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WESTWAY LAB 2019 Set for April 10-13 2019 in Guimarães, Portugal

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WESTWAY LAB
10 / 11 / 12 / 13 APR’19

Westway LAB is Portugal’s first showcase festival and PRO Conference. Since it was founded in 2014 it has successfully reinforced its mission: to use music to achieve cultural, social and economic transformation, enabling construction of sustainable paths for the internationalisation of Portuguese music, musicians and music professionals.

For the sixth consecutive year, and over a 4-day period this spring, Guimarães will become a city of music, through the innovative organisation of an event based on mastering the 3 P’s: Process (artistic residencies), Pensamento/Thought (PRO Conferences) and Product (concerts ).

A group of over national and international 200 professionals will engage in an interested and attentive discussion of the challenges posed by worldwide acceleration. Artists from various parts of the world will also meet to create and demonstrate their talent, through artistic residencies or showcases.

The goal to expand Westway LAB – the festival's formative dimension from the outset – this year achieves worldwide expression with a country tribute to Canada: one of the world’s most exciting countries in terms of musical exports.

The festival belongs to the European networks (ETEP and INES) which make a decisive contribution to an important architecture of relationships that they propagate, by bringing cultural and economic value to this specific ecosystem.

By continuing to think about the cosmos from this unique place, Westway LAB has created a powerful world of possibilities on a human scale, in which generated time and space have made it possible to recover the original meaning of the word “quality”.

Not everything that goes on here can be expressed in words, so discover and allow yourself to be discovered, but don’t keep your distance, because the byword is inclusion!

Rui Torrinha

1 TO 9 APRIL
CENTRO DE CRIAÇÃO DE CANDOSO
ARTIST RESIDENCIES

10 TO 13 APRIL
CCVF / PALÁCIO VILA FLOR
PRO CONFERENCES

WEDNESDAY 10 APRIL
18H30 | COR DE TANGERINA
TALK

21H30 | CCVF / GRANDE AUDITÓRIO (PALCO)
ETEP Showcase: JACCO GARDNER (NL) Somnium
Concerto de abertura

22H30 | CCVF / CAFÉ CONCERTO
ARTIST RESIDENCIES Showcases
Yosune (PT) + Tribe Royal (CA)
Captain Boy (PT) + Violetta Zironi (IT)

THURSDAY 11 APRIL
18H30 | TIO JÚLIO
TALK

21H30 | CCVF / CAFÉ CONCERTO
ETEP Showcase: VIOLETTA ZIRONI (IT)

22H30 | CCVF / CAFÉ CONCERTO
ARTIST RESIDENCIES Showcases
João Pascoal (PT) + Sofia Ribeiro (PT)
Beatriz Nunes (PT) + Mickey (AT)

FRIDAY 12 APRIL
20H00 | PAÇO DOS DUQUES DE BRAGANÇA
Canada Country Focus Reception

