…a cross between a triturated Steve Reich and an old coughing engine takes control, making feel you pretty uneasy; beautiful indeed and very hypnotic…
…compared to the drones of Pauline Oliveros, Monteiro is much more obsessed with concrete sounds that can be generated from this instrument…
…Alfredo Costa Monteiro's remarkable solo CD may not serve to rescue the instrument from the opprobrium into which it has fallen, but what it does demonstrate is how this nineteenth century combination of expandable bellows, reeds and keyboard can be used to create vibrantly contemporary music at the start of the twenty-first century…
rumeur (for solo accordion) | creative sources, 2004
cinq bruissements (for solo accordion) | no fun productions, 2010
um em um | monotype records, 2014
…using solely pick ups ‘played’ on turntables, alfredo costa monteiro creates harsh improvised atmospheres which will blast you!...
…all the harshness, the static, the bumps cohere into wonderfully imagistic soundscapes, the type of music that has me constantly listening around corners, seeking, and usually finding, more…
…The music recognizes the bumps and irregularities of the ground at the same time as it envelops them, navigating through buffeting winds and acidic rain, not to mention an electrical storm or two before evaporating into a prickly haze…
stylt | absurd, 2005
Z=78 (195.09 ) | audiobot, 2006
nyx | entr'acte, 2011
...the results being always the same, namely refreshingly mind-bending sonic materials that are unluckily heard by a few hundred souls while they deserve a much wider attention...
…without knowledge of the source, I daresay one would be hard-pressed to identify the whirlwind of sounds having anything remotely to do with paper…
live at festival électronique nº4, paris. sept. 2014. photos by paul ternisien.
paper music | hazard records, 2001
allotropie | bourbaki, 2007
clair de bée| compost and height 2008