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Pedro Lopes: Livestream from Chicago

August 6 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: online | CCRMA Live

CCRMA Live presents a livestream concert with Pedro Lopes performing turntable percussion, cymbals, and modified needles in Chicago, IL.

Pedro Lopes is a turntablist metamorphosed into a percussionist. When playing live, he deconstructs his instrument, the turntable, into a vehicle of a rapid, post-scratch, and post-jazz — a musical dialog of analog intonation and acoustic overtones. 

In Pedro’s music, the needles do not merely amplify the vibrations stored in the grooves of the vinyl records. For him, the needles are microscopes that enable us to hear otherwise unheard micro-realities, such as the sound of a fingernail scratching a membrane, a coin revolving as it falls, or a brush dragged across a plastic surface.

Pedro has been collaborating with artists such as Carlos Zíngaro, Reinhold Friedl, DJ Sniff, and Imre Thormann, amongst many others, in a life entangled deeply with his research on interfaces and performance arts. This led him to produce/play pieces for Jazz em Agosto, Transmediale, Fundação de Serralves, Fylkingen – New Music and Intermedia Art, Ausland, and Goethe-Institut. 

Photo: Nuno Martins


online | CCRMA Live
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August 6, 2021, 6:00 pm