SAL DE LÁGRIMAS
BETWEEN THE REAL, THE VIRTUAL AND THE IMAGINARY
A boundary breaking approach and fluidity between acoustic, electronic and visual elements, represent the core of Diogo’s compositions and performances, having this symbiotic relationship as an inheritance from the merging humankind-technology duality. Adventuring on a minimalist piano, he infuses drifting harmonies and undulating melodies with state-of-the-art electronic experimentalism. Diogo conceives sonic life forms that permeate asymmetries of media, bringing audience into immersion in dreamy soundscapes and live visuals that have as much from the real world as abstract paintings.
Next to his performances, Diogo is interested in pushing forward the way new technologies can be used for musical purposes. Such is done via the use of body motion sensors, like the Leap Motion hands sensor, to strictly connect the musician's gesture to electronic sound manipulation. As result of this work, an invitation to be artist in residency in the University of Arts of Amsterdam followed in 2019, where currently he occupies the position of teacher. Supported by the newly formed Culture Club of the same instituition, he is developping "Qi", a unique software for shaping musical performances and new media art with the intuition of hand gestures.
Carriço has performed in numerous locations, pointing up Splendor (Amsterdam), EYE filmmuseum, MaderiaDig festival, Uitmarkt festival, and Hard Club Porto, as well as appeared in media as De Groene Amsterdammer, RTP Madeira, Glam Magazine and A Cabine.
He was awarded by the Portuguese National Centre of Culture the "Young Creators" prize for “Adventurous music with piano and electronics” - an immersive performance, crossing piano, electronics and visuals in real time.