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Rodrigues / Rodrigues / de Toni / Berthet / Ortis: Trees (Creative Sources)

Five trees interpreted through electroacoustic improv from the quintet of Guilherme Rodrigues (cello, Gianna de Toni, double bass), Raphael Ortis (electric bass, objects) Christophe Berthet (sax), and Ernesto Rodrigues (viola); mysterious and compelling music.
 

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Guilherme Rodrigues-cello

Gianna de Toni-doublebass

Raphael Ortis-electric bass, objects

Christophe Berthet-soprano saxophone

Ernesto Rodrigues-viola


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UPC: 5609063402520

Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: cs252
Squidco Product Code: 18780

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2014
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded at Tcha3 on May 22nd, 2013 by Paula Soares.

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Five trees interpreted through electroacoustic improv from the quintet of Guilherme Rodrigues (cello, Gianna de Toni, double bass), Raphael Ortis (electric bass, objects) Christophe Berthet (sax), and Ernesto Rodrigues (viola); mysterious and compelling music.


Artist Biographies

"Was born 1988 in Lisboa, Portugal and started playing cello and trumpet at Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa at the age of 7. In 1999 joined Conservatório Nacional de Música de Lisboa to study classical and music theory and in the current year recorded his first album - Multiples - with Ernesto Rodrigues and José Oliveira out on Creative Sources Recordings.

Apart from work in music ensembles ranging for contemporary classical to free improvisation, also works with live music poetry, theatre and film-music. After lengthy residency in Lisboa, (1988-2016) moved to Berlin and has been active as composer and improviser in the scene.

Worked with some international and renewed artists like Ernesto Rodrigues, Jean-luc Guionnet, Margarida Garcia, Manuel Mota, Alfredo Costa Monteiro, Sei Miguel, Tim Goldie, Jeffrey Morgan, Oren Marshall, Gerhard Uebele, Klaus Kurvers, Gabriel Paiuk, Nicolas Field, Jaime Fennelly, Blaise Siwula, Will Guthrie, Pawel Grabowski, Michael Thieke, Wade Matthews, Leonel Kaplan, Diego Chamy, Gabriel Paiuk, Barry Weisblat, Joe Giardullo, Jassem Hindi, Tisha Mukarji, Masahiko Okura, Taku Unami, Toshihiro Koike, Sharif Sehnaoui, Christine Abdelnour, Alexandre Bellenger, Carlos Zingaro, Romaric Sobac, Nuno Rebelo, Nuno Torres, Naoto Yamagashi, Heddy Boubaker, Gerhard Uebele, Guillermo Torres, Tomas Gris, Carlos Santos, Bruno Parrinha, Miguel Leiria Pereira, Miguel Ivo Cruz, Alberto Cirera, Nuno Morão, Mark Sanders, Dennis Gonzaléz, Alípio Carvalho Neto, Raymond Macdonald, Neil Davidson, David Stachenas, Lisa Ullén, D'incise, Cyril Bondy, Miguel Mira, Rodrigo Amado, Abdul Moimême, Monsieur Trinité, João Madeira, Álvaro Rosso, Gil Gonçalves, Marian Yanchyk, Filipe Passos, Rodrigo Pinheiro, Christian Wolfarth, Thanos Chrysakis, Bechir Saade, Kurt Liedwart, Miguel A. Garcia, Ilia Belorukov, Andrew Lafkas, Gao Jiafeng, Eric Wong, Johan Moir, Casey Moir, Magda Mayas, Matthias Muller, Alexander Frangenheim ...

Has performed and toured in all Europe. Released more than 30 albums of his own projects."

-Creative Sources (http://creativesourcesrec.com/creative_artists.html)
6/19/2024

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Italian double bassist Gianna de Toni is a member of the Portuguese-based groups IKB and String Theory.

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"Swiss bass player and composer Raphael Ortis leads the duo/trio/4tet LEON and the trio ShabraK. He is a memeber of the Insubordination Meta Orchestra (IMO) and a part of the Insub.org which organise concerts series. His other projects include Innlaandds, Zgg, Atrl, Sbdqtç, alongside solo proejcts."

-Raphael Ortis Website (http://www.ortis.ch)
6/19/2024

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"After studying piano and flute, Christophe Berthet turned, in 1986, to the saxophone.He began his career with Vertigo in the company of Michel Wintsch, then joined the group Today Madame: First prize at the Jazzonze + Festival Lausanne 1991 competition. He has been a member of the Fanfare du Loup collective since 1989, and he writes regularly for this orchestra.

Currently, in parallel with his saxophone teaching activity in the EPI (Instrumental Practice Space), he continues his work of composition and musical research at the borders of jazz, theater, contemporary music (he followed for four years the contemporary writing course at the Geneva Conservatoire with Xavier Dayer), as well as various avant-garde musical experiences (Le Grand Frisson, suite for eight improvisers).Breached at once by the canons of free improvisation and orchestrated music, Christophe Berthet knows as much how to build cathedrals with an ephemeral thrill, than to give a written part a sound and a note-setting of his own.

He also composes and plays for the theater, including: Macbethde William Shakespeare, staged and in shadow by Marcel Robert.

Tours in Switzerland and France:Against the Spiral TheaterThe horses are completed by the 100% Acrylic Company, with the Wolf BandDunant by the Company of the Organon, with the Fanfare of the WolfThe Tribun by Mauricio Kagel directed by Jean-Louis Hourdin, with the Fanfare du Loup

He created Facteur d'images, with the participation of the director Patrick Mohr in the framework of the fortnight of Musiques à Voir, at the Théâtre du Loup in Geneva.

He creates the Butterfly Effect Duo with Vinz Vonlanthen. He also initiated improvised music encounters in duets or trios with Jean-Jacques Pedretti, Michel Wintsch, Philippe Ehinger, Vinz Vonlanthen, Lucas Niggli, Jacques Demiere, Dragos Tara, Alexandre Babel. He is a member of the quartet Ekyu with Christian Graf, Raphäel Ortis and Cyril Bondi. He recently created Le Grand Frisson, a sound scenario for eight improvisers, with Laurent Bruttin, Patricia Bosshard, Yannick Barman, Jean-Jacques Pedretti, Dragos Tara, Vinz Vonlanthen and Cyril Bondi."

-Christophe Berthet Website (Translated by Google) (https://www.contrechamps.ch/biographie-berthet)
6/19/2024

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"He has been playing the violin for 30 years and in that time 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."

-Creative Sources (http://creativesourcesrec.com/creative_artists.html)
6/19/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Ancient Trees 12:41

2. Whistling Trees 5:15

3. Lonely Trees 12:29

4. Moonlit Trees 8:17

5. Tree of Life 3:37

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Electro-Acoustic
Electro-Acoustic Improv
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