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Egberto Gismonti Amin (born December 5, 1947 in Carmo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is a Brazilian composer, guitarist and pianist.

Gismonti began his formal music studies at the age of six on piano. After studying classical music for 15 years, he went to Paris to study orchestration and analysis with Nadia Boulanger and the composer Jean Barraqué, a disciple of Schoenberg and Webern. After his return to Brazil, Gismonti began to explore other musical genres. He was attracted by Ravel's approach to orchestration and chord voicings, as well as by "choro", a Brazilian instrumental popular music featuring various types of guitars. In order to play this music he learned to play guitar, beginning on the 6-string classical instrument and switching to a ten-stringed guitar in 1973. He spent two years experimenting with different tunings and searching for new sounds. This exploration of timbre is further reflected in his use of kalimbas, Shō, voice, bells, etc. By the early '70s, he had laid the groundwork for his current style which incorporated elements drawn from musicians as wide-ranging as Django Reinhardt and Jimi Hendrix. In the 1970s and 1980s he collaborated several times with Nana Vasconcelos recording for ECM. Some best-selling albums such as the Brazilian released eponymous Egberto Gismonti were never officially released in the US.

Discography

Albums:

  • Egberto Gismonti - 1969 - Brazil
  • Sonho 70 - 1970 - Brazil
  • Janela De Ouro - 1970 - France
  • Computador - 1970 - France
  • Orfeo Novo - 1971 - Germany
  • Água & Vinho - 1972 - Brazil
  • Egberto Gismonti - 1973 - Brazil a.k.a. Arvore
  • Academia De Danças - 1974 - Brazil
  • Coraçoes Futuristas - 1976 - Brazil
  • Dança Das Cabeças - 1977 - Germany (ECM) with Nana Vasconcelos
  • Carmo - 1977 - Brazil
  • Sol Do Meio Dia - 1978 - Germany (ECM)
  • No Caipira - 1978 - Brazil
  • Solo - 1979 - Germany (ECM)
  • E. Gismonti & N. Vasconcelos & M. Smetak - 1979 - Brazil
  • Magico - with Charlie Haden and Jan Garbarek - 1979 - Germany (ECM)
  • Circense - 1980 - Brazil
  • Folk Songs - with Charlie Haden and Jan Garbarek - 1981 - Germany (ECM)
  • Em Familia - 1981 - Brazil
  • Sanfona - 1980 - Germany (ECM) solo and with Academia de Dancas
  • Fantasia - 1982 - Brazil
  • Guitar From ECM - 1982 - France
  • Sonhos De Castro Alves - 1982 - Brazil
  • Cidade Coraçao - 1983 - Brazil
  • Egberto Gismondi & Hermeto Pascoal - 1983 - Brazil
  • Works - 1984 - Germany (ECM)
  • Egberto Gismonti - 1984 - Brazil
  • Duas Vozes - 1985 - Germany (ECM) with Nana Vasconcelos
  • Trem Caipira - 1985 - Brazil
  • Alma - 1986 - Brazil
  • Feixe De Luz - 1988 - Brazil
  • Pagador De Promessas - 1988 - Brazil
  • Dança Dos Escravos - 1989 - Germany (ECM)
  • Kuarup - 1989 - film music score - Brazil
  • Duo Gismonti/Vasconcelos Jazzbuhne Berlin - 1989 - live recording - East Germany
  • Infância - 1990 - Germany (ECM)
  • Poetic Anthology of Joao Cabral De Mello E Neto - 1979 - Brazil
  • Poetic Anthology of Ferreira Gullar - 1979 - Brazil
  • Poetic Anthology of Jorge Amado - 1980 - Brazil
  • Children's Music - A Viagem Do Vaporzinho Tereré- with Dulce Bressante - 1980 - Brazil
  • Children's Music - O Pais Das Aguas Luminosas - 1980 - Brazil
  • Children's Music - O Girigivel Tereré- with Francis Hime - 1980 - Brazil
  • Amazônia - 1991 - film music score - Brazil
  • El Viaje - 1992 - film music score - France
  • Casa Das Andorinhas - 1992 - Brazil
  • Musica De Sobrevivéncia - 1993 - Germany (ECM)
  • Egberto Gismonti - 1993 - Live at the 87 Festival in Freiburg Proscenium - CDV - Germany
  • Egberto Gismonti - 1993 - Live at 93 São Paulo -Tom Brazil - Brazil
  • Zigzag - 1996 (ECM)
  • Meeting Point - 1997 (ECM)
  • In Montreal - 2001 (ECM) with Charlie Haden
  • Saudacoes - 2009 (ECM) with Alexandre Gismonti

Albums as producer and/or arranger:

