turva is an audiovisual label created by Alexandre Alagôa & Luís Neto focused on the production and publishing of experimental art.
Each record label is a small sound nation, plural and diverse, with its own language and laws. The records are its eloquent representatives, like statues in a future museum. But here are other ways to listen to these territories, and the Semibreve Festival has called upon two Portuguese record labels to show themselves offering their music but looking the word straight in the eye. In fact, they are moments for better understanding these family portraits which we so admire. In these showcases, there is live music, records playing, images and movement. There are new ideas (and releases) being prepared. We can therefore be the first to understand where these labels are going.
TRV001 is a very clear statement of intent: the first release by Turva, apart from taking its inaugural release reference, has a lineup which serves a promise for what can be expected from the label's musical future. But both Alexandre Alagôa and Luís Neto, the decision makers (and also artists) want Turva to be more than a record label: in the midst of all possibility, there will be music but also image, creation and production, a lot of records and a never ending stream of different artistic objects. Therefore, the presence in the Semibreve Festival could be no different, explosively multidisciplinary, made up of concerts, electronic and acoustic music, performance and visual arts.
text by Semibreve, in the context of turva’s showcase at the 2021 edition of the music and digital arts festival