Pedro Carneiro Duo

~ improvised contemporary music

Pedro Carneiro marimba with quarter-tone extension
Pedro Melo Alves prepared drums

revelry,
a touch of self-satisfaction
restlessly in circles
from a starless sky.
a secret domain
between retreat and return,
a totally unexpected joy.
from street to street,
gross exaggeration,
making a veritable religion

This is an unprecedented meeting of two different generations of contemporary national music, which appeared in 2021. It is based on an unlikely instrument setting of marimba and percussion and composed by Pedro Carneiro (b. 1975) – well known internationally for his career as a soloist percussionist, composer and conductor – in the marimba with extension in quarter tones and by Pedro Melo Alves (b. 1991) – composer and emerging drummer of the new generation known for his solo work, with Omniae Ensemble, In Igma or The Rite of Trio – in a set of prepared drums and percussion, featuring the artistic paths of both at the crossroads between contemporary classical music, jazz and improvised music.

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