• Alfredo Costa Monteiro


The structure of íntima mente follows not only a phonetic but also a semantic rationale. Words are used for their sound similarities and for their polysemic possibilities.

Thus, the text evolves not only by a method of construction that has to do with the poetic, but above all by a sound organization made up of word games, assonances, consonances or alliterations. It is sound seizing sense.

This method, which searches for the word within the word itself, also leads to traces of narration which, in this case, speak of what is hidden behind language, of what is not always heard, what sometimes emerges from what we think we are.

A loose voice inside its own voice.

All the sounds used in this work are the result of sound manipulations of three parameters: distortion, tone and reverberation of the main voice.

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MONTEIRO, Alfredo Costa. INTIMA MENTE. MATLIT: Materialities of Literature, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 1, p. 75, dec. 2017. ISSN 2182-8830. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 17 aug. 2019. doi:
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