Website of Filipe Cruz, also known as ps or psenough

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About

I am a Portuguese digital media artist and software developer, currently working with Artica on cool stuff. I'm known to be blunt, friendly and open minded.

From the left side of my brain I develop software in a bucketload of different languages and platforms, mostly things related to computer graphics, but often not so much. I have done all sorts of interactive multimedia, web, desktop and mobile applications. Sometimes for myself, sometimes for others.

From the right side of my brain I am also a demoscener; an amateur poetry and science fiction writer; an abstract line doodler; an hobbyist experimental music artist; and I curate a music label called Enough Records.

I am good at project management, time planning and coordination. I'm not a great coder, but i get things done. I also seem to have a small gift of being able to cut through the time-wasting bullshit.

On the other hand: i gravely suck at graphic design; don't keep touch with friends as much as i should; and have no patience for schemers, bullshitters and marketing people.

Last but not least, i am involved with the Audiência Zero hackerspace / medialab network.

Past

Contact

2013 :: 2012 :: 2011

2013

2012

2011

demology :: talks presented :: events organized

Demology

Dick Grayson's Darkest Secrets

[online] - [pouet]

Violent Nature

[pouet]

Leviathan Sun

[online] - [pouet] - [making of]

Parsley State

[online] - [pouet] - [making of]

Under a Seering Sky

[online] - [pouet] - [making of]

Cyboman 5

[online] - [pouet] - [making of]

Shogun Neophyte

[online] - [pouet]

pgen

[online] - [pouet]

Blind Serpent

[online] - [pouet]

Anoxia Redux

[download - pouet]

Winter Breathe

[download - pouet]

Taxesss

[download - pouet]

Outside

[download - pouet]

Deep

[download - pouet - source]

080808 of the death

[minisite - download - pouet]

your song is quiet, pt2

[download - pouet]

the lost religion of light

[minisite - download - pouet]

fleurs hallow

[video - pouet]

fr-059: disintegrates

[download - pouet]

fr-056: gravity of the moon

[download - pouet]

fr-055: 828

[download - pouet]

agna

[download - pouet]

p351

[minisite - download - pouet]

a deepness in the sky - dark & long remix

[download - pouet]

untitled bp05 intro

[minisite - download - pouet]

fr-045: life after

[download - pouet]

progression

[video - pouet]

electro glide in black

[download - pouet]

ana

[download - pouet - remix - pouet]

minimalartifact_1

[download - pouet]

toptiny greenretork

[download - pouet]

mg_r

[download - pouet]

toptiny redexit

[download - pouet]

dp

[download - pouet]

graerk

[download - pouet]

true

[download (dos only) - pouet]

m

[download - pouet]

bel wazoo

[download (dos only) - pouet]

Talks

130802 - History of web browser demos @ Assembly 2013 (Helsinki) [slides - video]
121115 - Javascript Canvas Audiovisual Light and Magic @ Sapo Codebits 2012 (Lisboa) [slides - video]
110804 - Remix Culture In The Demoscene @ Assembly (Helsinki) [slides - video]
091212 - Taxesss from Nothing @ AZ Hacklab meeting (Porto) [video]
091203 - Hacking The Demoscene From Portugal @ Sapo Codebits 2009 (Lisboa) [stream - slides]
091110 - xDA Talks #1 - Demoscene @ xDA (Coimbra)
090913 - Enough is Enough - Movimento Netaudio em Portugal @ Barcamp PT Setembro 09 (Coimbra)
090323 - Deep - Hacking Processing for ogl shaders @ Barcamp PT Spring 09 (Coimbra)
09???? - Demoscene at Festival Animatu @ CAEP (Portalegre)
0811?? - Semana Multimedia @ Teatro Aveirense (Aveiro)
081025 - Demoscene Seminar @ Helsinki Art Academy (Helsinki/Finland)
081023 - LCD Talks #1 - Demoscene @ LCD (Matosinhos)
08???? - Demoscene Festival Animatu @ Bar do Desassossego (Beja)
07???? - Demoscene Festival Animatu @ Teatro Pax Julia (Beja)
?????? - Demoscene @ Semana AcadéŽmica IST (Lisboa)
060325 - Como hoder la escena @ ifparty (Univ. Pol.) (Valencia/Spain)
050624 - What is the demoscene? @ Demozone (Biddinghuizen/Holland)
031227 - Estado da arte na demoscene @ KEP2 (V.N. Gaia)
02???? - Demoscene workshop @ DEI-FCUP (Porto)

