Tremor returns to São Miguel, Azores in 2021

Weekend passes for the 10th and 11th September available here

After the year of 2020 changed our plans, Tremor is back to São Miguel in September 2021. A different Tremor that maintains the basic structure that consolidates its brand image: the search for new ways of reading the heritage and historical territory of the Azores and the creation of spaces for the dialogue between local artists and those from other parts of the world. Taking place between the 7th and 11th of September, this year’s event favors outdoor spaces and will be presented in the cities of Ponta Delgada, Ribeira Grande and Vila Franca do Campo, alongside the several proposals to discover and interact with the territory and the family dedicated program Mini-Tremor.

Completing its work of connection with the community, Tremor will include a total of three artistic residencies, which will propose new creations and shows in the areas of music, as well as Tremor Todo-o-Terreno, nature hikes accompanied by an original and site-specific soundtrack that culminate in a live presentation of the artists that developed it. In the concert lineup, a total of 27 artists renewed the festival's commitment to diversity and, once again, will bring to the Azores artists of various generations, genres and geographic spaces.

In line with the demands of the times we live in, the 2021 edition of the festival will replicate the special sessions of Tremor Todo-o-Terreno, so that all ticket holders can have access to them, as well as include outdoor stages for the last two concert days and implement a set of initiatives and partnerships that promote sustainable behavior and respect for nature on the island of São Miguel. In addition to the Tremor kit (tote bag and canteen), communication will be dematerialized, with the festival's mobile application becoming the reference point for festival-goers' information and registration. In addition to this information, the app will also include a guide with 6 types of activities and 4 geographic coordinates, for activities, spaces and restaurants located on the island.
 
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7 sep.
19:00
Teatro Micaelense
Jerry the Cat + Escola de Música de Rabo de Peixe
Jerry the Cat + Escola de Música de Rabo de Peixe @ Teatro Micaelense

The collaboration between Tremor and Escola de Música de Rabo de Peixe is a story of talent, dedication, innovation and transformation through art. For the 2021 edition, Jerry The Cat joins the project of São Miguel for the opening show of the festival, which will have jazz as the subject of negotiation and exploration. 

Producer and musician, Jerry the Cat (Jerrald James) is a talented percussionist and dj, internationally recognized for his sense of rhythm and the almost organic way in which he delivers exotic music. Circulating in the most diverse artistic areas (cinema, theater and music), he has demonstrated an impressive capacity to install himself in any musical space and, from there, to create the most diverse musical atmospheres. As a dj he uses tension as a method of exploration for the creation of sound environments painted with tribal elements, as a musician he has been collaborating with a vast number of professionals: from jazz to funk, from blues to disco, from rock to electronics. Throughout his career he has played and collaborated with names such as Derrick May, Carl Craig, Roger Sanchez, Moodymann (Kenny Dixon Jr.), Theo Parrish, Little Louis Vega, Cassius, Loosers, Audiopath (SHIFT), Steve Bird, among others.

Since its 3rd edition, Tremor has worked with Escola de Música de Rabo de Peixe (EMRP), creating opportunities for the 70 jazz students that compose the project to work with new artists and access unique experiences, techniques and repertoires. EMRP aims to contribute, through musical education, to the development of children and young people from this disadvantaged community on the island.

7 sep.
21:00
Arquipélago - Centro de Artes Contemporâneas
Filho da Mãe + Norberto Lobo + Ricardo Martins
Filho da Mãe + Norberto Lobo + Ricardo Martins @ Arquipélago - Centro de Artes Contemporâneas

Norberto Lobo and Filho da Mãe are two of the most respected Portuguese musicians of nowadays, taking the guitar as the instrument through which they reinvent the world, touching the universe of those who hear and follow them. Owners of a constantly evolving and efevercent musical language, they’ve conquered, with their albums, some of the most disputed tops of musical criticism and, with that, the broad respect of audience and peers. For this special creation at Tremor, they join Ricardo Martins, one of the most interesting and multifaceted drummers operating on Portuguese soil. The show, the first chapter of this meeting, will feature a visual presentation to be developed in dialogue with the music.

7 sep.
23:00
Arquipélago - Centro de Artes Contemporâneas
Larry Gus
Larry Gus @ Arquipélago - Centro de Artes Contemporâneas

When Panagiotis Melidis, the producer who records as Larry Gus, started editing records, his creations expressed a particular taste for creating a thick patchwork and samples that summarized the music he was listening to. Collecting artifacts here and there, from disco to soul, from hip-hop to psychedelic, if there is one thing we can say in his defense, it is that, from 2006 until today, his music is a testament to his ability to transform the old in the new, opening doors to a world that seems distant from the one we faced from the start. Subservient, the most recent album released via DFA Records, is not only his most pop record, it is also the first in which the Greek builds everything from scratch, without resorting to any other sample. Sung in English and Greek, Subservient walks along the border band, between Greek pop and folk, between anxiety and empathy, conceptually recapitulating the life of Gus as a father, husband, artist and human, in a country still erasing fires of its most mediatic economic crisis.

8 sep.
09:00
Reserva Florestal de Recreio do Viveiro das Furnas
Entrance / in trance, por Beatriz Brum e João Pais Filipe (Co- Produção Artworks)
Entrance / in trance, por Beatriz Brum e João Pais Filipe (Co- Produção Artworks) @ Reserva Florestal de Recreio do Viveiro das Furnas

8, 9, 10 e 11th de September
Visiting hours: 09:00 - 16:00
Free entrance

This set of four works was developed in response to the challenge of enhancing the connection between Humankind and Nature. This relationship is made through the sound of the gongs, produced by João Pais Filipe, which transports us to a dimension and frequency that reinforces the immersion with the natural and transcendental world. This experience is completed with the work of Beatriz Brum, who, through visual and sculptural elements, creates portals that directly dialogue with the sound journey and the surrounding natural elements.

8 sep.
09:00
Reserva Florestal de Recreio do Cerrado dos Bezerros
Entrance / in trance, por Beatriz Brum e João Pais Filipe (Co- Produção Artworks)
Entrance / in trance, por Beatriz Brum e João Pais Filipe (Co- Produção Artworks) @ Reserva Florestal de Recreio do Cerrado dos Bezerros

8, 9, 10 e 11th de September
Visiting hours: 09:00 - 16:00
Free entrance

This set of four works was developed in response to the challenge of enhancing the connection between Humankind and Nature. This relationship is made through the sound of the gongs, produced by João Pais Filipe, which transports us to a dimension and frequency that reinforces the immersion with the natural and transcendental world. This experience is completed with the work of Beatriz Brum, who, through visual and sculptural elements, creates portals that directly dialogue with the sound journey and the surrounding natural elements.

8 sep.
09:00
Reserva Florestal de Recreio da Chã da Macela
Entrance / in trance, por Beatriz Brum e João Pais Filipe (Co- Produção Artworks)
Entrance / in trance, por Beatriz Brum e João Pais Filipe (Co- Produção Artworks) @ Reserva Florestal de Recreio da Chã da Macela

8, 9, 10 e 11th de September
Visiting hours: 09:00 - 16:00
Free entrance

This set of four works was developed in response to the challenge of enhancing the connection between Humankind and Nature. This relationship is made through the sound of the gongs, produced by João Pais Filipe, which transports us to a dimension and frequency that reinforces the immersion with the natural and transcendental world. This experience is completed with the work of Beatriz Brum, who, through visual and sculptural elements, creates portals that directly dialogue with the sound journey and the surrounding natural elements.

