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String Theory: Krypton (Creative Sources)

The Portuguese large improvising ensemble String Theory is heard live during the CreativeFest#12, at O'Culto da Ajuda, in Lisbon, Portugal in 2018, in an extended improvisation of incredible layering and restraint, making an amalgam of mostly acoustic string sources sound electronic and hallucinatory, an incredible achievement in string sonics.
 

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UPC: 5609063406085

Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: cs608
Squidco Product Code: 27617

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2019
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded live during the CreativeFest#12, at O'Culto da Ajuda, in Lisbon, Portugal, on November 5th, 2018, by Miguel Azguime.


Personnel:

Ernesto Rodrigues-viola

Guilherme Rodrigues-zither, objects

Maria do Mar-violin

Miguel Almeida-classical guitar

Ulrich Mitzlaff-cello

Yu Lin Humm-cello

Helena Espvall-cello

Andre Holzer-resonator guitar

Carlos Santos-zither, ebow

Mariana Carvalho-psaltery

Abdul Moimeme-12 string acoustic guitar

Jose Oliveira-acoustic guitar

Andre Hencleeday-piano

Miguel Mira-cello

Hernani Faustino-double bass

Johan Moir-double bass

Joao Madeira-double bass

Fred Marty-double bass

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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)
8/21/2019

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"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)
8/21/2019

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"Maria do Mar, violinist born in Lisbon, has a path marked by classical music and teaching, although she has always collaborated with artists from other musical areas. Since 2012, following her participation in the "Atelier de Improvisation et Direction de Ensemble in real-time (Conduction)" directed by Butch Morris, she began to explore free improvisation and other languages ​​in the contemporary music scene, taking part in a violin and Electric bass duo with the musician and composer Ricardo A. Freitas.She has developed improvisational work with various musicians, performing in concerts, cycles and festivals, with names like Carlos "Zingaro",., Joana Guerra, Ricardo Jacinto, Christophe Berthet, Maria Radich. In the context of the Moving Theater she participated in the Suzuki workshop / Viewpoints by Lowri Jenkins and Jane Pupo. She is seeking a broader musical universe and the development of a personal language, where the musical boundaries are fading and new possibilities opens up with no creative limits."

-Zaratan (Translated by Google) (http://www.zaratan.pt/en/event/74)
8/21/2019

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"Guitarist Miguel Almeida is also a researcher and educator, locate in the Lisbon area of Portugal. He is associated with Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Conservatório de Música de Sintra, and was educated at Universidade Nova de Lisboa."

-Linked In (https://pt.linkedin.com/in/miguelalmeidamusic/en)
8/21/2019

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"Ulrich Mitzlaff completed his cello studies in the seventies at Tübingen (Germany) with Professor Stefan Zarnescú. Since 1996 he lives at Lisbon, Portugal, where he works as cellist and composer of contemporary and experimental music, improvisation, free-jazz, conceptual composition and sound-art. He collaborates with various artists in multidisciplinary and electro-acoustic projects and he is member of the art-association "granular".

At the moment, he participates in music-projects like: the Duo Ulrich Mitzlaff / Miguel Mira, with a new and very surprising CD "Cellos" that was presented early springtime this year; Separados Frutos, an experimental music and spoken word formation with Nuno Rebelo, Vera Mantero and Manuel Guimarães; the Open Speech TRIO with Carlos Bechegas and Miguel Feraso Cabral; the Duo Carlos "Zingaro" / Ulrich Mitzlaff and the Fruit Music Quartet with Franziska Schroeder, Pedro Carneiro and Pedro Rebelo.

With Carlos "Zingaro" he was performing in many different constellations and formations that had a significant impact on his playing. The same is to say about his collaborations with Nuno Rebelo, Carlos Bechegas, Miguel Mira and Carlos Santos.

He was interpreting the original music composed by Nuno Rebelo in 2001 for "como rebolar alegremente sobre um vazio interior", choreography by Vera Mantero for the Ballet Gulbenkian, and in 2003 for "Silicone Não", choreography by Paulo Ribeiro for the Companhia Paulo Ribeiro. He was collaborating in 2000 and 2001 with Américo Rodrigues in his multi-dimensional piece "...como um relâmpago...".

