Hangar Music is a creative platform and laboratory made up of visual artists and musicians who, in collaboration with national and international entities, develop strategies for action that foster the professional development of artistic practices in the field of music. The project is also an independent publisher, a cooperative and horizontal format managed by the artists that it represents. Hangar Music develops artistic residencies, creation programs, training and curated concerts that aim to create connections and meetings between musicians and the most diverse areas. The project’s goal is to encourage experimentation and cross-disciplinary practices, perspectives and questions, as a way to enhance the artistic practice of music and create links between artists and the local public, within an international context, with Lisbon as the stage for action. The project intends to encourage the discussion of emerging and consecrated contemporary music, stimulating the development of artistic practices motivated by a conscious, sustainable and shared experience.
Hangar Music aims to be a movement of intersection in music and the visual arts, with a vision that firmly fixes on the creative future that recognizes creativity as a transcendent catalyst for change. It recognizes identities developed through diverse experiences and cultures – but forged through an African consciousness and its diasporas and in contemporary non-Western artistic movements. It responds to current cultural movements, in the debate on borders, immigration, nationality and globalization proposing new visions and social and artistic actions.
The program of Hangar Music discusses the emergence and consolidation of the musical experience off the commercial circuit, from new experiences that this format of music circulation provides to artists and the public. It is assumed that such platforms articulate individual and collective musical fiction practices, while at the same time allowing the creation of personalized musical presentations, also allow the construction of relationships with other listeners where the artist and audience are closer and approach other fields of the arts. With this, it is hoped to contribute to the understanding of the new sensibilities and to develop artistic practices in music.