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About

I am a Portuguese digital media artist and software developer, currently working with Artica on cool stuff. I'm known to be blunt, friendly and open minded.

From the left side of my brain I develop software in a bucketload of different languages and platforms, mostly things related to computer graphics, but often not so much. I have done all sorts of interactive multimedia, web, desktop and mobile applications. Sometimes for myself, sometimes for others.

From the right side of my brain I am also a demoscener; an amateur poetry and science fiction writer; an abstract line doodler; an hobbyist experimental music artist; and I curate a music label called Enough Records.

I am good at project management, time planning and coordination. I'm not a great coder, but i get things done. I also seem to have a small gift of being able to cut through the time-wasting bullshit.

On the other hand: i gravely suck at graphic design; don't keep touch with friends as much as i should; and have no patience for schemers, bullshitters and marketing people.

Last but not least, i am involved with the Audiência Zero hackerspace / medialab network.

Past

Contact

2013 :: 2012 :: 2011

2013

2012

2011

demology :: talks presented :: events organized

Demology

Violent Nature

[pouet]

Leviathan Sun

[online] - [pouet] - [making of]

Parsley State

[online] - [pouet] - [making of]

Under a Seering Sky

[online] - [pouet] - [making of]

Cyboman 5

[online] - [pouet] - [making of]

Shogun Neophyte

[online] - [pouet]

pgen

[online] - [pouet]

Blind Serpent

[online] - [pouet]

Anoxia Redux

[download - pouet]

Winter Breathe

[download - pouet]

Taxesss

[download - pouet]

Outside

[download - pouet]

Deep

[download - pouet - source]

080808 of the death

[minisite - download - pouet]

your song is quiet, pt2

[download - pouet]

the lost religion of light

[minisite - download - pouet]


fleurs hallot
[video - pouet]

fr-059: disintegrates

[download - pouet]

fr-056: gravity of the moon

[download - pouet]

fr-055: 828

[download - pouet]

agna

[download - pouet]

p351

[minisite - download - pouet]

a deepness in the sky - dark & long remix

[download - pouet]

untitled bp05 intro

[minisite - download - pouet]

fr-045: life after

[download - pouet]

progression

[video - pouet]

electro glide in black

[download - pouet]

ana

[download - pouet - remix - pouet]

minimalartifact_1

[download - pouet]

toptiny greenretork

[download - pouet]

mg_r

[download - pouet]

toptiny redexit

[download - pouet]

dp

[download - pouet]

graerk

[download - pouet]

true

[download (dos only) - pouet]

m

[download - pouet]

bel wazoo

[download (dos only) - pouet]

Talks

130802 - History of web browser demos @ Assembly 2013 (Helsinki) [slides - video]
121115 - Javascript Canvas Audiovisual Light and Magic @ Sapo Codebits 2012 (Lisboa) [slides - video]
110804 - Remix Culture In The Demoscene @ Assembly (Helsinki) [slides - video]
091212 - Taxesss from Nothing @ AZ Hacklab meeting (Porto) [video]
091203 - Hacking The Demoscene From Portugal @ Sapo Codebits 2009 (Lisboa) [stream - slides]
091110 - xDA Talks #1 - Demoscene @ xDA (Coimbra)
090913 - Enough is Enough - Movimento Netaudio em Portugal @ Barcamp PT Setembro 09 (Coimbra)
090323 - Deep - Hacking Processing for ogl shaders @ Barcamp PT Spring 09 (Coimbra)
09???? - Demoscene at Festival Animatu @ CAEP (Portalegre)
0811?? - Semana Multimedia @ Teatro Aveirense (Aveiro)
081025 - Demoscene Seminar @ Helsinki Art Academy (Helsinki/Finland)
081023 - LCD Talks #1 - Demoscene @ LCD (Matosinhos)
08???? - Demoscene Festival Animatu @ Bar do Desassossego (Beja)
07???? - Demoscene Festival Animatu @ Teatro Pax Julia (Beja)
?????? - Demoscene @ Semana AcadéŽmica IST (Lisboa)
060325 - Como hoder la escena @ ifparty (Univ. Pol.) (Valencia/Spain)
050624 - What is the demoscene? @ Demozone (Biddinghuizen/Holland)
031227 - Estado da arte na demoscene @ KEP2 (V.N. Gaia)
02???? - Demoscene workshop @ DEI-FCUP (Porto)

