SUSANA NUNES

ARTIST STATEMENT

I am a Portuguese performer, composer, producer and mixed-media artist based in Copenhagen. My main medium of expression is sound, which hints my interest in its embracing qualities within space. I have been experimenting with voice and electronics and my affection for perception sparks the exploration of words, language, translation and symbols. I take inspiration from rituality, folk tradition and abstract electronics, as well as the chaotic soundscapes of our daily life. I navigate towards reinvention, deconstruction and explorative ways of moving forward while carrying ancient knowledge, as if cooking without a recipe but with the reminiscence of a family cookbook. I set the table for collective vulnerability, creating holistic performances in a nurturing manner, activating sensorial communication, while looking for light in dark broken places; touching matters like cycles and relations, wounds, grief and alchemic-like transitional states.
 

EXPERIENCE
Education

 

2019_2021 MA – Music Performance – Rhythmic Music Conservatory (DK)

2017_(…) MA – Audiovisual Art – Fine arts Faculty, Ulisboa (PT)

2016_2017 Post-graduation – Sound Art – Fine arts Faculty, Ulisboa (PT)

2013_2017 BA – Jazz singing – ESML (PT)

2011_2013 Jazz singing pre conservatory – Hotclube de Portugal (PT)

2010_2011 One year course – Jazz voice – ESMAE (PT)

2009_2011 Graphic design– ESAD(PT)

 

 

Projects (selected)

 

HAEMA (2012 – ongoing) Performer Composer Producer Lyricist • Artistic director

Duo project based in Lisbon, debut record released in 2018

 

Guarda – Rios (2020 – ongoing) PerformerArranger

Vocal trio based in Lisbon/Copenhagen, experimenting with Portuguese traditional music

 

LAVA (2018 – ongoing) Performer co-creator Artistic director

Vocal & electronics trio based in Copenhagen, experimenting with expanded vocal techniques, electronics and visuals

 

Múria (2018 – ongoing) PerformerArranger

Portuguese traditional music rearranged for modern jazz quartet

 

Caretos (2019) – Sons de Lisboa – Sound artistcomposer

A collaborative installation with Luciano Scherer (BR) shown at Mainz (DE)

 

Abdomus (2018 – ongoing) Sound artistcomposer Performer

Site-specific installation at FBAUL (PT)

 

Penitênica (2016) Sound artistcomposer Performer

Site-specific installation at FBAUL and Zaratan Gallery (PT)

 

SSS – 2016 Musical directorcomposerperformer

Collaborative project with Catarina Cubelo (UK)

 

Releases

 

HAEMA ft Papisa – Fortuna (not on label, 2021)

Performer, composer, lyricist, arranger, producer

Calum Builder – You are where you need to be (ILK, 2021)

Performer

The strangement society – Radio Pulsars (Barefoot records, 2021)

Performer

Néboa – A realidade enganosa (RASO, 2021)

Guest performer

HAEMA ft Baiuca – Adédia (RASO, 2021)

Performer, arranger, producer

HAEMA – preamar (KAMBAS; 2018)

Performer, composer, lyricist, arranger, executive producer

Ar comprimido – Ar comprimido (collective self release, 2017)

Composer

Mutrama – mutrama (not on lable, 2017)

Guest performer

Néboa – Sigue Sigue, Lisboa 5am, Veña Chuvia (not on label, 2017)

Guest performer

Saga Cega – à deriva (not on label, 2017)

Guest performer

Kata Vuristo – Sea song (not on label, 2015)

Guest performer

 

  
Awards and Grants (Selected)

 

Funded by KODA (DK), GDA (PT), Beckett Fonden (DK), Alice Fonden (DK) Dansk Komponistforening (DK), Funchal arts(PT)

 

Honour mention – best instrumentalist at Festa do Jazz 2016 (PT)

 

Best jazz combo Festa do Jazz 2016 (PT)

 

 

Languages

Portuguese

Mother tongue

 

English

Proficient

 

Spanish

Basic

 

 

Susana Nunes

Musician / Performer / Composer / Producer / researcher

Contact

Mail: asusananunes@outlook.com

Mobile: 00 45 50 30 82 42