"Everything was reduced to fragments, to restricted frames and nooks of landscape. Anxious, I sift through that first impression of the whole and I do not find it.   Raúl Brandão in “The Unknown Islands” (As Ilhas Desconhecidas) 
Inspired by Raul Brandão’s trip to the Azores archipelago in 1924, Miguel C. Tavares and José Alberto Gomes travelled on board “Corvo” cargo ship for a 10 day journey between Mainland Portugal and the Azores, with stops along the islands of São Miguel, Faial, Terceira, Flores and Pico.

With “East Atlantic” they present an audiovisual piece in a film-concert format that translates this imagery into images and sounds, based on the Azorean archipelago and its island condition. In a hybrid space between the documentary and the artistic object, the work also intends to represent the dichotomous insular character, both seductive and attractive, as well as prisoner and claustrophobic. Therefore, the show’s visual and sound elements are marked by an immersive, uncertain and abstract ambience.

2019  16:9  ±50min

Miguel C. Tavares

Music & Sound Design
José Alberto Gomes

Music/ Sound
José Alberto Gomes


>>> 07.07.2019
Arquipélago — Centro de Artes Contemporâneas, Ponta Delgada (Azores)

>>> 19.11.2022
Matiné Sonora — Antigo Quartel da GNR do Largo Cabeço da Bola, Lisbon