Events Organized

inérciaDemoparty 2012
inérciaDemoparty 2010
inérciaDemoparty 2008
inérciaDemoparty 2006
inérciaDemoparty 2005
demoscene summer tour 2005
kep3
inérciaDemoparty 2004
kep2
inérciaDemoparty 2003
inérciaDemoparty 2002
bustrip to mekka symposium 2002
inérciaDemoparty 2001



releases :: reviews :: live concerts :: talks & interviews :: photos :: organized events

Releases

Various Artists - AtlanThis 2 [erncmp20]

5) ps vs Infetu - Last Wave

[release page]

Various Artists - Implanted [ACPS1002]

7) ps - umi no drone 121215

[release page]

ps - A Moment Demystified [ACP1008]

1) ps - A Moment Demystified

[release page]

Various Artists - No Labels No Musics 4 [EdP058]

ps - Vague Mark of Absence

[release page]

Various Artists - 100 Years of Noise [enrcmp18]

4) ps - 100 Years of Government Corruption

[release page]

ps - A Moment to Sleep

1) Demoparty Sleeping Halls
2) Dreamstate, Eye Witness, Part 1
3) Dreamstate, Eye Witness, Part 2
4) Leaving Helsinki in a State of Perpetual Quagmire
5) Too Tired to Sleep at Those Electrolyte Airports
6) Fading Under City Trees

[release page]

Various Artists - Loxodromia 200 [mimi200]

11) ps - A Moment to Sleep (ckz manipulation)

[release page]

Politiquisses - Apresenta: "Corrupção em Portugal por Paulo Morais" Songified

1) Politiquisses - Nós Hoje Temos Uma Crise
2) Politiquisses - É Inexplicável, É Inconcebivel
3) Politiquisses - Nós Não Estamos Habituados a Este Tipo de Frontalidade

[release page]

Various Artists - SIGNALVOID


[release page]

ps - LCD Mostra-se [AZSA_01]

1) ps - Via Verde Highway Exit
2) ps - Inside CAAA
3) ps - Walking the Streets of Guimarães, Part 1
4) ps - Arriving at Éfaté's location
5) João Carvalho - Éfaté
6) ps - Walking the Streets of Guimarães, Part 2
7) ps - The Building at Praça 25 de Abril
8) ps - Walking the Streets of Guimarães, Part 3
9) ps - Creatura
10) ps - Anonymous Mirror
11) ps - The Solitude is Sore
12) ps - A Beer Break, Lacking Lupin Beans
13) ps - Tripit
14) ps - Taking Things Down

[release page] - [download]

ps - Wake Up [enrmp300]

1) ps - Wake Up Part 1
1) ps - Wake Up Part 2
1) ps - Wake Up Part 3
1) ps - Wake Up Part 4
1) ps - Wake Up Part 5
1) ps - Wake Up Part 6

[release page] - [download]

Various Artists - No Labels No Musics III [EdP051]

17) ps - night of the living swans

[release page] - [download]

Various Artists - AtlanThis [enrcmp16]

2) ps - Structura Cava (Structura remix)
4) ps - Over the Atlantic Rift

[release page] - [download]

ps - Hämeentie [ihab037]

1) ps - Hämeentie

[release page] - [download]

ps - Juhannus [gfr028]

1) ps - Bus 24 Helsinki seurasaari
2) ps - Bridge to Seurasaari
3) ps - Forging a Nail
4) ps - Horn
5) ps - Traditional Dances
6) ps - Bonfire Shore
7) ps - Top of the Island
8) ps - Windy South Shore
9) ps - Waiting for the Main Bonfire
10) ps - Bus 24 Seurasaari Helsinki
11) ps - L Train Helsinki Leppavaara

[release page] - [download]

d0x10 - Gay Noise - ps - playing with nuns (4 way split)

1) ps - 110701b

[release page] - [download]

ps - Never Step On Moss Again [treetrunk152]

1) ps - Tardigrade Transmission of Self-determination
2) ps - Arise, My Volvox Bethren
3) ps - Reign of Worms, Locust Hydra

[release page] - [download]

Various Artists - no-r-mal II [jnn100]

CD6 1) ps - ni100603

[release page] - [download]

ps - New Impulses to Old Elements [EdP029]

01) New Impulses to Old Elements

Recorded Live @ Convento da Saudação (Montemor-o-Novo) 100712
Part of AZLabs residency @ O Espaço do Tempo

[release page] - [download]

ps - futuradio090905 [KOOI0028]