He composed and presented live in 2008 the music for the choreography created by Romulus Neagu "The Invisibility of the Small Perceptions". With Romulus Neagu he works also in the duo "ImproFormance", an instant dance-performance.

In 2008 he created and interpreted the music for the documentary film by Miguel Clara Vasconcelos over the choreographic project of Romulus Neagu "The Invisibility of the Small Perceptions", and in 2009 he composed and interpreted the music for the dramatic short film by Miguel Clara Vasconcelos "Pedrinez". He interpreted the original music written by Paulo Curado for the animation film "Cândido" by "Zepe" - José Pedro Cavalheiro in 2007.

He participated in many international festivals like "Festival LEM Primavera" (Barcelona 2009), "Festival Portugal and the World" (Brussels 2007), "Metasonic LX" (Lisbon 2006), "Metasonic III" (Lisbon 2010), "Festival Músicas do Mundo" (Sines 2006), "Festival Alkantara" (Lisbon 2006), "Sonorities" festival of contemporary music (Belfast, Northern Ireland 2005), "CAMP 03 - international festival for electronic music, sound art and visual arts" (Tübingen, Germany 2003) and "CAMP 05" (Montemor-o-Novo 2005), "Encontros de Música Experimental- EME" (Setúbal 2000 and 2001), "Ó da Guarda" (Guarda 1999, 2005 and 2008) among many others.

He was playing in various concerts with Fried Dähn, Rodrigo Amado, Emídio Buchinho, Reinhold Friedl, Vitor Joaquim, Thomas Maos, Stefano de Bonis, Josep-Maria Balanyà, Bart Maris, Miguel Cardoso, Pedro Lopes, Hernâni Faustino, Stefano Zorzanello, Gregg Moore, Liba Villavecchia, Paulo Curado, Bertrand Gauguet, Miguel Leiria Pereira, Ernesto Rodrigues, Mark Whitecage, Phill Niblock and many others. He worked in the duo I/O with Carlos Santos (MAX/MSP) in the field of electro-acoustic improvisation and he was collaborating with the Lisbon Improvisation Players of Rodrigo Amado."

-Creative Sources (http://creativesourcesrec.com/artists/u_mitzlaff.html)
8/21/2019

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Cellist Yu Lin Humm is a member of String Theory and Suspensão. She studied music at the Accademia Internazionale della Musica in the field of study of classical music.

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"Helena Espvall is a cello player who is comfortable in indie rock and improvised music circles. She was born and raised in Sweden, playing guitar and cello in rock bands and a silent movie orchestra. Moving to the U.S. and settling in Philadelphia in 2000, Espvall further explored Arabic music, performed with the Amnesiac Music & Dance Ensemble, and joined the contemporary psychedelic-folk group Espers, recording the CDs Weed Tree and II with them. Her penchant for playing free jazz has resulted in collaborations with guitarist Eugene Chadbourne. She is a featured artist with saxophonist/flutist Oluyemi Thomas on his recording Before the Beginning, and with From Quagmire on Habitats in the Wound. Espvall's debut CD as a leader, Nimis & Arx, from the Pax/Fire Museum label is produced by George Korien, where she plays cello, guitar, and recorder, sings and uses electronics. Other artists she has worked with include Katt Hernandez, Lukas Ligeti, Masaki Batoh, Gui Mallon, Nick Castro, Bert Jansch, Sharron Kraus, Fürsaxa, Vashti Bunyan, Samara Lubelski, Marissa Nadler, Damon & Naomi, Arborea, Curia, Golden Ball, the Valerie Project, Polineros, and Scorces.

Helena Espvall is a Swedish-American musician noted for her participation in the post-millennial psych-folk and free improv scenes. Her primary instruments are cello, guitar and voice."

-Helena Espvall Website (https://helena-espvall.keepvid.io/fr)
8/21/2019

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Guitarist Andre Holzer is known for his work in groups Diceros, Isotope Ensemble, and Octopus.