21H30 | CCVF / PATIO
Vaarwell (pt)
WHY Portugal Event

22H00 | CCVF / AUDITORIUM
Marta Pereira da Costa (pt)
WHY Portugal Event

22H30 | CCVF / PATIO
Sarah MacDougall (CA)
CANADA COUNTRY FOCUS

23H00 | CCVF / BOX
Tribe Royal (CA)
CANADA COUNTRY FOCUS

23H30 | CCVF / PATIO
Megan Nash (CA)
CANADA COUNTRY FOCUS

00H00 | CCVF / AUDITORIUM
Les Deuxluxes (CA)
CANADA COUNTRY FOCUS

00H30 | CCVF / PATIO
The East Pointers (CA)
CANADA COUNTRY FOCUS

01H00 | CCVF / BOX
Neev
WHY Portugal Event

SATURDAY 13 APRIL

15H00 | Santa Luzia ArtHotel
Francisco Sales (PT)
CITY SHOWCASES

15H30 | Convívio
Elin Namnieks (SE) INES#TALENT
CITY SHOWCASES

16H00 | Oub’lá
Mickey (AT) INES#TALENT
CITY SHOWCASES

16H30 | Bar da Ramada
Theodore (GR)
CITY SHOWCASES

17H00 | Tribuna SM CAE
Beatriz Nunes (PT)
CITY SHOWCASES

17H30 | Convívio
Holy Nothing (PT)
CITY SHOWCASES

18H00 | Oub’lá
Izzy and the Black Trees (PL) INES#TALENT
CITY SHOWCASES

18H30 | Bar da Ramada
Smartini (PT)
CITY SHOWCASES

21H30 | CCVF / PATIO
Captain Boy (PT)
GUIMARÃES CITY FOCUS

22H00 | CCVF / AUDITORIUM
Tashi Wada Group feat. Julia Holter (US)

22H30 | CCVF / PATIO
Mister Roland (PT)
GUIMARÃES CITY FOCUS

23H00 | CCVF / BOX
The Black Mamba (PT)

23H30 | CCVF / PATIO
Paraguaii (PT)
GUIMARÃES CITY FOCUS

00H00 | CCVF / AUDITORIUM
Whales (PT)

01H00 | CCVF / BOX
Batida apresenta: The Almost Perfect DJ (AO/PT)

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WESTWAY LAB pass | 20 EUR

The Black Mamba, Tashi Wada Group feat. Julia Holter,
Batida apresenta: The Almost Perfect DJ,
Captain Boy, Mister Roland, Paraguaii, Whales

+

Jacco Gardner*

*The first 150 passes give exclusive access to the opening concert with Jacco Gardner
Access to the remaining concerts is done on a first-come, first-served basis. After reaching the maximum capacity, the input follows the logic 'one out – one in'.

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ONLINE TICKETS

www.ccvf.pt

oficina.bol.pt

TICKET-OFFICES
Centro Cultural Vila Flor

Centro Internacional das Artes José de Guimarães

Casa da Memória de Guimarães

Loja Oficina

EXCHANGE OF BRACELETS

Venue: Palácio Vila Flor

10 and 11 April

10h00-13h00, 14h00-19h00 and 20h30-22h30

12 and 13 April

10h00-13h00, 14h00-19h00 and 20h30-24h00

MORE INFORMATION

www.ccvf.pt

westwaylabfestival.com

facebook.com/WestwayLAB.Portugal

twitter.com/WestwayLA


1 TO 9 APRIL

CENTRO DE CRIAÇÃO DE CANDOSO

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

PT Residencies

Beatriz Nunes

João Pascoal (Happy Mess)

Captain Boy

Yosune

Lince

INT Residencies

Tribe Royal (CA)

Violetta Zironi (IT)

Mickey (AT)

Westway LAB, now in its sixth year, invites eight musicians from different parts of the world for a 1-week artistic residency. The festival puts together the artists in duos and each duo presents the result of their work at the end of the week, in a showcase at the Café Concerto of the Centro Cultural Vila Flor.

This year the Candoso Creation Centre will host the Portuguese musicians Beatriz Nunes, João Pascoal, of The Happy Mess, Sofia Ribeiro (Lince), Pedro Ribeiro (Captain Boy); the Venezuelan singer, Yosune, who lives in Porto; Italian singer-songwriter, Violetta Zironi; Slovakian indie-pop creator, Mickey, duo based in Austria; and the Canadian pop-rock band, the Tribe Royal.

WEDNESDAY 10 APRIL

22H30 | CCVF / CAFÉ CONCERTO

ARTIST RESIDENCIES Showcases

Yosune (PT) + Tribe Royal (CA)

Captain Boy (PT) + Violetta Zironi (IT)

THURSDAY 11 APRIL

22H30 | CCVF / CAFÉ CONCERTO

ARTIST RESIDENCIES Showcases

João Pascoal (PT) + Lince (PT)

Beatriz Nunes (PT) + Mickey (AT)

At the end of the 1-week artistic residency in the Candoso Creation Centre, within the framework of Westway LAB, this year’s eight musicians will present the results of their collaboration. This 40-minute showcase is the only requirement placed by the organisation on the participating artists. But of the 20 musical encounters that the festival has fostered since 2014, several have given rise to new musical projects. The 2-day showcase therefore offers a unique first-hand opportunity to listen to new music that may make its mark in the future.

