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Intricate interactions in free improv from the Portugese trio of violist Joao Camoes, cellist Miguel Mira (Open Field String Trio, Nuovo Camerata), and pianist Rodrigo Pinheiro (Red Trio), focused on the balance between contrasting counterpoint, polyrhythms and fluid soundscapes.

Cellist Miguel Mira is the veteran of the three. A multi-disciplinary artist who plays jazz and improvised for many years now. Joao Camoes (violin) is classically trained but discovered improvised music after moving to Lisboa. He is involved in numerous initiatives and has also his own projects around (Open Field String Trio, Nuovo Camerata, etc.). Pianist Pinheiro also has a background in classical music before entering improvised territories.

Their eight improvisations on this record are all of a subtle and delicate nature. You have to concentrate while listening to their excursions in order not to miss something. And that is a rewarding experience I can say. The use a wide range of dynamics and intensity. In their own words the music is "focused on the balance between a contrasting counterpoint, polyrhythms and fluid soundscapes". They use extended techniques in a relevant manner, as an integrated part of their musical vocabulary and grammar. Pinheiro is fantastic in pieces like 'Airfall'. But above all it are their intimate musical constructions that impress and are completely convincing.

Musicians

João Camões (viola)
Rodrigo Pinheiro (piano)
Miguel Mira (cello)

Booking
[email protected]

Discography

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2014, Tour de Bras

Concerts

2017

  • 05 Jul earnear @ Jazz im Goethe Garten, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 05 Apr earnear @ O'Culto da Ajuda, Lisbon, Portugal

2015

  • 07 May earnear @ Sociedade Guilherme Cossul, Lisbon, Portugal

2012

  • 21 Jan earnear @ Bacalhoeiro, Lisbon, Portugal

2011

  • 10 Nov earnear @ Barraca, Lisbon, Portugal

2010

  • 06 Feb earnear @ Fábrica Braço de Prata, Lisbon, Portugal