8 sep.
09:00
Reserva Florestal de Recreio da Cancela do Cinzeiro
Entrance / in trance, por Beatriz Brum e João Pais Filipe (Co- Produção Artworks)
Entrance / in trance, por Beatriz Brum e João Pais Filipe (Co- Produção Artworks) @ Reserva Florestal de Recreio da Cancela do Cinzeiro

8, 9, 10 e 11th de September
Visiting hours: 09:00 - 16:00
Free entrance

This set of four works was developed in response to the challenge of enhancing the connection between Humankind and Nature. This relationship is made through the sound of the gongs, produced by João Pais Filipe, which transports us to a dimension and frequency that reinforces the immersion with the natural and transcendental world. This experience is completed with the work of Beatriz Brum, who, through visual and sculptural elements, creates portals that directly dialogue with the sound journey and the surrounding natural elements.

8 sep.
10:00
Secret location
Tremor Todo-o-Terreno: Luís Senra, Sofia Caetano e PMDS
Tremor Todo-o-Terreno: Luís Senra, Sofia Caetano e PMDS @ Secret location

Registration needed

Each Tremor ticket holder is just allowed to register to one session. If more than one registration is done, only one will be valid and the others will be canceled.

10:00 - 8th September 

Sound gathers and guides us, between light and darkness, traveling through the time of the nature of our reflections.

On its return, Tremor asserts itself once again as an event of people, faces and communities, a mission that is also reflected in the reinforcement of the presence of Azorean artists in its line up. One of these spaces will be Tremor Todo-o-Terreno, this year in the hands of multimedia artist Sofia Caetano, the piano and electronics project PMDS, and the saxophonist, improviser and performer Luís Senra. Together, they will imagine a plastic and sonic experience developed for a specific walking trail, which will culminate in a live performance in nature.

Sofia Caetano lives and works between Pittsburgh, in the USA, and the Azores, in Portugal. She graduated in Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon and completed her Master of Fine Arts in Media Art at Emerson College, in Boston, USA, where she later taught. In 2016 she joined Elliot Sheedy and founded a production company, The Spectacular House, where she produces original content. She is currently developing her first feature film, The Happiest Man. Her work focuses on the relationship between the moving image and the viewer. It explores the space between the two-dimensionality of the screen and the three-dimensionality of its relationship with the installation, investigating form and presentation modes.

Luís Senra is an azorean saxophonist and free improviser, born in Rabo de Peixe, who has been developing performances where the main focus is the exploration of sound, the acoustic particularities of the saxophone and the way it relates to different natural and urban spaces. Since 2017 he has been involved in several projects that experience the dialogue skills of music. As a performer he was part of the MIA – Atouguia da Baleia Improvised Music Meeting, Serralves em Festa, Azores Fringe Festival and Improv Acción. In 2019, he started the Performative Cycle "Geometria Sónica", promoted by the Arquipélago – Contemporary Arts Center, and participated in the albums Cowboy Microwave Music by Elliot Sheddy and Prima Pratica from Creative Sources Recordings, alongside musicians such as Ernesto Rodrigues, Gianna de Toni , Biagio Verdolini and Luis Couto.

PMDS is an ambient/techno/experimental electronic music project by Pedro Sousa and Filipe Caetano. The first with classical piano training and the second with many kilometers on the dance floors; both with an (un) controlled passion for analog equipment, synthesizers and audio gadgets. They released their first album in 2011 via the Portuguese label Thisco and toured several Portuguese cities. The project's curriculum also includes collaboration for the creation of a theme for Nam June Paik's Vide-O-Belisk to be shown at the Brooks Museum in Memphis. Right now they are preparing the second album, betting on a more industrial sound.

8 sep.
11:00
Estúdio 13
Phobos - Orquestra robótica disfuncional, por Sonoscopia
Phobos - Orquestra robótica disfuncional, por Sonoscopia @ Estúdio 13

8, 9, 10 e 11 de September
Visiting hours: 11:00 - 20:00
Free entrance

Phobos is a set of small robots and devices for automatic music generation that come together in a Dysfunctional Robotic Orchestra, an orchestra of strange instruments with defects, genetic mutations and errant behavior.

Phobos represents a critique of the technological superimposition on human thought, of the function of work and of modern forms of slavery, as well as a historical retrospective of the various attempts at human liberation through machines, technological utopias, the advances and setbacks of freedoms. Its name comes from Greek mythology, where Phobos is the incarnation of fear, and is also the name of the largest moon on Mars, doomed to disappear due to the proximity of its orbit in relation to the planet.

8 sep.
11:00
Coliseu Micaelense
Scabra Makaron Nésoi, por Débora Silva & Slim Soledad
Scabra Makaron Nésoi, por Débora Silva & Slim Soledad @ Coliseu Micaelense

8, 9, 10 e 11 de September
Visiting times: 11:00 - 20:00
Free entry

We’re in a place where meaning is adjusted, on a journey which confronts centuries of prohibition imposed on dissident people, people whose knowledge and actions were stolen and torn. We are in an insular place of empowerment. 

Performative, digital and magical effects on a loop, as new spiritual tools.

An electronically textured mantra.

A phallic.kitsch mineral - lucidity.  

Macaronesia is the group of fortunate islands where we begin. 

Chains

Textured chains of rusted iron, oxidized by frosty nights and lava-filled waters..

Virtual chains, bathed in digital processes of glitter and peeled energy.

Chains

Dildos-Talisman-Lapis-Lazuli

Dildos-Talisman 

Talisman- Lapis

Dildos-Lazuli 

Metaphorical rocks from antiquity with medicinal properties, aphrodisiac, and which free us from the fear of being ourselves.

Being ourselves.

We are under the resonating effect of a machinal and metalized mantra.

We are under the metalized sonic effect of angry swords. 

Being ourselves. 

Dancing mosaics of intertwined bodies, in gender deconstruction.

Magical altars of antiquity gave coordinates of better days for victory. 

We are on an altar of victories.

Fortunate

The imagetic smell of metals and natural perfume lead us to matter transmutation 

Fortunate metallurgy

Fortunate Ferraria 

Wasted alchemy

Fortunate.

Mirrors, undulating like the sea, and lava roses with plastic roots; an aquatic reverberating effect, like the islands floating on the atlantic

We have been torn.

We are fortunate

Reina Del Mar

8 sep.
11:00
vaga
ENTRE, por Grégory Le Lay
ENTRE, por Grégory Le Lay @ vaga

8, 9, 10 e 11 de September
Visiting times: 11:00 - 21:00
Free entrance

Video: Diogo Sousa Aguiar

I am looking to share other possible spaces, to translate my perception of speeds. I am looking for a diver to approach the whale. I build porous narratives with inert materials, a flexible architecture, articulations between spaces and times. Polyphone / polyphony of the sign, I organize narratives with objects between gaps/voids. I seek, don’t understand the machine, the bug refused the teat.

“He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”

- Friedrich Nietzsche

8 sep.
16:00
Secret location
Tremor Todo-o-Terreno: Luís Senra, Sofia Caetano e PMDS
Tremor Todo-o-Terreno: Luís Senra, Sofia Caetano e PMDS @ Secret location

Registration needed

Each Tremor ticket holder is just allowed to register to one session. If more than one registration is done, only one will be valid and the others will be canceled.

16:00 - 8th September 

Sound gathers and guides us, between light and darkness, traveling through the time of the nature of our reflections.

On its return, Tremor asserts itself once again as an event of people, faces and communities, a mission that is also reflected in the reinforcement of the presence of Azorean artists in its line up. One of these spaces will be Tremor Todo-o-Terreno, this year in the hands of multimedia artist Sofia Caetano, the piano and electronics project PMDS, and the saxophonist, improviser and performer Luís Senra. Together, they will imagine a plastic and sonic experience developed for a specific walking trail, which will culminate in a live performance in nature.

