Sat 30 September – EOCC Concert with a flavour of Brazil

My local choir, East Oxford Community Choir, is giving their second Concert with a flavour of my loved home country Brazil, now at my doorstep in Oxford, in Headington neighbourhood!

East Oxford Community Choir will be singing pieces by Brazilian composers Villa-Lobos, Ernani Aguiar and Ronaldo Miranda, also a piece by Oxford-based composer Marguerite Wallis.

I will be playing solo piano pieces by contemporary women Brazilian composers Marisa Rezende, Tatiana Catanzaro and Silvia Berg. 

Also, we will have special guests Julia Hollander and Peter McMullin.

Come to enjoy this Brazilian flavoured Autumn evening with us!

Entry is free, with donations for Gerontius Amenity Funds, which provides health care for poor old people in Sierra Leone.

Saturday 30 September 2017, 7:30pm

St Andrews Church

Old Headington

OX3 9DL

 

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Anúncios

Sat 16 Sept – St. John’s Smith Square Music Marathon

I am thrilled to be part of St. John’s Smith Square 12-hour Music Marathon 2017, on Saturday 16th September.

The event will be featuring concerts from 10am to 10pm, and my performance will be from 8:15pm to 8:45pm. I will be playing a beautiful and intriguing repertoire of pieces for piano and for toy piano written by contemporary women composers from Europe and the Americas. My programme is detailed below, and the full listing of performances you can find here: SJSSMarathon listing. For the Facebook event, please got to SJSSMarathon Facebook.

Come to join me! And to spread the word, please remember the hashtag #SJSSMarathon.

Free entry!

St. John’s Smith Square

Smith Square

SW1P 3HA

London, UK

16 Sept 10am to 10pm

*Késia’s performance: 8:15 to 8:45pm

Késia Decoté (piano, toy pianos) plays

Contemporary Piano Music by Women Composers

Linda Catlin-Smith (born 1957, USA/ Canada): A nocturne, for solo piano (1995)

Tatiana Catanzaro (born 1976, Brazil):

Kristallklavierexplosionsschattensplitter, for piano with extended techniques (2006)

Yfat Soul Zisso (born 1987, Israel/ UK): Recollection, for toy piano (2015)

Maria Kaoutzani (born 1993, Cyprus/ USA): Lilies, for piano and singing pianist (2016)

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image of my performance at the SJSS 24h-Music Marathon 2016

 

Sat 15 July – EOCC Summer Concert with a flavour of Brazil

What a joy for me that my local choir, East Oxford Community Choir, is giving their Summer Concert 2017 a flavour of my loved home country Brazil!

East Oxford Community Choir will be singing pieces by Brazilian composers Villa-Lobos, Ernani Aguiar and Ronaldo Miranda, also a piece by Oxford-based composer Marguerite Wallis.

I will be playing solo piano pieces by Brazilian composers Marisa Rezende and Silvia Berg, and a piece by Portuguese composer Sara Carvalho for prepared piano and toy piano.

Also mezzo-soprano Julia Hollander will be singing pieces by Villa-Lobos.

Come to enjoy this Brazilian flavoured Summer evening with us!

Saturday 15 July 2017, 7:30pm

St Michael at the North Gate

Cornmarket Street

Oxford City Centre

Free, with retiring collection for Sanctuary Hosting

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Sun 18 Sept – St. John’s Smith Square Music Marathon

This weekend St. John’s Smith Square is hosting 24 hours of  non-stop performance, open rehearsal, workshops and more. And I am thrilled to be part of it! I will be playing from 3am to 3:30am, a solo programme of contemporary Brazilian music for piano and for toy pianos. My programme is detailed below, and the full listing of performances you can find here: SJSSMarathon listing. For the Facebook event, please got to SJSSMarathon Facebook.

That will be an unique experience and, if you can come to join me, the Night Tube will be running to make it easier to get there! And to spread the word, please remember the hashtag #SJSSMarathon.

Free entry!

St. John’s Smith Square

Smith Square

SW1P 3HA

London, UK

17 Sept 10am to 18Sept 10am

*Késia’s performance: 3 to 3:30am

Késia Decoté (piano, toy pianos) plays

Contemporary Brazilian Music for piano, and for toy pianos

Programme

Marisa Rezende – Miragem (Mirage), 2009

Mirage explores distortions on the piano sonority, as paraphrasing the title, by using piano extended techniques (percussing the strings of the piano with mallets, glissangi on strings, etc) alongside conventional keyboard playing. ‘It is like building a moment of doubt and anguish with its endless repetitions, and only succeeding in the search for paths when one looks into another direction – perhaps towards oneself

Valéria Bonafé – Tátil (Tactile), 2007

In Tátil, Valéria Bonafé thought her timing over: “I tried to create a sound ambient composed by sparse events, seeking more of a spatial than a temporal type of listening. The rarified atmosphere and the extended time make everything transparent. Nothing hides. Each detail requires an intensive, localised listening. The piece feels flexible, moldable. I pictured a liquid piano.”

