|Hugs Everyone! (Brazilian for "Hi") |
I will be playing Tomorrow SATURDAY the 23rd at 8:30 PM with my new music band
at Parkside Lounge (317 East Houston Street - bet. B and C) (Directions: Take
the F train to 2nd ave and walk 3 blocks east).
I will be presenting my sambas, Bossas, percussion studies for guitar etc.
With me the fantastic players:
* Stephanie Griffin (viola extraordinaire!) will solo "Bridges" a virtuosic
piece for viola I wrote;
* maestro-cellist Dan Barrett, whose musical collaboration is too long to depict
in this blurb;
* Jose Moura, bass virtuosi;
* Prof./ maestro Denise Puricelli queen of keys;
* Pradeep Ratnayake, Sitar master (whose very own show will precede mine at
Hope to see you, Ladies, Gentleman, and all Crowd from our Mutating Species,
it's memorial day. So, let's forget it all together and support true New
***---> P.S. This is a 3+ bands' show: Pradeep Ratnayake Sitar genius starts
(7:30), then Kampela (8:30), Erbium (9:30) and more till 11:30. Come to see this
packed unusual musical mix.
Many Thanks, BRING YOUR FRIENDS!!
Sneak preview of my videos and music at Youtube and MySpace:
This will be my first show at the ISSUE PROJECT ROOM, a fantastic avant-garde
space in Brooklyn. I sincerely would love to share this with you! **Please do
come if time has pockets and pockets have space...
In it I will be presenting my "Percussion Studies" for guitar. Margaret
Lancaster will play my piece "Happy Days" (after Beckett) recently premiered in
Seattle, for flute and electronics. Stephanie Griffin will play "Bridges" for
solo viola and Joanne Lin a Cadenza for cello from my String Quartet.
Besides that, I will be playing Avant-Bossas-Novas "A-tonal" Sambas, Rocks à la
Bartók, etc. Dan Barrett, cellist 'extraordinaire,' Jose Moura, lifetime bass
brother and Denise Puricelli a true 'soul' on the keys, complete this
mini-orchestra of virtuosi performers. As a special addition joining my band,
the phenomenal sitar player Pradeep Ratnayake!
---> So, in my biased view, it's an unmissable show!!...
**Sharing News: I was recently commissioned by the New York Philharmonic to
compose a work for their New Music Ensemble that will be opening their 2010
season. It will be premiered in December and will be conducted by Magnus
Lindberg. so I am busy and this will be my first foray into "showbiz" this year
with my whole band.
** We need your support to keep going on this and other venues! So please, do
WHEN: THIS COMING Saturday March 28th @ 8 PM
WHERE: Issue Project Room
232 3rd St
Brooklyn, NY 11215
PRICE: $10 at the door. Go to the link to buy tickets online just click on my
name when you see the calendar.
to buy online just click:
Directions: Subway F Line, Subway G Line
to CARROLL ST-SMITH ST stop
Walk East down Third St over Gowanus Canal to Third Av = 5 min walk
Subway F Line, Subway M Line, Subway R Line
to NINTH ST-FOURTH AVE stop
Walk North on Fourth Av. West on Third St to Third Av = 5 min walk
Hugs to All,
Hi Everybody, Amigos,
I just upload a couple of videos on you tube. If you go there and
write Arthur Kampela you can see all of them. But I am sending the
links below anyway.
There you can find many of my "styles" like Avant-Bossa-Nova (show in
Mexico City last year -- played with percussionist Javier Diaz,
bassist José Moura and computer, besides my voice and guitar!). you
can find also Rocks a la Bartok, and new contemporary music...
Here are the links. Check it and let me know if they look OK. If you
have patience I would recommend reading the comments. Click on "more
info" on the right and you'll get the whole description of the piece.
(if and when I post more, I will let you know...) Enjoy!...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLJxvdByoog "COPACABANA" avant
bossa nova LIVE AT MEXICO CITY (new)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzTwezp3CTg BRIDGES for viola
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JtNIOYOtx0 TESÃO Live at
Satalla NYC (new)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrmzck8mb10 Exoskeleton ( which is
my Percussion Study IV for viola alla chitarra) (new)
Jousselme plays Percussion Study I
more to come...
