“Mutations” are artistic organisms, of unlimited duration, that generates a new work every new bounce/performance. Composition is done by real-time interactive computer systems with (or not) live interaction of the composer with field recordings from the DNArchive Project, in audio and image.

A selection of world walkscapes in transcultural cities gets blended/mutated by a special digital compositional process, that transmutates the sound and image into a transgenic work. Acting as a DNA enzyme, the compositional process acts combining randomness with sound/video processing to digest 360 and ambisonic recordings of transcultural places.  This is an analogy to the genetic process of mutation, that produces diversity in biological organisms. This work produces diversity in artistic landscapes, in real-time for each performance and specific for a site-installation system.

Each mutation carries a place/date/time in its name. In this version Mutation 08/11/2019 16:21:38 is a sonic photography in which Medellín (Colômbia), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Plymouth (UK) and New York (US) were mutated and combined into a new landscape of 5 min and 4 continents.

This work is part of the DNArchive Project, that brings the power of memory, ancestry, language and migration to a practice-led PhD artistic research about transcultural people and cities around the world, as a process of recognition of historical migration and diasporic events. This work is in progress, alive, in mutation.

Ideally for an 8.1 system, possible to be adapted for systems starting at 2 channels. This sound concert is followed by video projections (or not). This work is part of the installation “Transeuntis Mundi“, that includes VR, sound and video installation.

The performance will be done by the composer using the sound system provided in site.

CANDIDA BORGES (Brazil – New York/ US) 

Cândida Borges is a Brazilian contemporary musician and transmedia artist – pianist, singer, songwriter, composer, performer, educator and Scholar. Nowadays she is a PhD Candidate in Arts at Plymouth University (UK, 2018). As an educator, Cândida has been an Associate Professor of Music for the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO) since 2009, and an invited Professor for international institutes, workshops, festivals and universities. She holds Bachelors degree (2000) and Masters degree (2005) in Music/ Piano Performance from Rio de Janeiro Federal University (UFRJ) and Specialization in Electronic Music Production by SAE Institute NYC (2013). Classically trained, she has been making music for films, ballet, theater, collaborations with DJs and producers worldwide. NYC based for a multicultural environment exploration in her PhD project, she has been exploring in arts the subjects of migration, borders and new techonology art. Her works can be known at and
Cândida was awarded a prize from the National Foundation of Arts in Brazil to study Electronic Music Production at Sound and Audio Engineering Institute (NYC).  Since then she has been developing an international career working as a musician and composer, for films, solo and in collaboration with producers like Dan Freeman (Comandante Zero/US), Corey Baker (Touch of Class/US) e Rami Abousabe (US), Max Wild (343 Labs/US), Alê Siqueira (SP), Deeplick (SP) e Patife (Bahtekum Records/SP). Cândida’s last music works has been highly billed in the international electronic scene, as well as the filmtracks, workshops, conferences and installations she has been presenting worldwide.


Composition: Cândida Borges