  • Dulce - O Samba Do Escritor - 1968 - Brazil
  • Maysa - 1969 - Brazil
  • Agostinho Dos Santos - 1969 - Brazil
  • Marie Laforet - 1970 - France
  • Johnny Alf - Nos - 1973 - Brazil
  • Airto Moreira - Identity - 1975 - USA
  • A Barca Do Sol - 1975 - Brazil
  • Flora Purim - Open Your Eyes, You Can Fly - 1975 - Brazil
  • Paul Horn - Altura Do Sol (High Sun) - 1976 - USA
  • Wanderléa - Vamos Que Eu Ja Vou - 1977 - Brazil
  • Marlui Miranda - Olho D’Agua - 1979 - Brazil
  • Nana Vasconcelos - Saudades - 1979 - Germany
  • A Cor Do Som - Intuição - 1984 - Brazil
  • Bernard Wystraete - Intromission - 1985 - France

Production and/or Performances as musician in Carmo/LPs released in Brazil:

  • Andre Geraissati - Entre Duas Palavras - 1983
  • Nando Carneiro - Violão - 1983
  • Luiz Eça - Luiz Eça - 1984
  • Robertinho Silva - Bateria - 1984
  • Piry Reis - Caminho Do Interior - 1984
  • Aleuda - Oferenda - 1984
  • Antonio José - Un Mito Uma Coruja Branca - 1984
  • Carioca - Sete Dias, Sete Instrumentos, Musica - 1984
  • Grupo Papavento - Aurora Dorica Para O Embaixador De Jupiter - 1984
  • Artistas Carmenses - Carmo Ano 1 - 1985
  • Luigi Irlandini - Azul E Areira - 1985
  • Mú Carvalho - Meu Continente Encontrado - 1985
  • William Senna - O Homen Do Madeiro - 1985
  • Nando Carneiro - Mantra Brasil - 1986
  • Luiz Eça, Robertinho Silva and Luiz Alves - Triângulo - 1986

Marco Bosco - Fragmentos Da Casa - 1986 Piry Reis - Rio Zero Grau - 1986 Fernando Falçao - Barracas Barrocas - 1987

Production and/or Performance in Carmo/ECM CD’s released outside of Brazil:

  • Arvore - Egberto Gismonti, group and Orchestra - 1991
  • Circense - Egberto Gismonti , group and Orchestra - 1991
  • Violão - Nando Carneiro - 1991
  • Kuarup - Egberto Gismonti, group and Orchestra - 1991
  • Academia De Danças - Egberto Gismonti, group and Orchestra -1992
  • Trem Caipira - Egberto Gismonti group - 1992
  • Nó Caipira - Egberto Gismonti, group and Orchestra - 1992
  • Amazonia - Egberto Gismonti group - 1992
  • 7 Dias, 7 instrumentos, musica - Carioca - 1992

Music for Ballet:

  • Maracatu / Choreography of Décio Otero with Ballet Stagium - 1974 - Brazil
  • Coraçoes Futuristas / Choreography of Vitor Navarro with Corpo De Baile Do Teatro Municipal De São Paulo - 1976 - Brazil
  • Conforme A Altura Do Sol, Conforme A Altura Da Lua / Choreography of Décio Otero with Ballett Stagium - 1978 - Brazil
  • Dança Das Cabeças / Choreography of Décio Otero with Ballet Stagium - 1978 - Brazil
  • Construçao / Choreography of Klaus e Angel Vianna - 1978 - Brazil
  • Sonhos De Castro Alves / Choreography of Antonio Carlos Cardoso with the Corpo De Baile Do Teatro Castro Alves - Salvador - 1982 - Brazil
  • Variaçoes / Choreography of Graziela Figuerca with Grupo Coringa - 1984 - Brazil
  • Pantanal / Choreography of Décio Otero with the Ballet Stagium - 1986 - Brazil
  • Variações Sobre Villa Lobos / Choreography of Décio Otero with the Ballet Stagium - 1987 - Brazil
  • Maracatu / Choreography and performance of Ballet Babinka - 1986 - Uruguay
  • Jogo De Buzios / Choreography of Antonio Carlos Cardoso with the Corpo De Baile Do Teatro Castro Alves - 1988 - Brazil
  • Natura / Choreography of Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians - 1988 - Live music performance in USA
  • Sonhos De Castro Alves 2 / Choreography of Victor Navarro with the Corpo De Baile Do Teatro Castro Alves - 1988 - Brazil
  • Inconfidentes / Choreography of various choreographs with the Corpo De Baile De Teatro Palacio Das Artes - 1988 - Brazil
  • Iemanja / Choreography of Joe Alegado with Tanz-Forum (Opera’s Ballet of Cologne) - 1990 - live music performance at Philharmonic of Köln - Germany
  • Danças Solitarias / Choreography of Jochen Ulrich with Tanz-Forum (Opera’s Ballet of Cologne) - 1990 - performance at Philharmonic of Köln - Germany
  • 7 Anéis / Choreography of Jochen Ulrich with Tanz-Forum (Opera’s Ballet of Cologne) - 1990 - performance at Philharmonic of Köln - Germany
  • Carmen / Choreography of Jochen Ulrich with Tanz-Forum (Opera’s Ballet of Cologne) - 1993 - performance at Köln, Ludwigsburg and Ludwigshafen - Germany