Sofia Caetano lives and works between Pittsburgh, in the USA, and the Azores, in Portugal. She graduated in Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon and completed her Master of Fine Arts in Media Art at Emerson College, in Boston, USA, where she later taught. In 2016 she joined Elliot Sheedy and founded a production company, The Spectacular House, where she produces original content. She is currently developing her first feature film, The Happiest Man. Her work focuses on the relationship between the moving image and the viewer. It explores the space between the two-dimensionality of the screen and the three-dimensionality of its relationship with the installation, investigating form and presentation modes.

Luís Senra is an azorean saxophonist and free improviser, born in Rabo de Peixe, who has been developing performances where the main focus is the exploration of sound, the acoustic particularities of the saxophone and the way it relates to different natural and urban spaces. Since 2017 he has been involved in several projects that experience the dialogue skills of music. As a performer he was part of the MIA – Atouguia da Baleia Improvised Music Meeting, Serralves em Festa, Azores Fringe Festival and Improv Acción. In 2019, he started the Performative Cycle "Geometria Sónica", promoted by the Arquipélago – Contemporary Arts Center, and participated in the albums Cowboy Microwave Music by Elliot Sheddy and Prima Pratica from Creative Sources Recordings, alongside musicians such as Ernesto Rodrigues, Gianna de Toni , Biagio Verdolini and Luis Couto.

PMDS is an ambient/techno/experimental electronic music project by Pedro Sousa and Filipe Caetano. The first with classical piano training and the second with many kilometers on the dance floors; both with an (un) controlled passion for analog equipment, synthesizers and audio gadgets. They released their first album in 2011 via the Portuguese label Thisco and toured several Portuguese cities. The project's curriculum also includes collaboration for the creation of a theme for Nam June Paik's Vide-O-Belisk to be shown at the Brooks Museum in Memphis. Right now they are preparing the second album, betting on a more industrial sound.

8 sep.
18:00
Jardim António Borges
Tremor na Estufa
Tremor na Estufa @ Jardim António Borges

Tremor na Estufa is an adventure: the audience is invited to a small trip into a secret place on the island for a surprise concert. Participants are informed about the location on the day of the show, being able to travel there using their own means of transportation or by Tremor bus. We advise to take an umbrella, a rain jacket and comfortable shoes.. It is mandatory to carry an ID. It’s forbidden to drink and smoke under the premises, as well as bringing food or drinks. Entrance is subjected to screening and searching. Every morning at 11am the place and time of the event will be revealed. We suggest car sharing for the trips.

8 sep.
19:00
Estúdio 13
Performance - Phobos - Orquestra robótica disfuncional, por Sonoscopia
Performance - Phobos - Orquestra robótica disfuncional, por Sonoscopia @ Estúdio 13

Live performance 

Phobos is a set of small robots and devices for automatic music generation that come together in a Dysfunctional Robotic Orchestra, an orchestra of strange instruments with defects, genetic mutations and errant behavior.

Phobos represents a critique of the technological superimposition on human thought, of the function of work and of modern forms of slavery, as well as a historical retrospective of the various attempts at human liberation through machines, technological utopias, the advances and setbacks of freedoms. Its name comes from Greek mythology, where Phobos is the incarnation of fear, and is also the name of the largest moon on Mars, doomed to disappear due to the proximity of its orbit in relation to the planet.

8 sep.
21:00
Teatro Micaelense
Luis Gil Bettencourt
Luis Gil Bettencourt @ Teatro Micaelense

Luís Gil Bettencourt is undoubtedly one of the biggest names in the island's musical imaginarium. He was born at Base das Lajes on June 26, 1956, within a family of musicians from Graciosa Island hired by the American military to compose a Big Band in that decade. With the common collaboration of his brothers Paulo, Nuno and Roberto as well as his daughter Maria Bettencourt, Luis owns a very eclectic musical background that has its foundation stone in rock. Along his journey he discovers local azorean instrument viola da terra, with which he builds the soundtrack of the television series Xailes Negros. Also with this typical instrument, to which he added the adufe, he composes the soundtrack for a documentary on the life of José Saramago. Today, and alongside his daughter, he takes viola da terra to the stages of Hollywood, London and New York.

8 sep.
22:00
Coliseu Micaelense
CZN
CZN @ Coliseu Micaelense

The last few years have been busy for João Pais Filipe. From the edition with duo Paisiel to his solo album, from the collaborations with HHY & The Macumbas or Black Bombaim, to the encounters with Burnt Friedman, GNOD, the African percussionist Omutaba and the Peruvian master Manongo Mujica, little has been the time  the percussionist and gong maker had to stop. Hence, the challenge for this project, which some  describe as a beautiful love story, came from the label itself, Lovers & Lollypops. The idea was to see just one Tomaga concert, one of Valentina Magaletti’s bands, but the chemistry, cemented by the bohemian night in Porto, was immediate. And it’s from this starting material that The Golden Path was forged, the debut album released under the alias CZN. Nocturnal, visceral, erratic, immersive, this "golden path" through which both guide us, puts music and its historical role at the center of human spirituality: uniting instinct with discipline, reality with dream, finite and eternal.

In 2019, the duo became a trio with the addition of Leon Marks to the recording plans of Commutator, the collective's latest release. In a succession of sure advances and clinical hesitations about environmental sounds, Commutator is more than a new thing for each of its musicians; it is a document of perennial value, odd and with a life of its own.

8 sep.
23:30
Coliseu Micaelense
Sereias
Sereias @ Coliseu Micaelense

As the country burns with boredom, Sereias get totally immersed in the jazz-punk that promises to be the anthem of a campaign that needs to hit the streets. In the center the poetry of A. Pedro Ribeiro (the “unblessed” poet, anarchist and ex-candidate for Portuguese Presidency) in a constant shock with the turbid, electronic and immersive environments of the sonic masters that accompany him. With their debut album they set the country on fire, throwing us with only a single stroke to the couch. And how the portugueses artistic community needed it! A political, social and philosophical treatise, created in a time when all of this represents an affront to the status quo, to the great teacher. Written with deceptive violence, between the lines of provocation, in the epidermis of a breastplate where you can hit at will. Not only in its lyrics, but also in its music. In this avantgarde, punk, free jazz and post-rock format that causes the voluntary eruption of the senses, in the freedom of execution and in the denial of this same conventional posture. A “zapplian” indiscipline that takes us to the territories of This Heat, Pere Ubu or The Fall. And if the record represents a demeaning audacity in this multiplicity of profiles, live praxis is not only direct, untimely but cannibalistic and exasperating. The balance remains at the base of the extremes and they look so uncomfortable on stage that they end up keeping the focus on the audience.

9 sep.
10:00
Secret location
Tremor Todo-o-Terreno: Luís Senra, Sofia Caetano e PMDS
Tremor Todo-o-Terreno: Luís Senra, Sofia Caetano e PMDS @ Secret location

Registration needed

Each Tremor ticket holder is just allowed to register to one session. If more than one registration is done, only one will be valid and the others will be canceled.

10:00 - 9th September 

Sound gathers and guides us, between light and darkness, traveling through the time of the nature of our reflections.

On its return, Tremor asserts itself once again as an event of people, faces and communities, a mission that is also reflected in the reinforcement of the presence of Azorean artists in its line up. One of these spaces will be Tremor Todo-o-Terreno, this year in the hands of multimedia artist Sofia Caetano, the piano and electronics project PMDS, and the saxophonist, improviser and performer Luís Senra. Together, they will imagine a plastic and sonic experience developed for a specific walking trail, which will culminate in a live performance in nature.

