Alfredo Costa Monteiro

Posted on December 7, 2008

Alfredo Costa Monteiro lives and works in Barcelona since 1992. He plays accordion, electric guitar and turntable. In 1992, he finished his studies at the Fine Art School of Paris, where he gets his degree in sculpture / multimedia. Apart of his work as a visual artist, he starts to become involved in improvised music from 1995. Since then, his work stands somewhere between visual arts, visual-sound poetry and sound. His installations and sound pieces, all of a low-fi character, have in common an interest for unstable processes, where the manipulation of objects as instruments or instruments as objects has a strong phenomenological aspect.

Since 1998, he is member of 22a, an independent collective for contemporary art. He has played in the following festivals: · Paris cherche Barcelone. Batofar, Paris. · Gracia Territori Sonor. Barcelona. · 3º Ciclo de Musica Contemporânea. Balleteatro Auditório, Porto. · Revers. CCCB, Barcelona. · Nits de Musica. Fundació Miró, Barcelona. · Festival Hurta Cordel VI. Madrid. · Relay. Museo Nacional Reina Sofia, Madrid. · Co-lab. Porto. · Fruits de Mhère. Mhère, Francia. · Sonic Scope. ZDB, Lisboa. · Sónar. Barcelona. · Off-site. Tokyo, 2:13. Athens. · Densités. Fresnes-en-Wöevre, France. He is member of i treni inerti with Ruth Barberán (some time ago also Matt Davis) and Creamster with Ferran Fages. Since 2002, he is member of IBA col.lectiu d’improvisació and co-organizer of festival Mínim. And from 2001 to 2003, he was co-organizer of IMPROVISA, festival internacional de música y dansa improvisades de Barcelon
He has played with (among others): Peter Kowald, David Chiesa, Isabelle Duthoit, Rhodri Davies, Mark Wastell, Taku Unami, Manuel Mota, Margarida Garcia, Matt Davis, Ernesto Rodrigues, Masahiko Okura, Phil Durrant, Wade Matthews, Masafumi Ezaki, Kazushige Kinoshita, Giuseppe Ielasi, Nikos Veliotis, Jean-Philippe Gross, Ingar Zach, Xavier Charles, Mattin, Knut Auffermann, Sarah Washington, …


Alfredo Costa Monteiro & Wade Matthews: Winter  (Copy For Your Records, 2011)

Alfredo Costa Monteiro & Tim Olive:  A Theory Of Possible Utterance  (Zeromoon, 2011)

Alfredo Costa Monteiro:  Umbralia (for electric organ)  (Triple Bath, 2011)

Alfredo Costa Monteiro: Nyx (Entr’acte, 2011)

Alfredo Costa Monteiro & Ben Owen: Frele A Vide (Contour Editions, 2011)

Cremaster: Igneo (Cathnor, 2010)

Alfredo Costa Monteiro: Aura (Etude Records, 2010)

Alfredo Costa Monteiro: Cing Bruissements (No Fun Productions, 2010)

Cremaster: Norata Graus A L’esquerra (Monotype, 2009)

Octante: Lúnula (Another Timbre, 2009)

Alfrdo Costa Monteiro/ Lee Patterson: split  (Compost & Height, 2008)

Alfredo Costa Monteiro: Épicycle  (Etude Records, 2008)

Alfredo Costa Monteiro & Pascal Battus:  Ductile (A Question Of Re-entry/ Organised Music From Thessaloniki, 2008)

Alfredo Costa Monteiro: Center Of Mass (Another Timbre, 2008)

Alfredo Costa Monteiro: Anatomy Of Inner Place (Monotype, 2007)

Alfredo Costa Monteiro: Allotropie (Bourbaki, 2007)

Ruth Barberán/ Alfredo Costa Monteiro/ Ferran Fages: Semispheri (Esquilo Records, 2006)

Alfredo Costa Monteiro & Pablo Rega: Alud  (Creative Sources, 2006)

Alfredo Costa Monteiro: Z= 78(pt. 195.09)   (Audiobot, 2006)

Mattin & Cremaster: s/t  (Audiobot, 2006)

Alfredo Costa Monteiro, Ferran Fages, Ruth Barberán, Margarida Garcia: Octante (L’Innomable, 2005)

Alfredo Costa Monteiro/ Ernesto Rodrigues/ Barry Weisblat: Diafon (Creative Sources, 2005)

I Treni Inerti: Aerea (Creative Sources, 2005)

Alfredo Costa Monteiro: Axiomáticas (f30km/s, 2005) book of concrete poetry

Alfredo Costa Monteiro/ Ruth Barberán/ Ferran Fages: Istmo (Creative Sources, 2005)

Various Artists: 4 Pistes (L’Ovni tendre, 2004)

Alfredo Costa Monteiro/ Ruth Barberán/ Ferran Fages: Atolón (Rossbin, 2004)

Various Artists: G(noise) (L’Ovni tendre, 2003)

Ernesto Rodrigues/ Alfredo Costa Monteiro/ Guilherme Rodrigues/ Margarida Garcia: Cesura (Creative Sources, 2003)

Cremaster: Void (Antifrost, 2003)

Cremaster: 32, 41 n/m2 (Absurd, 2003)

Various Artists: from: / to (A Bruit Secret, 2003)

Cremaster: 23 November 2002 (Sound 323, 2003)

Cremaster: Infra (Antifrost, 2003)

Alfredo Costa Monteiro/ Ferran Fages/ Ruth Barberán/ Masafumi Ezaki/ Masahiko Okura/ Taku Unami: Atami (Hibari Music, 2003)

I Treni Inerti: Ura (Creative Sources, 2003)

Alfredo Costa Monteiro: Rumeur (for solo accordion) (Creative Sources, 2003)

Cremaster: Flysch (G3G Records, 2002)

Alfredo Costa Monteiro/ Manuel Mota/ Margarida Garcia: Small damage under appearance (Thin Ice, 2002

Various Artists: I’ve never thought that you would have done it … (A Wedding Compilation) (Rossbin, 2002)

Various Artists: Slack(ness) (L’Ovni tendre, 2002)

Cremaster: Oompfsquawk (self releasd, 2001)

Alfredo Costa Monteiro: Paper Music (Hazard Records, 1999)

Alfredo Costa Monteiro: Les silences de la BnF parasitage 10(Labofar, 1999)

Alfredo Costa Monteiro: Rubber Music (Hazard Records, 1998)

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