Saturday 7 June 7pm. Music from 9pm. Tickets: £10/ £30 with two-course dinner. Phone 01308 459511 to book.
A fantastic opportunity to hear famous Brazilian ten-string guitarist Marco Campos play his mellow melodic take on the joyful Brazilian music he writes with the massively talented duo Incandescendo (Felix Gibbons on percussion and Emily Burridge on cello).
Marco Campos has become a major player in the musical scene in Brazil, as a soloist and as a musical director for prominent artists, Carlos Lyra (one of the most important composers of “Bossa-Nova”) and the first lady of ancient Brazilian black music, Mrs. Clementina de Jesus. Creator of numerous spectacles in Brazil, he has written scores for theatre and for movies which have won several prizes in Brazil and abroad. His work shows a modern approach to composition, based on Brazilian rhythms, as jongo, frevo, choro, samba, bossa-nova and baião.
Marco Campos has performed throughout the world. He wrote the score for the ballet “Waterdrops”, performed in London in 2005. He also gave concerts at the I “Bienal Internacional da Música” (2002 and 2004) and at the “II Forum Internacional Pan-Amazônico” (2003) at Belém, the greatest city of the Amazonic region.
Percussionist FELIX GIBBONS lived in Brazil for more than 10 years playing with many different bands and musicians. Internationally acclaimed as a percussionist, he specialises in the distinct rhythms of Brazil and Latin America. These dance around and enhance the melodic sounds of cellist EMILY BURRIDGE whose talent for improvisation has been honed to spontaneous perfection by the demands of extensive top flight session work. Emily and Felix have worked and recorded alongside a host of musical luminaries including George Michael, Roger Daltry, Jools Holland, Olodum, Peter Gabriel, Gilberto Gil, Milton Nascimento and many more.
Cellist Emily Burridge spent many years in Brazil working with indigenous communities through her charity the ‘Indigenous People’s Cultural Support Trust’, (tribesalive.org). But it was online from England that they made contact with Marco and began to talk about collaborating with a view to writing some new material. The three musicians will work together for a week at the house of a local painter in Somerset and see what magic they come up with to perform in the intimate setting of Sladers Yard.
Praise for Incandescendo: Brazilian Post London 06/11/2012
“Thursday evening I was transported on an imaginary train journey through a warm, dazzling, sunlit green, lush and remarkable country, thousands of miles away, by the sublime sounds of Emily Burridge, cellist, composer, performer and producer, with percussionist Felix Gibbons at the Bolivar Hall in London’s Fitzrovia, as part of the Festival of the Arts for Brazil and Ecuador”.
Here is a documentary film about Marco made by Brazil’s TV Cultura. If, like me, you don’t understand the Portugese you can fast forward to hear him play.
Click here to hear Incandescendo on Soundcloud.
How can you resist? Tickets are £10 for music only, £30 with two-course dinner before.
Please call 01308 459511 to book.