Sofia Caetano lives and works between Pittsburgh, in the USA, and the Azores, in Portugal. She graduated in Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon and completed her Master of Fine Arts in Media Art at Emerson College, in Boston, USA, where she later taught. In 2016 she joined Elliot Sheedy and founded a production company, The Spectacular House, where she produces original content. She is currently developing her first feature film, The Happiest Man. Her work focuses on the relationship between the moving image and the viewer. It explores the space between the two-dimensionality of the screen and the three-dimensionality of its relationship with the installation, investigating form and presentation modes.

Luís Senra is an azorean saxophonist and free improviser, born in Rabo de Peixe, who has been developing performances where the main focus is the exploration of sound, the acoustic particularities of the saxophone and the way it relates to different natural and urban spaces. Since 2017 he has been involved in several projects that experience the dialogue skills of music. As a performer he was part of the MIA – Atouguia da Baleia Improvised Music Meeting, Serralves em Festa, Azores Fringe Festival and Improv Acción. In 2019, he started the Performative Cycle "Geometria Sónica", promoted by the Arquipélago – Contemporary Arts Center, and participated in the albums Cowboy Microwave Music by Elliot Sheddy and Prima Pratica from Creative Sources Recordings, alongside musicians such as Ernesto Rodrigues, Gianna de Toni , Biagio Verdolini and Luis Couto.

PMDS is an ambient/techno/experimental electronic music project by Pedro Sousa and Filipe Caetano. The first with classical piano training and the second with many kilometers on the dance floors; both with an (un) controlled passion for analog equipment, synthesizers and audio gadgets. They released their first album in 2011 via the Portuguese label Thisco and toured several Portuguese cities. The project's curriculum also includes collaboration for the creation of a theme for Nam June Paik's Vide-O-Belisk to be shown at the Brooks Museum in Memphis. Right now they are preparing the second album, betting on a more industrial sound.

9 sep.
16:00
Secret location
Tremor Todo-o-Terreno: Luís Senra, Sofia Caetano e PMDS
Tremor Todo-o-Terreno: Luís Senra, Sofia Caetano e PMDS @ Secret location

Registration needed

Each Tremor ticket holder is just allowed to register to one session. If more than one registration is done, only one will be valid and the others will be canceled.

16:00 - 9th September 

Sound gathers and guides us, between light and darkness, traveling through the time of the nature of our reflections.

On its return, Tremor asserts itself once again as an event of people, faces and communities, a mission that is also reflected in the reinforcement of the presence of Azorean artists in its line up. One of these spaces will be Tremor Todo-o-Terreno, this year in the hands of multimedia artist Sofia Caetano, the piano and electronics project PMDS, and the saxophonist, improviser and performer Luís Senra. Together, they will imagine a plastic and sonic experience developed for a specific walking trail, which will culminate in a live performance in nature.

Sofia Caetano lives and works between Pittsburgh, in the USA, and the Azores, in Portugal. She graduated in Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon and completed her Master of Fine Arts in Media Art at Emerson College, in Boston, USA, where she later taught. In 2016 she joined Elliot Sheedy and founded a production company, The Spectacular House, where she produces original content. She is currently developing her first feature film, The Happiest Man. Her work focuses on the relationship between the moving image and the viewer. It explores the space between the two-dimensionality of the screen and the three-dimensionality of its relationship with the installation, investigating form and presentation modes.

Luís Senra is an azorean saxophonist and free improviser, born in Rabo de Peixe, who has been developing performances where the main focus is the exploration of sound, the acoustic particularities of the saxophone and the way it relates to different natural and urban spaces. Since 2017 he has been involved in several projects that experience the dialogue skills of music. As a performer he was part of the MIA – Atouguia da Baleia Improvised Music Meeting, Serralves em Festa, Azores Fringe Festival and Improv Acción. In 2019, he started the Performative Cycle "Geometria Sónica", promoted by the Arquipélago – Contemporary Arts Center, and participated in the albums Cowboy Microwave Music by Elliot Sheddy and Prima Pratica from Creative Sources Recordings, alongside musicians such as Ernesto Rodrigues, Gianna de Toni , Biagio Verdolini and Luis Couto.

PMDS is an ambient/techno/experimental electronic music project by Pedro Sousa and Filipe Caetano. The first with classical piano training and the second with many kilometers on the dance floors; both with an (un) controlled passion for analog equipment, synthesizers and audio gadgets. They released their first album in 2011 via the Portuguese label Thisco and toured several Portuguese cities. The project's curriculum also includes collaboration for the creation of a theme for Nam June Paik's Vide-O-Belisk to be shown at the Brooks Museum in Memphis. Right now they are preparing the second album, betting on a more industrial sound.

9 sep.
18:00
Miradouro das Capelas
Tremor na Estufa
Tremor na Estufa @ Miradouro das Capelas

Tremor na Estufa is an adventure: the audience is invited to a small trip into a secret place on the island for a surprise concert. Participants are informed about the location on the day of the show, being able to travel there using their own means of transportation or by Tremor bus. We advise to take an umbrella, a rain jacket and comfortable shoes.. It is mandatory to carry an ID. It’s forbidden to drink and smoke under the premises, as well as bringing food or drinks. Entrance is subjected to screening and searching. Every morning at 11am the place and time of the event will be revealed. We suggest car sharing for the trips.

9 sep.
19:00
Estúdio 13
Performance - Phobos - Orquestra robótica disfuncional, por Sonoscopia
Performance - Phobos - Orquestra robótica disfuncional, por Sonoscopia @ Estúdio 13

Live performance 

Phobos is a set of small robots and devices for automatic music generation that come together in a Dysfunctional Robotic Orchestra, an orchestra of strange instruments with defects, genetic mutations and errant behavior.

Phobos represents a critique of the technological superimposition on human thought, of the function of work and of modern forms of slavery, as well as a historical retrospective of the various attempts at human liberation through machines, technological utopias, the advances and setbacks of freedoms. Its name comes from Greek mythology, where Phobos is the incarnation of fear, and is also the name of the largest moon on Mars, doomed to disappear due to the proximity of its orbit in relation to the planet.

9 sep.
21:00
Teatro Micaelense
Mário Raposo
Mário Raposo @ Teatro Micaelense

Self-taught musician and composer born in S. Miguel, Mário Raposo has been making music with synthesizers since the 90s, encompassing influences from jazz, classical music, new age, electronics and the art of the soundtrack. Still in that decade he joined the duo Art & Soul and made the musical arrangements for releases of prominent figures of Azorean music such as Aníbal Raposo and Luís Alberto Bettencourt, as well as compositions for documentaries and advertising. With a remarkable discography since 2007, Mário Raposo will present, for the first time, some of his themes in a cross between new age, environmental music and aesthetics commonly associated with the world of science fiction.

9 sep.
22:00
Coliseu Micaelense
InSeCureFrank
InSeCureFrank @ Coliseu Micaelense

InSeCureFrank is a singer-songwriter, poet and video artist born in 1993 under the magical glaze of the telluric Atlantic Islands of Azores. The artist moved from Lisbon to London in 2014 and has since then established his practice in the UK. The poetics of the musician’s work portraits the social and political endeavours of a non-binary worldling allied to the melancholic dimmed lights of London. In Frank’s music, vulnerability is the recipe and the catalyst for an eminent change in a journey of multiplicity in the perpetual search of meaning. InSeCureFrank is currently working on an LP entitled Loose Dog Loves which was recorded in Sao Miguel Island as part of an Artistic Residence held at Carlos Machado Museum.

