f we think of a system as a group of cohesively interrelated elements, then, depending on the temporal and spatial framing, anything can be a system. These types of considerations have been a focal point in the culture of production, conception and critique of the New Maker Ensemble.
This time, SISTEMA (system) has served as a starting point for all the work developed in this new music programme. The way we challenged the various creators, we also challenge you to think of systems: Where are they? How are they created? What are they made of? What do they produce? How do they evolve? How are they part of us or us part of them?
“Examination of a free person” by Barnaby Goodman
“Self-Explanatory Music” by Alex Nikiporenko
“Scaled definitions of unsustainable subjects” by Sara Rodrigues
“The passion for destruction is a creative passion too” by Rodrigo B. Camacho
“BLANK SLATE” by Greta Eacott
Rodrigo B. Camacho
Ragnar Árni Oláfsson
“Sistema” was created with the support of Funchal City Council and The Portuguese Regional Cultural Bureau (DRC) in 2018.