-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/artist/6583839-Andre-Holzer)
8/21/2019

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"Studied painting with António Sena (Ar.Co, 1988 -1992), worked in advertising for a period of time, but nowadays works as graphic designer in corporate identity, packaging, web and audio-video production.

Started sound/music activities in 1989 when formed the VITRIOL project with Paulo Raposo, a laboratory for experimental sound actions, in a first stage with studio work followed in 1994 by live output, mainly live electronics, concrete music with a improvised or graphic score oriented approach. Uses the laptop with software written in MaxMsp, small resonant objects, microphones and piezo elements to produce a music that deals with space and its sound characteristics. Interests in "soundscape" and field recordings are a huge part of his work, for piece preparation or just for archival purposes, Always recording, events, spaces or music. Multi-channel acusmatic music and radio pieces.

Presents himself solo in site-specific audio-video works, or in duos with João Silva (video, sound, photography), "Inhabitaded Spaces" with Ricardo Guerreiro (computer, mics), "Venús Pistolletto" with Emídio Buchinho (elec. guitar, mics, objects) and trios with Ernesto Rodrigues (violin) and Guilherme Rodrigues (cello) or ZNGR electroacustic trio with Carlos "Zíngaro and Emídio Buchinho. Member of several formations, "(Des)Integração" laptop ensemble (2001-2003) or in more electroacoustic sets, uses live-electronics and sampling which is the case of "Suspensão" septep, VGO, variable geometry orchestra and specially a trio close related to the "near silence" aesthetics, with Ernesto Rodrigues (violin, harp) and Guilherme Rodrigues (cello) with already several CD releases, always with at least one international improviser guest. Presented his work in Portugal, Spain, France, UK and Germany. Worked with artists from several media: dance, performance and video. Music and sound design for video and animation. Video and sound editing for comercial projects. Played live or in recording projects throughout the years with a lot of musician and sound artists. His sound work is documented in several CD releases. Belongs to the Granular board of directors, a portuguese association for experimental art and does the image of Creative Sources label. Broadcasts "Boca Doce" show at Rádio Zero (web) and other special shows. Workshops and seminars in digital audio manipulation, Maxmsp programming and sound art practise."

-Creative Sources (http://creativesourcesrec.com/creative_artists.html)
8/21/2019

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"Mariana Carvalho is a brazilian pianist, improviser and performer, keen on body, gender and transdisciplinarities. Experiments objects inside the piano and explores corporealities via eutony. Interested in weaving sonic relations in space, installations, expanded sonic bodies, free improvisation, experimental music, theatre, dance."

-Audible Women (http://www.audiblewomen.com/?listing_tag=improv)
8/21/2019

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"Abdul Moimême was born in Lisbon, in 1959, moving at an early age to New Mexico and later to Dublin, Ireland. He began studying the guitar at the age of 11, studying under various private teachers, in Madrid, Spain.

In 1979 he moved to Boston to study architecture, finally completing his degree at the University of Lisbon.

In the 90's he began studying the tenor saxophone with Patrick Brennan. In this period he became actively involved with Lisbon's improvised and alternative rock scenes, performing frequently with the Variable Geometry Orchestra since it's creation in 2003, as well as with various other local projects.

His main musical partners are from Lisbon and Porto, but he has also performed in public concerts with such artists as Gale Brand, George Haslam, Jon Raskin, Ken Filiano, Patrick Brennan, Steve Adams, and Wade Matthews.

In 1999 he started writing about jazz in various Portuguese publications and is currently a permanent collaborator of Jazz.pt magazine, and Publico newspaper, as a critic.

In 2006 he created Freemusic (http://freemusic.podomatic.com), a space exclusively dedicated to the promotion of Portuguese improvised music."

-Creative Sources (http://creativesourcesrec.com/creative_artists.html)
8/21/2019

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"Polivalent artist with conections to the Fluxus movement, José Oliveira is well known, besides music by his "mail art" creations, performance and poetry.

As an improvisor, his aproach to percussion is similar to Paul Lovens, Roger Turner, Lê Quan Ninh and Paul Lytton. He prefers a non conventional "set", where he uses instruments and objects as raw materials to create an improvised language rich in terms of timbre and textures. To this he adds sometimes inside piano manipulations and prepared guitar, in the same way as John Cage: the objects are placed on the strings or in between them in real-time performance, and not according to a previous plan.

