Monday, 20 December 2010

It's Christmas time - a time to warm up (em época de natal...)

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Guida Almeida 
based on garment 


EN -
(mais abaixo - em Português)



warm up by helping others in your local area

Daily Bread Food Bank - Toronto

Hungry City





and next.. Wishing all a Merry Holiday full of warmth and cheer.
I leave you with some music by artists produced by


Larry Klein - bassist and producer for: Joni Mitchell; Melody Gardot; Madeleine Peyroux, and others.
He is also the co-producer for albums such as Herbie Hancock's "River: The Joni Letters"


Since it may be a while before returning, besides the the above mentioned pieces I also leave you with an exquisite and very special musical work..
(Eurico Carrapatoso)
The piece I speak of is simply so beyond words, bringing such depths of warmth, that I post it first and foremost..



Eurico Carrapatoso - Ó meu Menino (Magnificat em talha dourada)


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now for the remainder of the pieces mentioned



Melody Gardot - Our Love is Easy




Melody Gardot - My one and only Thrill




Madeleine Peyroux - This is Heaven to Me



Madeleine Peyroux - Weary Blues



Joni Mitchell (with Herbie Hancock & Stevie Wonder)



Joni Mitchell (with Herbie Hancock, Larry Klein, Bobby McFerrin, Wayne Shorter, David Sanborn - jam session.. )


PT


escolas do 1º ciclo com cantinas abertas

Banco Alimentar Contra a Fome


Desejo um excelente natal
a todos

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Dois concertos - esta semana na Fábrica Braço de Prata, em Lisboa *** Trio: Emílio Robalo, Zeca Neves & Guida Costa (quinta feira - 16 de Dezembro) / & "LONGITUDE ZERO - 2 + 1" (sábado, 18 de Dezembro) Carlos, Guida, João, Zeca, João Balão

















Emílio Robalo
(fotografia de Alice Valente Alves)
Zeca Neves
(fotografia de Guida Almeida)





Guida Costa










































Trio: Emílio Robalo - piano / Zeca Neves - contrabaixo / Guida Costa - voz & trombone de varas

tocam 'standards' de jazz, e alguns temas originais, com uma interpretação e improvisãção que se espera, criativa e dinâmica, de três músicos que se conhecem há muito, e cujo passado musical diversificado, e rico, se espelha na 'linguagem musical' que utilizam no palco.


Quinta-feira, 16 Dezembro - 22:30h (Lisboa: Fábrica Braço de Prata - sala Nietzsche)
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Para quem quiser aceder ao link do evento através do  Facebook 

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e no Sábado - Tocam em quinteto o grupo 
" LONGITUDE  ZERO   - 2 + 1 "


Carlos Azevedo - piano
(fotografia de G.Almeida / Longitude Zero - ensaiar)









Guida Costa        (fotografia J. Rosa)






João Courinha
(fotografia Miguel Valle de Figueiredo)











                                       João Balão    (fotografia G. Almeida)






















Zeca Neves
(fotografado num ensaio de som - Longitude Zero)






Tocam - no Sábado, 18 de Dezembro (à meia noite), na Fábrica Braço de Prata - sala Nietzsche, em Lisboa








Monday, 13 December 2010

Rui A. Pereira ** opening of art show and book lauching with the author's presence at The José Saramago Public Library (Beja Municipal Libray) on December 18 at 5 pm /// Inauguração de exposição, e lançamento do livro "Pensar.te", com a presença do autor na Biblioteca José Saramago (Biblioteca Municipal de Beja) - a 18 de Dezembro

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 Beja - PT 










18 Dezembro - Sábado - 17h
na Biblioteca Municipal de Beja - José Saramago

Apresentação do livro por:
Henrique de Melo (Editor da Campo da Comunicação)
José Manuel Carreira Marques
(Presidente da Câmara Municipal de Beja de 1983 a 2005)
Paula Santos (Directora da Biblioteca José Saramago)
Paulo Sucena (Professor/Escritor)

