"(E)species has, above all, the characteristic of risking variation, giving up repetition as one of the general trends in synthesizer music today. Demonstrating technical skills and repertoire of possibilities and articulations, Bartolo structured a sonic continuum full of dynamics, passages, timbres and historical references (the Germanic synthesizer of the 70s for example), opening a consistent – and, perhaps, unlikely – path for the music of synthesizers in Brazil and Latin America."
Bartolo is guitarist, composer and producer. Throughout a twenty year
career, has developed a varied work in terms of musical genres and
styles, producing, playing and composing for several brazilian bands and
the experimental music segment, created sound installations and a wide authoral phonographic production with Duplexx, in partnership with
Leo Monteiro. With Duplexx, recorded one of Gal Costa’s track on Recanto (2011). Worked as music producer and composer in Grito Surdo exhibition,by renowned Brazilian photographer Miguel Rio Branco (2014) just to name a few.
Recently has devoted himself almost exclusively to improvisation and
composition using sound synthesis. His first solo album, (E)spécies,
released by Sê-lo! Netlabel is an album exclusively on sound synthesis,
recorded in real time through the manipulation of pre-programmed
material in a 25 minutes-long performance.
Relevant works by Bartolo can be accessed at this permanent work-in-progress archive: www.workarchive.net