[Local events] Rodrigues/Mota duo, Thursday 2/16

David Abel passages at rdrop.com
Wed Feb 15 01:33:05 PST 2006

A rare chance to see two important improvisers from Lisbon, Portugal.

Ernesto Rodrigues - viola / Manuel Mota - guitar
with guest, Jonathan Sielaff - clarinet/bass clarinet

Thursday, February 16th
starting at 7pm (ish)

The Tao of Tea Northwest
2112 NW Hoyt (at 21st)
$5 -- $15 suggested donation
(503) 553-9275 for more info

Ernesto Rodrigues runs the Creative Sources label out of Lisbon 
(http://www.creativesourcesrec.com) and is a pivotal figure in the 
improv scene there. He and Manuel are visiting the West Coast for the 
first time to take part in the Seattle Improvised Music Festival and are 
continuing afterwords with a brief tour of the West Coast. Don't miss 
this chance to catch them here in Portland. It will be a while before 
they can make it out this way again.

Ernesto Rodrigues

He has been playing the violin for 20 years and in that time has played 
all genres of music ranging from contemporary music to free jazz and 
improvised music, live and in the studio.

His main interest shifted towards contemporary improvised and composed 
music. The relationship with his instruments is focused in sonic and 
textural elements. Electronic music was an early influence on his 
approach to violin playing, which challenges traditional romantic 
concepts of the violin/viola through use of preparations and micro tuning.

Active in different settings on the Portuguese scene for free improvised 
music, both as a collaborator and in leading his own groups. Music for 
Dance, Cinema, Video and Performance

Has created the record label Creative Sources Recordings in 1999, which 
mainly concentrates on releasing experimental and electro-acoustic music.

Manuel Mota

Public activity since 1989. Has performed in Europe and U.S.A. Between 
1989 and 1997 he studies and experiments with prepared guitar, mainly 
acoustic. Since then his interests shifted to the development of a 
language for fingerstyle electric guitar.

Works in a regular basis with bassist Margarida Garcia and trumpeter Sei 
Miguel (both collaborations since 1997). Founds the record label 
‘Headlights’ in 1998.

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