A palavra do livro Pensar.te dita por:
José Peixoto
Jorge Silva
Actores/Encenadores, membros da Companhia de Teatro - Aloés



O livro está à venda no Círculo das Letras, na FNAC do Chiado e Colombo, Bertrand do CCB, na Bulhosa do Campo Grande, na livraria do Apolo 70 etc, etc
Encomenda por telefone/correio:
Editora
Campo da Comunicação
Av. de Berna nº 11, 3º - Lisboa
telfs. |217613210  |931648583
e-mail: c.comunicacao@netcabo.pt
coleccaodearte@gmail.com




* Já tinha havido no dia 25 de Novembro um lançamento deste livro do autor, Rui A. Pereira, na Faculdade de Belas Artes de Lisboa
-    Pensar.te  


(ver a imagem, cujo tamanho se pode aumentar uma, ou duas vezes, ao clicar sobre ela. Refiro-me à imagem que se segue e que contém mais informação sobre este livro, que a 25 de Novembro era lançado nesse mesmo local, e tendo alguns dados biográficos sobre o autor. )








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Sunday, 12 December 2010

Alice Valente Alves - Art Show opening on January 8, 2011 (inaugura mais uma exposição do seu projecto "CORPOtraçoCORPO" a 8 de Janeiro, de 2011 )

EN - 
Portuguese visual artist and poet ALICE  VALENTE  ALVES will be opening her next exhibit in January.
This art show will give us a glimpse of her interdisciplinary (or multidisciplinary) project, a project begun by the artist in 2003.
On diplay shall be 18 of the 72  pieces (in diptych format) already completed and pertaining to eight of the nine comprising colour schemes proposed by the artist to complete her CORPOtraçoCORPO
For information in both English and Portuguese regarding this talented and very versatile artist in addition to further details regarding her latest project, I propose the following link





Regarding her next show opening on January 8th,
in CASTELO  BRANCO  (Portugal)
I leave the following infomation


 It will be held at the city's municipal gallery
 
 where the city thoroughout the year holds her exhibitions of paintings, sculpture and photography, alongwith the official launching of books by their respective authors.

  • Telephone: 272 330 330
  • Address: Avenida General Humberto Delgado
    6000 Castelo Branco







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PT  (citando o que está escrito no seu site) 


 
Neste evento a EXPOSIÇÃO consta de 18 das 72 obras em díptico nas oito das nove cores já realizadas e apresentadas até ao momento do projecto «CORPOtraçoCORPO – a poesia e a pintura» de Alice Valente.



LOCAL: Galeria Sala da Nora – Cine-Teatro Avenida – Castelo Branco


INAUGURAÇÃO: 8 Janeiro 2011 | Sábado | às 16h00






ACTIVIDADES:
ENCONTRO | CONCERTO | VISITAS-GUIADAS | ESCOLAS | ATELIERS | …


HORÁRIO da Galeria:
Dia de encerramento da Exposição: 30 de Janeiro 2011

















Saturday, 11 December 2010

Dec 11 - Celebrating the birth of Manoel de Oliveira, Elliott Cook Carter Jr., McCoy Tyner and OTHERS born on this special day************* // Parabéns a quem nasceu hoje..

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*************  Happiness, tenderness & a long life to you all   (link ** to Youtube - Happy Birthday by the Kremlin Chamber Orchestra)
  







below are some samples of some of some of those born today


 
(Elliot Carter - 102 years old today ** part 1 of his piece "A Symphony of Three Orchestras")
 

(Elliot Carter - part 2 of his piece "A Symphony of Three Orchestras")
 
(Manoel de Oliveira - 102 years old today - dancing as he was about to turn 100.. )
 
(Um Filme Falado, 2003 - Manoel de Oliveira)
 
   
(Os Canibais, 1988 - Manoel de Oliveira)
 

(McCoy Tyner - performing John Coltrane's jazz standard 'Giant Steps')






and now for others who celebrate their birthday today...