Events Organized

Helsinki Pubmeet 150205
Helsinki Pubmeet 150118
ScenePT Demoilta #8
ScenePT Demoilta #7
ScenePT Demoilta #6
ScenePT Demoilta #5
ScenePT Demoilta #4
ScenePT Demoilta #3
ScenePT Demoilta #2
ScenePT Demoilta #1
inérciaDemoparty 2012
inérciaDemoparty 2010
inérciaDemoparty 2008
inérciaDemoparty 2006
inérciaDemoparty 2005
demoscene summer tour 2005
kep3
inérciaDemoparty 2004
kep2
inérciaDemoparty 2003
inérciaDemoparty 2002
bustrip to mekka symposium 2002
inérciaDemoparty 2001



releases :: reviews :: live concerts :: talks & interviews :: photos :: organized events

Releases

Various Artists - Noise from Portugal vol.1 [Mi228]

7) ps - Annealing Scythe

[release page]

Various Artists - AtlanThis 2 [erncmp20]

5) ps vs Infetu - Last Wave

[release page]

Various Artists - Implanted [ACPS1002]

7) ps - umi no drone 121215

[release page]

ps - A Moment Demystified [ACP1008]

1) ps - A Moment Demystified

[release page]

Various Artists - No Labels No Musics 4 [EdP058]

ps - Vague Mark of Absence

[release page]

Various Artists - 100 Years of Noise [enrcmp18]

4) ps - 100 Years of Government Corruption

[release page]

ps - A Moment to Sleep

1) Demoparty Sleeping Halls
2) Dreamstate, Eye Witness, Part 1
3) Dreamstate, Eye Witness, Part 2
4) Leaving Helsinki in a State of Perpetual Quagmire
5) Too Tired to Sleep at Those Electrolyte Airports
6) Fading Under City Trees

[release page]

Various Artists - Loxodromia 200 [mimi200]

11) ps - A Moment to Sleep (ckz manipulation)

[release page]

Politiquisses - Apresenta: "Corrupção em Portugal por Paulo Morais" Songified

1) Politiquisses - Nós Hoje Temos Uma Crise
2) Politiquisses - É Inexplicável, É Inconcebivel
3) Politiquisses - Nós Não Estamos Habituados a Este Tipo de Frontalidade

[release page]

Various Artists - SIGNALVOID


[release page]

ps - LCD Mostra-se [AZSA_01]

1) ps - Via Verde Highway Exit
2) ps - Inside CAAA
3) ps - Walking the Streets of Guimarães, Part 1
4) ps - Arriving at Éfaté's location
5) João Carvalho - Éfaté
6) ps - Walking the Streets of Guimarães, Part 2
7) ps - The Building at Praça 25 de Abril
8) ps - Walking the Streets of Guimarães, Part 3
9) ps - Creatura
10) ps - Anonymous Mirror
11) ps - The Solitude is Sore
12) ps - A Beer Break, Lacking Lupin Beans
13) ps - Tripit
14) ps - Taking Things Down

[release page] - [download]

ps - Wake Up [enrmp300]

1) ps - Wake Up Part 1
1) ps - Wake Up Part 2
1) ps - Wake Up Part 3
1) ps - Wake Up Part 4
1) ps - Wake Up Part 5
1) ps - Wake Up Part 6

[release page] - [download]

Various Artists - No Labels No Musics III [EdP051]

17) ps - night of the living swans

[release page] - [download]

Various Artists - AtlanThis [enrcmp16]

2) ps - Structura Cava (Structura remix)
4) ps - Over the Atlantic Rift

[release page] - [download]

ps - Hämeentie [ihab037]

1) ps - Hämeentie

[release page] - [download]

ps - Juhannus [gfr028]

1) ps - Bus 24 Helsinki seurasaari
2) ps - Bridge to Seurasaari
3) ps - Forging a Nail
4) ps - Horn
5) ps - Traditional Dances
6) ps - Bonfire Shore
7) ps - Top of the Island
8) ps - Windy South Shore
9) ps - Waiting for the Main Bonfire
10) ps - Bus 24 Seurasaari Helsinki
11) ps - L Train Helsinki Leppavaara

[release page] - [download]

d0x10 - Gay Noise - ps - playing with nuns (4 way split)

1) ps - 110701b

[release page] - [download]

ps - Never Step On Moss Again [treetrunk152]

1) ps - Tardigrade Transmission of Self-determination
2) ps - Arise, My Volvox Bethren
3) ps - Reign of Worms, Locust Hydra

[release page] - [download]

Various Artists - no-r-mal II [jnn100]

CD6 1) ps - ni100603

[release page] - [download]

ps - New Impulses to Old Elements [EdP029]