He belonged to Sei Miguel collective between 1989 and 1996, played with Carlos Bechegas and Pedro Roxo and has a regular activity with Ernesto Rodrigues."

-Creative Sources (http://creativesourcesrec.com/creative_artists.html)
8/21/2019

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"Andre Hencleeday is interested in detail and simplicity using improvisation, field recording, acousmatic and intuitive composition as main sonic languages. He is a member of Variable Geometry Orchestra, OWWK, &c."

-https://soundcloud.com/ahencleeday (Soundcloud)
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"Born in 1958, studying guitar at the Academy of Music Amateurs, in the 70s, with Prof. Nagy. In the late 70 studying bass at the Hot Club, in the early '80s, with Prof. Zé Eduardo.

"Intrigue and permanent and persistent unease with stringed instruments, jazz and improvisation itself. During the last forty years, in concert, in private or in the studio, I had the honor of having played and learned (chronologically) Nuno Grande, Armindo Neves, Emilio Robalo, Celso Carvalho, António Ferro, Arthur Costa, Ze Bitch John Vinegar, John Lucas, Francisco Medina, Abdul moimeme, Rashiim Ausar Sahu, Patrick Brennan, Rodrigo Amado, Scott Fields, Francisco Trindade, Ernesto Rodrigues, Harvey Sorgen and Joe Giardullo.

Today, honor me play (and perpetuate my restlessness) with Rodrigo Amado, Abdul moimeme, John Lucas, Joseph Bruno Parrinha, John Parrinha, João Pedro Viegas, Alipio Carvalho Neto, Gabriel Ferrandini, Ernesto Rodrigues, Armando Gonçalves Pereira, Hernani Faustino, Rodrigo Pinheiro, Zé Lencastre, Louis Desirat, Peter Castello Lopes, Luís Lopes, Luís Vicente, Philip Sousa, Pedro Roxo, Johannes Krieger, George Lamprey, Marcello Maggi, Paulo Curado, Diogo Leal, D' Incise, Virginia and Eduardo Chagas. With some of my friends. I share my musical day in broader bands or ensembles, with other I highlight specific musical encounters and they are my entire curriculum." "

-JACC Records (http://www.jacc-records.com/en/musicians/miguel-mira)
8/21/2019

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"After establishing his name during the Eighties as an electric bass guitarist in alternative rock bands, like the now legendary K4 Quadrado Azul, Hernani Faustino turned to avant-jazz and free improvised music and chose the double bass as his self-taught instrument. Two decades later of multiple interactions with Portuguese and international musicians, he's now considered one of the most intense and solid bassists in the Portuguese scene. The association he maintains with drummer Gabriel Ferrandini (RED trio, Nobuyasu Furuya Trio & Quintet, Rodrigo Amado Wire Quartet) has been pointed as a dynamic and powerful rhythm section. His visceral playing is well showed by the contortions of his face during a performance: he goes to the limits of pleasure and pain.

Music is his life: besides being a musician, he was one of the members of the label Clean Feed, considered one of the five more important on the planet in what regards jazz, and the Trem Azul Jazz Store, located in Lisbon. He also composed for theatre, produced radio programs, and wrote about music in a couple of magazines. A good part of his activity in photography is also music oriented: Faustino is one of the most accomplished stage photographers around. This says all about his passion and commitment.

Hernani Faustino's numerous meetings and collaborations with other improvisors is astonishing: John Butcher, Lotte Anker, Nate Wooley, Carlos "Zíngaro", Agustí Fernández, Sei Miguel, Rafael Toral, Jason Stein, Nuno Rebelo, Rodrigo Pinheiro, Gabriel Ferrandini, Pedro Sousa, Rodrigo Amado, Albert Cirera, Manuel Mota, Luís Lopes, Jon Irabagon, Taylor Ho Bynum, Gerard Lebik, Piotr Damasiewicz, Harris Eisenstadt, Neil Davidson, Heddy Boubaker, Gerard Lebik, Elliott Levin, Katsura Yamauchi, Mats Gustafsson, Chris Corsano, Nikolaus Gerszewski, Rob Mazurek, Reinhold Friedl, Ernesto Rodrigues, José Oliveira, Helena Espvall, Nuno Torres, Ricardo Jacinto, Blaise Siwula, Virginia Genta, Elliott Levin, Daniel Carter, Federico Ughi, Floros Floridis, Matt Bauder, Dennis González, Vítor Rua, and many more, covering a wide range from free bop to extreme experimentation, going through electroacoustic improv, reductionism and noise."

