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Dyberg / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Moir / Oliveira: Palimpsest (Creative Sources)

Two strings, sax, bass and percussion from the free improvising chamber jazz quintet of Mia Dyberg on alto saxophone, Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Guilherme Rodrigues on cello, Johan Moir on double bass and Jose Oliveira on percussion, in an interactive and dynamic live performance recorded in 2018 during the CreativeFest XII at O'Culto da Ajuda, in Lisbon, Portugal.
 

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Mia Dyberg-alto saxophone

Ernesto Rodrigues-viola

Guilherme Rodrigues-cello

Johan Moir-double bass

Jose Oliveira-percussion


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UPC: 5609063407242

Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: cs724
Squidco Product Code: 31604

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2021
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded live during the CreativeFest XII at O'Culto da Ajuda, in Lisbon, Portugal, on November 10th, 2018, by Miguel Azguime.

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"[...] We start the review with the oldest recording, recorded in the past 2018, at the twelfth edition of the CreativeFest festival in Lisbon, in the well-known place of O'Culto da Ajuda. On stage, a quintet composed of: Mia Dyberg - alto saxophone, Ernesto Rodrigues - viola, Guilherme Rodrigues - cello, Johan Moir - double bass and José Oliveira - percussion. One, dramatically short improvisation - less than 27 minutes.

The idea of Rodrigues' free improvisations rests on two foundations. The narrative is made up mainly of small, sometimes broken phrases, and all participants of the performance listen very carefully, in accordance with the best deep listening patterns. The beginning of the concert, of course, meets all these standards, although from the very beginning the improvisation seems to be carried out with great verve, there are a lot of sounds in it, and the collective work of the saxophone, double bass and percussion does not allow improvisation to escape into intimate suspensions too often. The dynamics of the exhibition are derived directly from very active percussion. You can sometimes feel the scent of sensual free jazz in the blows of the brass. Also a lot of good happens with the strings of the double bass, which also often uses techniquepizzicato and arco. Artists conscientiously do their homework in the mechanics of friction and scrubbing, and they eagerly escape into the dark atmosphere of post-grave sighs and melancholy. They get the latter case after 6 minutes - a beautiful fear, equally sensual trembling, nervously suppressed compulsiveness of the moment.

The narrative twists with a juicy stream of sounds without any special twists. We have a phase of an exceptionally charming free chamber for cello and viola, with the background noise of post-jazz instruments. Soon after, more energetic surges lead the musicians to a spectacular downward slope - this is free chamber music, which seems to have no genre limitations. Shortly before the end of 20 minutes, the narrative forms into a spectacular drone that descends in a tumult of polished strings. Another flower for the sheepskin coat includes saxophone chants and a few more swaying cello phrases. There's still a lot going on in the percussion area. The very ending of the concert can be considered a slight escalation of expression."-Spontaneous Music Tribune, translated by Google


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Artist Biographies

"Mia Dyberg (b, 1986) is a Danish saxophonist, improviser and composer currently residing in Berlin, Germany, where she works as a freelance musician. Performing with improv-musicians such as Clayton Thomas, Dag Magnus Narvesen, Casey Moir and Tobias Delius.

Her ability to combine sound experiments with melancholy in a unique melodic expression, makes her one of the new exciting voices on the European jazz scene. She is active project leader & co-founder of the international improvisers collective The Community.

Mia is a part of the Copenhagen jazz/improv. scene and holds a Master Diploma in Music '2015 from the Conservatory of Copenhagen. She grew up in the Swedish archipelago and her both wild and impressionistic music is often affected by grand nature. But there is also a pulse of the city.

The last couple of years she has made roots on the international scene as a leader of projects as: Mia Dyberg Trio, Dyberg 4 Ra, Kovacs & Dyberg, Christian Balvig/Mia Dyberg feat. Clayton Thomas[AU] in Germany, Sweden, Poland, and Egypt. She also participates in different ad hoc projects for example in New York, Berlin and Stockholm with musicians as Herb Robertson[US], Niklas Barnö [SE] Oscar Noriega[US] og Michael Evans[US].

Mia Dyberg is co-founder and active project leader in the international improvisers collective The Community, which is an organisation, creating and expanding relations between improvising musicians worldwide - by producing events with interaction as the driving force."

-Mia Dyberg Website (http://www.miadyberg.com/about/)
4/10/2024

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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)
4/10/2024

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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)
4/10/2024

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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)
4/10/2024

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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)
4/10/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Palimpsest 26:37

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Creative Sources
Improvised Music
Free Improvisation
Jazz
Quintet Recordings
European Improvisation, Composition and Experimental Forms
Chamber Jazz

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