Daniel MoreiraLudvan ven Beethowig, for two toy pianos and one player, 2009

“Ludvan ven Beethowig is entirely build with materials extracted from the (in) famous prelude Für Elise from Beethoven and deconstructs this oversaturated monument leaving little place for identification. Unfulfilled expectations perpetrate the work and transform this object, which was once so intimate to us, into an odd, not always welcome, stranger. However, there are fugitive moments where this object regains its lost resemblance and we can feel ourselves once more in a safe, familiar place. These momentary – but ephemeral – pleasures are a source of relief and apparent satisfaction… but only because they will soon be abandoned.” The music score of Ludvan von Beethowig features the indication: “as a defective CD player…”

Silvia BergEl sueño… el vuelo (The dream… the flight), 2010

El sueño… el vuelo is inspired by Frida Kahlo’s painting ‘La Columna Rota’ and the architecture of her ‘Casa Azul’. The piece was written for the collection Song of the Monarch: Women in Mexico, which has the Monarch butterfly as symbol, “as a potent metaphor for persistence and valour in a seemingly fragile body, as every year it migrates thousands of miles, finding its sanctuary in Mexico.”

 

* All notes were taken from the composers’ own comments: emails, music scores, personal websites and published articles

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Sat 03 September – Memórias [reais e imaginárias]: palestra e concerto em Vitória, Brasil

É com uma alegria sem tamanho que estou de volta na minha cidade natal para dar uma palestra, seguida de concerto solo de música contemporânea para piano e para piano de brinquedo!

Com produção caprichosa do Leo Bahia e do Matheus Oliveira, me apresento no belíssimo Teatro Carlos Gomes, às 19h começa a palestra, e às 20h começa o concerto. Na palestra, vou falar sobre a minha pesquisa de doutorado. E no concerto vou apresentar algumas ideias que ando explorando, de mesclar ações teatrais para “costurar” o programa, e algumas experimentações de gestos e luz.

O ingresso é somente 2 reais, e estudantes e idosos pagam meia – 1 real apenas! Mais informações aqui.

Espero ver muitos amigos antigos, e novos, nessa ocasião tão especial!

 

Memórias [reais e imaginárias]

Recital de música contemporânea para piano e piano de brinquedo/ performance

Késia Decoté – pianos

Programa

 Yfat Soul Zisso (Reino Unido) – Recollection, para piano de brinquedo (2015) * estreia no Brasil

Marisa Rezende (Brasil) – Ressonâncias (1983)

Efthymios Chatzigiannis (Grécia/ Reino Unido) – Auditory Rainbows, para piano e copos ressonantes (2010)

– Henry Cowell (EUA) – The Banshee, para cordas do piano (1925)

– Marisa Rezende (Brasil) – Miragem, para piano e baquetas (2009)

Silvia Berg (Brasil) – El sueño… el vuelo (2010)

Stephen Montague (EUA/ Reino Unido) – Almost a lullaby, para piano de brinquedo, caixinha de música e sinos de vento (2004)

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arte: Matheus Oliveira. foto: Pier Corona

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fotos: Stu Allsopp

Agradecimentos especiais: Cláudio Thompson, Leo Bahia, Matheus Oliveira, Charlene Bicalho, Beré, Ricardo Ton, Lia Tamara Có, Ernesto Piloto, Alci e Brasilina Rodrigues, FaMES, SecultES

 

Agosto/ Setembro – concert and academic presentations in Brazil

Nota

É com alegria imensa que estarei realizando uma série de atividades pelas próximas 3 semanas em meu querido país Brasil!

  • 03 de setembro: palestra e concerto no Teatro Carlos Gomes, em Vitória, ES. Mais informações aqui.

 

Agradecimentos especiais à minha agência financiadora – CNPq, pelo apoio essencial, e pela autorização para o meu retorno ao Brasil para realizar essas atividades.

Sat 27 February – Carnival Press (Brazilian poetry) at Albion Beatnik

Nota

I am playing tonight, 27th February at The Albion Beatnik Bookshop, in an evening of poetry readings.

Brazilian poets Rosane Carneiro and Virna Teixeira will be reading selections of their poems, and I will be playing some Brazilian piano music (Villa-Lobos, Claudio Santoro, João Guilherme Ripper and Silvia Berg).

 

7:30pm

The Albion Beatnik

34 Walton Street, OX2 6AA Oxford, Oxfordshire

£2

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