01) psmac_001_090120 (00:00)
02) psmac_015c_090314 (00:00)
03) psmac_011_081202 (01:27)
04) psmac_015d_090526 (02:26)
05) psmac_012_090113 (04:12)
06) psmac_012_090113_2 (05:00)
07) psmac_014_090310 (05:00)
08) 352_080301 (06:36)
09) psmac_012_090113_2 (07:32)
10) psmac_014_090125 (13:57)
11) psmac_010_081004 (14:02)
12) asio005_090812 (20:46)
13) psmac_015c_090314 (21:03)
14) 346_080609 (26:48)

[release page] - [download]

Wolfenmond - Neumond

14) ymir remix - filipe cruz

[online store]

ps - m&m [EdP008]

1) psmac017_s001
2) psmac017_s002
3) psmac017_s003
4) psmac017_s004
5) psmac017_s005
6) psmac017_s006
7) psmac017_s007

[release page] - [download]

Various Artists - 1 [bpf003]

1) ps - 297b_090215

[download]

kdes vs ps - Live Helsinki 27 Oct 2008 [enrmp200]

1) kdes vs ps - 1
2) kdes vs ps - 2
3) kdes vs ps - 3

[download]

Various Artists - This is Industrial [pt] [enrcmp12]

2) ps vs Sektor 304 - Toxic Malice

[download]

Various Artists - Winter Solstice [TLMP10]

4) gróhvrascht - bulk

[release page] - [download]

ps - 080319 [AT013]

1) ps - 304_080319
2) ps - 332l_080319
3) ps - 327_080319 / Life After / Finally The Moment Has Past
4) ps - 274_080319 / Gravity Of The Moon
5) ps - 353c_080319
6) ps - 332k_080319
7) ps - The Lost Religion Of Light
8) ps - Disintegrates
9) ps - 303_080319

[release page] - [download]

Various Artists - Falésia 2 [enrcmp11]

cd2 9) ps vs a naked lunch - untitled

[download]

gróhvrascht - zimrenooord [TMLP05]

1) gróhvrascht - runtime
2) gróhvrascht - laptop
3) gróhvrascht - tester
4) gróhvrascht - limiter
5) gróhvrascht - hendrix
6) gróhvrascht - slash
7) gróhvrascht - plague

[download]

ps - Closing In [MIFR-667]

1) ps - Finally The Moment Has Past (348_080301)
2) ps - Still Waiting On Your Priorities (332l_080301)
3) ps - Help Me! (352_080301)

[release page] - [download]

Various Artists - Thisagree & Shadow / Entulho Sonoro 4 [thisk.43]

11) ps - Finally The Moment Has Past

[release page]

ps vs sektor304 - ps vs sektor304 [enrmp154]

1) ps vs sektor304 - 11:49
2) ps vs sektor304 - 10:45
3) ps vs sektor304 - 17:51
4) ps vs sektor304 - 9:44
5) ps vs sektor304 - 4:57
6) ps vs sektor304 - 6:45
7) ps vs sektor304 - 14:20

[download]

Various Artists - Your Life Has Been Mastered For You [ZH27-966]


release page

Various Artists - datacross.1 [enrcmp07]

1) ps - 350 070904
5) ps - 348 070926

[download]

ps - friends reinterpretations of unreleased 332 variations volume 3 [mir025]

1) ps - 332 variation (nosfe's 332i_060211remixv2)
2) ps - 332 variation (rngmnn's cereza negra)

[release page] - [download]

ps - friends reinterpretations of unreleased 332 variations volume 1 [tube076]

1) ps - 332 variation (prolepse's 02 remix)
2) ps - 332 variation (etc remix)

[release page] - [download]

Various Artists - Falésia [enrcmp06]

cd2 2) ps - 345 070423

[download]

Various Artists - Sound Research [enrcmp05]

1) ps vs xastre - untitled

[download]

ps - friends reinterpretations of unreleased 332 variations volume 4 [mimi065]

1) ps - 332 variation (nny mix)

[release page] - [download]

nny - nny++ [cdrasud015]

1) nny vs ps - 001
3) ps vs nny - 003


ps - friends reinterpretations of unreleased 332 variations volume 2 [enrmp081]

1) ps - 332 variation (infetu's vrsnsmv smqlivb remix)
2) ps - 332 variation (e:4c's untitled remix)
3) ps - 332 variation (dream metaphor's procyon mix)

[download]

ps - shell/esuna/dispel [mimi052]

1) ps - 332_051230
2) ps - 332b_051231
3) ps - 332d_060105 (edit)
4) ps - 332c_060105
5) ps - 332e_060108
6) ps - 329_051030

