Wednesday Nov 8th 2017 @Rhizome
bella, Thomas Rohre, R. A. Martini
bella is brazilian and was born in Rio de Janeiro. Lives in São Paulo. Sound artist that often works with interdisciplinary fields and collaborative works. Her work is to erase the boundaries between sound and space from a performance focused on the imperceptible movements of reality. Bella develops projects, performances and recordings exploring the relations between physical and conceptual aspects of matter and sound. Launched three albums by the label Seminal Records. She also takes part of meteoro, a group formed by her, Anais-karenin and Juliana Borzino.
was born in Switzerland and lives in Sao Paulo, Brazil since 1995. His work with rabeca (brazilian fiddle) and soprano saxophone has a primary focus on free improvisation, but can also be found in dialogue with traditional Brazilian music. Integrates the brazilian collective of improvisation Abaetetuba and is part of Black Cube SP and other projects around Rob Mazurek. He collaborates with musicians such as Celio Barros, Philip Somervell, Marcio Mattos, Bella, Mauricio Takara, John Russell, Terry Day, Javier Carmona, Ute Wassermann, Michael Vorfeld, Audrey Chen, Sabu Toyozumi, John Edwards, Phil Minton. Ongoing work with dancer Marina Tenorio. With rabeca master Nelson da Rabeca he has a project that pairs traditional music from brazilians northeast with free improvisation. He also performs musical interaction works with cinema, theater, dance, performance and installation.
R. A. Martini
Violin was R. A. Martini's first instrument at the age of 4. Since then he has added a wide range of instruments including tuba, guitar, bass, and piano. Martini graduated from Michigan State University with a B.F.A. in Music Composition and a B.S. in Environmental Studies. While at Michigan State, Martini was involved in concert band, and orchestra as a tubist, a drone metal band as a bassist, post-rock groups as a guitarist, collaboratively composed a soundtrack for the university's first feature length film, and premiered many solo projects. He currently works on policy at the American Forest Foundation by day and dedicates his nights to music. R. A. Martini's recorded works focus on exploring human interactions with their environment and phenomena in the natural world.
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