An event crossing generations and artforms, as Gilberto Mauro accompanies the films of his great-uncle Humberto.
Humberto Mauro was one of Brazilian cinema’s true pioneers, a self-taught director who emerged from the provinces in the late 20s and helped to reinvent the way his country was seen on film. Gilberto Mauro is his great-nephew, an accomplished musician who combines jazz and folk influences in work for stage and screen.
Tonight we play host to a memorable encounter between two generations and two artforms. Gilberto (keyboards) and his regular collaborator Ricardo Garcia (percussion, electronics) will be performing a specially-composed score to a selection of sequences from Humberto’s early work, named the Cataguases cycle after the town where he lived and worked.
Support will be provided by Elda (Swedish for 'electrify'). This improv trio came together through the regular Fizzle nights at the Lamp Tavern, and comprises on drums Mike Hurley, on bass/electronics Chris Mapp and on trumpet Aaron Diaz (playing his third consecutive Flatpack after featuring with the Destroyers at Curzonora and then rescoring Cas'l last year).
This one-off event is a taster for a new initiative called Espirito Brum, the first ever UK edition of Espirito Mundo. This cross cultural celebration will bring together musicians from Brazil and Birmingham, in a three day festival from September 16th - 18th 2011, that forms the first stage in a ongoing global exchange. For more information or to find out how you can get involved, email tessaburwood[at]googlemail.com.
With: Gilberto Mauro & Ricardo Garcia
Also featuring: Elda