[release page] - [download]

dotkràz vs idle sunder vs casual coincidence - rust [ntt037]

1) dotkràz vs idle sunder - reflectional feedback
2) idle sunder vs dotkràz - shedding memory
3) idle sunder vs casual coincidence - the burden of secrets
4) casual coincidence vs dotkràz - rusted faith
5) dotkràz vs idle sunder - a course of deliverance

[release page] - [download]

ps - shimoyake ai (338_060824) [enrmp076]

1) ps - in
2) ps - z

[download]

JM - Silent Approach [idmix15]

12) dotkràz - 04

[release page] - [download]

choplin - tan enfora [op3n002]

1) ps - she simply doesn't care anymore

[release page] - [download]

lithis - untitled ep [enrmp060]

6) lithis - mörkret (ps mörk ängel remix)
7) ps - aldrig

[download]

Various Artists - music for elevators vol.2 [mhrk033]

11) ps - 325 050919

[download]

nny - ect [tube026]

10) nny - 1noise (ps mix)

[release page] - [download]

ps - music for sketching ghosts in the dark [mir013]

1) ps - like butterflies dancing without wings
2) ps - she simply doesn't care anymore
3) ps - harnessing low voltage under an ivory iron curtain

[release page] - [download]

dotkràz - untitled [ntt027]

1) dotkràz - 01
2) dotkràz - 02
3) dotkràz - 03
4) dotkràz - 04

[release page] - [download]

Various Artists - alien artifact [enrcmp04]

[download]

Various Artists - corrupted cause [slsk005]

[release page] - [download]

Say My Lovehole, Hanga Gallon - Universumix [ntt014]

11) ps+erratic

[release page] - [download]

Various Artists - dark vault [enrcmp03]

1) ps - 320_030905

[download]

duncan avoid - cybernetics [enrmp030]

12) duncan avoid - into matter (ps 301_030611_remix)

[download]

5e phalanx - pragmatic impulse [ntt001]

1) 5e phalanx - pragmatic impulse

[release page - download]

Various Artists - as we struggle thru these times [idtv-mp3018]

8) ps - kaul-li zakhu

[release page]

ps - a girl raped before her marriage is forever a whore [tns006]

1) ps - if i could only say i love you
2) ps - all is full of love (yes, i know)
3) ps - father joseph's piano lessons
4) ps - father joseph's piano lessons (post)
5) ps - all is full of love (no, you don't)

[release page]

ps - everything is useless without you [enrmp029]

1) ps - 081_030222
2) ps - 265_021216 (feat. sinebag)
3) ps - 299_030602
4) ps - 286_030321
5) ps - 295_030604
6) ps - 232_020721

[download]

ps - don't [enrmp013]

1) ps - ps-005_23102002
2) ps - ps-249_22102002_inverti
3) mental anguish - reign of locusts (ps_remx01)

[download]

ps - i love you [enrmp012]

1) ps - track01
2) ps - track02
3) ps - track03
4) ps - track04
5) ps - track05
6) ps - track06
7) ps - track07
8) ps - track08
9) ps - track09
10) ps - track10

[download]

ps - benfield no travel sprite bubbles and a rice cup of cake [enrmp009]

1) ps - benfield
2) ps - ps-201_08062002

[download]

ps - from my own little corner [enrmp001]

1) ps - lost in familiar alleys
2) ps - while she is not here
3) xhale vs ps - two seconds of time

[download]

Reviews

"Cerrado. Prosseguindo com o seu intenso trabalho de disseminação, ps (a.k.a. Filipe Cruz) tem um novo registo. Este chama-se “m&m” e é uma edição da netlabel Editora do Porto. É uma torrente sonora densa e avassaladora, de um noise cada vez mais apurado. Dark. Incisivo. 20 segundos; é o tempo que dura cada uma das primeiras quatro faixas de “m&m”. Sombrio." - Rui Dinis / A Trompa

"...num cocktail de glitch, noise e industrial...saboroso. Hoje é ps (Filipe Cruz) e Sektor304 (André Coelho e João Filipe), num frente a frente gravado numa jam improvisada. Um embate colossal de pura experimentação; eléctrico, electrónico, acústico ou computorizado, "ps vs sektor304" explora os limites da criação, da interacção... grande edição Enough Records!" - Rui Dinis / A Trompa

