Margarida Garcia

Posted on December 7, 2008

Margarida Garcia is a double bass player who entered the world of creative music in Portugal quite late (in 1998) but already left a distinctive mark in small communitiy. Not only with her regular work with guitarist Manuel Mota, trumpet player Sei Miguel and both members of great electro-acoustic duo Cremaster (Ferran Fages & Alfredo Costa Monteiro), but also as a concert organizer and founder of Thin Ice label. She pushes basic sound language of her instrument out of the soundfield that reflects the past/ the history/ the expected into the brave new world of sound and art that is criticall to the present and raises questions for the future. Currently she plays in a regular group Curia w David Maranha, Manuel Mota, and Afonso Simões and has a duo w Marcia Bassett from Double Leopards.

Her collaborations include among others: Barry Weisblat, Toshio Kajiwara, Phill Niblock, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Ruth Barberan, Michael Rodgers, Will Guthrie, Takehiro Nishide, Rhodri Davies, Mark Wastell, Marina Rosenfeld, John Tilbury, Phill Nibllock, Anthony Guerra, Otomo Yoshihide, Loren Connors, Tim Barnes, Mattin and Eddie Prevost. She also works in different fields of art- contemporary dance, video art and sound installation.


Mattin: Exquisite Corpse (w.m.o/r/ Azul Discografica, 2011)

Loren Connors: Red Mars  (Family Vineyard, 2011)

Various Artists: Northern Spy Clandestine Series (Northern Spy, 2011)

Margarida Garcia & Marcia Bassett: The Well (Headlights, 2010)

Billy Bao: Urban Disease (PAN, 2010)

Curia: 11-15thDecember (Headlights, 2009)

Octante: Lúnula (Another Timbre, 2009)

Curia:  Curia (Fire Museum, 2007)

Sakada: Never Give Up On Margins Of Logic (Antiopic, 2006)

V/A: Atlantic Waves 05- Exploratory Music From Portugal (The Wire magazine, 2005)

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

Manuel Mota: Quartets (Headlights, 2005)

Margarida Garcia & Barry Weisblat: Loran (Quakebasket, 2004)

Joel Stern/ Anthony Guerra/ Margarida Garcia: Hey Ya (Absurd, 2004)

Margarida Garcia & Mattin: Permitted Consumption (L’Innomable, 2003)

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

Sei Miguel: Ra Clock (Headlights, 2003)

Margarida Garcia, Alfredo Costa Monteiro, Manuel Mota: Small damage under apperance (Thin Ice, 2003)

Margarida Garcia: So I put my coat on and walked downstreet (Thin Ice, 2003)

Stapletape:  Soft landing (Grain Of Sound, 2002)

Margarida Garcia & Ferran Fages: Sloworthography (Thin Ice, 2002)

Margarida Garcia: And birds sing sweeter than books tell how (Thin Ice, 2002)

Manuel Mota: For your protection why don’t you just paint yourself real good like an indian (Headlights, 2002)

Sei Miguel: Still Alive in Bairro Alto (Headlights, 2001)

Manuel Mota: I wish I would never met you (Headlights, 1999)

Margarida Garcia & Uterine Supporter: On addiction (self released, 1998)

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