Lições dos Antepassados (2011) (edit)

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Created July 2011 as part of a Binaural artist residency and presented as a 4.1 sound installation in the Capela de Nossa Sra. de Conceição, in the village of Nodar, Portugal. You hear: bells from chapels in the villages of Nodar, Sequeiros, Além do Rio, Ameixiosa, Covas do Monte, Macieira, Rompecilha, and São Martinho das Moitas; the whispered names of ancestors found in those villages' cemeteries; the names of local flora and fauna, spoken in Portuguese and sung in Latin; field recordings gathered in and around the Magaio region of the Gralheira Mountains. This is an extremely edited version of the full 30-minute piece.

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from Lingua Franca (2013), released October 20, 2013
Speaking voices: Luis Costa, Ines Henriques, José Henriques, Carina Martins

Singing voice: Manuela Barile

Field recordings, bells, recording & production: Steve Peters

Travel to Portugal was enabled with a GAP award from Artist Trust, Seattle

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I make music and sound using field recordings, acoustic instruments, found/natural objects, electronics, and voices. Much of this work is site-specific or place oriented. Thank you for listening.

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