Composer, pianist and multi-instrumentals Joana Sa gives voice to texts by Goncalo M. Tavares as read by Rosinda Costa, where the text organizes the thoughts that filter the multiple, disorderly, eccentric, voluble mind described in Tavares' work.
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Catalog ID: SHH006
Squidco Product Code: 20396
Packaging: Handmade, line gatefold with hand stitched, fold out pages and cardboard CD sleeve
Recorded at DECA Auditory, Universidade de Aveiro in March, 2013.
Joana Sa-composer, piano, prepared piano, bells, sirens, toy piano, noises, effects, harmonium, flexible tubes
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1. Abertura 0:47
2. Hierarquia da Loucura 7:05
3. Fraqueza dos Sólidos 5:57
4. Tudo o Que e Claro Tem Uma Parte Escura (Cancao de Embalar) 8:13
5. Elogio da Desordem 7:15
6. Realidade, Imaginacao (Metodo Para Nao Ficar Louco) 11:01
7. A Queda Elegante 4:39
Organized Sound and Sample Based Music
Instruments with Preparations
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"There is something of a skeptical respect between the arts; a respect for the work of another over matter one does not master. Composers tend to see and read the world as if they were listening. In Through This Looking Glass (2010), Joana Sá had us reading some of the texts that belong to her world of sounds and to a performance Daniel Costa Neves translated into images - texts and images that baptize the exploration of an enormous musical freedom.
Always in search of the liberation, the energy and the surprise of a gesture in sound, In Praise of Disorder is more rigid in form, doing away with image and giving voice to texts by Gonçalo M. Tavares. The speech organizes the thoughts that filter the multiple, disorderly, eccentric, voluble mind. The music is the Praise of Disorder that goes on in our heads, fit to give us back (awkwardly, at times painfully) not only the multiplicity of ideas, images, sounds and even voids, but mostly their simultaneity.
That is why Joana Sá, through techniques that once belonged solely to studio settings in concert, uses the recording to put the listener in the place of the pianist, of the composer and of Rosinda Costa, watching, reading and speaking.(Guilherme Proença)"-Shhpuma
"Gonçalo Manuel Tavares, a Portuguese writer born in August, 1970 in Luanda, Angola. He published his first work in 2001 and since then has been awarded several important prizes. His books have been published in more than 30 countries and the book Jerusalem has been included in the European edition of 1001 books to read before you die - a guide of the most important novels of all times."-Wikipedia