I just wanted to share this review with you: Today Tuesday July 1st, NY
TIMES. It's about my piece "La Meccanica Segreta dei Liutai e le Loro
Inarrivabili Chitarre..." (The Secret Mechanics of Luthiers and their
Impossible Guitars), for Guitar ensemble (58 Guitars!!!). (It's an homage to
Thomas Humphrey an incredible luthier that died recently.) The piece was
played at the end of the NY Guitar Seminar (an event that happens every year
at Mannes School of Music) by all students and performers ! I had to put
this piece together with 1 1/2 rehearsals and that was a HARD Task . Thanks
to the good will of the participants, something of what I intended was
played, and the energy was absolutely beautiful!! I hope to have video and
recording of the piece sometime in the near future to post it in the web. I
will let you know...
Hope everyone is having a great summer !!
I would like to invite all of you to one of the most interesting events of the
summer in NYC: The New York Guitar Seminar. Every year Mannes School of Music
brings guitarists (and ensembles) from all over the world to perform at the
Mannes' concert hall and give master-classes during the day. (Scroll down to see
Mannes page with the Program to all events).
When: MY SHOW WILL BE JUNE 28th (this coming) Thursday @ 7:30.
Where: Manes School of Music (85th bet. Amsterdam and Columbus--150 West 85th
What: My guitar music (The Percussion Studies series for guitar and viola);
avant-bossas-novas, deconstructed songs and other Brazilian influenced music.
The show will be a true mixture of my pop-hybrid pieces and some more
avant-garde, complex stuff.
Who: Arthur Kampela (compositions, voice, guitar); Gregor Kitzis (viola); Denise
Puricelli (Piano); Dan Barrett (cello); Jos Moura (electric bass); Javier Diaz
Admission $15 - Please purchase tickets at the
For full schedule of events Go To:
I just came
back from France and Germany. Had a fantastic premiere of 2 pieces by the LINEA
Ensemble of Strasbourg, a phenomenal New Music Ensemble! The pieces presented in
the program were for flute(s), guitar and electronics ("Elastics II" ) and for
viola played 'alla chitarra' and electronics; ("Percussion Study V" ). They were
played by the incredible flutist Mario Caroli and the amazing guitarist Pablo
Marquez (he played both). It was truly powerful and very symbiotic the mix
between live and prerecorded sounds!! It happened at the Museum of Modern Art of
Strasbourg June 1st. It's a very beautiful and modern space in the midst of a
medieval town... After the concert I had a show of pop-hybrid 'avantgardish'
music with my bass player at another theater, called 'Hall des Chars...' Check
these links below and you'll see some photos of my performance , the museum,
some ensemble personnel, and at the end an interview in English with me.
02 juin 2007
22h30 Hall des Chars --- Arthur Campela
Below is the link to a web radio talk/music show I recently did. I showed some
recordings of my music like 'avant garde' Bossas-Novas and some new music
pieces: "Percussion Study 1" for guitar, "Exoskeleton" for orchestral viola
played 'alla chitarra' and "Nosturnos" for piano solo recently released by Koch
records and played by the amazing pianist Jenny Lin (available everywhere).
I also had some pieces from my old album: "Tesão" ( kind of a rock a la Bartok
were i sing both voices man and woman) and the Popera "Elevator Man, Onestaldo"
(a music theater piece i did back in the days). There you'll find too some
live Bossas ( the last 2 pieces in the program -- it's a little
improvised but I guess it gives an idea of the pieces' intention.
"Copacabana" is the first one and after you'll
hear "Mirrors"). Unfortunately I wasn't able to show my recent piece "Antropofagia"
for electric guitar and ensemble that premiered this past July at the ISCM 2006
(World New Music Days) in Germany played by the KNM of Berlin and Wiek Hijmans
el. guitar. I don't have the CD yet, but it was a TOTAL BLAST, AMAZING REALLY!!
Tell more some other time... Well, the Noizepunk boy and Das Krooner were great
interviewers and put new music through the blender of contemporaneity with the
necessary "crazyness..." Hope you enjoy the show!
Click the link below.
