Identity, Memory,
at Castro Marim


Apresentação do Arquivo Sonoro de Castro Marim @ Biblioteca Municipal de Castro Marim


08/11/2023 @ 6:00 pm
Auditório Municipal da Biblioteca de Castro Marim
R. 25 de Abril, 8950-122 Castro Marim
On the 8th of November, at 6pm, the Castro Marim Municipal Library will host an event which will take us on a journey through the sonic heritage of the region.

The Castro Marim Sound Archive is the result of a collaborative, year-long effort between the Particular Universal project, the local municipality and several institutions and citizens. This collection of “sound portraits” was assembled by artist Carlos Norton, between January 2022 and March 2023, and also includes contributions from Portuguese and international artists who developed artistic residencies in Castro Marim.

The Castro Marim Sound Archive lives on as tangible legacy from the Particular Universal project (which, between 2021 and 2023, produced around twenty artistic residencies in the region), but it’s more than a collection or a catalog of sounds - it’s also, and foremost, an immersive tool into the historical, social, environmental and cultural dimensions of Castro Marim.

This archive will be freely available online (in both Portuguese and English language), at, starting the day after its public presentation. With more than 1500 minutes of sound recordings, encompassing a wide range of activities such as salt extraction, fish-farming, basketry or the rich birdlife in the nature reserve, this sound archive reflects the living and diverse life of Castro Marim.

Uniting the past and the present through the listening experience, the Castro Marim Sound Archive is a tribute to the rich and unique identity of this community and territory, preserving it for generations to come.

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Se fosse um arquivo: viagem poética em Castro Marim




09/09/2023 @ 6:00 pm
09/09/202311:00 pm
Praça 1º Maio (ponto de encontro)
Praça 1º Maio, Castro Marim
A trip through the stories of the people and the places of the Castro Marim municipality. The result of a work process of research and sharing in this municipality over the course of a year and half, as part of the project "As Vozes das Memórias", the Teatro do Vestido team, in collaboration with artists, organizations and locals, drives the spectators on a voyage – by foot and bus – through stories that deserve to be registered.

This poetic voyage includes a meal halfway through its course, as well as a ride via bus. Visitors are encouraged to bring comfortable footwear, bottled water and outerwear.

Free entry. Reservations can be made by email to, and at the Posto de Turismo de Castro Marim.

usof @ Auditório da Biblioteca Municipal


20/07/2023 @ 5:30 pm
Auditório da Biblioteca Municipal de Castro Marim
R. 25 de Abril, 8950-122 Castro Marim
usof is a musician, visual artist, DJ, promoter of events primarily focused on ambient and immersive music, and one of the cofounders of Rotten \ Fresh, a label internationally recognized as a Portuguese reference for contemporary and experimental music of the last half-decade.

During this residency in Castro Marim, for which he was selected via the Open Call launched at the beginning of this year, he will produce and present original compositions inspired by the history, landscape and folklore of the territory, as well as field recordings and sounds found on the terrain. The artist will resort to various techniques common in ambient music, such as granular synthesis and spatialization, to create a multi-channel soundscape in constant change that evokes the feeling of isolation and solitude that characterizes the history of the municipality, as well as the natural beauty of Castro Marim, its architecture and the increasing trend for development and progress in friction with the necessity to preserve its heritage.

These compositions will be presented in a multimedia concert with quadraphonic sound, at the auditorium of Castro Marim’s Biblioteca Municipal, on the 20th of July, by 5:30PM.

chica e bá alvares @ Velho Cavalinho Taberna Medieval


24/06/2023 @ 6:00 pm
Velho Cavalinho - Taberna Medieval
R. Dr. José Alves Moreira, 8950-138 Castro Marim
Selected via the open call launched earlier this year, the collaborative project from singer-songwriter chica and bá alvares, double-bass player and key figure of some of the most fertile and diverse musical scenes in Lisbon, seeks to grapple, in Castro Marim, the problematics of “society’s undesirables”, an expression utilized by the Estado Novo to define punishment by exile over decades of repression in the not so distant past.

Following previous research work and interviews focused on this historical question, chica and bá alvares will develop new songs and lyrics based on the resources generated from this investigation - creating a dialogue with past and present lives, in a sharing of ‘despair’, which, as is often said, is “the essence of protest songs”. These new songs of sorrow will be presented live at Velho Cavalinho - Taberna Medieval, on the afternoon of the 24th of June (6PM), in a concert where admission is free to all.

Clara Cortes Garcia @ Casa do Sal




31/05/2023 @ 5:00 pm
11/06/20236:00 pm
Casa do Sal
R. São Gonçalo de Lagos ar, 8950-141 Castro Marim
Clara Cortes Garcia (1990) is a multidisciplinary artist born in Barcelona whose main subject is water. She has done projects, solo and group performances/ exhibitions/ shows/ installations in Barcelona, Berlin, Istanbul, Kuala Lumpur, Taiwan, Iceland and Tokyo. Her work is always linked to the space that surrounds her.
During her artistic residency in Castro Marim (for which she was selected following the Open Call put in place earlier this year) she will continue her decade-long research into water. She will record sounds and videos of the shapes/forms that can be found at the Guadiana river, the Atlantic Ocean and the Odeleite and Beliche dams, with the aim of transforming and distorting them to create an archive of a parallel perceptual reality of the experience of walking around them.
The work will be shown as an a/v installation at Casa do Sal, which opens on May 31st at 5pm and will last until June 11th.
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