"ps., aka Filipe Cruz, jovem experimentador sonoro de Vila Nova de Gaia, e entusiasta da netlabel lusa Enough Records, lançou há pouco tempo um EP na congénere sueca mirakelmusik. Este projecto surge na sequência de outros ligados à música electrónica em que Filipe Cruz se tem envolvido, em paralelo com a actividade ligada à engenharia de computadores e ao experimentalismo pseudogenerativo. O EP de que falo, denominado music for sketching ghosts in the dark, consubstancia-se em três peças, tituladas respectivamente 1) Like butterflies dancing without wings; 2) She simply doesn't care anymore; e 3) Harnessing low voltage under an ivory iron curtain. As peças - duas longas, à volta dos 12 minutos cada, com uma de 4 pelo meio - mesclam sons de electroestática digital com ondas dronológicas em fundo, desenvolvendo-se as texturas e os sinais sonoros em diferentes planos, com enorme profundidade de campo. A massa sonora de glitch e micro-sons (como ondas-curtas) move-se lentamente, criando ambientes minimalistas tensos e escuros, quase sinistros, sublinhados por ocasionais descargas de baixas frequências. Trabalho muito bem feito. Pode ser descarregado e ouvido a partir da página da mirakelmusic.." - eduardo chagas 9-10-2005

"Effective glitch and static walls built w/ a touch of drone scapes and low end rumblings. Nicely done 5+." - phoenelai++ 17-8-2005

"Slow moving thunder and electrostatic glitches melted together to form threating drones. Very minimal yet well composed songs. The tracks aren't changing very much buy they reveal a nice and dark sphere. Very Good!" - Kasper van Hoek 17-8-2005

Live Concerts

120504 - ps featuring The Antti Jadertpolm Quartet @ Dream House Special - Lähiradio (Helsinki, Finland)
120226 - ps @ Flausina (Lisbon)
111231 - ps @ Skeneklubi (Helsinki, Finland)
111223 - ps featuring gmr, Festival Matanças @ Casa Viva (Porto)
110622 - ps, Kuucvaals 4 @ ??? (???/Latvia)
100919 - ps + samuel xharope +++ @ Galerias Santa Clara (Coimbra)
100712 - ps @ Convento da Saudação (Montemor-o-Novo)
100709 - ps @ Associação 25 Abril (Lisboa)
100109 - ps vs André Coelho @ Fábrica de Som (Porto)
090725 - Structura vs ps @ Revolver Bar (Cacilhas)
090430 - ps vs Sektor 304, STFU Porto 09 @ Fábrica de Som (Porto)
081027 - kdes vs ps, Oksasenkatu 11 (Helsinki/Finland)
081025 - kosmoplovci++, Altparty @ Helsinki Cable Factory (Helsinki, Finland)
080703 - ps, opening for One Man Nation @ Casa Viva (Porto)
080614 - ps vs Sparagmos, opening for Hyaena Reich, Vysehrad and EYE8SOCCER @ Fábrica de Som (Porto)
080516 - ps, BPF Porto, opening for OCP @ Pitch Club bar area (Porto)
080424 - ps, STFU Porto 08 @ Fábrica de Som (Porto)
080405 - ps, opening for Feltro @ O Século (Lisbon)
080222 - ps vs Sektor 304, Enough Noise @ Fábrica de Som (Porto)
070602 - ps, opening for VelgeNaturlig and Stalker Vitki @ Fáb. de Som (Porto)
060526 - Aenedra, opening for Sam Pull @ Fon. Mun. de Lisboa (Lisbon)
031102 - Aenedra, ExperimentaDesign2003 @ Teatro S.Miguel (Lisbon)
02???? - Aenedra, ??? trance party chillout area (Figueiró dos Vinhos??)

Talks & Interviews

1205?? - M2HZ Dream House Interviews / Documentary
120223 - Noise a Noite @ Rádio Zero
110430 - ps / Enough Records @ Pete Cogle's Podcast
100605 - CCC Pequeno é bom! @ Casa da Achada (Lisboa) (registo video)
090913 - Enough is Enough - Movimento Netaudio em Portugal @ Barcamp PT Setembro 09 (Coimbra)

Photos

Organized Events

100109 - Falésia 3 release party
090828 - Beats Play Free
090430 - STFU Porto 2009
081003 - Beats Play Free
080614 - Falésia 2 release party
080424 - STFU Porto 2008
080222 - Enough Noise
070921 - Enough Noise
070714 - Enough Electroshit
070602 - Falésia release party
070511 - PsychotekTrauma release party
070315 - STFU Porto 2007