01) New Impulses to Old Elements

Recorded Live @ Convento da Saudação (Montemor-o-Novo) 100712
Part of AZLabs residency @ O Espaço do Tempo

[release page] - [download]

ps - futuradio090905 [KOOI0028]

01) psmac_001_090120 (00:00)
02) psmac_015c_090314 (00:00)
03) psmac_011_081202 (01:27)
04) psmac_015d_090526 (02:26)
05) psmac_012_090113 (04:12)
06) psmac_012_090113_2 (05:00)
07) psmac_014_090310 (05:00)
08) 352_080301 (06:36)
09) psmac_012_090113_2 (07:32)
10) psmac_014_090125 (13:57)
11) psmac_010_081004 (14:02)
12) asio005_090812 (20:46)
13) psmac_015c_090314 (21:03)
14) 346_080609 (26:48)

[release page] - [download]

Wolfenmond - Neumond

14) ymir remix - filipe cruz

[online store]

ps - m&m [EdP008]

1) psmac017_s001
2) psmac017_s002
3) psmac017_s003
4) psmac017_s004
5) psmac017_s005
6) psmac017_s006
7) psmac017_s007

[release page] - [download]

Various Artists - 1 [bpf003]

1) ps - 297b_090215

[download]

kdes vs ps - Live Helsinki 27 Oct 2008 [enrmp200]

1) kdes vs ps - 1
2) kdes vs ps - 2
3) kdes vs ps - 3

[download]

Various Artists - This is Industrial [pt] [enrcmp12]

2) ps vs Sektor 304 - Toxic Malice

[download]

Various Artists - Winter Solstice [TLMP10]

4) gróhvrascht - bulk

[release page] - [download]

ps - 080319 [AT013]

1) ps - 304_080319
2) ps - 332l_080319
3) ps - 327_080319 / Life After / Finally The Moment Has Past
4) ps - 274_080319 / Gravity Of The Moon
5) ps - 353c_080319
6) ps - 332k_080319
7) ps - The Lost Religion Of Light
8) ps - Disintegrates
9) ps - 303_080319

[release page] - [download]

Various Artists - Falésia 2 [enrcmp11]

cd2 9) ps vs a naked lunch - untitled

[download]

gróhvrascht - zimrenooord [TMLP05]

1) gróhvrascht - runtime
2) gróhvrascht - laptop
3) gróhvrascht - tester
4) gróhvrascht - limiter
5) gróhvrascht - hendrix
6) gróhvrascht - slash
7) gróhvrascht - plague

[download]

ps - Closing In [MIFR-667]

1) ps - Finally The Moment Has Past (348_080301)
2) ps - Still Waiting On Your Priorities (332l_080301)
3) ps - Help Me! (352_080301)

[release page] - [download]

Various Artists - Thisagree & Shadow / Entulho Sonoro 4 [thisk.43]

11) ps - Finally The Moment Has Past

[release page]

ps vs sektor304 - ps vs sektor304 [enrmp154]

1) ps vs sektor304 - 11:49
2) ps vs sektor304 - 10:45
3) ps vs sektor304 - 17:51
4) ps vs sektor304 - 9:44
5) ps vs sektor304 - 4:57
6) ps vs sektor304 - 6:45
7) ps vs sektor304 - 14:20

[download]

Various Artists - Your Life Has Been Mastered For You [ZH27-966]


release page

Various Artists - datacross.1 [enrcmp07]

1) ps - 350 070904
5) ps - 348 070926

[download]

ps - friends reinterpretations of unreleased 332 variations volume 3 [mir025]

1) ps - 332 variation (nosfe's 332i_060211remixv2)
2) ps - 332 variation (rngmnn's cereza negra)

[release page] - [download]

ps - friends reinterpretations of unreleased 332 variations volume 1 [tube076]

1) ps - 332 variation (prolepse's 02 remix)
2) ps - 332 variation (etc remix)

[release page] - [download]

Various Artists - Falésia [enrcmp06]

cd2 2) ps - 345 070423

[download]

Various Artists - Sound Research [enrcmp05]

1) ps vs xastre - untitled

[download]

ps - friends reinterpretations of unreleased 332 variations volume 4 [mimi065]

1) ps - 332 variation (nny mix)

[release page] - [download]

nny - nny++ [cdrasud015]

1) nny vs ps - 001
3) ps vs nny - 003


ps - friends reinterpretations of unreleased 332 variations volume 2 [enrmp081]

1) ps - 332 variation (infetu's vrsnsmv smqlivb remix)
2) ps - 332 variation (e:4c's untitled remix)
3) ps - 332 variation (dream metaphor's procyon mix)

