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Free Music Septet: Meandros e Vertentes (Creative Sources)

A live recording from the acoustic septet Free Music 7tet of Ernesto Rodrigues (viola), Luiz Rocha (clarinets), Guilherme Rodrigues (cello), Eduardo Chagas (trombone), and (piano), Hernani Faustino (double bass) and Paulo Ferreira Lopes (drums), performing at O'Culto da Ajuda, for five improvisations from active free improv to lowercase exploration.
 

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Ernesto Rodrigues-viola

Luiz Rocha-clarinet, bass clarinet

Guilherme Rodrigues-cello

Eduardo Chagas-trombone

Karoline Leblanc-piano

Hernani Faustino-double bass

Paulo Ferreira-Lopes-drums


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UPC: 5609063405101

Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: cs510
Squidco Product Code: 25790

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2018
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded live at O'Culto da Ajuda, in Lisbon, Portugal, on February 26th, 2018, by Andre Hencleeday

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"Meandros e Vertentes was released on April 4, 2018 by "Creative Sources". Evocative and interesting avant-garde jazz album was recorded by "Free Music 7tet". "Free Music 7tet" is experimental jazz ensemble, which consists of seven experienced and creative avant-garde jazz masters - Ernesto Rodrigues (viola), Luiz Rocha (clarinet & bass clarinet), Guilherme Rodrigues (cello), Eduardo Chagas (trombone), and (piano), Hernâni Faustino (double bass) and Paulo Ferreira Lopes (drums). "Free Music 7tet" members are famous in cntemporary experimental jazz scene - they have specific playing style, like brave and innovative musical experiments and create unusual and interesting sound. Their individual improvisations are gently blended together in the compositions by "Free Music 7tet". The msuical pattern has many different layers and colors - individual melodies, bright musical language by each musician, sound experiments, franky and inventive musical decisions, spontaneous improvisations, the combinations between various music styles are the main elements of these compositions. The musicians like to blend together avant-garde jazz, fre, creative, bebop, post-bop, hard-bop, intonations of contemporary experimental music and very mild tones of contemporary academic avant-garde, the elements of various countries ethnical music and many other styles. Musicians are creating the compositions in the spot and it makes an effort - helps musicians to create contrasting, expressive and bright sound. [...]"-Avant Scena


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Artist Biographies

"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)
6/12/2024

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"Luiz Rocha: I play the clarinet and bass clarinet mostly in free improvisation, new music, contemporary, avant-garde infused, post-bla-bla-bla ensembles.

Brazilian, based in Barcelona, where I'm a close collaborator with Discordian Records.

Around four times a year I switch to Japanese mode and shoot loads of pictures. For me, photography is much less intimate a process than music; it's an external exploration.

Anyway, the process is alike for both: awareness, improvisation, technique; the act is driven by pure impulse and/or by observing and carefully composing."

-Luiz Rocha Website (http://www.carahiba.com/luiz-rocha/)
6/12/2024

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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)
6/12/2024

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Eduardo Chagas currently lives in Lisboa, Portugal. He is a member of IKB, Variable Geometry Orchestra, performing free Improvisation, and electroacoustic-improv.

-Squidco 6/12/2024

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"Karoline Leblanc was born in 1975 in Rimouski, Quebec (Canada) and from the age of 5 she started to destroy her parents' piano. From 1983 to 1997 she studies violin, harpsichord, organ, Ondes Martenot, analysis and music theory at the Conservatories of Rimouski, Quebec and Montreal. She continues her canvas for two years at Concordia University in the advanced music performance program, and benefits from workshops with Ton Koopman, Arthur Haas, Bob Van Asperen, Hendrick Bouman, Jean-Patrice Brosse, Kenneth Gilbert, Pierre Hantai and Skip Sempe. In 1997, she wins the second prize, in duo with Olivier Fortin, at the international competition of the Festival Van Vlaanderen, Belgium. She has performed solo and in ensembles in places like the Massey Hall in Toronto, Salle Pierre-Mercure in Montreal and Provinciaal Hof in Bruggen. Captivated early on by contemporary classical music, she played many world premieres by Canadian composers. She received grants from the McAbbie foundation, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Beaulieu-Langis foundation and Festival du Comminges, that gave her the opportunity to deepen the early and the contemporary music repertoires. Since 1998, through intuiti personae sound meetings with improvisors, with traditional free jazz as starting point, she's searching for new reactions and expressions in open forms fully devoting herself to the unconstrained, favoring the piano as her main instrument but also developing her take on various electronic instruments and percussions."

-Atrito-Afeito (https://atrito-afeito.com/artists-2/)
6/12/2024

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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/)
6/12/2024

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"Between 1988 and 1991 studied in Lisbon composition with Constança Capdeville.

In 1994 Paulo Ferreira-Lopes moved to Paris. Between 1995 and 1997 studied in Paris composition with Emmanuel Nunes, Antoine Bonnet and Computer Music with Curtis Roads.

In 1996 he received a Master in Composition - University of Paris VII - under the advice of Horacio Vaggione.

In 1996 further studies in composition with Karlheinz Stockhausen at the "Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik", Darmstadt. Also in 1996, distinguished as Researcher with a scholarship of the French Government by the "Ministere de la Recherche" at the "Departement d'Esthétique et Technologies des Arts" of University of Paris VIII .

In 1997, composition-prize at Stasis et Vita competition Kassel, Germany.

Founder and Director (between 1992/95) of the Electronic Music Studio C.C.I.M.

Founder and Director (2000) of the Summer Workshops - olhAres de Outono at Portuguese Catholic Univesity Porto.

Since 1998, artist in residence and researcher at ZKM - Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie - Karlsruhe Germany.

Since 2002, member from the European Parlament of Culture .

In 2004 he received the Doctor degree from the University of Paris VIII.

Founder and Director from the Research Centre for Science and Technology in Art CITAR (2004-2007) and Professor at Portuguese Catholic University.Director of the Music Department - Portuguese Catholic University (2010-2013).

Invited Professor at Karlsruhe Music University

Since 2014 .Associated Professor at University of Applied Sciences - Mainz.

Paulo Ferreira-Lopes works has been produced in international festivals - Musica STRASBOURG, MUSICAVIVA, Estoril Summer Festival, documenta X - Essen, Biennal S. Paulo, ZKM-Karlsruhe, World Music Day's, Gulbenkian Fondation, Expo 98 Portugal , through important ensembles of the contemporary artistic scnene as AccrocheNote, OrchestrUtopica , Ensemble Modern Frankfurt, etc.."

-Paulo Ferreira Lopes Website (http://ima.zkm.de/~pfl/pfl.html)
6/12/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Dobras 17:02

2. Dobras E Meandros 9:28

3. Vertentes 6:36

4. Linhas E Veios 10:05

5. Meandros E Vertentes 14:27

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Creative Sources
Improvised Music
Free Improvisation
Jazz
European Improvisation, Composition and Experimental Forms
Septet recordings

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