Hyaena Reich

Portuguese composer and performer. She has developed a body of sound work since 1996. Her work is based in experimentation and improvisation, involving the capture of real life sounds and ambients, as well as sound sequences with uncanny sound sources - metal and wood objects, stones or the exploration of sounds in spaces with specific acoustic characteristics. She has a background of Film Studies, Sound Engineering and Scriptwriting taken at the Lisbon Conservatory, and is daughter to film directors Margarida Cordeiro and António Reis. She studied improvisation, experimentalism and musicology with portuguese experimental pioneers Vitor Rua and Jorge Lima Barreto.