We are passionate about music performance, and we work with creative professionals in conceiving imaginative videos that show the art of playing an instrument under a new light. Our workcombines low- and high-tech tools to a heightened sense of the craftmanship involved in music-making, resulting in creations that show the beauty of music performance in a unique way.
This is a series exploring classical and popular music from Brazil in the 20th and 21st centuries. Each of the three episodes is filled with aesthetic experimentation drawing on the visual possibilities of music performance, in a way that is integrated into the setting of the recordings: the Embassy’s stunning Sala Brasil.
Marés was commissioned by the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and recorded at the Sala Brasil of the Embassy of Brazil in London.
Mā is the result of a collaboration with the Chinese composer Sun Keting. In Japanese, the concept of mā refers to the perception of space, a gap or interval, the space in between. This powerful idea, together with explorations on the concepts of 'emptiness', resulted in this superb, challenging, and unique work for solo guitar. This video is an exploration of the aesthetic concepts of the work, guided only by the concept itself and the performative gestures.
Fabricio Mattos is a musician deeply committed to finding new paths for music performance in the 21st century. Founder of the acclaimed WGC - Worldwide Guitar Connections, Fabricio has been performing regularly worldwide, and is currently a PhD candidate at the Royal Academy of Music developing a research project on new layouts and dynamics for music performance. He has acted as artistic director of many traditional and experimental projects in various countries, and recently has been working as creative director for a range of video projects commissioned by a wide variety of ensembles and institutions.
Bernardo Simões is an artist obsessed in employing inventiveness on his creations. He is an active interdisciplinary content producer that draws inspiration from different fields of art. Having graduated both in Communication and Marketing (ESPM) and in Composition at the Royal Academy of Music, Bernardo has worked with accomplished musicians, producers, and actors from all over the world. His knowledge and experience with the creative steps of the seventh art allows him to implement an insightful guidance over the production process, resulting in a sensible cinematic aesthetic output.
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