-Hernani Faustino Website, Rui Eduardo Paes (http://www.hernanifaustino.com/bio/)
8/21/2019

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"Johan Moir graduated with his Bachelor of Improvisation at the Academy of Music and Drama, in Gothenburg, Sweden 2011.

After a couple of years in Berlin and Melbourne, Johan is now based in Stockholm dwelling deeper into his solo project where he explores acoustic improvisation on the double bass, focusing on extended techniques, preparations, Just Intonation and psychoacoustic phenomens.

Other main projects for the moment includes his duo IGNITE (with vocalist Casey Moir) as well as a duo with the Portuguese Cello player Guilherme Rodrigues

Johan also participates in several Ad-hoc projects with different musicians, dancers and artists. Among others, Johan has been collaborating with Burkhard Beins (DE) Emilio Gordoa (MX/DE), Brad Henkel(DE/US), Guillherme Rodrigues(POR/DE), Nicola Hein(DE), Casey Moir (AUS/SE), Reuben Lewis(AUS), Alice Hui-Sheng Chang (TW), Ingo Reuelucke (DE) & Mattias Windemo(SE)

Johan has also toured with various groups in Sweden, Norway, Australia, Estonia, Denmark, Poland, Austria, Hungary , Taiwan and Palestine.

Previous projects that Johan has been the composer and bandleader for includes his own quintet called The Johan Moir Ensemble, the Swedish / Australian quintet SVELIA, as well as the alternative pop duo Mother Jack. Johan has released several albums with different projects, such as "transitions" with SVELIA (2015) and "Chasing Shadows" with Johan Moir Ensemble (2015).

Johan is one of the directors of the Swedish based label 'HearHere Records' and has also been co-organizing the festivals "SUBURBIA" and "HEARHERE FESTIVAL".

-Johan Moir Website (http://johan.moir.se/about.html)
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Joao Madeira: "I was born in Lisboa and I've dedicated most of my energy to the doublebass since I was 12. When I went to study at the Conservatório de Lisboa my role model was doublebassist João Panta Nunes, and lately my studies were oriented by Jorge Lee, at Cascais. I have a degree in Musicology, investigation work on Fado's candidature to World Immaterial Heritage by UNESCO, and coordination of the Music Department at INATEL/FNAT. Since 1999 I have a strong activity (studio and performance) in several styles and genres, but improvised music and original composition (whatever the style...) are the places where my musical language riches its higher satisfaction and plenitude. In the recordings you are about to hear it's me who plays all the instruments. My passion is at the simple act of artistic creation. For me, music is all about musicians and genuine expression! It doesn't matter the genre neither the instrument per si. In theater I have collaborations (musician, composer, actor) with Companhia do Chapitô and Artistas Unidos, amongst others. I also love books (...) I've studied aesthetics and Portuguese literature since I remember, and love to read and write poetry."

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"Fred Marty was born in Blaye (Gironde) in 1970. After studying classical bass studies, he devoted his work to improvisation and experimentation of various game modes on bass. He strives to develop a personal language, inspired by everyday sounds, making some forget the bass itself (distorted sounds, harmonics "gaps" in incomplete or misleading spectrum percussion sounds without specific height, sounds The rubbing of the fingers or the hand on the body of the double bass). He also modifies the timbre by inserting between ropes of wooden or metal rods. Each part of the body of the double bass becomes an instrument of its own.

Thus, co-creation he also collaborated in multidisciplinary projects combining dance, music, and video playback, including Anne Ropers collective recidiva in UNICA, a project calling itself "night moves" around the collection of poems of the same Title of Henri Michaux, or with Bérengère Altieri-Leca in the duo OKAMI.

