Telectu is a Portuguese experimental, avant-garde music duo formed in 1982 by Vítor Rua (former member of GNR) and Jorge Lima Barreto, a jazz musician and musical essayist. Their music incorporates a variety of elements from free jazz, rock, electronica, minimalism and concrete music. They are arguably the most important project of its genre in Portugal. Their career spanning 30 years, includes a voluminous discography, many national and international performances and collaborations, both live and recorded, with important experimental and improvisation musicians such as Elliot Sharp, Carlos Zíngaro, Jac Berrocal, Sunny Murray, Chris Cutler amongst others. They have also composed music for theater, video art and multimedia performance. The project ceased activity with the death of Jorge Lima Barreto in 2011.
Selected Discography 1982 Ctu Telectu, LP, Valentim De Carvalho, EMI1983 Belzebu, LP, Ediçao Cliché1984 Off Off, 2xLP, 3 Macacos1984 Performance IV Bienal De Cerveira, LP, 3 Macacos1985 Telefone – Live Moscow, LP, Telectu, 19851985 Fundaçao, LP, 3 Macacos1986 Halley, LP, CNC/Altamira1987 Rosa-Cruz, LP, not on label (possibly: 3 Macacos)1988 Camerata Elettronica, 2xLP, Ama Romanta1988 Mimesis, LP, Schiu!/Transmédia1990 Digital Buiça, LP, Tragic Figures1990 Encounters II / Labirintho 7.8, LP, Mundo Da Cancão1990 Live At The Knitting Factory New York City, LP, Mundo Da Cancão1992 Evil Metal (with Elliot Sharp), CD, Área Total1993 Belzebu/Off Off, CD, AnAnAnA1993 Theremin Tao, CD, SPH1994 Biombos, CD, China Record Corporation1995 Jazz Off Multimedia, CD, AnAnAnA1995 Telectu-Cutler-Berrocal, CD, Fábrica De Sons1997 À Lagardère w/ Jac Berrocal, CD, Numérica1998 Prélude, Rhapsodie & Coda, CD, Nova Musica2002 Quartetos, 3xCD, Clean Feed