PangeiArt creates and produces interactive installations and exhibitions, live performances, educational programs and unique music projects. We have been closely collaborating with foundations, museums, cultural centers, galleries, ensembles, composers, film directors and producers.

INSTRMNTS

INSTRMNTS is our series of more then 30 unique multiplayer musical instruments and sound installations with workshops and performances available as a touring exhibition.

3 thousand RIVERS

a multimedia opera composed by Victor Gama that tells the drama of the social and environmental destruction of the Amazon rain forests through the lens of people living in the front lines.

POET | TREE

From our Tree Series, the Poet Tree is a sound installation in the shape of a tree, 4 meters high, whose leaves are made up of cymbals each associated to living poets of the Portuguese speaking countries. A web app allows the public to interact with their poetry. Installation in late 2020 in Oeiras, Portugal.

TSIKAYA

Tsikaya is the first digital platform promoting local musicians and producers in the interior of Angola stimulating productive activities in the local/global economy. It includes Geo-referenced sound maps with video images and text as well as samples of old archives.

VELA 6911

a multimedia piece that explores the intersection of nature and technology in the guise of a secret atmospheric nuclear test off the coast of Antarctica in 1979, commissioned by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Music Now.

RIO CUNENE

a piece written exclusively for the Kronos Quartet that includes some of Gama’s musical instruments as well as instruments built by children from a village in southern Angola. Kronos Quartet premiered the piece at Carnegie Hall in New York and at CCB in Lisbon.

tectonik: TOMBWA

a project based on the research of the late Angolan anthropologist Augusto Zita is an ongoing archival reconstruction in the Namibe desert and a multimedia solo performance recently presented at Rhodes University with support from the Mellon Foundation.

THE MUSEUM PROJECT

Four unique musical instruments specially created for the National Museum of Scotland. Each of these instruments responds to a theme explored in the gallery, as well as drawing inspiration in terms of construction and materials from the Museum’s collections.

How We Do It!

The Poet Tree is an example of how we conceive, research, develop and deliver projects to our clients. Commissioned by the Municipality of Oeiras in Lisbon for a public park dedicated to poetry, the Poet Tree was designed as an interactive sound installation in the shape of a tree. Its canopy is made of 60 cymbals each associated to a living poet. The wind causes the cymbas to gently hit each other creating a pleasant soothing sound.

We carried out the design, testing stability and simulation of wind loads and worked with our partners in the Netherlands, Turkey and Portugal to fabricate all of its components. We also gathered 60 poets from the Portuguese speaking countries and created a web app that allows visitors to enjoy their poetry.

Instaract & Play

Visitors can interact with the poets nested in the tree through a web app we’ve developed.

Innovation & Fun

Reading poetry by living poets while playing the tree as a musical instrument using the app.

We Design It!

Uana was commissioned by the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia and is currently installed in their children’s workshop studio. We designed Uana to be a standalone multiplayer musical instrument that can be played by up to four musicians. 

In this particular project we used digital fabrication technologies such as 3D modelling, laser cutting, metal and wood CNC and surface coating  supplied by our long time partners in Portugal and the UK. We’ve included a multimedia manual and tutorials to easily learn how to play Uana.

we produce a range of music projects such as a multimedia opera, concerts involving the INSTRMNTS series with classical ensambles and performances of various types.
we develop content and application interfaces and can supply the hardware as well
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 Get in touch with us if you have any queries and we will get back to you.

Phone

+31 20 225 48 09

Email

victorgama@pangeiart.org

Address

KNSM-laan 175
Amsterdam 1019 LC
Netherlands

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