WEDNESDAY 10 APRIL

21H30 | CCVF / GRAND AUDITORIUM (STAGE)

ETEP Showcase: JACCO GARDNER (NL) Somnium

Concerto de abertura

Three years after his first concert in the Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Jacco Gardner returns to Guimarães. Anyone who remembers this concert, but hasn’t yet heard his latest album – "Somnium" – is sure to be surprised. The Dutch musician has continued his musical exploration and now found a new favourite terrain in analogue synthesizers, no longer featuring vocals in his compositions. The result is an intriguing album, that will be presented live in a special quadrophonic format. It will be the opening concert of this year's Westway LAB.

THURSDAY 11 APRIL

21H30 | CCVF / CAFÉ CONCERTO

ETEP Showcase: VIOLETTA ZIRONI (IT)

Violetta Zironi’s music exudes the sounds of America. All her influences are from the US – from folk to country, to the blues. When we listen to her music, perhaps it is only her subtle Mediterranean sensibility, that runs throughout her compositions, which enables us to realise that she is actually an Italian singer-songwriter. Her first EP, "Half Moon Lane," released last year, is a collection of six songs in which the guitar needs little company other than her powerful vocals.

FRIDAY 12 APRIL

20H00 | PAÇO DOS DUQUES DE BRAGANÇA

Canada Country Focus Reception

An extraordinary meeting point for cultures, over recent years Canada has given the world some of the most interesting composers and bands from the alternative music scene. It is therefore important to pay close attention to one of the world’s main centres of Neev, to Fado music accompanied by the Portuguese guitar of Marta Pereira da Costa – the only woman who currently plays this instrument – and the delicate-sweet indie music of Vaarwell (Margarida Falcão, of the Golden Slumbers, Ricardo Nagy and Luís Monteiro).

21H30 | CCVF / PATIO

VAARWELL(PT)

22H00 | CCVF / AUDITORIUM

MARTA PEREIRA DA COSTA(PT)

01H00 | CCVF / BOX

NEEV(PT)

SATURDAY 13 APRIL

15H00-19H00 | Santa Luzia ArtHotel, Convívio, Oub’lá, Bar da Ramada, Tribuna SM CAE

City Showcases

Mickey (AT) INES#TALENT

Smartini (PT)

Elin Namnieks (SE) INES#TALENT

Beatriz Nunes (PT)

Izzy and the Black Trees (PL) INES#TALENT

Francisco Sales (PT)

Theodore (GR)

Holy Nothing (PT)

Westway LAB is famous because audiences have to hurry back and forth between several venues in Guimarães – in search of the latest musical innovations. This year the itinerary will be a bit different, starting from the Santa Luzia ArtHotel, and including the Tribuna space of the São Mamede Arts and Entertainment Centre and the Bar Oub'lá, in the Praça de S. Tiago, in addition to the usual venues of the City Showcases – the Bar da Ramada and the café-concerto of the Convento Association.

In these venues it will be possible to listen to indie-pop from Mickey, a Slovak duo based in Austria, American-influenced pop (from R&B to hip-hop) by Swedish Elin Namnieks, or the indie-rock of Izzy and the Black Trees , from Poland, three projects that are part of the selection of the INES network for 2019. Greek multi-instrumentist and composer, Theodore, will also perform. Portuguese music is well represented by Holy Nothing, one of the country’s most promising bands, which explores the frontier between electronic and post-rock, as well as guitarist Francisco Sales, singer Beatriz Nunes and the dirty-rock quartet, Smartini.

