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Composition: “Transeuntis Mundi” touring worldwide

Transeuntis Mundi Project (TMP) – the work that resident composer and Brazilian artist Cândida Borges and Colombian artist Gabriel Mario Vélez develop in partnership with IBOC – just completed its 8th international festival this year – celebrating 2 years of history!

In 2021, they were selected to perform in festivals across the UK, US, Colombia, Greece, Portugal, China, and Brazil. Among others, the prestigious music conference NIME (New Interfaces for Music Expression) in Shanghai, and the Electroacoustic Music Festival of New York, promoted by the New York University. All peer-reviewed opportunities, that verify the contribution of this work to the scene.

The work presents an immersion into everyday life as a transcultural response to the migration phenomenon across centuries. They call it ‘the minimal stories’. A transmedial composition – as defined by the authors – combining Video Art, Performance, Sound Art, and Virtual Reality.

In the month of September, they presented the exhibition “Web Derive 01” in the Contemporary Art Museum of Niterói, Rio de Janeiro – Brazil. A special collection, celebrating the 25th anniversary of this museum and the 90th anniversary of Christ Statue in Rio, a national symbol. The exhibition is a result of a grant funded by the local department of Cultures of the city of Niterói.

The exhibition was performed in person from Sept 7th-12th and online from the virtual Museum till the 30th. It can be accessed here.

THE AUTHORS: Borges is a Ph.D. Candidate in Arts at the University of Plymouth (UK), Master in Piano Performance and Assistant Professor of the Department of Composition at the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro UNIRIO. Velez is a Post-Doc Researcher, Ph.D. from the Complutense University (Spain), Professor and Dean of the School of Arts of the University of Antioquia (Colombia). The duo is part of the resident composers group of IBOC.