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MIA 2013

In the last month of may, I attended for the fourth time the improvised music encounter MIA 2013.

This was again a very rewarding experience, having the opportunity to be close and to play with a different kind of musicians with various musical backgrounds but united to explore and discuss improvisation and music.

MIA 2012

Last June, I had the honour of participating on the Improvised Music Festival MIA, in Atouguia da Baleia. This was the 3rd edition.

For those who are interested to know more about this festival, I leave here some links:

http://mia-festival.blogspot.pt/

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Poetry and Musical Improvisation

“A Cena do Ódio” (The Scene of Hatred), written by Almada Negreiros, gave birth to a meeting between improvised music and declamation, in the beautiful city of Peniche.
The text was divided in several sections which provided some guidelines for improvisation. It was a great pleasure for me to be part of this project – PREC (Projecto Ressonante Experimental Criativo)- which stands for (something like) Creative Experimental Resonant Project.

This concert also served as a promotion of the upcoming MIA 2011 (improvised music encounters) in the nearby village of Atouguia da Baleia, a festival that I had the honour of participating in its first edition, last year, having then posted some videos from it here and here.

Thank you to all these wonderful friend-musicians who invited me for this performance:

Paulo Ramos: declamation
Paulo Chagas: flute, oboe and alto sax
Fernando Simões: trombone
Paulo Duarte: guitar
João Pedro Viegas: clarinet and bass clarinet

Excerpt from the show:

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More from MIA 2010

Two more sessions where I played at the MIA 2010 festival of free improvisation music.

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MIA 2010 – Free improvising session

Over the last weekend I had the privilege to attend the first edition of the free improvisation encounter at the town of Atouguia da Baleia – MIA 2010.
The format of this festival consisted in making a draw of trios and quartets among all musicians which would improvise together. It was my first experience with this sort of events and I really enjoyed it. A different way of expression, a musical conversation where you learn to listen to others. This clip is the very first session and my name was on that first lot. On I went…

I believe this is the second session that I played. Experimenting with some unusual bow technique :))