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Rodrigues, Ernesto / Nuno Torres / Guilherme Rodrigues / Eric Bauer / Stephen Flinn: Letters to Mile (Creative Sources)

Referencing the book Letters to Milena (Briefe an Milena) by Franz Kafka of his intense love affair with Czech journalist & writer Milena Jesenská, through four lettered parts of a subtly sophisticated set of improvisations by Ernesto Rodrigues (viola), Nuno Torres (alto sax), Guilherme Rodrigues (cello), Eric Bauer (electronics) and Stephen Flinn (percussion).
 

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Ernesto Rodrigues-viola

Nuno Torres-alto saxophone

Guilherme Rodrigues-cello

Eric Bauer-electronics

Stephen Flinn-percussion


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UPC: 5609063407891

Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: cs789
Squidco Product Code: 34107

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2023
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded in Berlin, Germany, on November 2nd, 2022 by Guilherme Rodrigues.

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"In 1920, Kafka began an intense relationship with Milena Jesenská, a Czech journalist and writer who was non-Jewish and who was married, but when she met Kafka, her marriage was a "sham". His letters to her were later published as Briefe an Milena. During a vacation in July 1923 to Graal-Müritz on the Baltic Sea, Kafka met Dora Diamant, a 25-year-old kindergarten teacher from an orthodox Jewish family. Kafka, hoping to escape the influence of his family to concentrate on his writing, moved briefly to Berlin (September 1923-March 1924) and lived with Diamant. She became his lover and sparked his interest in the Talmud. He worked on four stories, including Ein Hungerkünstler (A Hunger Artist), which were published shortly after his death."-Wikipedia


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)
2/16/2024

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"Studied alto saxophone within a jazz tradition spectrum. His continuous solo experimental research explores a wide scope of sound material through the use of the extended technics. Participates in several ensembles of improvisational music, electro acoustics and reductionism. Collaborates with musicians such as, Ernesto Rodrigues, Ricardo Jacinto, Sei Miguel, Fala Mariam, João Castro Pinto, Rafael Toral, Manuel Mota, David Stackenäs, Travassos, Paulo Raposo, Carlos Santos, Shiori Usui, C. Spencer Yeh, Cyril Bondi and d'incise, and developed projects as CACTO and PinkDraft, In the recent years has been also collaborating in several different projects at the intersection of the performative areas of dance, theatre and the visual arts (PARQUE, Les Voisins, Eye Height, Adriana Sá, Beatriz Cantinho). Participates and curates experimental and community radio initiatives."

-Creative Sources (http://creativesourcesrec.com/artists/n_torres.html)
2/16/2024

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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)
2/16/2024

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"Eric Bauer is an artist active from improvisation to composition, village to city.Dealing with frequencies of all sort via volume pedal and critical listening.

Eric Bauer has been working primarily with analog modular synthesis and advanced playing techniques since 2014. The use of samplers, tapes, rubber bands and other objects such as the double wind wand bullroarer or snare drum should be mentioned. While his work in the early years focused exclusively on compositions, since 2016 he has also been working increasingly on improvised music, preferably with acoustic instruments.

Bauer's tendency to break down the boundaries between sound forms becomes particularly clear when you look at his musical career, which was self-taught, initially through turntableism, and later on guitar and drums as well as singing. He also recorded two albums on the Rhodes piano with the Trio Laube and is currently active as a guitarist in the experimental rock band Slurge.

Since 2019, Bauer has also been working regularly with the director Mikko Linnemann, for the first time on his essay "In the Forecourt of History - Celebrating Marx". In 2018 and 2020, at the invitation of capsule magazine, Bauer set two short stories by the authors Xia Jia and Jiang Bo to music. Concerts and festival invitations have taken him from cultural projects to galleries and theaters in Poland, Spain, Italy, France, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Lithuania, Latvia and Nepal.

Various publications, including on Grisaille, Econore, aa-rec, tmrw label, small doses

Name throw:

In the area of improvised to composed music, he has worked with, among others, Benjamin Flesser, Marie Takahashi, Andrew Lafkas, Anil Eraslan, Carina Khorkhordina, Eliad Wagner, Jack Adler McKean, Samuel Hall, Rieko Okuda, Axel Dörner, Bryan Eubanks, Kamil Korolczuk, Marcello Busato, Xavier Lopez, Tristan Honsinger, Ilia Belorukov, Emilio Gordoa, Adam Goodwin, Burkhard Beins, Ernesto Rodriguez, Lorena Izquierdo, Wolfgang Seidel and Mia Dyberg."

-Eric Bauer Website (https://eric-bauer.net/)
2/16/2024

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"Stephen Flinn is a composer, performer, and improviser who performs throughout Europe, Japan, and the United States. As well as being an accomplished percussionist, he works with unusual sound sources, including self made instruments and found objects. Stephen is based in New York City, NY."

-Stephen Flinn Website (http://www.stephenflinn.net/)
2/16/2024

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Track Listing:



1. A 17:42

2. B 14:23

3. C 17:46

4. D 6:47

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Creative Sources
Improvised Music
Free Improvisation
European Improvisation, Composition and Experimental Forms
Quintet Recordings
New in Improvised Music

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