Since 2012 she began writing her own compositions and developing a one-woman-ensemble project where she combines bass blokflute models, voice and sound manipulation. Her music is grounded somewhere between classical and ambient genres, in an organic, multi-layered
soundscape, delivered by both
acoustic and electronic sources. She's currently working towards rendering this project into an album.
Last year's highlights include solo performances at the Van Gogh Museum Friday Night Series, European Heritage Days and duo performances at Guimarães 2012 — European Capital of Culture and Gentse Festival/Ka-Bal.
Notable collaborations include organist Gyula Szilagi, kotoist Naoko Kikuchi, cello improviser Audrey Chen, violinist Jellantsje de Vries and composers Nikos Ioakeim and José Luís Ferreira.
Teresa has performed in venues such as Vredenburg (Utrecht), Centro Cultural de Belém (Lisboa), Culturgest (Lisboa), Muziekgebouw aan t'IJ (Amsterdam) and in festivals such as the "Van Wassenaer Festival" (Amsterdam) and "Encontros de Música Antiga de Loulé" (Loulé).
Since 2008 she's the artistic director of the concert series "Clássica em Cacela", held every summer in the picturesque village of Cacela Velha, in the Algarve.
Teresa received music lessons since the age of 4, learning the piano, blokflute (recorder) and ballet. In 2001 she graduated in Sports Sciences at Faculdade de Motricidade Humana da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa and in Music at Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa, after which she moved to The Netherlands where she studied the blokflute at Utrechts Conservatorium and later at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. During her music studies she focused on both early and contemporary music as well as on the improvisatory practices of both periods.
I'm a DIY musician. This means I don't have a label, a manager, an agent, or subsidy of any kind. Every new instrument, software, piece of gear I buy it's on my own risk. I try to support my music by playing live concerts but touring is expensive and it barely pays itself. On the other hand, DIY means I'm free to control my art the way I want, tour whenever I like the best, everything at my personal pace. I really really (above everything) want to write better music and create amazing performances. Here's a way for you to support me. Another way is to attend my live events. Thank you visiting my website and I hope we can meet one day. Groetjes, Teresa
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