  









regarding those other people who celebrate their birthday today... 
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the above picture was taken by someone who despite belonging to the same zodiac sign, 
was not born this day - G. Almeida

Here's to wishing a happy day to a dear friend, and the others above.




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Friday, 10 December 2010

James Moody... Yesterday December 9th... (ontem)

EN - I shall not say goodnight nor goodbye.. I celebrate his life and listen...
I'll always listen..

Moody's Mood (full version of the piece embedded above)

and also..

A Charming tribute upon his 83rd birthday, with Moody's own thoughts and in his own words

James Moody - March 26, 1925 - December 9th 2010


(Blue's Note - G. Almeida)

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Still on the subject of pianos - duets for today





two duets (4 hands // Schubert // Fantasia in menor - part 1) 
  Two versions that I.. well...
  They're different, and I'm compelled to place both...

(Upon recalling a somewhat similar post with diferent versions of the same piece made some time back by a dear friend, I'm thus inspired today ...)


Maria João Pires & Ricardo Castro (short excerpt - for the full piece please look further below)




Richter & Britten 





- Part 2 of this piece continuing and containing a little more of the above mentioned duet: Richter & Britten..



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This is the entire piece: MJP piano duet with Ricardo Castro of Schubert's  - Fantasia in menor .  




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- and finally for today another pair with some Mozart and Cage


Jarrett & Corea (performing Mozart)


Jarrett & Corea (performing Cage)

Saturday, 4 December 2010

December 4 - inspired by Isabel Mendes Ferreira's "PIANO", today seems like a good excuse for four pianos among other things.. // 4 pianos, e mais algumas coisas para este dia 4 de Dezembro, em que mais uma vez leio o PIANO de Isabel Mendes Ferreira


Martha Argerich, Kissin, Levine, Pletnev Bach Concerto For 4 Pianos Bwv 1065 Verbier, July 22 2002 

 

 

 

information quoted from Youtube - J.S.Bach Concerto for 4 Pianos and String Orchestra in a minor Rehearsal, Rafael Kubelik (piano and conductor), Wolfgang Sawallisch, Rudolf Kempe & Fritz Rieger (pianos) with the Bayerischen Rundfunks Symphony Orchestra, film from 1972.. (video in 4 parts)

   



 

Bach - Concerto for 4 Harpsichords in A Minor BWV 1065 ( video in three parts ) - Trevor Pinnock & The English consort

 

(next... and away from bach) - The Gershwin Piano Quartet - "An American in Paris" by Gershwin

 The Gershwin Piano Quartet - Wirth's Tango-Fugue based on a work by Piazzolla

The Gerswhin Piano Quartet is comprised of the following Pianists: Mischa Cheung; André Desponds; Benjamin Engeli; Stefan Wirth

 - Now that I'm on the subject of pianos...

.. another keyboard comes to mind, one I thoroughly enjoy - Isabel Mendes Ferreira's Blog - PIANO

 imbued with a strength that seems to have Rafael's touch


 (The Archangel Raphael leaving Tobias-s Family - by Rembrant)


 But of course - in order to fully comprehend the depth of her talent you must learn Portuguese. 

Believe me, it's definitely a worthwhile task

 

This post I dedicate to the instrument and those of whom I associate it with, with tender care.





pianist by Guida Almeida 

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Dia da Restauração.. vou trabalhar.. bom resto de feriado // December 1, 1640 - in Portugal today the holiday referred to as "Dia da Restauração" is celebrated


D. João IV de Portugal - Crux Fidelis

(Portuguese King John IV - 18 March 1603 – 6 November 1656)




Manuel Rodrigues Coelho (1555-1635) - Tento do sexto tom
(Andrés Cea - performing on a church organ in Seville, at the San Juan de Marchena - Church)