9 sep.
23:30
Coliseu Micaelense
Vanishing Twin
Vanishing Twin @ Coliseu Micaelense

When immunologist A. David Napier realized one of his most fundamental beliefs, he edited The Age Of Immunology, a book in which he made clear that the idea that survival could only be achieved by eliminating the “not self” had spread, dangerously, out of the medical world, infecting everything in its path. For Vanishing Twin, the expression (which names their debut album) comes out of disillusionment. Composed by elements from Belgium, Japan, Italy, France and America, the band that, since 2015 has been operating from London, could not remain silent before the imminent thickening of English borders. The Age Of Immunology, released by Fire Records, is thus more than a musical creation, a record with an attentive eye to the uncertainties created by the growing populism in the old continent, a soundtrack for those who believe in the pluralist dream, which embrace others and learn from it. It is so not only in the lyrics sung in the mother tongues of its members, but also in its compositions, with references to Sun Ra, Morricone, Jean-Claude Vannier or Stereolab. Vanishing Twins are Cathy Lucas (vocals), Valentina Magaletti (drums), Susumu Mukai (bass), Phil M.F.U. (in “strange noises”) and Elliott Arndt (flute and percussion).

10 sep.
10:00
Secret location
Tremor Todo-o-Terreno: Luís Senra, Sofia Caetano e PMDS
Tremor Todo-o-Terreno: Luís Senra, Sofia Caetano e PMDS @ Secret location

Registration needed

Each Tremor ticket holder is just allowed to register to one session. If more than one registration is done, only one will be valid and the others will be canceled.

10:00 - 10th September 

Sound gathers and guides us, between light and darkness, traveling through the time of the nature of our reflections.

On its return, Tremor asserts itself once again as an event of people, faces and communities, a mission that is also reflected in the reinforcement of the presence of Azorean artists in its line up. One of these spaces will be Tremor Todo-o-Terreno, this year in the hands of multimedia artist Sofia Caetano, the piano and electronics project PMDS, and the saxophonist, improviser and performer Luís Senra. Together, they will imagine a plastic and sonic experience developed for a specific walking trail, which will culminate in a live performance in nature.

Sofia Caetano lives and works between Pittsburgh, in the USA, and the Azores, in Portugal. She graduated in Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon and completed her Master of Fine Arts in Media Art at Emerson College, in Boston, USA, where she later taught. In 2016 she joined Elliot Sheedy and founded a production company, The Spectacular House, where she produces original content. She is currently developing her first feature film, The Happiest Man. Her work focuses on the relationship between the moving image and the viewer. It explores the space between the two-dimensionality of the screen and the three-dimensionality of its relationship with the installation, investigating form and presentation modes.

Luís Senra is an azorean saxophonist and free improviser, born in Rabo de Peixe, who has been developing performances where the main focus is the exploration of sound, the acoustic particularities of the saxophone and the way it relates to different natural and urban spaces. Since 2017 he has been involved in several projects that experience the dialogue skills of music. As a performer he was part of the MIA – Atouguia da Baleia Improvised Music Meeting, Serralves em Festa, Azores Fringe Festival and Improv Acción. In 2019, he started the Performative Cycle "Geometria Sónica", promoted by the Arquipélago – Contemporary Arts Center, and participated in the albums Cowboy Microwave Music by Elliot Sheddy and Prima Pratica from Creative Sources Recordings, alongside musicians such as Ernesto Rodrigues, Gianna de Toni , Biagio Verdolini and Luis Couto.

PMDS is an ambient/techno/experimental electronic music project by Pedro Sousa and Filipe Caetano. The first with classical piano training and the second with many kilometers on the dance floors; both with an (un) controlled passion for analog equipment, synthesizers and audio gadgets. They released their first album in 2011 via the Portuguese label Thisco and toured several Portuguese cities. The project's curriculum also includes collaboration for the creation of a theme for Nam June Paik's Vide-O-Belisk to be shown at the Brooks Museum in Memphis. Right now they are preparing the second album, betting on a more industrial sound.

10 sep.
16:00
Secret location
Tremor Todo-o-Terreno: Luís Senra, Sofia Caetano e PMDS
Tremor Todo-o-Terreno: Luís Senra, Sofia Caetano e PMDS @ Secret location

Registration needed

Each Tremor ticket holder is just allowed to register to one session. If more than one registration is done, only one will be valid and the others will be canceled.

16:00 - 10th September 

Sound gathers and guides us, between light and darkness, traveling through the time of the nature of our reflections.

On its return, Tremor asserts itself once again as an event of people, faces and communities, a mission that is also reflected in the reinforcement of the presence of Azorean artists in its line up. One of these spaces will be Tremor Todo-o-Terreno, this year in the hands of multimedia artist Sofia Caetano, the piano and electronics project PMDS, and the saxophonist, improviser and performer Luís Senra. Together, they will imagine a plastic and sonic experience developed for a specific walking trail, which will culminate in a live performance in nature.

Sofia Caetano lives and works between Pittsburgh, in the USA, and the Azores, in Portugal. She graduated in Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon and completed her Master of Fine Arts in Media Art at Emerson College, in Boston, USA, where she later taught. In 2016 she joined Elliot Sheedy and founded a production company, The Spectacular House, where she produces original content. She is currently developing her first feature film, The Happiest Man. Her work focuses on the relationship between the moving image and the viewer. It explores the space between the two-dimensionality of the screen and the three-dimensionality of its relationship with the installation, investigating form and presentation modes.

Luís Senra is an azorean saxophonist and free improviser, born in Rabo de Peixe, who has been developing performances where the main focus is the exploration of sound, the acoustic particularities of the saxophone and the way it relates to different natural and urban spaces. Since 2017 he has been involved in several projects that experience the dialogue skills of music. As a performer he was part of the MIA – Atouguia da Baleia Improvised Music Meeting, Serralves em Festa, Azores Fringe Festival and Improv Acción. In 2019, he started the Performative Cycle "Geometria Sónica", promoted by the Arquipélago – Contemporary Arts Center, and participated in the albums Cowboy Microwave Music by Elliot Sheddy and Prima Pratica from Creative Sources Recordings, alongside musicians such as Ernesto Rodrigues, Gianna de Toni , Biagio Verdolini and Luis Couto.

PMDS is an ambient/techno/experimental electronic music project by Pedro Sousa and Filipe Caetano. The first with classical piano training and the second with many kilometers on the dance floors; both with an (un) controlled passion for analog equipment, synthesizers and audio gadgets. They released their first album in 2011 via the Portuguese label Thisco and toured several Portuguese cities. The project's curriculum also includes collaboration for the creation of a theme for Nam June Paik's Vide-O-Belisk to be shown at the Brooks Museum in Memphis. Right now they are preparing the second album, betting on a more industrial sound.

10 sep.
17:00
Jardim da Lagoa Azul
Tremor na Estufa
Tremor na Estufa @ Jardim da Lagoa Azul

Tremor na Estufa is an adventure: the audience is invited to a small trip into a secret place on the island for a surprise concert. Participants are informed about the location on the day of the show, being able to travel there using their own means of transportation or by Tremor bus. We advise to take an umbrella, a rain jacket and comfortable shoes.. It is mandatory to carry an ID. It’s forbidden to drink and smoke under the premises, as well as bringing food or drinks. Entrance is subjected to screening and searching. Every morning at 11am the place and time of the event will be revealed. We suggest car sharing for the trips.

