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January 17, 2022

 

Unpoem (Creative Sources Recordings

Ernesto Rodrigues viola

Bruno Parrinha bass clarinet 

João Madeira double bass

Hernâni Faustino double bass

José Oliveira percussion 

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Affinity Suite (Creative Sources Recordings) 

Ernesto Rodrigues viola 

José Lencastre alto saxophone 

Miguel Mira cello 

Hernâni Faustino double bass

João Lencastre drums

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HYPER.OBJECT inter.independence (Phonogram Unit)

Rodrigo Pinheiro piano
João Almeida
trumpet
Carlos Santos
electronics
Hernâni Faustino
double bass
João Valinho
drums

 

“Hyper.object” was formed in 2019 by three veterans from the Lisboa free improvised scene (Rodrigo Pinheiro on the piano, Hernâni Faustino on the double bass and Carlos Santos on the electronics) and by two young musicians (João Almeida on trumpet and João 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.

 

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Garuda (cd Subcontinental Records

Hugo Costa alto saxophone 

Hernâni Faustino double bass 

João Valinho drums

”Garuda was the result of a first time meeting (session) between the musicians on this album.

The music veers between improvisation and dynamic free jazz ”

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