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GONÇALO ALMEIDA
DOUBLEBASSIST
COMPOSER

COMING CONCERTS :

 

21.05 - SPINIFEX @ Divadlo 29, Pardubice, CZ

22.05 - SPINIFEX @ Ponavafest, Brno, CZ

23.05 - SPINIFEX @ Cultur Café, Smaragd, Linz, Au

24.05 - SPINIFEX @ Immerhin, Würzburg, De 

25.05 - SPINIFEX @ Citadelic Festival, Gent, Be

30.05 - ALBATRE @ GARDEN (Online Concert), Rotterdam, NL

02.06 - Luis Vicente trio @ Music Box, Lisbon, Pt

03.06 - Luis Vicente trio @ Grémio Caldense , Caldas da Rainha, Pt

04.06 - Luis Vicente trio @ Teatro Municipal de Torres Vedras, Pt

05.06 - Spinifex @ Moers festival, Moers, De

06.06 - Spinifex @ Moers festival, Moers, De

14.06 - Bulliphant @ Klankhaven, Antwerp, Be

15.06 - Bulliphant @ Hot Club de Gent, Gent, Be

17.06 - Hydra Ensemble @ POM, Eindhoven, NL

24.06 - Double bass solo @ Jazzblaast, NL

25.06 - Double bass solo @ House concert, Mechelen, Be

26.06 -  Double bass solo @  House Concert, Geraardsbergen, Be

29.06 - Double bass Solo @ POM, Eindhoven, NL

02.07 - POCUS @ ZDB, Lisbon, Pt

(with João Almeida - trumpet / Gonçalo Almeida - doublebass/ João Lobo - drums)

05-07.07 - POCUS residency + Concert @ Gnration, Braga, Pt

08.07 - POCUS @ Sonoscopia, Porto, Pt

09.07 - POCUS @ SMUP, Parede, Pt

15.07 - Almeida & Bastien @ Koffie en Ambacht, Rotterdam,NL

21.07 - SPINIFEX SINGS @ Escola do Rock , Paredes de Coura, Pt

22.07 - SPINIFEX SINGS @ SMUP, Parede, Pt

23.07 - SPINIFEX SINGS @ "Que Jazz é Este?" Festival, Viseu, Pt

28.07 - Zé Lencastre Group @ Cossul, Lisbon,Pt

05.08 - Luis Vicente trio @ Bezau Beatz, Bezau , Au

»»» THE SELVA TOUR««««

27.08 - The Selva @ Zommer Jazz Fiets Tour, Groningen, NL

28.08 - The Selva @ Koffie en Ambacht, Rotterdam, NL

30.08 - The Selva @ Klankhaven, Antwerpen, Be

31.08 - The Selva @ Subsoil, Dusseldorf, De

04.09 - The Selva @ Dragon Klub, Poznan, PL

05.09 - The Selva @ Hosek Comtemporary, Berlin, De

07.09 - The Selva @ Rule Eins, Dresden, De

09.09 - The Selva @ Club W71, Weikersheim, De

12.09 - The Selva @ Pletterij, Haarlem, NL

14.09 - The Selva @ ZDB, Lisbon, Pt

15.09 - The Selva @ Casa da Cultura, Setubal, Pt

17.09 - Hydra Ensemble @ Perifeer/Klassiek met een Twist, Deventer, NL

27.09 - Hydra Ensemble @ Klankhaven, Antwerp, Be

"Monólogos a Dois" 
(NWOJ0041)
Gonçalo Almeida - Doublebass solo LP

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This doublebass solo recording (Monólogos a Dois) captures a series of improvisations, where Almeida explores instant composing, making use of a vast palette of sounds, textures and extended techniques. His inwardness and affinity with the instrument are beautifully represented here.

 

All music was performed and recorded on an afternoon session during the pandemic period at the Old church of Charlois, in Rotterdam. Alone, with the church completely empty, Almeida plays a monologue between instrument and space.

 

Performed & recorded at the Old Church in Oud-Charlois, Rotterdam (The Netherlands) on 11th July 2020. 

Recorded & mixed by Gonçalo Almeida. 

Mastered at the Sunny Side Inc. Studio, Anderlecht (Belgium).


"You could translate Monólogos a Dois as Monologues for Two, with both the musician and the instrument participating. Not in a dialogue, but each within their own monologue. It quickly becomes apparent that the recording is a personal quest. Almeida’s very own ‘journal violone’, if you will. A dive into the musician’s resources and introspection."

Guy Peters  

bandcamp.com/album/monologos-a-dois