Choral Performance, 2011, created for the Paradoxal Choir. Presented at Carpe Diem, Pombal Palace, Lisbon. An interactive concert that toured the different interior and exterior spaces of the palace, appropriating each of its architectural and acoustic potentialities, interacting with the different installations and sculptures present in these spaces.
Guest artist Luís Bragança Gil in Residency at RAMA
Luís Bragança Gil
Luís Bragança Gil (Paris, 1961) is an artist who expresses himself mainly through music - as a composer, improviser, performer, conductor, singer…. - but also as a sound artist through the creation of Installations, almost always site-specific.
More recently he added video and photography to his palette of expression materials. Creator of Musical Theatre - Libentíssimo / 1999,2002; Deus, Pátria, Revolução / 2009; Depois da Revolução / 2014 - for which, in addition to composing music, most of them also stage and conduct.
Since 1986 he makes Performance, in a mix of diverse artistic disciplines.
Since 1991 he has been a music teacher for the education of dancers, at the national conservatory's school of dance of Portugal, Escola de Dança do Conservatório Nacional.
Since 1981 he has been a choir director (conductor), having founded and directed countless amateur choirs in Portugal.
Since 2013 he has dedicated himself to Free Improvisation, through his Creative Conducting method, with instrumental and vocal ensembles, actors or dancers.
The installation Imersão /1997, by the artists duo Luis Bragança Gil and Sérgio Taborda, was acquired for the collection of the EDP Foundation in 2015.
Two albums/CD were edited with music of his own: Cantata Sobre o Vulcão - live recording of the work's debut concerts (Corda Bamba edition, with the support of the Ministry of Culture of Portugal); Ode ao Vinho, live recording of the debut concerts of this Cancioneiro created by LBG (edition C.V.T.V./Autor, with the support of the Municipality of Torres Vedras).
Youtube Channel de Luís Bragança Gil: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuviocvCBsEOtbS0FJduLyw )
Selection of some of his works, namely:
Libentíssimo/ 1999. Recital of Music and Poetry.
Deus, Pátria, Revolução/ 2009. Musical Theatre.
Depois da Revolução/ 2014. Musical Theatre.
Open Mind Ensemble/ 2014. Concert at Teatro A Barraca.
Impro’Voices Orchestra/ 2014. Vocal Improvisation with Creative Conducting.
Other links from other works:
Imersão/ 1997. Installation by Luís Bragança Gil and Sérgio Taborda. It is part of the Fundação EDP collection. (Video simulating the experience of a visitor entering the Installation): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDbzMGAbRzc&list=PLtOym9QOiSAez9ZE2GZjB_y4xmGXWx0vH
Peregrinação/ 2017. Film by João Botelho. Original soundtrack by Luís Bragança Gil and Daniel Bernardes. Teaser, with music recreated based on Fausto: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlIOB7X88CY&list=PLtOym9QOiSAcbujp33yJsnxqZTe2obKLh
My Music/ 2011. Animation film by Tiago Albuquerque and João Braz, with original soundtrack by Luís Bragança Gil. Trailer: https://vimeo.com/21487581)
Troianas/ 2019. Theater. Soundtrack and original live music for a chorus in the Greek way, by Luís Bragança Gil. Teatro do Bairro. Staging António Pires: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NryvBg8U458&list=PLtOym9QOiSAcdQhcfVPM_ebzBCVNG3_OV&index=1
Viva la Música/ 2008. Video clip of António Escudeiro according to an idea by Luis Bragança Gil https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDok-UgnPPA&list=PLtOym9QOiSAdAclQ_ZpWsEx_CNwe5nEVo&index=1