One of the autumn’s best festival picks.

Portugal’s Semibreve Festival adds more names to its 2016 line-up, with ex-Battles frontman Tyondai Braxton, synthesist and composer Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, cellist Oliver Coates and Principe Discos’ Nídia Minaj now on the bill.

They join already-announced performers Andy Stott, Paul Jebanasam & Tarik Barri and Ron Morelli.

The festival will also be hosting the EDIGMASEMIBREVE Award which seeks to celebrate the “creation of works that explore the interactivity, sound and image supported through the use of digital technologies.”

The award is open to individual artists or collectives with a €2500 euro prize. Entries close on July 24 – check the festival website for more details.

This year’s Semibreve takes place from October 28-30 in venues across Braga including Theatro Circo and the restored 18th century building Casa Rolão.

Tickets and full information can be found at the Semibreve website. A limited amount of early bird tickets costing €30 available until the end of this month.

Watch Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith bring her modular orchestra to life for FACT TV.



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