Adapted from the original text by Brazilian journalist Roberto Muggiati, Bianca’s entire art was naturally born out of the affective bonds she´s weaved throughout her life. As a due heiress of her father´s musicality – the great composer, pianist and guitarist Egberto Gismonti - she started, at the age of 15, to accompany him on tour around the world. During her musical college years, she befriended Claudia Castelo Branco, another young pianist, with whom she co-found “Duo Gisbranco” – growing into a successful eleven year career comprising of three albums, and a DVD. Yet, the encounter with drummer/percussionist Julio Falavigna was bound to happen. Based on Bianca’s new compositions, they’ve taken their personal union over to the musical field, together conceiving and producing “Sonhos de Nascimento” (Dreams of Birth). In 2013-14, they consolidated a trio format alongside bassist Antonio Porto, thus realizing a common sonic identification, touring South America (Brasil, Argentina, Uruguay), Europe (England, Austria, Spain and Portugal) as well as Japan. Traveling from explorations towards solutions, the larve-like sleep of “Dreams of Birth” (“Sonhos de Nascimento”) blossoms unto the butterfly-ish free flight of “First Sky” (“Primeiro céu”). Her new 2015 Trio album unveils fresh musical horizons that capture the gist of MPB (with one unexpected new arrangement for “Água de Beber” by Tom Jobim), jazzy voyages (“Olhos Fechados”,”Cristal”), powerful songs (“Dança, Mandela”) and the lullaby which gave name to the album (“Primeiro céu de Marina”). A full DVD is about to be launched in 2016, containing both a studio “making of” the new album as well as exciting live footage from recent concerts.
Julio Falavigna – Drums
Antonio Porto – Guitar
Guest artists: Preetha Narayan-Violin & Tara Franks- Cello
In association with Sama Arts Network