10 sep.
18:30
Parque de Lazer do Poço Largo
Associação Surdos São Miguel + ondamarela
Associação Surdos São Miguel + ondamarela @ Parque de Lazer do Poço Largo

It is already a structural part of the festival's DNA, the joint work of ondamarela and the São Miguel Deaf Association. In the past two editions, they are the fair owners of some of the most emotive and special images and moments of the festival. In september, they will meet again to give us another chapter to this memoir book.

ondmarela collective conceives, develops and implements collaborative artistic projects. Above all, it’s interested in the relationship between a specific place, a group of people in that place and the artistic gestures built by sharing. They’ve worked with communities in Bragança, Ílhavo, Guimarães (European Capital of Culture 2012), La Valletta (European Capital of Culture 2018), Historical Villages of Portugal, among many other projects.

The São Miguel Island Deaf Association (ASISM) has the mission of developing and creating support structures for azorean deaf citizens, guaranteeing their autonomy, individuality, their rights and the response to their needs, acting in an integrated way on factors of exclusion and encouraging the exercise of active citizenship. It promotes cultural, recreational and artistic activities, and intervenes in the media to raise public awareness of the issue of deafness in all social aspects.

10 sep.
20:30
Parque de Lazer do Poço Largo
Lena D’Água
Lena D’Água @ Parque de Lazer do Poço Largo

It was one of the great musical comebacks of the last couple of years in Portugal. After integrating a number of projects, from rock to jazz, connecting on stage with the new generation of Portuguese musicians, Lena D'Água entered 2019 ready to give body to a great party. Desalmadamente arrived to store’s shelves in May, thirty years after Tu Aqui, her last solo album. Alongside with her new nuclear band (built on the skeleton of the portuguese group They're Heading West) and with Mariana Ricardo, Francisca Cortesão, Sérgio Nascimento and Benjamim's production, the new album launches the clues for a new look into Lena's career. The ten songs, composed by Pedro da Silva Martins dos Deolinda, break out from the nostalgia and challenge us to (re)discovery of one of the most important voices in Portuguese pop rock.

10 sep.
21:45
Parque de Lazer do Poço Largo
Conferência Inferno
Conferência Inferno @ Parque de Lazer do Poço Largo

Born within several travels around Portugal, but nested in Porto, the trio composed of Francisco Lima, Raul Mendiratta and José Miguel Silva is yet another proof of the creativity and cooperation that have been marking, by these days, different areas of Porto. From Bazar Esotérico, the introduction ceremony for their post-punk emergencies, and Ata Saturna, the debut LP released earlier this year, they’ve taken the time to walk through the streets of their, of our, cities, recording their routines, stories and the frames of atomized populations. Along the way, they made themes that describe the emergence of another messiah, with new nihilist discoveries wrapped in simple melodies with a retro-futuristic feeling. Let’s shout with them: ‘apocalypse has already happened, fate has struck, anarchy has been contained, tomorrow is not a promise, anxiety is perpetual, the sun never rises here.’

10 sep.
23:00
Parque de Lazer do Poço Largo
Sensible Soccers
Sensible Soccers @ Parque de Lazer do Poço Largo

Sensible Soccers are one of the most consistent and appreciated contemporary Portuguese bands. They started their journey in 2011 with a first EP where they invited us to travel through their universe dotted with melancholy. From there they delivered 8 and Villa Soledad, albums in which they made very clear their taste for themes that escape from the traditional song format, based on structures and arrangements in progress. They returned, in 2019, with a renewed set up, in a new creative space, where they open up, more clearly, to pop melodies and dance. At the start of this new Aurora (the fifth album that catapulted them - again - to the national music tops) they are again experimenting with the aesthetic diversity with which they build their themes.

11 sep.
14:00
Jardim António Borges
Mini Tremor - Sonoscopia - INsono: O ouvido secreto das plantas
Mini Tremor - Sonoscopia - INsono: O ouvido secreto das plantas @ Jardim António Borges

From 14:00 to 16:00
Free admission 

Ouvido secreto das plantas is a sound installation and a path that unveils the sounds and the silences of botanical gardens.

What do plants hear? In its calm and silence, the plants patiently listen to the surrounding sounds. In cities, the halo of sound is rich and abundant in human-made sounds. But there are also the natural sounds of the leaves, of the trees, of the birds, of the rain and of the wind, that timidly insist on persisting time. And it’s in urban gardens that we often realize the beauty of sounds, it is here that we learn to stop and listen, as plants do, and to understand our place in the world.

11 sep.
15:00
Jardim António Borges
Mini Tremor - Aviões de Papel, por Estúdio 13
Mini Tremor - Aviões de Papel, por Estúdio 13 @ Jardim António Borges

Free admission

Designed by the collective Estúdio 13, Aviões de Papel is a contemporary dance show with a strong performative component, for children from 4 years old onwards, whose starting point is the book in its different forms of use. A journey where the book is both a physical object and a keeper of loose words, a map, an instructor or even a creator of sensations or characters. In a strongly digital era, this activity aims to create a playful and artistic approach to reading.

11 sep.
16:00
Pinhal da Paz
Um plano espelhado no chão, por berru
Um plano espelhado no chão, por berru @ Pinhal da Paz

«The ecological era we find ourselves in—whether we like it or not and whether we recognize it or not—makes necessary a searching revaluation of philosophy, politics, and art. The very idea of being “in” an era is in question. We are “in” the Anthropocene, but that era is also “in” a moment of far longer duration.

What is the present? How can it be thought about? What is presence? Ecological awareness forces us to think and feel at multiple scales, scales that disorient normative concepts such as “present,” “life,” “human, “nature,” “thing,” “thought,” and “logic".»

Timothy Morton.

11 sep.
17:00
Pinhal da Paz
Samuel Martins Coelho
Samuel Martins Coelho @ Pinhal da Paz

The use of the word travel isn’t new when we talk about Samuel Martins Coelho’s work. After a long career integrating collective projects of a multiverse personality, from the postmodernist improvisation of Space Ensemble and MODS Collective, to working with several theater companies as an instrumentalist and composer, he premiered, solom with Partita para violino solo, an album where he reconnects with the instrument in which he was trained as a musician and that he used to be reconciled with himself. In 2021, in a perpetual movement of succession and overcoming, he edited Cura, a record about discovery, reinvention and surprise.

11 sep.
18:00
Pinhal da Paz
Kazän
Kazän @ Pinhal da Paz

Punk as raw as you get it from Azores Terceira Island, Kazän are one of the heaviest debuts in this year's edition of Tremor. Between a certain dose of madness inherent to insularity, and the evocation of Azorean volcanic identity (from which they most certainly get the name, Kazän means volcano in Japanese), the Azorean collective proposes to use rock as a weapon of transformation. Composed by ex-members of bands like Punkrias, Roädscüm, Mufasa, Resposta Simples, Anomally ou Abutre, Kazän edited their first EP in 2019. Music that is now being heard, for the first time, in São Miguel.

11 sep.
19:00
Pinhal da Paz
Casper Clausen
Casper Clausen @ Pinhal da Paz

Always restless and brimming with creative energy and zeal, Casper Clausen, front man of illustrious band Efterklang and adjacent project Liima unveild, at the beginning of 2021, his debut solo album Better Way. On this first sole venture he exhibits a new sense of ingenuity and musical exploration, unrestricted by formats, genres and collective goals. He presents a kaleidoscopic album journeying new terrain, twisting dense textures and swirls of sound into tales of the two alpha and omegas: Alienation and Love.

Through eight tracks of sparkling, light-filled explorations that shimmer with a phantasmic haze, Clausen channels moods and sounds with a sense of unbridled freedom, optimism and inquisitive liberty, touching on elements of krautrock, avant-pop and progressive rock.