HERE IS ANOTHER LINK TO MY OTHER PIECES AND
The ISCM World Music Days
July 2006 in Stuttgart Germany:
Arthur Kampela will have the premiere of "Antropofagia" for electric guitar and
16 musicians at the ISCM (World Music Days 2006 in Stuttgart, Germany. It will
take place Thursday 20.07.2006 @ 20:00 Theaterhaus
Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin
works by Shi-Rui Zhu, Arthur Kampela, Chico Mello/fontfamily>
(Program on July 20th 2006)
Kampela had the premiere of two of his pieces by the virtuosi chamber
ensemble LINEA, from Strasbourg. The Ensemble LINEA is presenting the series
"Champs Libres" focusing on works of the contemporary music repertoire. (http://www.champs-libres.fr/concert-champs-libres.php)
/color>This concert featured besides Kampela the renowned composers Maurício
Kagel and Vinko Globokar. The concert took place June 23rd at the "Hall des
Chars" in Strasbourg. See below the excellent review of the works of
Kampela. For more detailed info on program and to read the review scroll down.
Vendredi 23 juin 20h30
Le Hall des Chars
Eclats de rire avec Globokar qui insuffle un joyeux grain de folie juvénile à
son Tribadaboum ! Fusions sonores frénétiques et spectaculaires chez Kampela, le
Frank Zappa brésilien qui repousse les limites de l’instrument, comme du
musicien. Et enfin, l’inimitable Kagel, qui mobilise ici un instrumentarium
digne du catalogue des objets introuvables !
Pour trois percussionnistes jouant sur instruments en bois : sabots, claves,
sifflets, casse-noix... Arthur Kampela
Layers for a transparent orgasm (1997) CRÉATION EUROPÉENNE.
Pour cor. Arthur Kampela
Exoskeleton (2003) CRÉATION EUROPÉENNE Pour
guitariste jouant de l’alto. Arthur Kampela
Tribadaboum extensif sur rythme fantôme (1981)
Pour trois percussionnistes.
/color>Pablo Marquez : guitare
Delphine Gauthier-Guiche : cor
Michael Pattmann : percussions
Asuka Hatanaka : percussions
Joao Catalao : percussions
/color>..C'est cet éloge de l'invention
qu'illustrèrent, entre les oeuvres pour percussions (Kagel et Globokar), deux
extraordinaires solos signés Arthur Kampela, "le Frank Zappa brésilien"
qui fut élève de Ferneyhough. Dans les éruptions de Layers....(1991), la
corniste Delphine Gauthier-Guiche, ange ailé sur trapèze déroula de virtuoses
cobminaisons du son de l'instrument et de la voix, comme en une Sequenza
de Berio saisie d'affolement.
Epoustouflante performance certes, mais celle du guitariste P.M. jouant sur un
alto le récent Exoskeleton fut plus prodigieuse encore. Le tranfert sur
l'alto du vertigineux jeu de guitare produit de fantastiques gerbes, alliant
hauteurs et percussion. "Une façon d'accroître les potentialités acoustiques
de l'instrument", dit modestement le compositeur. Une belle découverte,
parmi toutes celles proposées depuis quatre saisons par ces Champs Libres
I played recently for a packed house at the
17th annual Raritan River Music Festival goes global/bigger>/bigger>/bigger>/bigger>/bigger>/bigger>/color>/fontfamily>
in Stockton, New Jersey. It
was a blast!! their ad said "The festival, which will
take place in several venues along the Hunterdon banks of the Raritan River,
also will include Arthur Kampela and Band, whose fusion of popular styles, such
as bossa-nova and tropical, with contemporary classical music has led the leader
to be dubbed "the Frank Zappa of Brazil," May 6, Prallsville Mills, which goes
by Route 29, 1/4 mile north of downtown Stockton/fontfamily>Their web address
I would like to invite ALL OF YOU for my next show, this SATURDAY June 3rd
at 10 PM at Sugar Bar.
( 254 West 72nd St. bet. Broadway and West End Ave.)
On Saturday June 3rd Kampela will perform with his new music band at
254 W 72nd St. NYC 10023 * 212.579.0222 *
I will be playing my percussive guitar pieces and brand new
Avant-Bossas-Novas, new-Baião, atonal Sambas, Rocks à la Bartók, etc
MUSICIANS: Jose Moura (electric bass and midi);
Dan Barrett (cello); Jasmin Lalande (Sax);
Denise Puricelli (piano); John Ostrowski ( Percussion)
PRICE: Cover $10 (food/drink min. $20)
Kampela will be lecturing and participating at The 6th New York Guitar
Seminar at Mannes
New York, New York:
Guitarists from the Big Apple
July 5-9, 2006
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