Label: Discos Nada
Lucky restock! "It is rather fascinating Jocy de Oliveira's journey as a creative and sensitive inhabitant of our planet. She is a masterful composer, interpreter, multimedia artist, and storyteller. Her pieces are influenced by the avant-garde of the 20th century and all cultures and languages on Earth, emphasizing the importance of feminism, science, and the environment. Her talent and dedication brought her to work alongside eminent 20th-century music masters such as Igor Stravinsky, Oliver Messaien, Luciano Berio, Claudio Santoro, John Cage, Xenaxis and Karlheinz Stockhausen.
This became a vital experience in her artistic life and she performed world premieres of works by many of these great composers.
This album is dedicated to a production that goes from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s. That was a very troubled period in the artist's life in the face of the significant loss of her father, followed by health problems, accidents, and staying away from her main instrument, the piano. She chose to give up her pianist career and intensify her authorial production. She explored the multiple possibilities of multimedia and multidisciplinary language, composing and presenting, among other pieces, two "magical operas" of great relevance, from which we selected pieces and extracts to be part of this album.
All tracks are unreleased on vinyl. During a conversation, Jocy told me: “Raga is used by me in the sense of emotion, color, not exactly as musical modes in Indian music, although there is a search for the universe energy and human being integration. This was very much what I felt when I heard Carnatic music in India. There is dignity and respect there which make us feel an integration with the cosmos.” - Paulo Beto