Deeply rooted in his residency in Lisbon, Portugal, the songs came together through snatched moments between tours when he would use his downtime finding inspiration in the local music scene, in his daily commute across the Tejo to his studio in Almada. A premiere in Azores.

11 sep.
20:00
Pinhal da Paz
Clã
Clã @ Pinhal da Paz

It was one of the great musical comebacks of the last couple of years in Portugal. After integrating a number of projects, from rock to jazz, connecting on stage with the new generation of Portuguese musicians, Lena D'Água entered 2019 ready to give body to a great party. Desalmadamente arrived to store’s shelves in May, thirty years after Tu Aqui, her last solo album. Alongside with her new nuclear band (built on the skeleton of the portuguese group They're Heading West) and with Mariana Ricardo, Francisca Cortesão, Sérgio Nascimento and Benjamim's production, the new album launches the clues for a new look into Lena's career. The ten songs, composed by Pedro da Silva Martins dos Deolinda, break out from the nostalgia and challenge us to (re)discovery of one of the most important voices in Portuguese pop rock.

11 sep.
21:30
Pinhal da Paz
Dirty Coal Train
Dirty Coal Train @ Pinhal da Paz

It’s hard to find one weekend out of the year when you can’t find them on stage. From clubs to balconies, from stairwells to biker bars or huge festivals, it’s there that Dirty Coal Train feel comfortable. A power trio with DIY inspiration, created by the couple Ricardo Ramos and Beatriz Rodrigues, they’re one of the most productive and hard working bands in the business, without losing the realness with which they grab on to rock and roll. Since 2012, when they presented their début EP, Killer Brains From Venus, they’ve released more than 14 records, with extensive tours, both within and without their borders. Inspired by 60s garage punk and B-movies, their songs are inhabited by zombies, intergalactic beings, voodoo wizards and the landscapes in these adventures through imaginary worlds. Primitive, their most recent album, it’s one of several reasons that lead us to them.

11 sep.
22:30
Pinhal da Paz
Ferro Gaita
Ferro Gaita @ Pinhal da Paz

It’s not like we’ve been working to hide it, but here it goes: we really like funána. Inspired by popular Portuguese rhythms (and others from European countries), as well as African ancestral music, it’s a kind of musical “Creole” that appeals to dance in its most natural, earthly and primary state. Party music linked to the Atlantic soul of a country, it unites urban centers with their peripheries, often reflecting the life, suffering, joy or socio-political reality of those who interpret it. It is, alongside morna, coladeira and batuque, one of the most widespread Cape Verdean cultural brands. It’s within this universe that we find Ferro Gaita, ambassadors (alongside some Bulimundo or Finaçon) of a heritage that is made of ingenuity, emotion, sensuality and viscerality. Fundu Baxu, Rei di Tabanka or Rei di Funaná will be some of the hymes that will lead, in Azores, another trip to the most raw and vibrant side of this intoxicating game between the iron (local cape verdian instrument) and the diatonic accordion.

11 sep.
23:45
Pinhal da Paz
Kelman Duran
Kelman Duran @ Pinhal da Paz

Kelman Duran is from the Dominican Republic, but currently lives and works in Los Angeles. His music is a fiery fusion of Afro-Caribbean rhythms with a political bent. One of the main inspirations for his music is the Haitian revolution, which had a huge impact on his debut album of ethereal reggaeton, 1804 KIDS.

  • Angélica Salvi

    Angélica Salvi

  • Associação Surdos São Miguel + ondamarela

    Associação Surdos São Miguel + ondamarela

  • Beatriz Brum + João Pais Filipe

    Beatriz Brum + João Pais Filipe

  • berru

    berru

  • Casper Clausen

    Casper Clausen

  • Clã

    Clã

  • CZN

    CZN

  • Conferência Inferno

    Conferência Inferno

  • Débora Silva + Slim Soledad

    Débora Silva + Slim Soledad

  • Dirty Coal Train

    Dirty Coal Train

  • Escola de Música de Rabo de Peixe + Jerry the Cat

    Escola de Música de Rabo de Peixe + Jerry the Cat

  • Estúdio 13

    Estúdio 13

  • Ferro Gaita

    Ferro Gaita

  • Sonoscopia

    Sonoscopia

  • Filho da Mãe + Norberto Lobo + Ricardo Martins

    Filho da Mãe + Norberto Lobo + Ricardo Martins

  • Gregory Le Lay

    Gregory Le Lay

  • InSeCureFrank

    InSeCureFrank

  • João Pais Filipe

    João Pais Filipe

  • Kazän

    Kazän

  • Kelman Duran

    Kelman Duran

  • Ko Shin Moon

    Ko Shin Moon

  • Larry Gus

    Larry Gus

  • Lena D’Água

    Lena D’Água

  • Luis Gil Bettencourt

    Luis Gil Bettencourt

  • Luís Senra + PMDS + Sofia Caetano

    Luís Senra + PMDS + Sofia Caetano

  • Mário Raposo

    Mário Raposo

  • Samuel Martins Coelho

    Samuel Martins Coelho

  • Sensible Soccers

    Sensible Soccers

  • Sereias

    Sereias

  • Solar Corona

    Solar Corona

  • Vanishing Twin

    Vanishing Twin

  • Artists in residency

    Artists in residency

  • Epicentro: Promessa

    Epicentro: Promessa

  • Mini Tremor

    Mini Tremor

  • Tremor na Estufa

    Tremor na Estufa

  • Tremor Todo-o-Terreno

    Tremor Todo-o-Terreno

  • UniTremor

    UniTremor

  • Mobility & Sustainability

    Mobility & Sustainability

  • Arquipélago – Centro de Artes Contemporâneas

    Arquipélago – Centro de Artes Contemporâneas

  • Coliseu Micaelense

    Coliseu Micaelense

  • Estúdio 13

    Estúdio 13

  • Jardim António Borges

    Jardim António Borges

  • Parque de Lazer do Poço Largo

    Parque de Lazer do Poço Largo

  • Reserva Florestal de Recreio do Pinhal da Paz

    Reserva Florestal de Recreio do Pinhal da Paz

  • Teatro Micaelense

    Teatro Micaelense

  • vaga

    vaga

  • Pa lábáçar

    Food and Drinks
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    Bota sentido

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    When and where is Tremor 2021?
    Tremor 2021 happens on September 7 to 11th, on the island of São Miguel, Azores, Portugal.

    How do I get to Tremor?
    São Miguel is a two-hour flight from Lisbon and Oporto, and a six-hour flight from Boston. Ponta Delgada’s João Paulo II Airport is only ten minutes from downtown, and is serviced by several national airlines with both direct and easy connecting flights.

    When and where can I purchase tickets?
    No general admition tickets on sale at the moment. But that are Weekend Passes available, that allow you to attend the program on the 10th after 6pm and 11th September. They can be bought here.
     
    When is the final programme and the distribution of acts per days and venues communicated?
    You can find that info in our website.

    Are there any age restrictions?
    Tremor 2021 is an all-ages event. Entrance of children under 3 is allowed, when accompanied by their parents. Passes/tickets will be required for patrons ages 12 and older.

    How do tickets work?
    Each Tremor ticket must be exchanged by an official Tremor wristband placed on your wrist by an organisation member of the ticket office.  We don’t take reservations. A daily pass is not available, nor special priced passes for groups or single tickets for specific concerts. Exchange locations and schedules in São Miguel Island will be announced soon.

