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TWIN SETS • Clarinet Twins • Noel Taylor|Alberto Popolla

from 18 Jan 2019
18 Jan 2019

O'culto da Ajuda

Twin Sets comissário – Noel Taylor

 18 e 19 de Janeiro às 21h - O’culto da Ajuda

Sobre Twin Sets

Gémeos - nascidos do mesmo ovo, nutridos juntos no útero. Mas e os nossos "gémeos"? Eles são de diferentes idades, géneros, alimentados em diversas culturas, países separados. O desafio é encontrarem o seu gémeo musical, falarem com a sua própria voz mas descobrirem e encontrarem o espelho de si mesmos através do som que mais amam - o som de seu próprio instrumento nas mãos do outro.

No entanto, os gémeos não podem ficar para sempre ligados apenas à sua própria imagem no espelho. O seu desafio é também produzirem uma peça de música que responda à estética de seu par gémeos complementar em cada noite, e assim combinar a sua própria busca de um pelo outro com um encontro com os colegas do outro par de instrumentos. Cada set começará com as propostas de cada "par gémeo" e terminará com um conjunto que reúne os quatro músicos. O objectivo é produzir uma única peça musical, como se de uma forma sinfónica se tratasse, e cada secção funcionasse como um movimento dentro do todo. 

About Twin Sets

Twins - born of the same egg, nurtured together in the womb. But what of our ‘twins’? They are of different ages, genders, nurtured in diverse cultures, separate countries. Their challenge is to find their musical twin, to speak with their own voice but to discover and meet the mirror of themselves through the sound they love most - the sound of their own instrument in the hands of another.

Yet twins can’t stay for ever linked only with their own mirror image. Their challenge is also to produce a piece of music that responds to the aesthetic of their fellow twin pairing, to merge their own search for each other with their reactions to the playing of their counterparts on other instruments. Each set will begin with statements from each ‘twin pair’ and conclude with a joint ensemble of all four players. The aim is to produce a seamless piece of music, as if in symphonic form, each section functioning as a movement within the whole.     

18 de Janeiro às 21h  Twin Sets, Day 1

Clarinet Twins: Noel Taylor e Alberto Popolla

Noel Taylor (UK), clarinet and bass clarinet

Noel Taylor moved to Lisbon from London in 2017 and rapidly established himself as an active member of the improvising community here. Taylor has played clarinet alongside many well-known musicians, in the UK, Portugal and the rest of Europe.  Clare Simmonds, a collaborator, described him as  “gifted, dedicated and innovative, Noel Taylor is an inspired improviser… Noel brings a freshness and intensity to every improvisation that makes him a joy to play with.” As a regular ‘conductor’ for both the London & the Berlin Improviser Orchestras, Taylor has played at many venues including Ronnie Scott’s, Kings Place, Café Oto, Aufsturz, B Flat, Schlot, the Vortex etc. He has also made conductions in Rome, Portugal and Sicily. Two of his on-going projects, ‘Bay’s Leap’ and ‘Splatter’, have toured Portugal during 2018, performing at SMUP, Saláo Brazil, Museu José Malhoa, MIA Festival and other venues. Both tours involved collaborations with Portuguese musicians: Carlos Zingaro, Paulo Chagas, Pedro Melo Alves, Luis Jose Martins and Paulo Galão.


 ‘Twin Sets’ is the latest of many musical events that Taylor has curated.


Alberto Popolla (IT), clarinet and bass clarinet

Alberto Popolla is the composer, arranger and performer with the highly successful Italian quartet, ‘Roots Magic’, releasing two albums on the Cleanfeed label, and recently in Portugal for the Seixal Jazz Festival and ‘Jazz im Goethe Garten’, amongst a host of other festival appearances world-wide.Popolla has performed alongside John Tchichai, Don Byron, Bob Moses, Ab Baars, Chris Cutler and Steve Beresford, Dave Ryan and many other illustrious names. His playing has been described by Nuno Catarino as having ‘a solar intensity’. Popolla’s career has spanned psychedelic pop, progressive rock (the Canterbury Scene is an on-going interest), klezmer, Balkan music, blues, jazz, contemporary music and free improvisation, and all these elements combine to provide the rich vocabulary that he is able to inject into his music.

Clarinet Twins - factos:

Popolla e Taylor já tocaram juntos várias vezes em Roma e Londres. Lançaram um cd deste duo de clarinetes em 2010, "All Fall Down", descrito numa crítica de Joe Higham como "um dos mais deliciosos duos de sopros que eu ouvi em muito tempo".


Twin Sets fact:

Popolla and Taylor have performed together many times in both Rome and London. They released a clarinet duo cd in 2010, ‘All Fall Down’, described in a review by Joe Higham as ‘one of the most delightful wind duos I've heard in a long time’.


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