The FuturePlaces Impromptu All-Stars Orchestra
featuring Blaine L. Reininger

Available via Cronica / futureplaces


This CD is the result of a two-day workshop and subsequent concert held in October 2010 in Porto, Portugal, as part of the futureplaces digital media festival. The workshop had the imprint of MediaLab Prado’s “Neighborhood Science” network, and was held at C.C.Stop, a bankrupt shopping mall turned music community”.
During this period, field recordists taped seamstresses, video artists interviewed security guards, impromptu ensembles wove a multitude of musical languages. All questioned, shared, performed, discussed and discovered, under the motto of random operations, proposed by musical director Blaine L. Reininger.
The resulting concert was the closing event of the 2010 edition of the future places festival, exploring the idea that new media becomes even more relevant when fuelled by contextual creativity, aesthetic convergence, and an openness to chance and change.

The CD collects a series of variations of the original audio material, reconstructed by workshop participants and invited guests. A series of audio footnotes, including the closing concert in its entirety, will be available through

A sample:

Workshop musicians and artists: Blaine L. Reininger, Anselmo Canha, Marc Behrens, João Martins, Filipe Silva, Henrique Fernandes, Álvaro Almeida, Masha, Matti Pohjonen, Mário Pinto.

Remixes by autodigest, Blaine L.Reininger, Marc Behrens, Anselmo Canha, Heitor Alvelos, @c, João Martins and Filipe Silva.

Produced by Heitor Alvelos, Anselmo Canha & Marc Behrens.
Mastered by Miguel Carvalhais & Marc Behrens.
Cover photo by Luis Barbosa.