Maria da Rocha (violin)
Maria da Rocha's music has emerged from an intimate connection to the violin and from the fascination of how analog synthesised noises can resemble those from everyday life: nature, machines and other sounding objects, partly with a life of their own. Especially active in Lisbon-Berlin-Stockholm, she has been artist in residency in renown studios for electroacoustic experimentation (including the mytical EMS of Sweden’s capital), as well as collaborated with the electroacoustic composer Maria W Horn in an enigmatic and fascinating duo consisting of dialogues between viola, real time processing and synthesis. This sound universe evolves to the newest work “Beetroot”, absolute solo release by Shhpuma Label. It was presented at Rescaldo Festival, Lisbon on February 16th and in Spektrum Berlin & Westgermany on the 8th and 9th of March 2017.
Photo Credits: Pedro Sadio; Pr-Photographer; Roman Haguenbrock; António Jorge Gonçalves.