Wave Field Remastered

Submitted by rafaeltoral on Tue, 08/23/2016 - 14:09

I have recently uploaded my entire discography on Bandcamp, and i realized Wave Field needed remastering. It sounded a bit thin and narrow, when it should sound full-bodied and spacious. I have remastered it and here you go, the body and space that i couldn't achive with 1994's technology is here now. It's not a physical reissue, it's digital-only and exclusively available here.



Moon Field

Submitted by rafaeltoral on Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:26

The new and upcoming record, Moon Field (performed by Space Collective 3) is almost finished. It may take a while to be released, but i’m glad to announce it’s almost done and sounds beautiful. It was performed live and in studio sessions here at the new Noise Precision studio in the mountains, by Riccardo Dillon Wanke on electric piano, Ricardo Webbens on analog synths and Rafael Toral on custom electronic instruments.

The cover will feature art by Rui Toscano.

2015 US TOUR

Submitted by rafaeltoral on Fri, 07/31/2015 - 19:04

Tuesday 15 September


Brooklyn, NY, US


Friday 18 September


Machines With Magnets

Pawtucket, RI, US     


Saturday 19 September


Washington Street Arts Center

Somerville, MA, US    


Sunday 20 September


Sonic Circuits Festival 2015

Washington, DC, US


Monday 21 September


Vox Populi Aux Performance Space

Philadelphia, PA, US 


Tuesday 22 September



Louisville, KY, US  


Wednesday 23 September

with Ryan Jewell (drums/ percussion)


Columbus, OH, US


Thursday 24 September

with Ryan Jewell (drums/ percussion)

Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH, US


Friday 25 September

with Jim Baker, Steve Hunt (tbc)

Chicago, IL, US


Saturday 26 September


Chicago, IL, US


Sunday 27 September

with Davu Seru (drums), Elaine Evans (trumpet) and Josh Granowski (bass).

The White Page Gallery

Minneapolis, MN, US 


Monday 28 September


Mills College

Oakland, CA, US 


Tuesday 29 September


Center for New Music, 

San Francisco, CA, US 


Wednesday 30 September



Oakland, CA, US


Friday 02 October


Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center

Seattle, WA, US 


Saturday 03 October


The Projection Museum

Portland, OR, US

Workshop in Manhattan

Submitted by rafaeltoral on Fri, 07/24/2015 - 12:00

I'll be coming to New York and share the Space Program Workshop — principles for articulate, spacious performance of electronic music. It's on September 16 and 17 at Harvestworks. Please spread the word!

Upcoming US tour, new studio and new release

Submitted by rafaeltoral on Thu, 05/21/2015 - 20:02

After a period low in activity (but full of it in other areas of life), gears are turning again.
- The new Noise Precision studio's building is finished, opening later in summer after relocating to a beautiful setting in the mountains in central Portugal.
- Soon Taiga Records will be releasing SPACE SOLO 2, long overdue record and the last of the Space Program series.
- In September i will be touring the US, with the first visit to the West Coast in many years. First time in Washington, DC; Louisville, KY; Providence, RI; Seattle, WA. And returning to NYC, Chicago, Minneapolis... more dates yet to be confirmed.

More news soon!

Workshop and concerts in the UK

Submitted by rafaeltoral on Sat, 10/18/2014 - 12:23

October 26 - 28 - London, Cafe OTO - Workshop: "Rethinking Electronic Music" *CANCELLED*
October 29 - London, Cafe OTO - Double bill with Anthony Pateras
October 31 - Bradford, FUSE Art Space

Manifesto for electronic music

Submitted by rafaeltoral on Sat, 10/12/2013 - 17:30

I have condensed my thinking on musicianship and electronic music in the form of a manifesto. It's been translated into several languages. Get in touch if you'd like to discuss it.


