Octávio Camargo is a composer and theater director, engaged in interdisciplinary actions related to art and activism. He has been teaching Aesthetics and Harmony at the University of Arts in Parana (EMBAP), Brazil, since 1992. His work explores a diversity of fields, from music composition, theatrical presentations, and impromptu actions, such as “Pé com Cabeca” (performance 1995), “Ao redor da mesa” (theatre play 1999), “Oraculo do momento” (installation 2000), “Os Lusíadas” (performance 2000). Since December 2002 he has directed performances of dramatic enunciation of the Epic poetry of Homer (Ilíada de Homero). Camargo is associate editor of Surface Tension Supplements and conceptual activist for Surface Tension Projects.
ilíada de Homero Os Limites da Cidade home
recent gathering in Münich... cooking with friends at villa waldberta.

 


other works and activities:

urban research and interventionism

- EPA street music instalation (with Chico Mello) 1995
- pé com cabeça (urban intervention) 1995
- povo de antonina - antonina 1997
- paranaparapostepara - Niterói, galeria do poste, 2002
- museu do poste - Curitiba, 2003
- surface tension curitiba - ybakatu galery 2005
- aplauso (with Sérgio Albach) Curitiba 2004
- pipoca (with Orquestra Organismo)Curitiba  2005
- olhar comum - with gilson camargo - publicado em 2006
- surface tension copenhagen - literaturhaus 2007

theater

- ao redor da mesa (theatre piece) 1999
- iliad (monologues from the Iliad of homer translated to portuguese by Odorico Mendes. This action has - being in process since 2000, with itneracy of the monologues in theatres and libraries around the world)
- os lusíadas (theatre piece) 2001
- Canto I da iliada, com Claudete Pereira Jorge (1st bienalle of thessalonik - greece) 2007
- Não perca with sergio albach and rocio infante – 2002
- A Justa razão aqui delira (with Orquestra Organismp) teatro Guaíra, Curitiba 2005
- A beira do (with cristiane de macedo)
- Júbilo, memória, e noviciado da paixão with Simone Spoladore
- Recital de Fernando Pessoa – with  Lori Santos


installation

- oráculo do momento (instalation) 2000

cds

- nova musica brasileira (compositions recorded by mario da silva junior) 1996
- musica brasileira desconstruída (compositions recorded by mario da silva junior) 1997
- musica (compositions for theatre - in the period of 1996 to 2004 - conducted and recorded by the author) 2004
- nanoépicos (compositions conducted and recorded by the author, with drawings of luiz alberto cruz) 2008
- fernando pessoa (with Lori Santos - poems and music)
- jubilo, memória, noviciado da paixão (texts by Hilda Hilst with simone spoladore)
- canções de roda (para performance de Tuca Ficcini)
- língua madura
- ciúmes de horror
- nabuto almada (com thadeu woiscechowsky e barbara kirchner)

music for films

- bitter orange - with Chico Mello (directed by Frederico Full Graaf) 1998
- paisagem de meninos (directed by Fernando Severo) 2004
- adeus robinson (directed by Marcio Abreu) 2005
- helena de curitba (directed by Josina mello) 2006
music for theatre
- o incrível retorno do cavaleiro solitário (directed by Hugo Mengarelli) 1994
- os lusiadas (directed by octavio camargo) 2001
- não perca (cycle of performances with sergio albach and rocio infante) 2002
- volta ao dia em oitenta mundos (directed by marcio abreu) 2003
- vila lobos para crianças (directed by leticia guimarães) 2005
- o bife with gustavo bittencourt (dance for theatre) 2008

video

- contraponto virtual (with Chico Mello)
- museu do poste (with Margit Leisner and Goto)
- ex-libris (with Orquestra Organismo)
- eixos (with Orquestra Organismo)
-vai ter musica (with orquestra organismo)

audio works (sound art)

- around the table (for broadcast) in the voices of Ken Erhlich and Brandon Labelle
- home recordings ( with Brandon Labelle) surface tension curitiba
- no place like home (with Brandon Labelle) broadcasted by bbc
- all day everyday (with Brandon Labelle) broadcasted by bbc

mediatic events related to open source technology and art (with Orquestra Organismo)

- Embaplab (foundation of the laboratory of computer music of the school of music and fine arts of parana) 2005
- desafiatlux (at SESC) 2006
- conSerto (at SEAE) 2007
- Interfaces (at FCC) 2008
- arteemcirculação (caixa economica federal)
- poéticas experimentais da voz (funarte MAC- Niterói)