NOTHINGNESS   - next February @ Serial Festival, Évora (Portugal) - 28th February

Recent release:

Own Release / Cat: 03 / digital, digipak CD  /  Release Date: 27 December 2019
File Under / Tag: ambient abstract ambient electronic avant-garde drone experimental electronic glitch Portugal
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This album comes in the wake of a search started on my previous album, Impermanence, as well as my HAN project (with Emídio Buchinho) in which I dive into the issues of interiority and the transformation and renewal of the world around us. Since nothing seems to resist the passage of time and yet everything seems to last as if time has not passed, this album is like a boat stranded in time, docked at a quay of forgotten places, where from time to time music is heard from past but soon fade like a mist carried by the sea breeze.
Everything is impermanent and can only be so. As if it were away, not here or there, lost everywhere, not expecting to know where it might be but be elsewhere and nowhere at the same time.
Always knowing that here and now is the only moment in which we can truly live happiness.


released December 27, 2019

All tracks written, played, produced and mastered by Vitor Joaquim at Xara, during 2017/19.
VJ: piano, voice, keyboards, electronics, singer table, guitar, hiss, humming, crackling.
Samples from: short wave radio, Stylophone (1970) courtesy of Dubreq Ltd (dubreq.com).
Spectral allusions and inspirational notes from Menino do Rio by Caetano Veloso, Teus Lindos Olhos by Voz de Cabo Verde, Je Crois Entendre Encore/Romance de Nadir by Bizet.

Cover photo by VJ
Cover design by Raul Reis (www.benext.net)

Press Release

(C) (P) Vitor Joaquim / SPA, 2019

Working on:

Youtopia, a dance piece by Gustavo Monteiro
with Gustavo Monteiro and Edu Turull
Production: Sekoia - Artes Performativas
Support: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
Artistic Residencies: Circolando, O Espaço do Tempo, Devir-Capa

To Be Premiered in Gaia,  29th March 2020