Portuguese Artists European Tour…Paris, Berlin, Valencia…Dumfries!

A Collective of artists from Portugal will be bringing musical performances and digital art to Dumfries for two days during their European Tour. The BRG Collective is a group of artists hailing all the way from Braga, Portugal and working on the domains of music, sound art, digital art and photography. They include well known Portuguese musicians and artists undertaking a mini-residency at The Stove and Theatre Royal including a photographic exhibition at the Stove.

On Wednesday 26th July, the BRG Collective will perform two of their incredible shows at The Stove Network, 100 High Street. The first performance, ‘NaN Collider’, is a sound and digital art performance by António Rafael and João Martinho Moura, with imagery from space exploration. During this 30-minute performance, the artists will take the audience deep into space, starting on the Earth, exploring spiral galaxy formations and finishing in a mysterious kind of black hole. The second performance of the evening, ‘Landforms’, is a sound and digital art performance by Luis Fernandes. Doors will open at 7pm, and the first performance will begin at 7.30pm. There will also be a bar in the Stove Café, available to purchase drinks from. Advanced tickets are available from the Stove Café at the price of £4 or £2 concessions

The following day, on Thursday 27th July, The Theatre Royal will host the BRG Collective’s ‘Harmonies’ – a performance of harmonic studies using cello, piano, digital music and visuals with some of Portugal’s finest musicians. The evening of original music is based on studies by Eric Satie, also incorporating other fragments of his work such as calligraphy and score instruction. The event will begin at 7.30pm, with tickets available from the Theatre Royal Box Office or online, costing £10.

At 4.30pm on Thursday 27th July there will be a chance for local artists and musicians to meet the BRG Collective to share experience and ideas and maybe plan some future projects between Dumfries and Braga. If you are interested in attending this informal gathering please email [email protected] for more details.

There will also be a special photography exhibition on display in the Stove Café from 26th July of work from BRG member Manuel Correia.

For more information, please contact [email protected].

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