    Wristband exchange:
    General admission pass

    12h00 - 20h00
    6 to 11th September
    La Bamba Bazar Store
    Rua Manuel da Ponte, 23, Ponta Delgada (12h00-20h00)

    From 20:30 
    07 Set- Arquipélago – Centro de Artes Contemporâneas (20:30 - 23:00)
    08 Set - Coliseu Micaelense (20:30 - 23:00)
    09 Set - Coliseu Micaelense (20:30 - 23:00)
    10 Set - Vila Franca do Campo - Parque de Lazer do Poço Largo  (17:30 - 23:00)
    11 Set - Ponta Delgada - Pinhal da Paz (16:00 - 23:00)

    Weekend pass
    10 Set - Vila Franca do Campo - Parque de Lazer do Poço Largo  (17:30 - 23:00)
    11 Set - Ponta Delgada - Pinhal da Paz (16:00 - 23:00)

    The wristband will grant the holder access to activities, depending on the capacity of each venue. The wristband is personal, not transferable and its use is mandatory. Each venue opens 30 minutes before. Make sure you arrive early to the most sought after concerts. 

    Information regarding ticket sales by unofficial sources
    . Official ticket sales for Tremor only takes place in bol.pt and respective distribution partners (FNAC, Worten, CTT) and La Bamba Bazar Store in Ponta Delgada;
    . All day passes for 2021 edition of Tremor are tickets that have transitioned from the canceled 2020 edition of the festival, so they will have to include on the description “Tremor 2020” and a date of emission that is prior to march 2020;
    . In case of suspicion regarding tickets authenticity, we advise you to contact bol.pt and the rest of the official distribution partners with the code bar in order to clarify if this ticket is valid;
    . In case of ticket duplication, the original buyer may be criminally charged for falsification. In case a situation like this happens, legal measures should be taken against the person that allowed the duplication;
    . When you buy a ticket outside the official sale points described on the first item, you should always contact bol.pt in order to confirm if they are valid

    What is the dynamics of the festival? How long do the concerts last?
    Tremor is a festival that invites the spectator to make choices and define an artistic itinerary between the different artistic proposals and discover new artists, the island and its different hosting communities. It is impossible to see everything because a lot of concerts happen simultaneously. We discourage you to try seeing everything, so that you have a richer experience. Each venue has limited capacity and the simultaneity of concerts offers the audience always something to see. Concerts last around 45 minutes, this duration might vary depending on the artist and repertory.

    Do I need to rent a car?
    It’s up to you. The  car is the easiest means of transportation on the island. You will be freer to move around and participate in the festival’s activities happening around the island in different locations. That is a lack of cars to rent, so you can use in alternative our shuttle service, public transport or car sharing.
    Tremor has a special deal with Wayzor, the official Rent-a-car of the festival. Festival ticket holders have advantages to use this service. Conditions and reservations here.

    Is public transportation available?
    Once you land in the airport, you can hop on a taxi to your accommodation or Ponta Delgada’s downtown. Ponta Delgada downtown is serviced by a mini bus system. The island is serviced by several public transportation buses that take you to Sete Cidades, Furnas, Ferraria, Vila Franca do Campo, Nordeste, Povoação, Ribeira Grande. You can find route maps and additional public transportation information in the Tourism Office in Ponta Delgada’s main avenue, Avenida Marginal.

    Are there buses for the concerts?
    The festival’s organization will make available some transfers for concerts, if those happen outside Ponta Delgada, in other townships of island of Sao Miguel. This offer does not apply to the Tremor na Estufa sessions. Times and prices here.

    Where should I find accommodation?
    Most Tremor’s activities take place in Ponta Delgada, we advise you to stay in town. Please note that the island offers incredible accommodation solutions, for all pockets and types of experience, which can be seen in the section TO DO's. The festival does not have a camping site, however the island has several camping sites which can be seen here.

     

    What is Tremor Todo-o-Terreno?
    Tremor Todo-o-Terreno are secret hiking trails in São Miguel to be discovered with a  recorded and live soundtrack created by Luis Senra, Sofia Caetano e PMDS,. Participation is upon registration from 1st September at 10am (Azores time). Limited capacity.

    What is Tremor na Estufa?
    Tremor na Estufa is an adventure: the audience is invited to a small trip into a secret place on the island for a surprise concert. Participants are informed about the location on the day of the show, being able to travel there using their own means of transportation or by Tremor bus. We advise to take an umbrella, a rain jacket and comfortable shoes.. It is mandatory to carry an ID. It’s forbidden to drink and smoke under the premises, as well as bringing food or drinks. Entrance is subjected to screening and searching. Every morning at 11am the place and time of the event will be revealed. We suggest car sharing for the trips.

    What is Mini Tremor?
    Mini-Tremor powered by AC Cymbrom, S.A is a program for children and their families with proposals of artistic installations, performances, jam sessions of dance and music and a skate demonstration. It’ll take place at Jardim António Borges in Ponta Delgada. Free entrance, depending on the capacity of the venues.

    What is Epicentro:Promessa?
    Epicentro: Promessa is a site-specific exhibition designed for São Miguel Island and curated by Tremor, which features musicians, visual and sound artists from the Azores and overseas. To be inaugurated during the festival dates, the exhibition includes works by the collective Berru, the duo Débora Silva and Slim Soledad, João Pais Filipe and Beatriz Brum (co-produced by Artworks), Gregory Le Lay and Sonoscopia.

    8 to 11th September 
    Visiting times:

    Coliseu Micaelense: 11:00 - 20:00
    Vaga: 11:00 - 20:00
    Estúdio 13: 11:00 - 20:00
    Parques Florestais: 09:00 - 19:00 
    Pinhal da Paz: 09:00 - 19:00

    Free entrance

    Any free activities?
    Epicentro: Promessa
    Mini Tremor powered by Ac Cymbron 

    Do you take credit or debit cards?
    Ticket sales will only accept cash. Some bars and  venues, though not all, will accept credit/debit cards. There are numerous banks and ATM machines located throughout Ponta Delgada downtown area and all around the island.

    Will alcohol be available at each event/venue? Can I smoke inside?
    Most events will have a bar with beverages available, but some institutional venues will not be serving alcohol, nor its consumption is allowed under their premises. Each venue will have a sign with the restrictions, the same applies to smoking, which varies from place to place.

    What about safety and medical needs?
    If you need medical attention, please alert an event organiser, venue staff, or member of our security staff and we will assist you.

    I'm a journalist and I want to cover the festival, how do I do it?
    Journalists should contact the festival's communication team, presenting the outlet for which they write, a proposal to cover the festival and / or content to be developed before, during or after the festival. Proposals should be sent to tremorpress@gmail.com. The number of press passes available is very is limited due to the very small capacity of the festival.

    I am an artist; I have a band; I want to make a partnership proposal; I had an idea to do in Tremor; I have a venue for a concert. Who do I talk to?
    Proposals should be addressed to the curatorial team and organisation – info@tremor-pdl.com – until December 10th prior to the festival. Each proponent will have a response according to the programme of the artistic direction set for each year . Incoming proposals sent after the set date will only be analyses for the following year.

    Healthcare
    Tremor is aware of all the recommendations and guidelines that DGS and the other competent entities have given concerning the procedures to be followed in order to avoid and prevent a possible spread of COVID-19 in events. The festival is already taking the necessary steps to, during its realization, apply the rules and recommendations that DGS and WHO determine, at that point, as being the most appropriate to avoid possible outbreaks. These recommendations can be read in detail on the institution's website, where they explain clearly that they are, at this point, mainly related to sanitation precautions.The website also contains recommendations addressed to citizens, which we advise you to consult.

    Still didn't find an answer to your question?
    If you need more information or have additional questions, please check our "Tips" section or contact us directly at: info@tremor-pdl.com.

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