The idea for a residency in Aveiro Arts House comes down to the creation of a temporary musical project between three artists-musicians: Iwona Jarosz, Jakub Majchrzak and Hugo Branco (running Aveiro Arts House and Freima Labs netlabel and taking part, among others, in Fulano 47). During the two weeks, the trio intends to work on new material, which will be aesthetically oriented towards areas bordering on experimentation and ambitious dance music. The artists aim to make intelligent use of the function of trance in music through contrasts between repetition and lack of repetition, repetition realised by the linearity of the modules and the freedom of polyrhythm. The creative aura will also be favoured by the place itself – an extremely important spot on the cultural map of Aveiro.
Located in the former home of film director, painter, pottery, writer and social activist Vasco Branco (1919-2014), Aveiro Arts House (VIC) combines the features of a cultural centre, artist-in-residence programme and a creative tourism-friendly base. Designed by architect Victor Palla, in the second half of the twentieth century the house became a meeting place for important cultural figures at both local and national level. The building resembles a house-museum, filled with unique stories that bring out the artistic, cultural and political contexts of Aveiro and Portugal in modern times. By bringing together national and international artistic circles, foreign travellers and local audiences, the programme has restored Vasco Branco's home to its original character as a safe haven for art and culture lovers: an artistic laboratory open to the exchange of experiences and ideas.
Iwona Jarosz works as an independent graphic designer. Since 2012, as a drummer, she has also been associated with an independent music scene and creates projects in the basement of Wrocław's Cultural Reanimation Centre. She played in bands such as Norymberga and Barłóg. Recently she has been a member of the musical group NIC.
Jakub Majchrzak – musician and amateur filmmaker. For ten years he has been associated with the Wrocław band Kurws, as well as with the groups Przepych, Pustostany and Norymberga. He works on his solo project Strzał w Kolano and live-act Życie Żółć as a duo with Catarina Santos.