Sunday, August 16, 2009

And our special thanks...

... to all those who worked on and supported the pilot clip: pianist Miguel Henriques, director Rui Garção, technical producer Octávio Marques and his Senso TV team, the Fernando Rosado Pianos company, the Museum of Portuguese Music/Casa Verdades de Faria (a special mention to its director, Assunção Júdice, and Conceição Correia), Cascais' Municipality e the Numérica record company.

What about the composers?

The first was António Fragoso, who wrote the "Petite Suite" of which pianist Miguel Henriques performed the beautiful Prelude, in "Musicalia"'s pilot clip. Many others will have their works recorded and filmed in the series: King Dinis I, Manuel Rodrigues Coelho, Estêvão de Brito, Pedro de Araújo, Diogo Dias Melgaz, Francisco António de Almeida, Carlos Seixas, António Teixeira, João de Sousa Carvalho, João Domingos Bomtempo, Marcos Portugal, Almeida Mota, Viana da Mota, Francisco de Lacerda, Luís de Freitas Branco, Cláudio Carneiro, Jorge Croner de Vasconcelos, Fernando Lopes-Graça, Armando José Fernandes, Joly Braga Santos, Jorge Peixinho, Constança Capdeville. And many others. Among the contemporary ones, several have already agreed in having their works presented in this series:

Alexandre Delgado
António Pinho Vargas
António Victorino d’Almeida
Carlos Marecos
Clotilde Rosa
Eurico Carrapatoso
João Madureira
João Pedro Oliveira
João Rafael
José Luís Ferreira
Luís Cardoso
Luís Tinoco
Miguel Azguime
Nuno Côrte-Real
Sérgio Azevedo
Vasco Mendonça

... and the list will keep on expanding. So you see, there's a lot of work ahead!

Some confirmed partnerships and supports

"Musicalia" is a long-term project that is to be produced over the next few years. Centuries of Portuguese music, sinthesized in a 5-minute format, have plenty to chose from. Just like the many performers who are taking part, either Portuguese or living in Portugal, who are to be joined by several internationally prestiged musicians. They all have the drive to share Portuguese repertoires.
Almost everything is still to be done in order to build this skyscraper (of which only the basement floor - the pilot clip- is ready) but some crucial partnerships and supports have already been assured: public classical music radio RTP-Antena 2, national media partner and technical production partner; Rádio Europa Lisboa, local media partner and executive production partner; CCB - Centro Cultural de Belém, executive production partner; Belo de Morais & Associados, communication and promotion partner.
Several other entities who will be supporting "Musicalia" will be mentioned when that support is formalized.

Some of the confirmed performers

Pilot clip outdoor shooting

Still a toddler, Musicalia begins taking shape and winning supporters and fans, not to mention the enthusiasm of many musicians who already embraced the project. Here are some of them (hopefully many others will join the cause):

A Imagem da Melancolia
Ana Ester Neves
Ana Leonor Pereira
Ana Mafalda Castro
Ana Pereira
Ana Quintans
Ana Telles
António Carrilho
António Ferreira
António Rosado
Artur Pizarro
Avondano Ensemble
Bruno Belthoise
Bruno Monteiro
Divino Sospiro
Duo Contracello
Duo Machina Mundi
Eldar Nebolsin
Ensemble Barroco do Chiado
Ensemble d’Arcos
Flores de Música
Frances Lynch
Grupo de Música Contemporânea de Lisboa
Grupo Vocal Olisipo
Irene Lima
Jenny Silvestre
João Paulo Santos
João Vasco Almeida
João Vaz
Ludovice Ensemble
Luís Rodrigues
Luísa Tender
Marco Pereira
Marcos Magalhães
Margarida Prates
Miguel Henriques
Moscow Piano Quartet
Músicos do Tejo
Nuno Abreu
Olga Prats
Opus Ensemble
Orquestra de Câmara de Cascais e Oeiras
Orquestra de Câmara Portuguesa
Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa
Paulo Pacheco
Pedro Carneiro
Quarteto Arabesco
Quarteto Artzen
Quarteto Lopes-Graça
Quarteto Vianna da Motta
Quarteto Vintage
Quarteto de Cordas de Matosinhos
Retrospect Ensemble (ex-The King’s Consort)
Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble
Teresa Valente Pereira
Trio Pangea
Vozes Alfonsinas

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Musicalia on Newbox

Musicalia's pilot clip is now available on the Newbox web tv platform, where it can be watched on its real format (16 x 9), unlike on You Tube and on Facebook, where the image is compacted and distorted. Watch on .

Friday, July 31, 2009

Shooting Musicalia's pilot clip

The shooting took place on June the 9th, at the lovely Museum of Portuguese Music - Casa Verdades de Faria, located in Estoril, Cascais, in the outskirts of Lisbon. We used a very small technical team, lead by Octávio Marques (Senso), with Rui Garção (RGG) as director.

The pilot clip

On June 2009, Musicalia's pilot clip was shot in Estoril (Cascais), at the Museum of Portuguese Music - Casa Verdades de Faria. It features the beautiful nostalgic Prelude from the "Petite Suite" written by young composer António Fragoso (1897-1918) - a piece that pianist Miguel Henriques had recorded among most of the composer's solo piano music on a CD that was first released by the Numérica label in 1994 and again in 2007.