Fred Marty has played with Yuko Oshima, Ai Watanabe, Birgitte Lyregaard, Yoko Arai, Frederic Blondy, Edward Perraud, Itaru Oki, Claude Speaks, Xavier Lopez, Michel Doneda Sebastien Bouhana, Marcos Fernandes, Usui Yasuhiro, Alvise Sinivia Michael Nick, Daunik Lazro, Isabelle Duthoit, Benoit Cancoin, Matsumoto Kenichi, Jean Marc Foussat, Yoko Arai, Eric Dambrin John Cuny, Jean Brice Godet, Alexandre Bellenger, Nush Werchowska Mathieu Garrouste Pascal Marzan, Cyprien Busolini, Nicolas Souchal, Deborah Walker, Patricia Bosshard, Jean-Marc Foussat, Yoko Miura, Francesco Pastacaldi Richard Comte, Hideo Ikegami, Ugo Boscain and works with dancers of butoh Gyouhei Zaitsu, Maki Watanabe and dancer Bérengère Altieri-Leca.

Since 2012 he is a member of ONCEIM, an orchestra conducted by Frédéric Blondy."

-Fred Marty Website translated by Google (https://fredmartyDoublebass.wordpress.com/a-propos/)
8/21/2019

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The Portuguese large improvising ensemble String Theory is heard live during the CreativeFest#12, at O'Culto da Ajuda, in Lisbon, Portugal in 2018, in an extended improvisation of incredible layering and restraint, making an amalgam of mostly acoustic string sources sound electronic and hallucinatory, an incredible achievement in string sonics. Aside from resonator guitar and eBow (applied to a zither), the group merges the sounds of viola, violin, classical guitar, cello (4 of them), 12 string acoustic guitar, acoustic guitar, piano, and four double basses. The subtle interplay, slowly evolving and weaving in intensity is extremely detailed, rewarding the attentive listener with various stratum of sound. Ernesto Rodrigues continues to develop some of the most fascinating large ensemble work in a unique approach to improvisation, and String Theory is among his finest organizations.

