studio works










music for paper

...Presented as a single 20-minute track but divided into several discreet sections, he investigates very different sonic areas, from piercing high keens to breathy rumbles...
Brian Olewnick




alt : http://www.costamonteiro.net/files/allotr.mp3
Extract from Allotropie | bourbaki, 2007



releases:
paper music | hazard records, 2001
allotropie | bourbaki, 2007
clair de bée| compost and height 2008









music for percussion

This piece is composed by a series of recorded sounds, all produced by percussion instruments, played by Pilar Subirà. Each recording has been edited, cutting the attack, at the point where the impact disappears and the harmonics start, keeping only the natural resonance and decay of the sound.
Alfredo Costa Monteiro, Barcelona, 2010


...The acoustic sounds glide in a natural way and over the course of fifty minutes build up in quite a dramatic way, moving from one area to another, constantly changing color anddirection.
A minimal work but also one of great beauty and perhaps not that minimal, with all the microscopic, detailed changes...
Frans de Waard





alt : http://www.costamonteiro.net/files/aura-extract.mp3
Extract from aura | etude records, 2010



releases:
aura | etude records, 2010








music for electric organ


... Taking the instrument's sonic capabilities for granted, Alfredo Costa Monteiro walks on the edge of drone music by recording a rather strident and edgy 45-minute mass of microtonal organ music. At times mysterious and silent while at times being head-pecking and menacing with rising and falling otherworldly low-frequency stabs, high-pitch sonic fissures and trembling volumes of fine-tuning clusters, "Umbralia" echoes its electroacoustic nature no matter it does not carry any such process...
Themistoklis Pantelopoulos





alt : http://www.costamonteiro.net/files/umbralia.mp3
Extract from umbralia | triple bath, 2011



releases:
umbralia | triple bath, 2011
insula | entr'acte, 2014










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