Submitted by rafaeltoral on Sat, 05/25/2013 - 13:53

New release - Free download



Space Collective : DOUBLES

Submitted by rafaeltoral on Tue, 04/17/2012 - 19:15


Sei Miguel - trompete
Pedro Sousa
- saxofone barítono
Hernâni Faustino
- contrabaixo
Pedro Lourenço - baixo eléctrico
Marco Franco - bateria
Afonso Simões - bateria
Ricardo Webbens - electrónica
Rafael Toral - electrónica


Sábado / Saturday, 23 JUNHO 2012, 23:00
Galeria ZDB
Rua da Barroca 59

Read about it here
Mais informação

Space Collective 2 - PORTO

Submitted by rafaeltoral on Wed, 04/04/2012 - 12:50

Featuring GUSTAVO COSTA, percussion

Live in Minneapolis

Submitted by rafaeltoral on Sat, 03/17/2012 - 16:36

New release, with drummer extraordinaire Davu Seru and Rafael Toral, in "a first meeting finding both musicians at their highest level". Recorded in Minneaplis in March 2011. Highly recommended peak in Rafael Toral's entire output.
Cover drawing by Sei Miguel, liner notes by Jesse Goin.



Submitted by rafaeltoral on Fri, 01/13/2012 - 18:56


Space Collective 2 will perform at All Tomorrow's Parties curated by Jeff Mangum, on March 11.
Rafael Toral - electronic instruments
Afonso Simões - drums



Chris Corsano + Rafael Toral in Non-Event podcast

Submitted by rafaeltoral on Wed, 12/28/2011 - 15:43

Non-Event is a Boston area excellent team working on music.
This downloadable podcast features an excerpt of the live Chris Corsano / Rafael Toral duo in March 2011, plus a lot more in this
2011 review!



Electrode Oscillator Solo

Submitted by rafaeltoral on Sat, 08/13/2011 - 22:54

Rafael Toral - "Solo de oscilador de electrodos" from MPAGDP on Vimeo.


Gravado a 8 de Julho no Instituto Superior de Agronomia

Realização: Tiago Pereira
Som: Mistura de Som de Rafael Toral da captação original de Raquel Castro e Tiago Pereira

Canon 5D
Beyer Dynamic



New Interview

Submitted by rafaeltoral on Tue, 06/28/2011 - 20:22


A very recent interview by Jordan Anderson was just published at Foxy Digitalis.

Modular Synth sonogram

Submitted by rafaeltoral on Thu, 06/16/2011 - 21:06


Sonogram of an excerpt from the Modular Synthesizer Solo featured on the upcoming SPACE SOLO 2

Wigry — MIMEO new release

Submitted by rafaeltoral on Sat, 05/14/2011 - 13:39

Just less than a week from MIMEO's upcoming concert at Musica Electronica Nova in Wroclaw, Wigry finally sees the daylight. A double LP recorded in a church, on a cold night in Wigry, far northeast Poland.

Info, mp3 previews and an interview with Keith Rowe can all be found at Monotype's website.



7 years of Space Program

Submitted by rafaeltoral on Thu, 03/31/2011 - 13:08

In April 2011 the Space Program completes seven years. It's been a long road of intense research, learning, discovery and development. Space Elements Vol. III (a milestone in its recording structure, just released) displays a level of maturity but also shows there's still so much to learn, the whole thing is just halfway... The road ahead is long too and expected to be tough, as always.


Best of 2010

Submitted by rafaeltoral on Tue, 03/29/2011 - 17:59

Space Elements Vol. II was considered one of the best records in 2010 by magazine.


Submitted by rafaeltoral on Mon, 03/14/2011 - 23:20

Toronto label Medusa has just released "LIVE AT OUTFEST", a new cassette release with a live recording by the SPACE COLLECTIVE 3. Featuring Afonso Simões (drums) and Riccardo Dillon Wanke (rhodes piano). The cassette can be ordered directly from Medusa, get your copy through sweetdelete (at) (CAN $10).


It is also now available online at this website, as new tracks on the Space Collectives mp3 album (in the Subscriber Catalogue).


Cover design by Helder Luis.