[download]

ps - shell/esuna/dispel [mimi052]

1) ps - 332_051230
2) ps - 332b_051231
3) ps - 332d_060105 (edit)
4) ps - 332c_060105
5) ps - 332e_060108
6) ps - 329_051030

[release page] - [download]

dotkràz vs idle sunder vs casual coincidence - rust [ntt037]

1) dotkràz vs idle sunder - reflectional feedback
2) idle sunder vs dotkràz - shedding memory
3) idle sunder vs casual coincidence - the burden of secrets
4) casual coincidence vs dotkràz - rusted faith
5) dotkràz vs idle sunder - a course of deliverance

[release page] - [download]

ps - shimoyake ai (338_060824) [enrmp076]

1) ps - in
2) ps - z

[download]

JM - Silent Approach [idmix15]

12) dotkràz - 04

[release page] - [download]

choplin - tan enfora [op3n002]

1) ps - she simply doesn't care anymore

[release page] - [download]

lithis - untitled ep [enrmp060]

6) lithis - mörkret (ps mörk ängel remix)
7) ps - aldrig

[download]

Various Artists - music for elevators vol.2 [mhrk033]

11) ps - 325 050919

[download]

nny - ect [tube026]

10) nny - 1noise (ps mix)

[release page] - [download]

ps - music for sketching ghosts in the dark [mir013]

1) ps - like butterflies dancing without wings
2) ps - she simply doesn't care anymore
3) ps - harnessing low voltage under an ivory iron curtain

[release page] - [download]

dotkràz - untitled [ntt027]

1) dotkràz - 01
2) dotkràz - 02
3) dotkràz - 03
4) dotkràz - 04

[release page] - [download]

Various Artists - alien artifact [enrcmp04]

[download]

Various Artists - corrupted cause [slsk005]

[release page] - [download]

Say My Lovehole, Hanga Gallon - Universumix [ntt014]

11) ps+erratic

[release page] - [download]

Various Artists - dark vault [enrcmp03]

1) ps - 320_030905

[download]

duncan avoid - cybernetics [enrmp030]

12) duncan avoid - into matter (ps 301_030611_remix)

[download]

5e phalanx - pragmatic impulse [ntt001]

1) 5e phalanx - pragmatic impulse

[release page - download]

Various Artists - as we struggle thru these times [idtv-mp3018]

8) ps - kaul-li zakhu

[release page]

ps - a girl raped before her marriage is forever a whore [tns006]

1) ps - if i could only say i love you
2) ps - all is full of love (yes, i know)
3) ps - father joseph's piano lessons
4) ps - father joseph's piano lessons (post)
5) ps - all is full of love (no, you don't)

[release page]

ps - everything is useless without you [enrmp029]

1) ps - 081_030222
2) ps - 265_021216 (feat. sinebag)
3) ps - 299_030602
4) ps - 286_030321
5) ps - 295_030604
6) ps - 232_020721

[download]

ps - don't [enrmp013]

1) ps - ps-005_23102002
2) ps - ps-249_22102002_inverti
3) mental anguish - reign of locusts (ps_remx01)

[download]

ps - i love you [enrmp012]

1) ps - track01
2) ps - track02
3) ps - track03
4) ps - track04
5) ps - track05
6) ps - track06
7) ps - track07
8) ps - track08
9) ps - track09
10) ps - track10

[download]

ps - benfield no travel sprite bubbles and a rice cup of cake [enrmp009]

1) ps - benfield
2) ps - ps-201_08062002

[download]

ps - from my own little corner [enrmp001]

1) ps - lost in familiar alleys
2) ps - while she is not here
3) xhale vs ps - two seconds of time

[download]

Reviews

"Cerrado. Prosseguindo com o seu intenso trabalho de disseminação, ps (a.k.a. Filipe Cruz) tem um novo registo. Este chama-se “m&m” e é uma edição da netlabel Editora do Porto. É uma torrente sonora densa e avassaladora, de um noise cada vez mais apurado. Dark. Incisivo. 20 segundos; é o tempo que dura cada uma das primeiras quatro faixas de “m&m”. Sombrio." - Rui Dinis / A Trompa

"...num cocktail de glitch, noise e industrial...saboroso. Hoje é ps (Filipe Cruz) e Sektor304 (André Coelho e João Filipe), num frente a frente gravado numa jam improvisada. Um embate colossal de pura experimentação; eléctrico, electrónico, acústico ou computorizado, "ps vs sektor304" explora os limites da criação, da interacção... grande edição Enough Records!" - Rui Dinis / A Trompa

