Semibreve to celebrate 10th anniversary with new digital edition

Semibreve festival

Semibreve Festival will launch its first ever digital edition this year.

Taking place at the Monastery of São Martinho de Tibães in northern Portugal, Semibreve will host specially commissioned new music, roundtable discussions, audiovisual installations, artist residencies, workshops and more. The programme will be filmed on-site and streamed online, encouraging festival-goers to interact with the events virtually. The new digital edition will be held on 24-25 October 2020.

New sound works have been commissioned from artists such as Jim O’Rourke, Tyondai Braxton, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Kara-Lis Coverdale and more. These will be hosted in the 17th century monastery to a socially-distanced crowd, and live-streamed exclusively on Semibreve’s website.

Laurel Halo, Oliver Coates, Nik Void, Klara Lewis and Pedro Maia have been announced for artist residencies. A number of shows will also be performed to no audience and filmed for the digital festival.

Furthermore, roundtable discussions are to be helmed by Nkisi, David Toop, Chris Watson, Jessica Ekomane, Nuno Crespo and more. A limited number of festival-goers will be able to attend the talks on location.

Current ticket-holders can transfer their passes to the 2021 edition or request a reimbursement.

Head to Semibreve’s website for further information.