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

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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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Thurs 03 September – “para ela” & Música Contemporânea para piano e para piano de brinquedo

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photo: Stu Allsopp, 2015

Na quinta feira 03 de setembro eu terei a grande alegria de retornar para apresentar mais um recital na Série Música de Primeira, na Primeira Igreja Batista do Rio de Janeiro.

A primeira parte do programa será dedicada ao projeto “para ela”, que é uma proposta de usar o momento do recital de piano para pensarmos sobre as milhares de meninas que são traficadas e forçadas a se prostituir, todos os anos, em quase qualquer cidade do planeta. É o nosso grito de esperança de uma história mais bonita para ela, para cada uma de nossas meninas.

Na segunda parte do programa estarei tocando peças das compositoras brasileiras Silvia Berg (SP) e Marisa Rezende (RJ), e planejo encerrar a noite com uma peça do compositor americano Stephen Montague para piano de brinquedo (sim, eu trouxe meu novíssimo piano de brinquedo na bagagem, exclusivamente para esse concerto!).

Silvia Berg buscou inspiração no quadro La Columna Rota e na Casa Azul da artista mexicana Frida Kahlo para compor El sueño… el vuelo (2010). Esta peça é parte da coleção Canto de la Monarca: Mujeres en México, a qual tem a borboleta Monarca como símbolo de persistência e valor apesar de um corpo frágil, uma vez que esta borboleta voa todos os anos por milhares de quilômetros até encontrar o seu santuário no México.

Marisa Rezende explica que Miragem, de 2009, explora distorções que as sonoridades do teclado apresentam quando trabalhadas juntamente com ataques de baquetas nas cordas do instrumento, criando um jogo que parafraseia o título.

De acordo com Stephen Montague, a sua Almost a Lullaby [Quase uma canção de ninar], escrita em 2004 para piano de brinquedo, sinos de vento e caixinha de música,  segue algumas das características básicas de uma canção de ninar – compasso composto, dinâmica suave, linha melódica gentil e fluente… porém, pelo meio do caminho ela sai um pouco da rota, meio sonolenta, até finalmente cair em sono silencioso e tranquilo.

Esse concerto será uma oportunidade única de compartilhar um pouco do que pesquisei no primeiro dos meus três anos de doutorado na Oxford Brookes University com bolsa do CNPq, além de também ser um ótimo momento de matar a saudade dos amigos!

Espero te ver lá para viver essa noite emocionante comigo.

O concerto também é transmitido ao vivo pela internet no link: http://new.livestream.com/pibrj/smp

19h30 (BRT)

Primeira Igreja Batista do Rio de Janeiro

Rua Frei Caneca, 525

20211-020, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil

(Metrô Estácio)

Entrada Franca

Live streaming: http://new.livestream.com/pibrj/smp

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Thurs 23 July – “for her” and Brazilian Contemporary Music at Wesley Memorial

I am delighted to be back to the Lunchtime Concerts Series at Wesley Memorial Church for a solo performance on Thursday 23rd July.

I will have the pleasure to present my dear “for her” project, plus doing the first performance in the UK of works by two of the leading Brazilian contemporary composers: Silvia Berg and Marisa Rezende.

Silvia Berg’s 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’ (S.B.).

According to Marisa Rezende herself, her Mirage ‘explores distortions on the piano sonority by using piano extended techniques – percussing the strings of the piano with mallets, glissandi on strings, etc – alongside conventional keyboard playing, which paraphrases the title of the piece itself’. ‘It is like building a moment of doubt and anguish with its endless repetitions, and finally succeeding  in the search for paths only when one looks into another direction – perhaps towards oneself…” (M. L.)

I hope to see you there at the concert. And feel free to bring your little doll to join the others in the venue, if you wish.

Ah, it’s free!

12:45 – 1:30pm

Wesley Memorial Church

New Inn Hall Street
OXFORD, UK
OX1 2DH 

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poster: Andrea Triana (with many thanks)

Sunday 7 June – ‘For her’ at CARU | Arts Research Conference 2015

This Sunday 7th June I will be presenting the project ‘For her’ at CARU [Contemporary Arts Research Unity] Conference 2015, at Oxford Brookes University.

According to UNICEF, approximately 1.2 million children are trafficked every year. Most of these children are exploited in prostitution.

‘For her’ is an interdisciplinary piano recital developed as my artistic comment against human trafficking and sexual exploitation of girls and young women. While exploring other proposals for the piano recital, I hope this project can be an opportunity to raise awareness and bring discussions about that horrendous crime.

The conference will happen from 11am to 6pm, featuring very interesting papers and performances (please see event schedule below).

I will give a brief talk about my research at 1pm, and will perform ‘For her’ at 2:10pm.

It will be my pleasure to see you there!

ps: if you can come and want to bring a doll to join ‘For her’, she will be more than welcome!

Time/Date11am–6pm on Sunday, 7th June 2015

Location: Chakrabarti Lecture Theatre, JHB206, JHB207; Gipsy Lane Campus, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford OX3 0BP

Attendance fees: £20/15cons. (includes lunch!)

For tickets & more info. visit:  https://caru-arts-re-search-conference-june2015.eventbrite.co.uk

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Special thanks to Alice Aldous, Hannah Dray, Jo Pickering and Veronica Cordova as the voices re-telling victims’ stories;

And many many thanks to all who have been sending dolls to join the project. This project is for her, for each one of our girls.

9 & 10 March – ‘night’, a performance for piano & light

It is my pleasure to let you know about ‘night’, a project that I have been sketching for a long time, and finally now I am ready to perform it, with the amazing collaboration of Russell Anderson on lights.

It is a tale of a journey of contemplation and dreams through the night, told by piano music and light design.

The space will be set in a quite close atmosphere, with only 25 seats available per night. Therefore, I would suggest you to please email me on kdecote@hotmail.com to reserve your seats in advance.

I am looking forward to sharing this moment with you!

Monday 9th March 2015, 7:00 pm

Tuesday 10th March 2015, 8:30 pm

Oxford Brookes Drama Studio 

Headington Hill campus, OX3 0BP

Free admission

 

Programme

L. van Beethoven – Sonata Op. 27 n. 2 (Moonlight), 1st mov

H. Villa-Lobos – The Three Maries

J. Cage – Dream

O. Gough – Staring into the Abyss

C. Debussy – Le Fées sont d’exquises danseuses

T. Takemitsu – Rain Tree Sketch I

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poster: Bruno Guastalla (many thanks!)