Medusa Unit

Umbra, Penumbra & Antumbra (SHH 080 CD)

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Umbra, Penumbra & Antumbra

Medusa Unit



FEE 172272

SHH 080 CD



CD 12,38 €


MEDUSA Unit is an ensemble created by the prolific Ricardo Jacinto, a multidisciplinary artist working as a sound artist and cellist focusing on the relation between sound and space.

The ensemble expands the original ideas of his solo project (for cello, electronics and resonant objects) that Ricardo Jacinto has been presenting since 2014. This project included the development of an electroacoustic device that, using an amplification system with microphones placed on different points of the cello and a diffusion system with several contact speakers connected to resonant objects.

Recorded live,"Umbra, Penumbra & Antumbra" presents itself as a continuation of the initial premises of the solo project but now also focused on the possibilities of hybridization of various acoustic instruments through an electroacoustic system of resonant interaction, where signal interferences and feedback networks are the basis for a sound that seeks to interpret the specific characteristics of the concert spaces, resulting in a strongly textural music, with roots in minimalism and spectralism.


  • Ricardo Jacinto - (cello and electronics)
  • Álvaro Rosso - (double bass)
  • André Hencleeday - (prepared piano)
  • Eleonor Picas - (harp)
  • Nuno Morão - (percussion)
  • João Almeida - (trumpet and electronics)
  • Yaw Tembe - (trumpet and electronics)

Recorded in Caldas da Rainha, Portugal, on the 18th December 2021.


  • 01. ANTUMBRA
  • 02. PENUMBRA
  • 03. UMBRA