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Hyper.object: Inter .independence (Phonogram Unit)

Formed in 2019 by Red Trio members Rodrigo Pinheiro on piano and Hernani Faustino on double bass plus core Creative Sources electronic musician Carlos Santos, with Joao Almeida on trumpet and Joao Valinho on drums, the "inter.independence" referencing an experimental approach to collective improv through independent layers that interact to create unexpected intersections.
 

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Rodrigo Pinheiro-piano

Joao Almeida-trumpet

Carlos Santos-electronics

Hernani Faustino-double bass

Joao Valinho-drums


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Label: Phonogram Unit
Catalog ID: PU8CD
Squidco Product Code: 34181

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2022
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Timbuktu Studio, in Lisbon, Portugal, on September 27th, 2020, by Carlos Santos.

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"Hyper.object" was formed in 2019 by three veterans from the Lisboa free improvised scene (Rodrigo Pinheiro on the piano, Hernani Faustino on the double bass and Carlos Santos on the electronics) and by two young musicians (Joao Almeida on trumpet and Joao Valinho on drums).

Since its beginnings. the group had frequently joined for rehearsals but as soon the pandemic hit, the gatherings were restricted to only when there was an opening on the frequent lockdowns. During one of these openings inter.independence was recorded.

On inter.independence the premise defined for the recording session was, beside all musicians having complete freedom to improvise and to choose their musical ideas, there should be an active focus for each one to develop their ideas individually and to not immediately react or engage in direct dialog with the other musicians from the group. What was being experimented was the creation of several individual and independent layers that would interact organically, so that the tension would arise by the textures and the expected and unexpected interactions created between these different layers that each musician was taking care of."-Phonogram Unit"


Artist Biographies

"Rodrigo Pinheiro was born in 1973 in Covilhã, a small town in the center of Portugal. He started learning the piano when he was five at the Conservatory of Covilhã and later at the Conservatory of Lisbon until he was eighteen. He soon got involved with the free Portuguese improvisation scene, having played with Américo Rodrigues, José Oliveira, Nuno Rebelo, Rodrigo Amado, Luís Desirat, Bruno Parrinha or Ernesto Rodrigues. Pinheiro's intuitive approach to improvisation and exploration of the piano timbres, using both classical and extensive techniques, makes his music energic, polyrhythmic and full of contrasts. Moreover, he has honed his technique at workshops of improvisa- tion and composition where he has played with virtuous names, such as Carlos Zíngaro, Peter Kowald, Gunther Muller or Patrick Brennan. He has also performed with several musicians, like Hiroshi Kobayashi, Cristin Wilboltz, Nathan Fuhr, Blaise Siwula, Per Anders Nilsson, John Zorn, Nobuyasu Furuya, Jason Stein, Nate Wooley, John Butcher, Lotte Anker, Joe McPhee, Keir Neuringer, among others. In 2010 Pinheiro formed his project RED Trio, with Hernâni Faustino (bass) and Gabriel Ferrandini (drums). The band has recorded four albums with Clean Feed and Nobusiness Records and performed live at jazz and improvised music festivals and concerts in Portugal, USA, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Poland and Romenia. He is also a member of the Nobuyasu Furuya Quintet, which has two released albums by Chitei Records e Nobusiness Records. His most recent projects are his trio earNear, with João Camões (viola) and Miguel Mira (cello), and the Clocks and Clouds' quartet, with Luís Vicente (trumpet), Hernani Faustino (bass) and Marco Franco (drums)."-Luis Vicente Website (http://luis-vicente.wixsite.com/luisvicente)
2/28/2024

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"João Almeida (1997) is a portuguese trumpeter, improviser and composer based in the city of Lisbon, Portugal. At the age of 8 he started his musical studies in the local philharmonic band and later started studying at the National Conservatory.

In 2015, he joined the Luiz-Villas Boas Jazz School and the following year he was accepted into the Jazz course at the Lisbon Superior School of Music, where he studied under Gonçalo Marques and João Moreira. During his degree, he had the opportunity to work and collaborate with some of the most relevant musicians in the mainstream jazz music scene, including Pedro Moreira, André Fernandes, Nelson Cascais, Luís Candeias, Hugo Antunes, João Mortágua, João Fragoso, Bernardo Tinoco, João Lopes Pereira, João Sousa, Diogo Alexandre, Pedro Branco, Gonçalo Marques, André Santos, André Carvalho, António Quintino, André Matos, André Rosinha, Eduardo Cardinho among others.

During this period, he started collaborating with the Jazz Orchestra of Hotclub of Portugal, where he had the opportunity to share the stage with Julian Arguelles, Perico Sambeat, Guillermo Klein and John Hollenbeck.

In the last year of his degree, he started taking classes with Peter Evans and started learning about Free Jazz and non-idiomatic improvisation, having collaborated withPeter Evans, Albert Cirera, Gabriel Ferrandini, Hernâni Faustino, Pedro Alves Sousa, Marcelo Dos Reis, Rodrigo Amado, Ernesto Rodrigues, Guilherme Rodrigues, Gonçalo Almeida, Ricardo Jacinto, Nuno Morão, Angélica Salvi, Susana Santos Silva, Yaw Tembe, Ricardo Martins, Norberto Lobo, João Lobo, Abdul Moimême, Alvaro Rosso, Rodrigo Pinheiro, Yedo Gibson, Pedro Melo Alves, João Valinho, João Carlos Pinto, Mariana Dionísio, Maria do Mar, Péter Ajtai, Mia Dyberg and Fred Lonberg-Holm.

In May of 2020 he released his first album, 'SOLO SESSIONS *||||', an album centered on the exploration of extended techniques and the use of objects to manipulate sound.

He has now 7 releases on his own label, JARECORDS, a platform that he uses to present his work.

He has played in festivals and venues such as Teatro S.Luiz, Teatro do Bairro, Capitólio, Salão Brazil, Hotclube de Portugal, Sala Porta-Jazz, Zaratan, Café Dias, Sociedade Guilherme Cossoul, Galeria Zé dos Bois, Centro Cultural de Belém, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Culturgest Lisboa, Casa da Música, Outfest 2019, Guimarães Jazz 2020, Festa do Avante, Robalo Jazz Festival, QuebraJazz, ACUD Theater, Madame Claude, LOOPHOLE and has toured extensively through Europe."

-Joao Almeida Website (https://joaocostaesilvadealmeida.com/BIO)
2/28/2024

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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)
2/28/2024

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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/)
2/28/2024

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

-Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/joaovalinho)
2/28/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Glitch 3:02

2. Low 6:20

3. Glue 7:49

4. Loss 9:30

5. Glow 12:56

6. Last 9:24

Related Categories of Interest:


Improvised Music
Free Improvisation
European Improvisation, Composition and Experimental Forms
Electro-Acoustic
Electro-Acoustic Improv
Quintet Recordings
New in Improvised Music

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