domingo, 19 de novembro de 2017

#8 Cinema Oriente

Listening to the music of old movies about the Orient as a place of eternal mystery, intrigue, exoticism and romance. In the dark movie theatre, ready to be mesmerized by the scores that take us to faraway places and forgotten times.

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"Próximo Oriente" is a show broadcasted in Rádio Macau about what "Asia" or "oriental" convey in musical terms. It consists on weekly expeditions in search of representations of the Orient, an image constructed and fantasised through sound. We will be wandering across different soundscapes and exoticisms, under the spell of music from far away places.

domingo, 12 de novembro de 2017

# 7 Ilha Encantada

Welcome to Bali, the enchanted island. As soon as we arrive, we are immediately  surrounded by the jungle melodies and embraced by the lush tropical sweetness. The story continues into the dark where the polyrhythmic sounds make us fall into a trance. A dream lingers on.


"Próximo Oriente" is a show broadcasted in Rádio Macau about what "Asia" or "oriental" convey in musical terms. It consists on weekly expeditions in search of representations of the Orient, an image constructed and fantasized through sound. We will be wandering across different soundscapes and exoticisms, under the spell of music from far away places.

12.11.2017


https://itunes.apple.com/mo/podcast/pr%C3%B3ximo-oriente/id1291757566

domingo, 5 de novembro de 2017

#6 Depois de Istambul

In this episode, we leave Europe towards East crossing Istanbul, seduced by the mirage of a Persian love and by the strange and beautiful music. In the desert, at dusk, under the spell of the luminous sky and the infinite silence, we loose ourselves in the immense solitude.

"Próximo Oriente" is a show broadcasted in Rádio Macau about what "Asia" or "oriental" convey in musical terms. It consists on weekly expeditions in search of representations of the Orient, an image constructed and fantasized through sound. We will be wandering across different soundscapes and exoticisms, under the spell of music from far away places.

05.11.2017


https://itunes.apple.com/mo/podcast/pr%C3%B3ximo-oriente/id1291757566

domingo, 29 de outubro de 2017

#5 Canção da Índia

In this episode, we travel through the Indian subcontinent, immersed in the mysterious music, indulging the spirit and expanding the mind. In love.

"Próximo Oriente" is a show broadcasted in Rádio Macau about what "Asia" or "oriental" convey in musical terms. It consists on weekly expeditions in search of representations of the Orient, an image constructed and fantasised through sound. We will be wandering across different soundscapes and exoticisms, under the spell of music from far away places.

domingo, 22 de outubro de 2017

#4 As Cores Psicadélicas da Coreia

In this trip we spend the first few days of autumn in Korea, listening to the sound of old vinyl from when rock was just being discovered and the world was painted with psychedelics’ new colours. We hear soft-spoken Korean radio announcers introducing night-time FM ballads and we are startled at the sound of excited advertisements coming from the North in the form of speeches and songs. We hear a half-divided and delirious country dreaming with reunification and peace. "Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair."

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Nesta viagem ao Próximo Oriente, passamos os primeiros dias de Outono na Coreia ao som de vinis antigos do tempo em que se descobria o rock e se aprendia a ver o mundo pintado com as novas cores do psicadelismo. Ouvimos radialistas coreanas de voz suave anunciando baladas de FM nocturno e sobressaltamo-nos ao som de anúncios excitados que vêm do Norte, na forma de discursos e músicas. Ouvimos um país dividido ao meio que sonha e delira com a paz da reunificação.

segunda-feira, 16 de outubro de 2017

#3 Japão Interior

We delve into Japan’s ever expanding universe of sounds, an intimate journey to the heart of the technology utopia, melodies cascading like glittering digital dust over reimagined futures, deep roots and distant traditions. From early experiments to contemporary adventures, music to meditate inside your customised cocoon in the consumer’s electronic paradise.

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Mergulhamos no universo sonoro japonês, em permanente expansão, para uma viagem intimista ao centro da utopia tecnológica. Melodias, desfeitas em poeira digital, cobrindo futuros re-imaginados, raízes ancestrais e tradições distantes. De experiências pioneiras até aventuras contemporâneas, música para acompanhar meditações no interior de casulos personalizados no paraíso da electrónica de consumo.

domingo, 8 de outubro de 2017

#2 Visões da China

This time we step into China, in search of the sound coming out of an immense country that moves at different speeds. The memories and promises of glorious times still resonate strongly, and so does the beat of the eternal future, faster than the shadow of the past. What’s the real China? Is it the one where “shanzhai” frantically reinvents everything or the one where the great poet Li Bai sings alone while the moon listens in silence? Find out for yourself.

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Continuamos próximos de Macau, mas de olhos e ouvidos postos no outro lado da fronteira. Que sons vêm da China, um país movido a diferentes velocidades. As memórias e promessas de tempos gloriosos ainda têm uma forte ressonância, tal como o ritmo do eterno futuro, mais rápido do que a sombra do passado. Qual é a verdadeira China? É aquela onde “shanzhai” significa a frenética reinvenção de tudo ou aquela onde o grande poeta Li Bai canta enquanto a lua o escuta em silêncio? Descubra.

domingo, 1 de outubro de 2017

#1 Macau Glória

The first episode is dedicated to Macau, the territory that the colonial Portugal recreated as a mythological symbol of an imperial and imaginary national identity, and also as the place constantly going through profound transformations that still keeps its unique ways of life unscathed – at least to the most attentive eye. And ears.

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O primeiro episódio é dedicado a Macau, enquanto território que o Estado Novo português recriou como símbolo da mitologia nacional e também enquanto lugar de permanente transformação, que, todavia, vai deixando intactas e à vista e aos ouvidos menos desarmados peculiares formas de vida.