Simão Costa

Composer, pianist, multimedia artist

Simão Costa (n.1979 Lisboa), pianist and composer, intermedia artist. SOUND is the main object of his art making, based on research of possibilities and dimensions of sound as a phenomenon. Namely its musical, phenomenological, perceptive, visual, cultural, etc. exploring the kinetic, mechanical and robotic potential by looking at sound as plastic, tangible and physical material.

Since 2004, he has been developing his authorial career (composition, improvisation, code, exhibitions / installations, circuit bending, data sonorisation) solo and in collaboration with other musicians, visual artists, performers, actors, directors, dancers and choreographers.

As a pianist, he has toured national and international stages, never the less Simão Costa is a multifaceted artist by definition.
On the one hand working solo [“π_ano PRE CAU TION PER CU SSION ON SHORT CIRCUIT”, by SHHpuma records], exhibitions/ installations [Mute Galery in 2015 Silence and Synesthesia and 2018 Null Allele and Frequency] on the other to cultivate strong artistic partnerships in collectives like “SAS Orkestra de Radios” with Sónia Moreira and Ana Trincão, stage creations with choreographer Yola Pinto, Collections of installations and dance shows “Dance of Inert Materials” with Marta Cerqueira, or in various partnerships with multidisciplinary artist João Calixto.

He is a founding member and artistic director of MãoSimMão – cultural association where he directs and produces some of his projects.

We can find his work on stage, album/record, code, gallery, museum, street, book, touching various expressions of contemporary music and visual arts.
Exhibits individually and collectively since 2007.
Her work has been presented in Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, Poland, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Italy, Sweden, Austria, Estonia, Romania, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay.