The Rescaldo Festival is back in Lisbon, with more than two years of adventurous national music to celebrate, in four venues across the city, and to show that, despite the forced stop, the most challenging creative fabric in the country remains alive and pulsating.
Faithful to its identity, the Rescaldo program, along with historical names that year after year continue to leave their idiosyncrasy and absolute contemporaneity well-marked, creators of multiple new generations in full path of affirmation and maturity, as well as emerging values of the most diverse sound spectrums whose marks have been felt over the last few months.
The twelve concerts on show put on stage, in addition to the intergenerational richness, the diversity of timbres, instrumentation and stylistic approaches in which the national community is fertile; there is space for free improvisation, for modular electronics, for jazz that resists letting itself be arranged, for traditional instruments, for image and movement on an equal footing with sound, for the classical formation of rock. The proposals invite immersion as well as celebration; intersection, variation, branching and dialogue are unavoidable needs. The Aftermath is, as it always was, a space for other ways of thinking and listening.