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Rodrigues, Ernesto: Spiegel (Creative Sources)

Two sets across two nights during CreativeFest #12 at O'Culto da Ajuda, in Lisbon, Portugal, in a septet of six acoustic sources--viola, cellos, flute, trumpet, piano and percussion--and electronics, an extended journey approached with quiet tension and incredible detail, the recording of the first set used as the basis for the 2nd to create a virtual ensemble.
 

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Ernesto Rodrigues-viola

Guilherme Rodrigues-cello

Paulo Curado-flute

Joao Silva-trumpet

Andre Hencleeday-piano

Carlos Santos-electronics

Joao Valinho-percussion


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UPC: 5609063405989

Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: cs598
Squidco Product Code: 27607

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2019
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded live at O'Culto da Ajuda, in Lisbon, Portugal, on November 6th and 8th, 2018. by Miguel Azguime.

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"After taking a few months off from releasing albums in the wake of an explosion of material around his 59th birthday last year (both a prime number & his birth year), new items from Ernesto Rodrigues are beginning to appear: For now, I want to highlight Spiegel, consisting of two sets across two non-consecutive nights during CreativeFest #12 in Lisbon this past November: It remains to be seen how many albums will arise from last year's festival, but it's been a time during which Rodrigues has often assembled his larger groups. (This year, that's already resulted in a new release from his IKB ensemble, this time with twenty members, in Paradoxurus hermaphroditus. If anything, it's even more quiet & probing than previous IKB releases.)

The ensemble on Spiegel, the same both nights, is most similar to that on the recent Stratus, i.e. a septet with the participation of percussion & electronics. However, Spiegel substitutes Guilherme Rodrigues on cello for Bruno Parrinha on reeds & Andre Hencleeday on piano for Miguel Almeida on guitar. (It's interesting how reeds & bowed strings come to sound closer to each other within Rodrigues' work than do e.g. some other winds.... Also, the piano is not usually noticeable as such, but one does sometimes perceive the distinctive sense of space that arises from its relatively large resonant capacity, such that it does change the feel of the ensemble somewhat.)

Spiegel likewise seems to exhibit a renewed focus on quiet & restraint - such that one might locate it in another interstice of the sequence articulated by 3 Phases, i.e. between the broad drones of II & the close-up assemblages of III - & perhaps even a sense of formal restraint per se in its orientation on mirroring or surfacing: Its slow-moving quality thus achieves a sort of tautness, particularly around a dialectic of discontinuity versus smoothness that might be compared to the concerns of sonata form. (That these sets begin with a gong marks the performances themselves as already opening a discontinuity within a larger flow of general experience....)

In this, Spiegel is then rather less about "color" than is e.g. Stratus or some other recent albums from Rodrigues, and comes to feel like something of a continuing refinement or distillation. In particular, it cultivates a sort of hushed & secretive, i.e. hermeneutic, quality that contrasts with some other articulations inspired by or modeled upon the natural world.... (Such a hermeneutics moreover continues to interrogate audibility per se, with electronic participation in Rodrigues albums often geared toward such a "sorting" operation within what might be termed a lowercase engineering environment.

In my terms, audibility thus comes to figure use per se.) Different expectations come to appear, especially around a ritual orientation that seems to return more strongly in some of Rodrigues' recent music (e.g. Montréal, as mentioned in February), here more specifically around structural articulation & response within a generalized sense of flow: I've been seeing similar styles described elsewhere as related to painting or the visual arts, and that might be true of particular inspirations, but more generally, what I hear is a different interrogation of temporality per se, i.e. the way in which the flow of experience unfolds perceptually. (One might thus consider the temporality of a painting, i.e. its sequence of creation, which does not necessarily proceed according to the naïve spatial parameters of the physical surface, e.g. down & to the right or from the center out....) In this, notions of momentum & restraint moreover come to interrogate continuity per se, and not only as a purely sonic unfolding. (There are expressions of consciousness still lurking.) Spiegel thus seems to involve moments of semiosis & a renewed concentration of style for Rodrigues.

[ And I am subsequently informed that the second set on Spiegel involved playing along with the recording of the first set. That would explain why it is more detailed, although I had thought that perhaps it was simply a matter of the musicians elaborating their work through ongoing interaction, and of course with the participation of electronics, looping can occur in real time.... I grow accustomed to methods being mysterious in this space, I guess. - 25 May 2019 ]"-Todd McComb, Jazz Thoughts


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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)
5/23/2024

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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)
5/23/2024

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"Flutist, saxophonist, improvisateur, composer.

With classical and jazz training at the Amadores de Música Academy, the Conservatório Nacional and the Portugal Hot Club school of jazz, Paulo Curado works within jazz and improvised music.

"O Lugar da Desordem" is a trio founded by Paulo in 1995, which comprises drummer Bruno Pedroso and bassist Pedro Gonçalves."

-Last.fm (https://www.last.fm/music/Paulo+Curado+E+O+Lugar+Da+Desordem/+wiki)
5/23/2024

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João Silva is a Portuguese musician who performs on tibetan bell, seng gong, shruti box, &c.

-Squidco, Creative Sources 5/23/2024

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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)
5/23/2024

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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)
5/23/2024

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"João Valinho is a percussionist and Visual Artist based in Lisbon, Portugal."

-Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/joaovalinho)
5/23/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Spiegel I 30:32

2. Spiegel II 30:39

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Creative Sources
Improvised Music
Free Improvisation
lowercase, reductionist, micro-improv, sound improv, onkyo sound
Electro-Acoustic
Electro-Acoustic Improv
Septet recordings
European Improvisation, Composition and Experimental Forms
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