The intense lowercase trio of Creative Source label leader Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, percussionist Christian Wolfarth on cymbals, and Ricardo Guerreiro on interactive computer performing the 6 part "All About Mimi" in the studio.
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Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: cs240
Squidco Product Code: 17881
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded by Joel Conde at Tcha3 in Lisbon on October 12th, 2012.
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1. All About Mimi I 6:17
2. All About Mimi II 14:21
3. All About Mimi III 10:06
4. All About Mimi IV 8:16
5. All About Mimi V 11:20
6. All About Mimi VI 5:23
European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
lowercase, micro-improv, sound improv
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Ernesto Rodriguese has played all genres of music ranging from contemporary music to free jazz and improvised music, live and in the studio. His main interest shifted towards contemporary improvised and composed music. The relationship with his instruments is focused in sonic and textural elements. Electronic music was an early influence on his approach to violin playing, which challenges traditional romantic concepts of the violin/viola through use of preparations and micro tuning. Active in different settings on the Portuguese scene for free improvised music, both as a collaborator and in leading his own groups. Music for Dance, Cinema, Video and Performance. Has created the record label Creative Sources Recordings in 1999, which mainly concentrates on releasing experimental and electro-acoustic music.
Ricardo Guerreiro works in the development of interactive computing processes for music performance and composition. His work implies the articulation of the musical composition and improvisation paradigms, through interactive programming, mainly in collaborative electroacoustic music performance. As a Ph.D. student at the School of Arts of UCP he is a researcher in Music Informatics at the CITAR. His thesis, under the supervision of Professor António de Sousa Dias and Professor Álvaro Barbosa, is titled Computer mediated networks in the composition and performance of interactive musical situations.
He graduated in Music Composition at the Lisbon College of Music (2000) and, in 2004, obtained his diploma in Electronic Music at the Music Conservatory of Venice, Italy. He has participated in several courses and seminars on music composition in Lisbon, Porto, Aveiro, Paris (IRCAM - '99), Darmstadt (Summer Courses - '98 and 2000) and Venice. With a scholarship from the Italian Government and oriented by Professor Alvise Vidolin, he developed a research project on the computer music of Luigi Nono's Prometeo, both at the Center of Computational Sonology (CSC) of Padua, and the Luigi Nono Archive. He participated in the semester seminars of Aesthetics and Iconology with Professor Giorgio Agamben at the Universities of Verona and Venice, respectively. He concluded, in 2007, the graduation in Musicology at the New University of Lisbon.
Christian Wolfarth studied with Billy Brooks and with Pierre Favre and in contemporary composition with Siegfried Kutterer. Since the middle of the 80th's he's been involved in different styles of jazz and improvised music. Collaborations with: John Butcher, Gene Coleman, Bertrand Denzler, John Edwards, Donat Fisch, Christoph Gallio, Malcolm Goldstein, Michael Griener, Charlotte Hug, Jason Kahn, Hans Koch, Tomas Korber, Annette Krebs, Urs Leimgruber, Paul Lovens, London Improvisers Orchestra, Werner Lüdi, Albert Mangelsdorff, Michael Moser, Günter Müller, Andrea Neumann, Lucas Niggli, Evan Parker, Lè Quan Ninh, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Martin Siewert, Günter Sommer, Irène Schweizer, Michael Thieke, Phil Wachsman, Christian Weber, Alfred Zimmerlin and many others. Solo-concerts Regular works with dancers
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Born 1960 in Zürich/Switzerland.
1982-1986 studies with Bob Cunningham and Billy Brooks at the Swiss Jazz School in Bern.
1992-1996 studies with Pierre Favre at the Conservatorium in Luzern.
1995 studies in Composition with Siegfried Kutterer in Basel.
Workshops with George Lewis, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Jojo Mayer, Han Bennink and others.
Since the middle of the 80th's he's involved in many projects between Jazz, improvised and written New Music.
Since 1991 he played many solo concerts in all over Europe and Russia.
Regular works with dancers above all with Nina F. Schneider and her dance company. (1994-2002)
He works for theatre, film and video.Collaborations and concerts with
Al Maslakh Ensemble, Claus van Bebber, Burkhard Beins, Christian Buck, John Butcher, Gene Coleman, Bertrand Denzler, Jacques Demierre, Michel Doneda, Axel Dörner, John Edwards, Donat Fisch, Christoph Gallio, Mich Gerber, Malcolm Goldstein, Eugen Gomringer, Barry Guy, Charlotte Hug, Jason Kahn, Hans Koch, Jonas Kocher, Tomas Korber, Annette Krebs, Fine Kwiatkowski, Joke Lanz, Urs Leimgruber, London, Improvisers Orchestra, Paul Lovens, Werner Lüdi, Michael Lytle, Paul Lytton, Enrico Malatesta, Albert Mangelsdorff, Michael Moser, Norbert Möslang, Günter Müller, Lauren Newton, Andrea Neumann, Lucas Niggli, Evan Parker, Simon Picard, Lê Quan Ninh, Ignaz Schick, Alex von Schlippenbach, Irène Schweizer, Christine Sehnaoui, Günther Sommer, Jürg Solothurnmann, Michael Thieke, Michael Vorfeld, Phil Wachsman, Christian Weber, Michel Wintsch, Michael Zerang, Ingar Zach, Alfred Zimmerlin and many others.Labels
His work is released on labels like: for4ears, formed, HatOLOGY, Leo, Klangbad, Presto!?, Rossbin, mikroton, Monotype, Quakebasket, hiddenbell, Creative Sources, Origin, Percaso, Wandelweiser, Unit and others.Festivals
Christian Wolfarth has played at some festivals such as:Festival Total Meeting (F), Festival Densités (F), Les Arts à Gahard (F), Wien Modern (A), Ulrichsberger Kaleidophon (A), Festival Pulsi (I), LEM Festival (ES), Störung Festival (ES), At Harbour (CR), Percussion Festival (RU), Skanu Mezs (LET), Musica Genera (PL), Festival Blaue Fabrik (D), ZAM Labor (D), Klangbad Festival (D), Humanoise Congress (D), Festival Rue du Nord (CH), Festival de la Cité (CH), Festival Akouphène (CH), Festival Archipel, (CH), Onze Plus (CH), Jazzfestival Willisau (CH), Festival ZweiTageZeit (CH), Unerhört (CH), Maiers Ohr (CH), Stanser Musiktage (CH), Festival SehnsOhr (CH), Knoten Festival (CH), TonArt (CH), Taktlos Festival (CH)"-Christian Wolfarth Website (http://christianwolfarth.ch/en/biography/?_wb=en/biography/&lang=EN)
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