Boris Chimp 504


  • Thursday 15 14:30 - 15:30

    Sónar by Day - SonarHall


The Portuguese duo Boris Chimp 504 will present their new AV show, Multiverse, at Sónar, a real-time audiovisual performance that underlines the relationship between sound synthesis and graphic language, with a science fiction aesthetic. Or put another way: a system of interaction / reaction between audio and image, and between man and machine. A totally immersive and reactive live show which centres on the enigmatic story of cosmonaut Boris 504, a chimpanzee sent to the moon in 1969 that never returned to earth. SonarHall will be, for at least an hour, the time capsule that will connect us with Boris’s last broadcasts from the moon, sent more than 40 years ago, and the signals that he is still sending to us from parallel universes. 

The men behind such a remarkable concept are Portugal's Miguel Neto and Rodrigo Carvalho, two creators who shape their material around technology and have been working together for some time now. Neto is a musician and new media artist living in Faro; he has a degree in Psychological Sciences, studied Studio Recording, Advanced Music Production and a Digital Arts Master. Nowadays he is interested in creating musical interactive interfaces and exploring new musical languages, using computers and the new digital technologies. He is the musical side of real-time audiovisual performance Boris Chimp 504. Carvalho, is a multidisciplinary designer & new media artist currently living in Porto. Graduated in Design and with a Digital Arts Master he is nowadays a PhD student in Digital Media in the University of Porto under the UT Austin/Portugal Program. He is very interested in the crossings between arts and technology, and the synergies between sound, movement and image. He is the visual side of the audiovisual real-time performance Boris Chimp 504.