Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble (Press Selection (22 Mb))

"Suzanna Lidegran's interpretation was notable and revealed impressive technical skills. She highlighted the details of articulation an the two voices that form the main thread of the work, leaving us with great expectation to her forthcoming recording on "Einspielung I" to be released on CD by Miso Records."
Benoît Gibson, New Music Review Lounge, 10/2012
Concert in Homage to Emmanuel Nunes, "Einspielung I"
Sond'Ar-te Electric Ensemble Soloists - violin

"One cannot conclude without praising the quality an professionalism of the musicians from the Sond'Ar-te Electric Ensemble (Sílvia Cancela, flute; Luís Gomes, clarinet; Suzanna Lidegran, violin; Nelson Ferreira, violoncello; and Joana Gama, piano) who performed under the secure, precise an inspired direction of Guillaume Bourgogne, as well as praising the Forum for Young Composers of the Sond'Ar-te Electric Ensemble initiative for its importance to the Portuguese contemporary music scene."
Benoît Gibson, New Music Review Lounge, 10/2012
2nd International Forum for Young Composers

"Pinto is a clarinetist of genius, courage and great sense of humor - see his performances with the quartet Ad Libitum - and a great sound, (...)"
Daniel Martínez Babiloni,, 10/2012
CD Nuno Pinto - clarinet & electronics

"A concert of the Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble: that is, an Anglo-Portuguese name, playing with sound (Som, Sondar, de Arte), desiring to project into the world this game between art and research. This time, the sound projection, including four premiere performances, was confined to Cascais and its Cultural Centre, where the concert was held on June 1st. Since it has come to an end, I shall resume and publicize that the rest of the world also deserves to hear."
"What remains now is to draw attention to the professionalism of the Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble demonstrated during this concert. Ana Raquel Lima (flute), Nuno Pinto (clarinet), Elsa Silva (piano), Suzanna Lidegran (violin) and Filipe Quaresma (violoncello) performed under the firm direction of Guillaume Bourgogne, with the technical assistance of José Grossinho, who counted with some extra help from other collaborators."

Manuel Pedro Ferreira, New Music Review Lounge, 06/2012
Sond'Ar-te Electric Ensemble concert

“The undeniable Nuno Pinto’s artistry, combining a wide range of classical and contemporary instrumental techniques with a willingness to participate in more experimental music creation, establishes the conditions for a rewarding performance of the electro/acoustic works presented on this CD."
"The CD is yet another proof that Nuno Pinto is a clarinettist of the first order. The compositions are performed with great skill and confidence, as he feels clearly comfortable whilst performing in an amplified setting with electronics. The quality of the recording is excellent and the overall balance between the acoustic and the electronic spots on."

António Ferreira, in New Music Review Lounge, 11/2011
CD Nuno Pinto - clarinet & electronics

"A great musician, a great clarinetist."
Arnaud Merlin, in France Musique “Concert du soir”,13/062011
Sond'Ar-te Electric Ensemble Soloist - clarinet & electronics concert

"...the extraordinary Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble..."

Álvaro García de Zúñiga, in New Music Review Lounge, 05/2011
1st Forum for Young Composers by the Sond'Ar-te Eletric Ensemble

"...the excellent acoustic treatment of the ensemble makes transparent the various layers of the acoustic space, emphasizing the involvement and skill of Pedro Neves."
Mr. Kouichi Nishi, 12/2010, Japan
Sond'Ar-te Electric Ensemble concert

“At the concert Nuno Pinto's clarinet glittered during Miguel Azguime's and Steve Reich's works”

Pedro Boléo, in Público, 27/09/2010, Lisbon
Sond'Ar-te Electric Ensemble Soloist - clarinet & electronics concert

"... a performance with ferocious panache by the Sond'Ar-te Electric Ensemble."

in The Times, 07/2010, London
Sond'Ar-te Electric Ensemble concert

" Frances Lynch's rendering [of (ThS)inking Survival Kit by Miguel Azguime] - ... was a tour de force and the playing of the Sond'Ar-te Electric Ensemble under Jean-Sébastien Béreau impressive."

in The Evening Standard, 07/2010, London

“Nuno Pinto showing an excellent instrumental technique.”

Monika Pasiecznik, in Dwutygodnik, 27/09/2009, Warsaw
Sond'Ar-te Electric Ensemble Soloist - clarinet & electronics concert

"Shy, but spectacular, she [Ana Telles] took the piano to another level, interacting sovereignly with the computer sounds."

in Público, 06/2009, Lisbon
Sond'Ar-te Electric Ensemble Soloist - piano & electronics concert

"And then Pierrot Lunaire by Schoenberg... with all the excelent musicians of the Sond'Ar-te and Frances M. Lynch"

in Público, Junho 2009, Lisboa
Sond'Ar-te Electric Ensemble concert

"Ana Telles is a grand pianist. [...] With splendid preparation and refined knowledge on the performed music, she gave the audience four intensive and valuable moments at the auditorium of the Franco-Portuguese Institute in Lisbon.
Her way of playing does not submit itself to standardized production, impoverished language of some contemporary music. Her interpretation has never been reductive, but always responsive towards the composers' "languages" and never minimizing them to only one form of expression or one "style". Ana Telles did not follow only the first impression - she made a through investigation into the basis of issues raised by the works, in search for depth, dynamics, certain attacks and gestures demanded by the scores - and she found them.
[...] Stretching or squeezing the time, "In tempore" [by João Pedro Oliveira] opens with a puzzle, through which the interpreter went and then developed with great precision and sensibility.
There are small events, which are particulary precious. That was the case of the concert at stake, with a superb contemporary music programme and strict attacks by Ana Telles, a brilliant pianist."

Pedro Boléo, in Público, 05/2009, Lisbon
Sond'Ar-te Electric Ensemble Soloist - piano & electronics concert

“... the concert of the Sond'Ar-te Electric Ensemble was a model of perfection...”

in Público, 09/2008, Lisbon
Sond'Ar-te Electric Ensemble concert

“(...) the Sond’Ar-te Ensemble concert was outstanding. This “group” (...) established by Miguel Azguime and directed by Pedro Amaral, makes “mixed” music, combining digital and electronic means with exceptional instrumentalists from the “classic” tradition. The Sond’Ar-te concert was (...) one of Música Viva’s highest points.”
Pedro Boléo, in Público, 28/09/2008, Lisbon
Sond'Ar-te Electric Ensemble concert

“With the confidence of their performance, their commitment and the musicians’ outstanding technical level, Sond’Ar-te has conquered. Pedro Amaral’s direction was distinct, clear and effective.
…We wish that Sond’Ar-te becomes an European reference in the domain of contemporary music.”

Diana Ferreira, in Público, 20/09/2007, Lisbon
Sond'Ar-te Electric Ensemble concert