc Behrens, John Grzinich, Zbigniew Karkowski, Matt Rogalski, Carlos Santos, Carlos Z�-ngaro, Christopher Murphy, Koji Asano, Sara Kolster, among others.
He founded Sirr in 2001, a label dedicated to promote challenging sound art from an array of international artists and 30 cds were released so far. And was co-founder of 2 portuguese organizations: Granular and Binaural.
Insula dulcamara is certainly one of the most musical electronica outings of recent times, and is strongly recommended. (paristransatlantic.com)
Paulo Raposo's wonderful Sirr label is one of the most consistent founts of contemporary electroacoustic minimalism. (boomkat)
The arrangements are never predictable and full of details and subtle movements, which makes the listening experience more rewarding each time I've put this disc in my player. Sounds great; let's keep our eyes and ears peeled. (Richard di Santo, Incursion Music)
Raposo and Santos are playing with our ears, creating comfort zones where there should be none and turning highly familiar places into alien landscapes. Insula Dulcamara is an album of soft sound art. It is gentle on the ear and relatively easy to get into, yet it requires the listener full attention to stay in focus. Become distracted and it fades into the background and turns into an undifferentiated soundscape. Keep your listening eye on the music, scrutinize it and it reveals innumerable hues and shades, tells opaque stories and leaves you with the impression of having lived an enriching peaceful moment. The music is never suggestive enough to be cinematic, which turns out to be the album’s biggest strength. (Francois Couture, All music guide)
Tracks: Track; Track. Stanza (for Marta) Atlantic Waves Wire Sampler, CD 2006 Handful of Dust Gary Smith, Supertexture Sijis CD 2006 mp3 Essays on Radio: Can I have 2 minutes of your time? Crónica, CD 2005 Untitled songs Sirr020 CD 2005 The one who is standing apart from me, in Noli me Legere, Sirr018 CD 2004 mit brief und uhr, On Paper, Crónica 005 CD 2003 Sulipsism: v/a sul - to chris marker w/ Carlos Santos sirr 006 2002
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