15H00 | SANTA LUZIA ARTHOTEL

FRANCISCO SALES (PT)

15H30 | CONVÍVIO

ELIN NAMNIEKS (SE) INES#TALENT

16H00 | OUB’LÁ

MICKEY (AT) INES#TALENT

16H30 | BAR DA RAMADA

THEODORE (GR)

17H00 | TRIBUNA SM CAE

BEATRIZ NUNES (PT)

17H30 | CONVÍVIO

HOLY NOTHING (PT)

18H00 | OUB’LÁ

IZZY AND THE BLACK TREES (PL) INES#TALENT

18H30 | BAR DA RAMADA

SMARTINI (PT)

GUIMARÃES CITY FOCUS

SATURDAY 13 APRIL

21H30, 22h30, 23h30 | CCVF

Captain Boy (PT), Mister Roland (PT), Paraguaii (PT)

We will continue to hear the sounds from Guimarães. Three of the city's musical projects are about to release new albums and Westway LAB gives them the opportunity to perform them live for the first time. The musicians of Paraguaii will present their third album, "Kopernikus", which has already been anticipated by the single "Wild Horse", in which they further their electronic exploration. Mister Roland, the project from the singer/songwriter, Rolando Ferreira, who attended an artistic residency at Westway LAB last year, will present his first album, "Trembling Giant". Pedro Ribeiro, aka Captain Boy, will be attending artistic residency this year. In addition to his musical creation within the festival, he is about to release a new album.

21H30 | CCVF / PATIO

CAPTAIN BOY(PT)

22H30 | CCVF / PATIO

MISTER ROLAND(PT)

23H30 | CCVF / PATIO

PARAGUAII(PT)

SATURDAY 13 APRIL

22H00, 23h00, 00h00, 01h00 | CCVF

The Black Mamba (PT),

Tashi Wada Group feat. Julia Holter (US),

Batida apresenta: The Almost Perfect DJ (PT),

Whales (PT)

22H00 | CCVF / AUDITORIUM

Tashi Wada Group feat. Julia Holter (US)

The universe of the musician Tashi Wada combines ancient, psychedelic and minimalist music and instruments ranging from bagpipes to synthesizers. Wada will bring to Westway LAB the result of this journey of diverse inspirations that last year resulted in the album, "Nue", in which he collaborated with several musicians, including the duo that accompanies him here: Julia Holter (who returns to Guimarães in April, when she will give her own concert at the Centro Cultural Vila Flor) and the percussionist Corey Fogel, who regularly works with both musicians.

23H00 | CCVF / BOX

The Black Mamba (PT)

The music of The Black Mamba has had an increasingly powerful impact on the general public and the band has dauntlessly performed in large venues such as the Coliseu in Lisbon and Porto, with the confidence that they will be well received. The band’s third album, "The Mamb King," released last year, has confirmed their status, but their music remains close to its roots where it began almost a decade ago: pop inspired by black America, between the blues, soul and the WHY Portugal Event through the addition of a central LAB Lounge, a permanent networking lounge open throughout the event, offering registered delegates a space dedicated to their formal & informal networking, besides the conferences, roundtables and panels. An environment that constitutes another step forward, as the LAB monicker does not apply exclusively to the Artist Residencies: Westway is also a LABoratory for new projects, new ideias, new partnerships supervision, but also hire music supervisors to integrate their own teams full-time. Lisa Hresko of A2IM (AMAEI’s North American counterpart) comes to Westway LAB to introduce us to Dan Burt (J Walther Thompson) and Eric Johnson (McCann) aka DJ Bunny Ears ...!

10H00

CCVF / Palácio Vila Flor / Room S2

INES 2 - DIGITAL ROYALTY & RIGHTS ACCOUNTING

Big data, little money? The digital eco- system presents increasing challenges
in the proper accounting and reporting
of digital royalties, copyright and related rights to artists, authors-composers and publishers. Chris Chambers presents Backbeat: a functional solution for labels and publishers that can help with all this number crunching in the new era of micro- payments. It even speaks CWR!

