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JOÃO BARRADAS

The old and the new mysticism

JOÃO BARRADAS

The old and the new mysticism

We know that music is born from science, between waves and frequencies from the laws of physics, but its supernatural magical power continues to astound us, and, more than anything, to disturb us. It has been an important tool in our communications with one another, but it is also a privileged channel enabling us to dialogue with spirits or even with the stars and planets of the universe. And, when we run out of conversational partners, music invents its own worlds, with its own religions and characters, writing its own languages, bibles or dictionaries, transforming magic into mysticism. Culturgest challenged João Barradas to gather together some moments from this mystical world, brought from the European tradition of classical music to the dexterity of contemporary improvisation: ranging from Arvo Pärt and his sacred minimalism to the medieval spiritual light of Hildgard von Bingen, and passing through a tribute to the theosophy of Alexander Scriabin. At the end, we will listen to Choral, composed by João Barradas himself, in which the voice, as the privileged corporeal practice of mysticism, takes on a multitude of forms, including his own. However, it is from the acoustic and synthesised accordion that the most intense of his voices will always emerge, where the air is multiplied in a thousand throats, as the greatest proof of the magic of his instrument, music and art. 

J. S. Bach - Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor - BWV 582 | João Barradas

03 JUL 2021
SAT 19:00

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Biografia

João Barradas é um dos mais conceituados e reconhecidos acordeonistas europeus, movendo-se, simultaneamente, entre a música Clássica, o Jazz e a música improvisada.

Venceu alguns dos mais prestigiados concursos internacionais, dos quais se destacam, entre outros, o Troféu Mundial de Acordeão, que vence por duas vezes, o Coupe Mondale de Acordeão, o Concurso Internacional de Castelfidardo e o Okud Istra International Competition.

João Barradas é uma das figuras de maior destaque no acordeão Jazz, tendo gravado para a editora nova-iorquina Inner Circle Music e colaborado com diversos músicos de renome, nomeadamente com Greg Osby, Gil Goldstein, Fabrizio Cassol, Mark Colenburg, Jacob Sacks, Rufus Reid, Federico Malaman, Philip Harper, Bobby Sanabria, Tommy Campbell, Sérgio Carolino, Pedro Carneiro, entre muitos outros.

Em 2016 grava, com a editora nova iorquina Inner Circle Music, o seu primeiro álbum enquanto líder. “Directions” conta com a produção de Greg Osby e com as participações de Gil Goldstein e Sara Serpa. O grupo é formado por João Barradas (acordeão), André Fernandes (Guitarra), João Paulo Esteves da Silva (Piano), André Rosinha (Contrabaixo) e Bruno Pedroso (Bateria).

Co-funded by the Creative Europe programme project Create to Connect, Create to Impact

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PROGRAMA

Arvo Pärt Fratres (1977)
para acordeão

 

Hildegard von Bingen Ave Generosa (séc. XII)
para acordeão, acordeão sintetizador e electrónica

Alexander Scriabin Prelude Op. 16 - No. 4 in E flat minor (1895)
para acordeão

 

 

João Barradas Choral (2020-2021)
para voz, acordeão, acordeão sintetizador

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