I love damaging radios, ruining effects units, walkie talkies, record players, professional machines and instruments that musicians use.it gives me the shivers when I play or listen to someone playing broken or completely obsolete instruments which are virtually useless to the eyes of unbridled human consumers.I dream with a revolution of imperfect heads, happy to be that way,heads willing to think things over, to reuse and reinvent materials, with little or no references, yet simple, direct and not excessively chewed over to go where it matters, to live, to experiment, since we almost forget that this is all what this path is about.my starting point is nothing else but electronic skeletons completely exposed as if it were a wound.I believe in life inside machines and electronic circuits, I’ve seen some coming back to life as if we were talking about religion. and I’m completely against religions.but certain things can’t be explained.making mistakes is a renowned human attitude and I share that principle, I explore it as if there was no tomorrow, which, deep down, there isn’t. what there is is today and the now which is lingering behind.from day to day I feel increasingly lost in words and writing. I don’t really know where to put comas full stops and all the junk we’re forced to use.
Miguel Pipa Born in Vila do Conde, Portugal in 1980 musician (glitch,circuit bending,hack instruments, vocals, sampling), fine artist (painting, sculpture, scenogaphy) and performer (theatre). workshops/seminars (as a student) 2010, seminar “Connected Making” (sound and image software) by Peter Kirn 2010, software bending with Angel Faraldo, at Casa da Musica, Porto 2008, building instruments workshop with Rolf Gehlhaar, at Casa da Musica, Porto 2008, circuit-bending workshop with João Alves (calhau) 2003, trip to india to study tabla percussions workshops (as a tutor) 2011, Teatro do Frio, Porto, circuit-bending workshop 2011, Casa da Musica, Porto, circuit-bending workshop 2011, Lofte porto, circuit-bending workshop 2010,festival muco – cartaxo Musical Performance 2011, arteaparte, Coimbra: kanukanakina 2011, Maria vai com as outras, Porto: kanukanakina tape 2011, AISCA Viana do Castelo: “O vazio em ozu”, film concert 2011, Tonturas fest, Casa Viva, Porto: kanukanakina 2011, Teatro da Malaposta, lisbon: kanukanakina with box-rizumik 2010, Vila do Conde: desconstrução sonora 2010, C.C.C. Cartaxo: kanukanakina showcase and workshop 2010, Quintal, Porto: “O vazio em ozu”, film concert trailer 2010, Centro Cultural das Caldas da Rainha: kanukanakina 2009, Cine Teatro Neiva em Vila do Conde: kanukanakina with bass (Miguel Ramos) 2000, birth of the project kanukanakina
photo crédits : Xoel Freire