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Pirouette
(Creative Sources)
Hamar Trio (Holm / Faustino / Morao)
Yesterday Is Here
(Clean Feed)
Lencastre, Jose Nau Quartet
Eudaimonia
(FMR)
Rua, Vitor & The Metaphysical Angels
When Better Isn't Quite Good Enough [2 CDs]
(Recommended Records)
Rodrigues, Ernesto / Tristan Honsinger / Guilherme Rodrigues / Klaus Kurvers
Ignis Fatuus
(Creative Sources)
Rodrigues, Ernesto / Silva / Curado / Parrinha / Almeida / Santos / Valinho
Stratus
(Creative Sources)
Cirera, Albert / Abdul Moimeme / Alvaro Rosso
Dissection Room
(Creative Sources)
Rodrigues, Ernesto / Abdul Moimeme / Antez
Magma
(Creative Sources)
Petzold, Dietrich / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues
Ljubljana
(Creative Sources)
Olaf, Rupp / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues
RRR
(Creative Sources)
Rodrigues, Ernesto / Rodrigues, Guilherme / Richard Scott
We Still Have Bodies
(Creative Sources)
Diceros (Rodrigues / Mira / Silva / Curado / Almeida / Chagas /...)
3 Phases (III) Black
(Creative Sources)
Rodrigues, Ernesto / Bruno Parrinha / Nuno Torres / Paulo Galao
3 Phases (II) Grey
(Creative Sources)
Rodrigues, Ernesto / Albert Cirera / Rodrigo Pinheiro / Carlos Santos
3 Phases (I) White
(Creative Sources)
Isotope Ensemble
Lanthanum
(Creative Sources)
Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Adam Pultz Melbye / kriton b.
The Distant Sound Within
(Creative Sources)
Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Mar / Espvall / Faustino / Mira / &c.
Sul
(Creative Sources)
Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Fred Marty / Carlos Santos
Jardin Carre
(Creative Sources)
Mitzlaff, Urlich
Ten Sonic Miniatures about the "Scream" by Edvard Munch
(Creative Sources)
LFU (Lisbon Freedom Unit)
Praise Of Our Folly
(Clean Feed)
New Thing Unit
For Cecil Taylor
(Creative Sources)
Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Bruno Parrinha / Luis Lopes / Vasco Trilla
{ Lithos }
(Creative Sources)
Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Andrew Lafkas / Bryan Eubanks
0 Minutes And 0 Seconds
(Creative Sources)
Lisbon String Trio / Sei Miguel
From Faust
(Creative Sources)
Lisbon String Trio & Carlos Zingaro
Theia
(Creative Sources)
Isotope Ensemble
Barium
(Creative Sources)
Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Miguel Mira / Carlos Santos
Penedo
(Creative Sources)
Colectivo maDam / Ernesto Rodrigues / Miguel Mira
Coluro
(Creative Sources)
Lisbon String Trio & Eduardo Chagas
Tactile
(Creative Sources)
Free Music Septet
Meandros e Vertentes
(Creative Sources)
Rodrigues, Ernesto / Eduardo Chagas
Holes and Cracks
(Creative Sources)
Masing / Petzold / Rodrigues / Rodrigues
Crane Cries
(Creative Sources)
String Theory
Tellurium
(Creative Sources)
Rodrigues / Rodrigues / de Toni / Trilla
Synchronous Rotation
(Creative Sources)
Dorner, Axel / Mia Dyberg / Pierre Borel / Ernesto Rodrigues / Tristan Honsinger / Guilherme Rodrigues
Laura
(Creative Sources)
Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues/ Eduardo Chagas/ Andre Hencleeday/ Carlos Santos
Spiric Sections
(Creative Sources)
Kimmig, Harald / Ernesto Rodrigues / Miguel Mira / Guilherme Rodrigues / Alvaro Rosso / Vasco Trilla
Zweige
(Creative Sources)
Suspensao
Physis
(Creative Sources)
Variable Geometry Orchestra
Ma'adim Vallis [2 CDS]
(Creative Sources)
Rodrigues, Guilherme / Johan Moir
Hollow Wood
(Creative Sources)
Rodrigues / Dorner / Torres / Frangenheim
Sin
(Creative Sources)
IKB
Apteryx Mantelli
(Creative Sources)
Bistre (Muller / Rodrigues / Wong)
As We Read Along...
(Creative Sources)
Chrysakis, Thanos / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Miguel Mira / Abdul Moimeme
Micrographia
(Creative Sources)
Voutchkova / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Mayas
The Afterlife of Trees
(Creative Sources)
Gibson, Yedo / Hernani Faustino / Vasco Trilla
CHAIN
(NoBusiness)
Moimeme, Abdul
Exosphere
(Creative Sources)
Rodrigues, Ernesto / Fred Lonberg-Holm / Miguel Mira
Incidental Projections
(Creative Sources)
Rodrigues, Ernesto / Andre Hencleeday / Guilherme Rodrigues / Carlos Santos