"ps., aka Filipe Cruz, jovem experimentador sonoro de Vila Nova de Gaia, e entusiasta da netlabel lusa Enough Records, lançou há pouco tempo um EP na congénere sueca mirakelmusik. Este projecto surge na sequência de outros ligados à música electrónica em que Filipe Cruz se tem envolvido, em paralelo com a actividade ligada à engenharia de computadores e ao experimentalismo pseudogenerativo. O EP de que falo, denominado music for sketching ghosts in the dark, consubstancia-se em três peças, tituladas respectivamente 1) Like butterflies dancing without wings; 2) She simply doesn't care anymore; e 3) Harnessing low voltage under an ivory iron curtain. As peças - duas longas, à volta dos 12 minutos cada, com uma de 4 pelo meio - mesclam sons de electroestática digital com ondas dronológicas em fundo, desenvolvendo-se as texturas e os sinais sonoros em diferentes planos, com enorme profundidade de campo. A massa sonora de glitch e micro-sons (como ondas-curtas) move-se lentamente, criando ambientes minimalistas tensos e escuros, quase sinistros, sublinhados por ocasionais descargas de baixas frequências. Trabalho muito bem feito. Pode ser descarregado e ouvido a partir da página da mirakelmusic.." - eduardo chagas 9-10-2005

"Effective glitch and static walls built w/ a touch of drone scapes and low end rumblings. Nicely done 5+." - phoenelai++ 17-8-2005

"Slow moving thunder and electrostatic glitches melted together to form threating drones. Very minimal yet well composed songs. The tracks aren't changing very much buy they reveal a nice and dark sphere. Very Good!" - Kasper van Hoek 17-8-2005

Live Concerts

120504 - ps featuring The Antti Jadertpolm Quartet @ Dream House Special - Lähiradio (Helsinki, Finland)
120226 - ps @ Flausina (Lisbon)
111231 - ps @ Skeneklubi (Helsinki, Finland)
111223 - ps featuring gmr, Festival Matanças @ Casa Viva (Porto)
110622 - ps, Kuucvaals 4 @ ??? (???/Latvia)
100919 - ps + samuel xharope +++ @ Galerias Santa Clara (Coimbra)
100712 - ps @ Convento da Saudação (Montemor-o-Novo)
100709 - ps @ Associação 25 Abril (Lisboa)
100109 - ps vs André Coelho @ Fábrica de Som (Porto)
090725 - Structura vs ps @ Revolver Bar (Cacilhas)
090430 - ps vs Sektor 304, STFU Porto 09 @ Fábrica de Som (Porto)
081027 - kdes vs ps, Oksasenkatu 11 (Helsinki/Finland)
081025 - kosmoplovci++, Altparty @ Helsinki Cable Factory (Helsinki, Finland)
080703 - ps, opening for One Man Nation @ Casa Viva (Porto)
080614 - ps vs Sparagmos, opening for Hyaena Reich, Vysehrad and EYE8SOCCER @ Fábrica de Som (Porto)
080516 - ps, BPF Porto, opening for OCP @ Pitch Club bar area (Porto)
080424 - ps, STFU Porto 08 @ Fábrica de Som (Porto)
080405 - ps, opening for Feltro @ O Século (Lisbon)
080222 - ps vs Sektor 304, Enough Noise @ Fábrica de Som (Porto)
070602 - ps, opening for VelgeNaturlig and Stalker Vitki @ Fáb. de Som (Porto)
060526 - Aenedra, opening for Sam Pull @ Fon. Mun. de Lisboa (Lisbon)
031102 - Aenedra, ExperimentaDesign2003 @ Teatro S.Miguel (Lisbon)
02???? - Aenedra, ??? trance party chillout area (Figueiró dos Vinhos??)

Talks & Interviews

1205?? - M2HZ Dream House Interviews / Documentary
120223 - Noise a Noite @ Rádio Zero
110430 - ps / Enough Records @ Pete Cogle's Podcast
100605 - CCC Pequeno é bom! @ Casa da Achada (Lisboa) (registo video)
090913 - Enough is Enough - Movimento Netaudio em Portugal @ Barcamp PT Setembro 09 (Coimbra)

Photos

Organized Events

100109 - Falésia 3 release party
090828 - Beats Play Free
090430 - STFU Porto 2009
081003 - Beats Play Free
080614 - Falésia 2 release party
080424 - STFU Porto 2008
080222 - Enough Noise
070921 - Enough Noise
070714 - Enough Electroshit
070602 - Falésia release party
070511 - PsychotekTrauma release party
070315 - STFU Porto 2007