Joao Ricardo & David Matos (Portugal)

David Matos and ocp

João Ricardo
was born in 1973 in Porto. His musical route started at the age of 6 with piano studies.
Years later he dedicated himself to the electric bass and guitar, as well as to the exploration of such diverse tools as magnetic tape and software trackers.
The passage through several rock/metal bands and some incursions in the experimental music field led to the present ocp (operador de cabine polivalente) project.

In the advent of the new millenium, he swapped his Law studies for the passion of music (and sound) and headed to London to study at Live Audio Engineering.

Back in Portugal, he created his own PA company and worked as a freelance technician for Serralves, Rivoli, Coliseu do Porto, etc.

He served the Casino da Póvoa for three years where he’s had the opportunity of working with/for Diana Ross, Bobby McFerrin, Chaka Khan, Wilson Pickett, among others, as live sound
He presently dedicates himself to composition/production/experimentation for multimedia and live improvisation.

David Matos
was born in 1977 in Porto.
His video route started six months ago, due to the lack of work and income from Design.

Since his graduation back in 1999 he has collaborated with some major design studios and industrial companies across Europe, until the development of a few (legal) addictions and a
regular depression.

After these events he badly tried to get a “far away” job as a cargo loader or in an oil platform, but it was harder than he could possibly imagine without a forklift license and not being an

He had previously participated as a character in 4 short films.
He presently lives in Barcelona and studies programming and interaction.

They participate in

NewMediaFest2007 – DIGITAL MEDIA Valencia 2008
Cinematheque – streaming media project environments
Slowtime2007? – Quicktime as an artistic medium
curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne