Rafael Toral Lisboa, Portugal
Rafael Toral is researching performance in “post-free jazz electronic music”. Using custom, experimental electronic instruments, he’s developing the long-term Space Program to structure musical phrasing in electronics. Approaching jazz as a system of individual decision-making from the viewpoint of electronics, his conception deals with physical performance, “phrasing and swing”, instruments with sonic identity, and articulation of silence and sound.
Formerly known for his drone/ ambient work with guitar and electronics and acclaimed records such as Wave Field (1994) or Violence of Discovery and Calm of Acceptance (2000), in 2003 he decided to completely renew his approach to music, launching the Space Program in 2004.
In 2006 he released Space, followed by Space Solo 1 in 2007 and Space Elements Vol. I in 2008. Also in 2008 premiered the Space Collective, a slowly developing orchestral group.
He has also released a handful of records on the local label TAIGA Records.
Jaron Childs, Charles Gillett, Davu Seru
Justin Meyers Tone Filth Records & Tapes … ex-DEVILLOCK, GLASS ORGAN
Videos shot by Amy Waksmonski