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Terrazas, Wilfrido / Mariana Carvalho / Abdul Moimeme : Livro das Grutas (Creative Sources)

A uniquely configured electroacoustic trio recording live in the studio in Lisbon in 2018 between Mexican flutist and founding member of the improv collective Generación Espontánea, Wilfrido Terrazas, and Portuguese improvisers Mariana Carvalho on prepared piano and Abdul Moimeme using two electric guitars and objects, balancing introspective moments with periods of uninhibited excitement.
 

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Wilfrido Terrazas-flutes, whistles

Mariana Carvalho-prepared piano, voice

Abdul Moimeme-two electric guitars, objects


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UPC: 5609063407488

Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: cs748
Squidco Product Code: 32610

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2022
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded live at Namouche Studios, in Lisbon, Portugal, on August 9th, 2018, by Joaquim Monte.

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A uniquely configured electroacoustic trio recording live in the studio in Lisbon in 2018 between Mexican flutist and founding member of the improv collective Generación, Espontánea Wilfrido Terrazas, and Portuguese improvisers Mariana Carvalho on prepared piano and Abdul Moimeme using two electric guitars and objects, balancing introspective moments with periods of wild excitement.


Artist Biographies

"Wilfrido Terrazas (Camargo, 1974) is a Mexican flutist whose career spans 27 years of performance, commissioning, collaboration, improvisation, composition and pedagogy. His recent work has been focused on finding points of convergence between notated and improvised music, and in exploring innovative approaches to collaboration and collective creation. He is a founding member and Herald of the Mexico City-based improvisation collective Generación Espontánea since 2006. As an interpreter, Wilfrido has performed over 330 world premieres, and has been a member of Liminar ensemble since 2012. As a composer, his main interest is the exploration of dialogues between composition, improvisation and performance. As such, he has written over 40 works for diverse instrumental forces. Other current projects include Filera, Trio D'orizzonte, Escudo (Torre), and the Wilfrido Terrazas Sea Quintet. Since 2014, Wilfrido has been co-curator of Semana de Improvisación La Covacha, a week-long festival dedicated to improvised music in Ensenada.

Terrazas has been a committed educator since his adolescence. He currently has a flute studio at the Conservatorio de las Rosas in Morelia, and teaches experimental music at the Escuela Superior de Música in Mexico City. He is also in demand as a coach and workshop leader throughout Mexico.

Wilfrido has given concerts and participated in projects in Argentina, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, and in over 40 cities in Mexico. He has obtained support from FONCA and several other Mexican institutions, has been an artist in residence at Omi International Arts Center, Atlantic Center for the Arts and Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture; and participated in the recording of more than 20 albums, three of them as a soloist: Open Cages (Umor, 2007), Bóreas (Shival/CONARTE 2010) and Bug/ge/d (Mandorla, 2010).

Wilfrido Terrazas studied music initially in Baja California and California. He later graduated from the Conservatorio de las Rosas. Among his most influential teachers are Damian Bursill-Hall, Tom Corona, John Fonville, Roscoe Mitchell, Guillermo Portillo and Germán Romero. Wilfrido grew up in Ensenada, and has lived in Mexico City since 2003."

-Wilfrido Terrazas Website (https://wilfridoterrazas.weebly.com/bio.html)
2/28/2024

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"Mariana Carvalho is a brazilian pianist, improviser and performer, keen on body, gender and transdisciplinarities. Experiments objects inside the piano and explores corporealities via eutony. Interested in weaving sonic relations in space, installations, expanded sonic bodies, free improvisation, experimental music, theatre, dance."

-Audible Women (http://www.audiblewomen.com/?listing_tag=improv)
2/28/2024

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"Abdul Moimême was born in Lisbon, in 1959, moving at an early age to New Mexico and later to Dublin, Ireland. He began studying the guitar at the age of 11, studying under various private teachers, in Madrid, Spain.

In 1979 he moved to Boston to study architecture, finally completing his degree at the University of Lisbon.

In the 90's he began studying the tenor saxophone with Patrick Brennan. In this period he became actively involved with Lisbon's improvised and alternative rock scenes, performing frequently with the Variable Geometry Orchestra since it's creation in 2003, as well as with various other local projects.

His main musical partners are from Lisbon and Porto, but he has also performed in public concerts with such artists as Gale Brand, George Haslam, Jon Raskin, Ken Filiano, Patrick Brennan, Steve Adams, and Wade Matthews.

In 1999 he started writing about jazz in various Portuguese publications and is currently a permanent collaborator of Jazz.pt magazine, and Publico newspaper, as a critic.

In 2006 he created Freemusic (http://freemusic.podomatic.com), a space exclusively dedicated to the promotion of Portuguese improvised music."

-Creative Sources (http://creativesourcesrec.com/creative_artists.html)
2/28/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Descenso 18:42

2. Reconhecimento 12:06

3. Ritual 14:52

4. Transformacao 15:45

5. Repouso 7:34

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