Space Ensemble emerged on the national scene as a mutant musical formation, resulting from the meeting of various musicians over several editions of Space Festival, an event dedicated to improvised music that began in 1999. What sets Space Ensemble apart is the way it crosses its language inspired by various musical genres, especially jazz and improvised music, with a multidisciplinary artistic approach. It creates shows and projects adapted to the context of each event, taking the audience on a journey with various stimulus and emotions.
Our vision is of a world where artistic projects exist outside big cities, a world where low-density territories are seen as a source of inspiration and a stage for contemporary culture.
Our mission is to create projects with a social impact, attract different audiences, and work with various local agents. We aim to contribute to the cultural and artistic development of territories and their communities, exploring their cultural identity and reducing asymmetries between them.
Over the last few years, Space Ensemble has been focusing on cultural dynamization in low-density territories. Today, the work of Space Ensemble is based on three main pillars: Cultural & Artistic Production, Community, and Education.
Cultural & Artistic Production
We are dedicated to the creation and production of our artistic programmes, which are divided in two formats: performances and community-based projects. We work with a variety of musicians and creative professionals, capable of taking on various roles, such as artistic direction, musical composition, interpretation, production, among others. Music is always our starting point, however we invest in a multidisciplinary approach, including different types of artistic expression in our projects, such as cinema, animation and theater. We focus essentially on the creation of film-concerts, creating and playing new soundtracks for some of the most important films in the cinema world, such as films by Lotte Reiniger, Dziga Vertov and Norman McLaren, or other contemporary works in the field of documentary and animation..
Our projects with the community focus mainly on the cultural dynamization of low-density territories, through the development of programmes tailored to each municipality. We seek to work closely with several communities through actions that may lead to participatory projects, workshops and shows.
We believe in the importance of informal educational projects, where we can approach themes creatively and unconventionally. Therefore, we invest in the production of shows for the entire family, that can easily integrate into the educational services of several cultural institutions having already approached topics such as Mathematics, the Environment, or Sustainability, besides being responsible for musical training programmes in various social projects.