Plane, Line Segments, Rays And Some Dissipations
(Creative Sources)
Chrysakis, Thanos / Kurt Liedwart / Nuno Torres / Ernesto Rodrigues
Skiagraphia
(Creative Sources)
Barriere, Lali / Ferran Fages / Guilherme Rodrigues / Ernesto Rodrigues
Llop
(Creative Sources)
Matthews, Wade / Abdul Moimeme
Lisbon - 10 Sound Portraits
(Creative Sources)
Rodrigues, Ernesto / Ulrike Brand / Olaf Rupp
Traintracks, Roadsides, Wastelands, Debris
(Creative Sources)
Octopus (Rodrigues / Humm / Curado / Piosik / Hencleeday / Almeida / Santos / Godinho)
Vulgaris
(Creative Sources)
Rodrigues, Ernesto / Nuno Torres / Carlos Santos / Stale Liavik Solberg
Soon
(Creative Sources)
Rodrigues, Ernesto / Carlos Santos
Piano
(Creative Sources)
Area, David / Tomas Gris / Ernesto Rodrigues
Chorismos
(Creative Sources)
Lisbon String Trio with Karoline Leblanc
Liames
(Creative Sources)
Lisbon String Trio with Carlo Mascolo
Intonarumori
(Creative Sources)
String Theory
Heptaphonies
(Creative Sources)
Lisbon String Trio with Luiz Rocha
Akuanduba
(Creative Sources)
Suspensao
Theatron
(Creative Sources)
Rua, Vitor and The Metaphysical Angels
Do Androids Dream of Electric Guitars? [2CDs]
(Clean Feed)
Fages, Ferran / Ernesto Rodrigues
Cru
(Creative Sources)
IKB
Rhinocerus
(Creative Sources)
Lisbon String Trio with Blaise Siwula
K'ampokol Che K'aay
(Creative Sources)
Lisbon String Trio with Etienne Brunet
Telepathie
(Creative Sources)
Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Alexander Frangenheim
Underwater Music
(Creative Sources)
Isotope Ensemble
Yttrium
(Creative Sources)
L'Ensemble Instable
L'Ennui
(Creative Sources)
Rodrigues, Ernesto / Carlos Costa / Manolo Rodriguez
Macaronesia
(Creative Sources)
Rodrigues, Ernesto / Yedo Gibson / Miguel Mira / Lu’s Lopes / Vasco Trilla
Nepenthes Hibrida
(Creative Sources)
Lebegue, Francois / Guillaume Gargaud / Ernesto Rodrigues / Eduardo Chagas
Sound Bridge
(Creative Sources)
Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Andre Hencleeday / Carlos Santos
Infinite Series
(Creative Sources)
Ensemble MIA
Live 2016
(Creative Sources)
Recommended & Related Releases:
Masing / Lin / Tallone / Rodrigues / Zek
Buratino
(Creative Sources)
Dyberg / Masing / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Jacobson
Egin
(Creative Sources)
Rodrigues / Leblanc / Lopes
Montreal
(Creative Sources)
Denzler, Bertrand
Arc
(Potlatch)
Suspensao
Rayon Blanc
(Creative Sources)
den Boer Salmom, Miriam / Ernesto Rodrigues / Fredrik Rasten / Guilherme Rodrigues
A Late Evening In The Future
(Creative Sources)
IKB
Paradoxurus hermaphroditus
(Creative Sources)
Rodrigues, Ernesto
Spiegel
(Creative Sources)
Ferrandini, Gabriel (Ferrandini / Faustino / Sousa)
Volupias
(Clean Feed)
Dyberg / Masing / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Jacobson
Egin
(Creative Sources)
Houben / Rodrigues / Rodrigues
The Haecceity Of Things
(Creative Sources)
Rodrigues, Ernesto / Rodrigues, Guilherme / Richard Scott
We Still Have Bodies
(Creative Sources)
Rodrigues, Ernesto / Eduardo Chagas
Holes and Cracks
(Creative Sources)
Lisbon String Trio / Sei Miguel
From Faust
(Creative Sources)
Free Music Septet
Meandros e Vertentes
(Creative Sources)
Rodrigues / Leblanc / Lopes
Montreal
(Creative Sources)
Rodrigues, / Rodrigues / Santos
Le Havre
(Creative Sources)
Brennan, Patrick / Abdul Moimeme
Terraphonia
(Creative Sources)
Masing / Lin / Tallone / Rodrigues / Zek
Buratino
(Creative Sources)
Rodrigues, Ernesto / Lauri Hyvarinen / Abdul Moimeme / Carlos Santos
Kuori
(Creative Sources)
Garcia, Miguel A. / Oier Iruretagoiena / Abdul Moimeme / Lorea Oar-Arteta / Ernesto Rodrigues / Carlos Santos
Sitsa
(Creative Sources)
Petzold, Dietrich / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Matthias Bauer
dis/con/sent
(Creative Sources)
Galao, Paulo / Guilherme Rodrigues / Nuno Morao
Hymn
(Creative Sources)
Octopus
Mimus
(Creative Sources)
Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Miguel Mira / Anna Piosik / Carlos Santos
Eris
(Creative Sources)
Rodrigues, Ernesto / Paulo Curado / Bruno Parrinha / Eduardo Chagas
Backlighting
(Creative Sources)

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