11H00

CCVF / Palácio Vila Flor / Room S3

WHY PORTUGAL EVENT - SHOWCASE FESTIVALS & CONFERENCES WORKSHOP: HOW TO PREPARE YOURSELF!

Playing a showcase festival is not at all
an experience that resembles a normal concert performance. If on one hand it requires detailed background preparation, b2b thinking, and hours of homework dedicated to the usefulness of the contacts potentially made with the audience of music professionals to whom we want to get our artists’ music, on the other hand there is the need to be technically more agile, travel light, and be as adaptable as possible with regard to the logistics of the show itself: we have to present ourselves in the simplest, most sensible and secure way, ensuring that we grab the interest

of this professional audience in the rst minutes of a showcase performance ...

11H30

CCVF / Palácio Vila Flor / Room S2

INES 3 - TAKE A STAND!

Fruzsina Szép is the director of the Lollapalooza Berlin Festival and is part
of the Directorate of the Association of Yourope Festivals. Before, she was artistic director of the Sziget festival in Hungary.

She also leads the “Take a Stand!” Project for all Europeans and human beings who believe in peace, inclusion with: Markus Linde, Nis Bogvad, João Santos, Dan Burt Also feel free to arrange a one-on- one meeting with Turo at the Westway LAB Lounge to discuss further!

18H30

Tio Júlio

ARTIST TALKS

FRI

12 APR

10H00

CCVF / Palácio Vila Flor / Room S2

INES 6 - DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION & PROMOTION

Level: UP, the rst Portuguese digital distributor, and marketing.

11H00

CCVF / Palácio Vila Flor / Room S4

WESTWAY PRO - CANADA COUNTRY FOCUS PANEL

Trisha Carter, Music Export Manager at CIMA - Canadian Independent Music Association, moderates a featured guest country presentation panel at Westway 2019, Canada; with professionals in

the sectors of recorded music, music publishing, Canadian agents and festivals including Jodie Ferneyhough (CCS Rights), Gourmet Delice (Bonsound), Alison Outhit (Six Shooter Records), Brian Hetherman (Canadian Music Week) and others TBA.

11H30

CCVF / Palácio Vila Flor / Room S2

INES 7 - EUROPEAN RADIO PLUGGING

Jeroen Siebens, radio plugger / promoter of new music to university and/or public radio stations throughout Europe, comes to Westway LAB to talk about the importance of airplay - even in the digital age; and how it is (relatively!) easy to test new music in new radio markets.

12H00

CCVF / Palácio Vila Flor / Room S2

NATIONAL KEYNOTE SPEAKER - TBA

15H00

CCVF / Palácio Vila Flor / Room S4

WESTWAY PRO - EUROPE IN SYNCH PROJECT PRESENTATION

Public presentation of the “Music Moves Europe” project “Europe in Synch”;
rst ndings from the workshop held in Westway LAB and other announcements.

16H00

CCVF / LAB Lounge

CANADA SPEED MEETINGS

16H30

CCVF / Palácio Vila Flor / Room S2

INES 8 - MUSIC MOVES EUROPE: THE LATEST NEWS FROM BRUSSELS

Susana Costa Pereira from the Portuguese Creative Europe Desk presents a session with the latest news from the Creative Europe program as well as the preparatory actions of Music Moves Europe.

20H00
Paço dos Duques de Bragança
CANADA COUNTRY FOCUS RECEPTION

SAT

13 APR

10H00

CCVF / Palácio Vila Flor / Room S2

GDA SESSION - ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AT THE SERVICE OF MUSICIANS
GDA has invested in the creation of technological resources to manage the distribution of related rights more e ectively to artists. Luís Sampaio, vice-president of the GDA, comes to Guimarães to put in place a dialogue with Paulo Gomo and Nuno Moura Santos, responsible for two structuring digital tools that promise to greatly facilitate the management of the agenda and careers of the musicians.