Monday, 26 April 2010

Lisbon - April 25, 1974

Paris - April 26th (1937 Guernica, 1798 Delacroix, 1916 Sá Carneiro )

Guernica - the massacre
(Picasso's work inspired on the tradgedy is completed by the summer of the same year after his having heard of the atrocity, and first shown in Paris...)

Eugène Delacroix's birth in Charenton, just outside Paris..

Mário Sá Carneiro takes his life in Paris
(one of the foremost Portuguese, literary Modernists)
Poet contemporary to and befiended by Fernando Pessoa

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Franz Liszt: Nuages Gris / Sonata in B minor / Bagatelle sans tonalité / Malédiction

Krystian Zimerman (performing) - to listen please crank up the volume

Krystian Zimerman (performing in this and the following two parts)

Alfred Brendel (performing)

Alfred Brendel & Vienna Symphony Orchestra (performing) - in this and the following video clip

Liszt is one of my favourite authors** and within the body of work comprizing that which is his oeuvre his latest pieces are truly of special significance to me.


( ** - for piano, and for mirroring a time of musical "change")

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Concert / Concerto : Longitude Zero (Fábrica Braço de Prata - sala Nietzsche)

(music sample - Link)


Quarta-feira, dia 14, às 22H00 toco/canto em sexteto [Longitude Zero] com: João P. Courinha (sax); Rodrigo Santo Anastácio (gt); Carlos Azevedo (pn); Zeca Neves (cbx); Paleka (bat); e eu (v/trb) na sala Nietzsche - Fábrica Braço de Prata

Repertório - alguns temas originais e standards de jazz 


Tomorrow - April 14th, 10pm  [Longitude Zero] in sextet: João P. Courinha (sax); Rodrigo Santo Anastácio (gt); Carlos Azevedo (pn); Zeca Neves (cbx); Paleka (bat); and myself (v/trb)
- Nietzsche Hall - Fábrica Braço de Prata (Lisbon)

Repertoire - original pieces and jazz standards, arranged for the ensemble  

Monday, 12 April 2010

Boris Porena - conferenza Dal Sapere al Pensare (conference)

2 videos - conference & interview at home (part of a Documentary film)

As early as the late 1950s this man was mentor to (among others) Jorge Peixinho, a XXth Century composer of great merit and one whom in his own counrty was a towering influence, of paramount importance, pushing and enticing and his homeland´s society into the 'contemporary' world from the last half of the past century on.  

Boris Porena, along with Peixinho and Ennio Morricone, was a disciple of Goffredo Petrassi.