"Saxcretino is a 1.2m-long hose with a saxophone mouthpiece at one end and the upper portion of a PET bottle in the other. Saxcretino is also my nickname, my way of playing the saxophone and the title of the EP. Without commitment to technical perfection, aesthetic purity or specific sound, the 5 tracks express the combination of unconventional instruments and traditional instruments of Western music in a popular language with unusual rhythmic cells. The microtonal instruments used in the recording were made by me with material found in the trash and are inspired by the non-noble instruments de-composer Anton Walter Smetak." (André Borges)
released August 18, 2016
Saxophonist, microtonalist, performer and sound artist - Since 1992, creating microtonal instruments and performing in collaboration with Theatre, Dance and Circus Companies, Video works and Music groups in Brazil and abroad. Living in the U.K since 2004, Andre graduated in Music and Visual Arts at Brighton University in 2011, engaging in solo performances exploring internal body sounds combined with Arduino technology since then. Now, the artist is releasing his first solo work to the music industry – the EP “saxcretino” through brazilian label Sê-Lo!.
Saxcretino was designed and conducted between April and May 2016, excerpts except "Coming back in 5" and "1Ziriguid1", which were started in May 2015. The songs were composed, arranged and produced by me. The mixing and mastering were done at the Hidden-Cam studios (Brighton & Hove - United Kingdom) with the help of Cameron Devlin (technical) during the first week of June and finalized on August 2, 2016.
Features : Nancy Viégas (vocals on "1Ziriguid1) and Fernando Machado playing guitar in "Samba de Vento.
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Saxofonista, microtonalista, performer e artista sonoro, André Borges vem trabalhado em colaboração com teatro, dança, circo, vídeo e grupos musicais no Brasil e no exterior desde 2000. Andre foi um dos músicos fundadores da Banda Crac!, também fazendo parte de outras bandas do cenário alternativo soteropolitano como a Treblinka, no inicio dos anos 90 e a Zambotronic, no inicio dos anos 2.000.
André formou-se em Música e Artes Visuais pela Universidade de Brighton em 2011. Desde então, passou a se dedicar mais a apresentações solo, explorando os sons internos do corpo humano combinados com programações de Arduino. Esta é a primeira vez em que o artista estará lançando um trabalho fonográfico solo - o EP "saxcretino" pelo netlabel brasileiro Sê-lo!.
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