A polyphonic approach to noise using open improv and graphic scores from this Portugese quartet performing on sax, cello, percussion, amplified objects, circuit bending and analog electronics.
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Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: cs231
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Recorded by Pedro Magalhaes at Fundicao de Oeiras in August 2010.
Nuno Torres-alto saxophone
Nuno Morao-percussion, objects
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1. Luminous Vacuum 3:24
2. Wrong Obstacle 4:23
3. The Missing Train 15:12
4. Blended Strangers 5:17
5. Heavy As A Floating Mountain 11:46
European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
Objects and Home-made Instruments
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"Pinkdraft is a quartet (Ricardo Jacinto cello / Nuno Torres alto sax / Nuno Morão objects / percussion / Travassos amplified objects, tapes, circuit bending) where Morão´s percussion and objects, and Travassos amplified objects, tapes, and circuit bending inventions, articulate their noisy and organic rhythm constructions with the language developed by Cacto (Nuno Torres and Ricardo Jacinto). A polyphonic approach to noise has made the quartet more aware of the representational landscape properties of the music they´ve been recording. Using graphic scores and open forms for improvisations along with presentations in non-conventional venues, have implied spatialization of musicians to better address the acoustic characters of the different spaces."-Ricardo Jacinto website
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"Ricardo Jacinto / Lisbon (1975). Lives and works in Lisbon and Belfast. Working as an artist and musician mainly focusing on the relation of sound and space. Currently pursuing a PHD at the Sonic Arts Research Center / Belfast. Graduated in Architecture at the University of Lisbon-Faculty of Architecture, and Sculpture and Advanced Visual Arts at Ar.Co / Lisbon. Graduate courses at the School of Visual Arts, New York. Musical studies at the Hot Clube de Portugal and Academia de Amadores de Música / Lisbon. Since 1998 has presented his work in individual and group exhibitions, concerts and performances, in Portugal and abroad. Has collaborated extensively with other artists, musicians, architects and performers. Founder of OSSO - Cultural Association
Presented is installation work in several contemporary art venues in Portugal and across Europe: Projet Room CCB_Lisboa, Círculo de Belas Artes em Madrid, MUDAM_Luxemburgo, Centro Cultural Gulbenkian_Paris, Manifesta 08_European Bienal de Arte Contemporânea de Itália, Loraine Frac- Metz, OK CENTRE_Linz_Austria, CHIADO 8_Culturgest_Lisbon, Casa da Música / Porto e Bienal de Arquitetura de Veneza de 2006.
As a cellist has mainly worked in the field of free improvised music playing in several formations and with different musicans: Nuno Torres, Rodrigo Pinheiro, David Maranha, Hernani Faustino, Ernesto Rodrigues, Luis Lopes, Ricardo Guerreiro, C Spencer Yeh, Shiori Usui, Manuel Mota, Pedro Rebelo, Franziska Schroeder, Simon Rose, Paul Stapletton, Jean Luc-Guionnet, Gabriel Ferrandini, Orquestra de geometria variável, PinkDraft, Cacto, FOIRMFADA, among others. Has played in different venues in Portugal and abroad: Fundação de Serralves / Porto, Palais Tokyo / Paris, SARC / Belfast, Festival VERBO / São Paulo, Festival Temps d' Images_Lisbon, Festival Rescaldo_Lisbon, Festival BigBang_CCB_Lisbon, Culturgest_Porto e Lisboa, ZDB / Lisboa, Dança Base_Edimbrugh, Kabinett 0047_Oslo, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian / Paris, among others."-Ricardo Jacinto Website (http://www.ricardojacinto.com/about)
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