Sunday 16 June 2019, 7.30pm
TELECTU was formed in 1982 by Jorge Lima Barreto and Vítor Rua and became a byword for innovation, first in their home Portugal, then amongst the discerningly bat-eared everywhere – leading to invitations to New York, Moscow, China, Japan, Egypt, Cuba, and almost all of Europe - where they combined the vocabularies of art rock, minimalism, live electronics, musique concret, acousmatics and multimedia installations, integrating video, plant-life, televisions and scene-setting to their performances.
On the way they worked and recorded with many sympathetic collaborators, including Barry Altschul, Han Bennink, Jac Berrocal, Chris Cutler, Gerry Hemmingway, Tim Hodgkinson, Paul Lytton, Evan Parker, Eddie Prévost, Sunny Murray, Jean Sarbib, Giancarlo Schiaffini, Louis Sclavis, Elliott Sharp and Carlos Zíngaro and for 30 years remained at the forefront of Portuguese experimental music.
Now, as their old LPs are re-released, they return, now with Ilda Teresa Castro to reinterpret some of their earlier work. This programme will feature a recreation of the 1983 LP Belzebu.