(EN - Manuel Rodrigues Coelho - was a Portuguese composer and keyboardist born in the mid XVIth Century who had published 3 books of works under the third Portuguese dynasty, or if you prefer - during the short lived Iberian Union, an era between 1580 and 1640. There is still one surviving 1620 publication of his 'Flores de musica pera o instrumento de tecla & harpa', published in Lisbon.
He died before the advent of the forth dynasty, the House of Braganza of 1640)





Metropole Orchestra - A Tribute to Joe Zawinul - In A Silent Way
(at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam - with - Vince Mendoza, Peter Erskine-drums, Alex Acuńa-percussion, Victor Bailey-bass, Jim Beard-keybords, Amit Chatterjee-guitar & vocals.. and The Metropole Orchestra)



PT - Incluo esta gravação feita na Concertgebouw, em Amsterdão, com a célebre Metropole Orchestra a executar a peça que aqui se pode ouvir, por vários motivos. Para além desta capital europeia ter sido o local de nascimento de um teclista e compositor também de grande valor, e contemporâneo a Manuel Rodrigues Coelho, referindo-me a J. P. Sweelinck, também quero assim fazer uma invocação através desta peça "In A Silent Way" de J. Zawinul. Sinto que, tal como há quatro séculos atrás, vivemos numa época de grandes incertezas e convulsões, e que na paz de um "silêncio" dourado e quente como este, encontro-me, para depois de seguida tentar seguir num caminho mais soalheiro e justo.

EN - I've included The Metropole Orchestra performing the above piece at the Concertgebouw for a couple of reasons. Amsterdam was the birthplace one who was contemporary to Manuel Rodrigues Coelho, and also a great keyboardist/composer, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck. Another reason is that Zawinul's "In A Silent Way", more than having its intrinsic beauty, is an invocation... it brings me the solitude of a golden silence that helps me find a more righteous path, and one of heart warming copassion & grace. I post this on a day that similarily to the one back in 1640, was in an era full of incertainty and turmoil in many lands across Europe in hopes of helping, even if it be but one person listening, to promote a warmer, kinder, and more humane outlook.




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Deixo-vos hoje aqui dois 'links', um sendo para o programa, do Museu de Arte Antiga.
(below are two links to the Portuguese National Museum of Ancient Art
"Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga" - links are in Portuguese)


Museu de Arte Antiga - D'Après Nuno Gonçalves
A partir de 3 Dezembro 2010




Programa para - D'Après Nuno Gonçalves




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- e deixo também a imagem de um quadro pintado por Caravaggio, um pintor também contemporâneo a Coelho, Sweelinck, Filip I / II / III, e D. João IV

                                                   - a Deposição de Cristo, de 1602.



(EN)
- I've also included Caravaggio's "The Taking of Christ", painted in 1602.
(two years after his sumptuous - Calling of Saint Mathew - a painting I've always been fond of)
I do this as I recall the events of the past few days, the author of Wikileaks being on the run..
and the economic/social tumults in Europe of the past couple of years as we live an era of great incertainty, change, turmoil.. and public unrest.
Similar to the era during the reign of the father of he whom started the mentioned third Portuguese dynasty, 
 Philip I (of Portugal & II of Spain..)    
-      son of Charles V and Isabella of Portugal
 and also similar to the reign of the third and last monarch of said dynasty  -   Phillip III (of Portugal & IV of Spain) 
a man fond of the arts as was his successor - the composer of the first piece
King John IV   - He began the fourth and final dynasty -

He became King of Portugal and the Algarves  on December 1st, 1640
- a day of revolution and the dawn of that which would come to be known as the 'Portuguese Restoration War'


    Now I would like to sum up this blog post by leaving a photo of a painting by Portuguese painter,
     João Gresbante (actively working between 1640 and 1680)

                                            Ecce Homo
                           1642, óleo sobre tela (oil painting)





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