Cesar Villavicencio

Improviser, researcher and interpreter of baroque and contemporary music, Cesar Villavicencio completed his PhD (2008) at the University of East Anglia, UK, with the thesis “The Discourse of Free Improvisation. A Rhetorical Perspective on Free Improvised Music”. In 2012 he finished a postdoctoral research on the field of music improvisation at the Universidade de São Paulo. In 1998 obtained the Soloist Diploma  at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. In 2012, he founded the recorder consort As Flautas de São Paulo. Villavicencio acted as guest teacher at the Royal Conservatory (2001-2004) and presently teaches at the Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). He works regularly with electronics for the performance of music. Between 1996 and 2000 he developed in cooperation with the Institute of Sonology at the Royal Conservatory a MIDI counter bass recorder (e-recorder), which interacts...

Setecentos

We have included in this repertoire several examples of Western European music, which also influenced our musical culture in Brazil. For the interpretation of this repertoire, which spreads along seven hundred years of instrumental music, we use copies of recorders from the renaissance and baroque. We also use twenty-century models, including a recorder that uses electronic capabilities for sound manipulation. Ricardo Kanji & Cesar Villavicencio play on this album. Repertoire | Composers Notas – Medieval music The pieces we play here are called notas. Sources seem to suggest that these French dances were a mixture between other two dances called estampies and puncta. Written in a polyphonic manner and festive in spirit, they were possibly used by the aristocracy and by the people in general. They made part of the daily lives of society at the end of the fourteenth century. Orlando...