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Quasar – Variable Geometry Orchestra

Quasar – Variable Geometry Orchestra

Creative Sources 2016VGO - Apparent Magnitude

Quasar was recorded during the Creative Fest 2015 -organized by the label Creative Sources- what made possible gathering  those 45 musicians for the recording. It was mostly freely improvised and briefly conducted by Ernesto Rodrigues. The CD will be available soon.

Ernesto Rodrigues – conduction and harp
Maria da Rocha – violin
Emanuela Lioy – violin
Maria do Mar – viola
Guilherme Rodrigues – cello
Miguel Mira – cello
Álvaro Rosso – double bass
Adam Pultz Melbye – double bass
Hernani Faustino – double bass
Adriano Orrù – double bass
João Madeira – double bass
Miguel Ivo Cruz – viola da gamba
Emídio Buchinho – acoustic guitar
Flak – acoustic guitar
Abdul Moimême – prepared electric guitar
Paulo Duarte – electric guitar
Antônio Chaparreiro – electric guitar
Stephan Sieben – electric guitar
Guilherme Carmelo – baritone guitar
Maria Radich – voice
Paulo Curado – flute
Paulo Chagas – oboe
Bruno Parrinha – clarinet and alto clarinet
Ricardo Ribeiro – bass clarinet
Paulo Galão – bass clarinet
Luiz Rocha – bass clarinet
Albert Cirera – soprano and tenor saxophone
Nuno Torres – alto saxophone
Sei Miguel – pocket trumpet
Yaw Tembe – trumpet
Luís Vicente – trumpet
Fala Mariam – alto trombone
Eduardo Chagas – trombone
Fernando Simões – trombone
Carlos Santos João Silva – synthesizer
Nuno Moita – turntable
Armando Pereira – toy piano
Manuel Guimarães – church organ
Silvia Corda – melodica
Nuno Morão – drums
Monsieur Trinité – percussion
Carlos Godinho – percussion
Hakon Berre – percussion
André Hencleeday – percussion
Pedro Castello Lopes – percussion

Quasar – Variable Geometry Orchestra was recorded live on 29th November 2015 at St.George’s Church by André Silva and Pedro Serrano – Scratch Built Studio. Photography by  Nuno Martins, Graphic Design by Carlos Santos, Production by Ernesto Rodrigues.

Orrù Mar Rocha – Live at MIA 2015

Orrù Mar Rocha Trio, recorded live at MIA 2015 and beautifully released by the Swiss label EndTitles.

The trio was brought to life by Paulo Chagas, the curator and the commander-in-chief along with Fernando Simões, of MIA – a festival that takes place every May in Atouguia da Baleia, Portugal. He invited us to play at the old St. Joseph’s Church for the opening of the festival and we’ve met just before the concert, while sound checking.

It worked so well that we settled as a trio and EndTitles decided to release the recording of that concert.

Here’s the info about it and pre-orders are available here.

We are:
Adriano Orrù – contra bass
Maria do Mar – violin
Luiz Rocha – clarinet/bass clarinet

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Check it out:
we’re in The Best of 2015 list from aJazzNoise and were reviewed by Jazz.pt (in Portuguese)

Enjoy

The Rive Gauche Mid Range Orchestra – a review by Jazz.pt

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The Rive Gauche Mid Range Orchestra at Centro Cultural da Malaposta

The Rive Gauche Mid Range Orchestra – a review by Jazz.pt

The Rive Gauche Mid Range Orchestra live @ Centro Cultural da Malaposta

MAY 23 The Rive Gauche Mid Range Orchestra live @ Centro Cultural da Malaposta