JONATHAN ULIEL SALDANHA

Sonic and scenic constructor, working within the interception of sound, gesture, voice, stage and film. Operating elements of pre-language, generative choirs, acoustic animism, echo, mimicry and intra-cranial-dub.

Studied Tabla, with Hindustani music ensemble Jugalbandi. Studied sculpture at Faculdade Belas Artes Porto. Founder of SOOPA collective (1999),  and co-founder of SILORUMOR label, part of FUJAKO duo, director of HHY & The Macumbas.

Since 2010 has composed a series of sistems for voice, electronic and resonant spaces: TEUFEL RADAR, choir and antena; KHŌROS ANIMA, choir, sub-bass, industrial space; SANCTA VISCERA TUA, gesture, light, percussion, termites and choir; SILVO UMBRA choir, light and spheric space; ILINX mixed choir and resonant space; PLETHORA mixed choir and radial electronics.

Co-creator of the stage pieces BOCA MURALHA, SHARK, REI TRILOGY and director for the pieces JUNGLE MACHINE, KHORUS ANIMA, O POÇO and OXIDATION MACHINE presented in venues like Serralves Museum, Accès(s) Festival, Rivoli TMP and Palais de Tokyo.

Collaborated and performed with: Adrian Sherwood, Arthur Doyle, Benjamin Brejon, Raz Mesinai, Carlos Zíngaro, Catarina Miranda, Franklin Pereira, Frederic Alstadt, Gustavo Costa, Jessika Kenney, João Pais Filipe, Mark Stewart, Eyvind Kang, Nyko Esterle, Regina de Miguel, Steve Mackay, among others.

Performed at the festivals: Sónar, Primavera Sound, Amplifest, Out.Fest, Circular, Milhões de Festa, Neopop, Tapettefest and Elevate. On tour he played at Ancienne Belgique (Brussels), Berghain Kantine (Berlin), Stubnitz (Hamburg), Filmer la Musique (Paris) and Issue Project Room (New York). Released music on: SOOPA, Ångström Records, Wordsound, Silo Rumor, Rotorelief and Tzadik.

KEYWORDS
Echo, Cybernetics, Black Hole, Cavity, Simulation, Jungle, Broken language, Resonance, Allopoiesis, Percussion, Vapor, Chthonic, Ballard, Lovecraft, Alterity, Chasm, Gravity, Violence.

CONTACT
uliel.uliel.uliel@gmail.com

INTERVIEWS
15 Questions 
The Quietus 

MORE INFO
soopa.org
silorumor.com

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
ANOXIA — Bienal Ano Zero, Coimbra 2017
AFASIA TÁTICA — Culturgest, Porto 2017
Antena 4 — Colectivo EMBANKMENT, with the colection of Serralves Museum, Torres Vedras, 2010

SELECTED GESTURE/SOUND PIECES
O POÇO — Festival DDD, Rivoli Teatro Municipal do Porto, Portugal 2017
Sancta Viscera Tua — Igreja Santa Clara, Porto / Igreja São Francisco Guimarães 2014
Jungle Machine — Serralves, Porto 2010 / Festival Accès(s), Pau, France 2013
Nyarlathotep — Balleteatro, Porto 2009

SELECTED SOUND/LIGHT PIECES
PLETHORA — OUT.FEST, Barreiro 2017
OXIDATION MACHINE — Serralves em Festa, Porto 2016 / DoDisturb Palais de Tokyo, Paris 2017
Sibilo Reflexo — for Banda Marcial da Foz do Douro, Espírito do Lugar, Porto 2016
Silvo Umbra — for Santa Cecília Choir, Festival Circular, Vila do Conde 2015
DEL — for voice trio, electronics and viola, Fórum do Futuro, Porto 2014
Khorus Anima — for Outra Voz Choir, Festival Sonores, CEC Guimarães 2012

SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY
Jonathan Uliel Saldanha — Tunnel Vision  [Silo Rumor 12″”vinyl, 2016]
Fujako — EXOBELL [Ångström Records 12″”vinyl, 2015]
Fujako — Soul Buzz [Ångström Records 10″”vinyl, 2014]
HHY & The Macumbas — Throat Permission Cut [SILO 12″”vinyl, 2014]
Fujako — Landform Erosion [Rotorelief 12”vinyl, 2012]
Doyle/Saldanha/Silva/Costa: FivePoemsForTheSwampGhost [12″”vinyl, 2012]
U.S.S. — Machine Gun [Soopa/Radon CD and 7″” vinyl, 2011]
Ç.K.P. [Faca Monstro 10″” vinyl, 2011]
Jonathan Uliel Saldanha — The Earth As A Floating Egg [Soopa CD, 2010]
Besta Bode — HEXACOSIOIHEXECONTAHEXAFOBIA [Soopa 7″” vinyl, 2010]
Legba – HHY & The Macumbas [Wire Tapper CD, 2011]
HHY & The Macumbas — Legba/Houmfort [Soopa 7″” vinyl, 2010]
Fujako — Landforms [Wordsound Digital, 2009 & Ångström Records, double 12″”vinyl, 2012]
Badawi/Raz Mesinai — Unit of Resistance [CD & vinyl on ROIR, 2007-2009]
F.R.I.C.S. — Abraço Vivo [CD Soopa, 2007]

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