Movie Scores:

  • A Penultima Donzela / Directed by Fernando Amaral - 1969 - Brazil
  • Em Famiglia / Directed by Paulo Porto - 1971 - Brazil
  • Confissões do Frei Abóbora / Directed by Braz Chediak -1972 - Brazil
  • Janaina / Directed by Olivier Perroy - 1973 - Brazil
  • Terra do Guaraná / documentary - 1974 - Brazil
  • Quem tem Medo do Lobisomem / Directed by Reginaldo Farias - 1973 - Brazil
  • Nem os Bruxps Eacapam / Dorected by Valdir Ercolani - 1974 - Brazil
  • Polichinelo / Directed by Jean Pierre Albicoco - 1975 - Brazil
  • Raoni / Directed by Jean Pierre Dutilleux - 1976 - France
  • Parada 88 / Directed by José by Anchieta - 1977 - Brazil
  • Cruising / Directed by William Frietkin - 1979 - USA
  • Ato by Violência / Directed by Eduardo Escorel - 1980 - Brazil
  • Pra Frente Brasil / Directed by Roberto Farias - 1981 - Brazil
  • Euridyce / Dir. by Mauro Alice / Documentary - 1983 - Brazil
  • Avaeté / Directed by Zelito Vienna - 1985 - Brazil
  • La Bela Palomera / Directed by Rui Guerra - 1987 - Brazil
  • Kuarup / Directed by Rui Guerra - 1988 - Brazil
  • Amazonia / Directed by Monti Aguirre - 1990 - USA
  • El Viaje / Directed by Fernando Solanas - 1991 - Argentina

Music for Special TV series:

  • As Nadadoras / (Art Video) Tv Manchete of Mariza Alvares Lima - 1986 - Brazil
  • ? - Diadorim / (Art Video) of José de Anchieta - 1987 - Brazil
  • Pantanal / (Documentary) TV Manchete of Washington Novaes - 1986 - Brazil
  • O Pagador De Promessas / (Mini-serie of 15 episodes) TV Globo of Dias Gomes, dir. Tizuca Yamasaki - 1988 - Brazil
  • Um Grito Pela Vida / Conservation International Production - Haroldo e Flavia Castro - 1991 - USA
  • Amazonia Parte II / (serie of 120 episodes) TV Manchete of T. Yamsaki and Regina Braga , dir. Tizuca Yamasaki - 1992 - Brazil
  • Kuarup / (Mini-serie of 5 episodes) TV Manchete of Rui Guerra - 1992 - Brazil

Music for Theater (Brazil):

  • Maria Minhoca / by Maria Clara Machado - 1969
  • Encontro No Bar / by Braulio Pedroso / dir. by Celso Nunes with Camila Amado and Zanoni Perrite - 1973
  • Seria Comico Se Nao Fosse Serio / by Dürrenmatt / dir. by Celso Nunes with Fernanda Montenegro, Mauro Mendoça and Fernando Torres - 1974
  • Festa de Sabado / by Braulio Pedroso & Geraldo Carneiro, dir. de Daniel Filbo and Antonio Pedro with Camila Amado and Antonio Pedro - 1976
  • O Pequeno Principe / by Saint Exupery with Carlos Vereza and Susane Carvalho - 1978
  • Dor De Amor / by Braulio Pedroso dir. by Paulo Cesar Pereio with Paulo Cesar Pereio and Scarlet Moon - 1976
  • Bandeira Dos Cinco Milreis / by Geraldo Carneiro, dir. by Aderbal Jr. with Maria Padiha and Marco Nanini - 1985
  • Passageiro Da Estrela / Dir. by Sergio Fonta, with Lidia Brondi - 1984
  • O Homen Sobre o Parapeito Da Ponte / by Guy Poissy with Carlos Vereza and Clemente Vizcaino - 1987
  • Sonhos De Una Noite De Verão / by William Shakespeare, dir. by Werner Herzog - 1992 for Exp

Music for expositions of Painters & Sculptors (all in Brazil):

  • Os Muito Universos / by Miralda Pedroso (installation) - 1985
  • Ita-Parica / (Fragmentos de uma exposiçao) by Miralda Pedroso (installation) - 1985
  • Figueira Branca / by Akiko Fujita (Sculpture & Installation) - 1986
  • Os Sete Aneis / by Antonio Peticov (Sculpture) - 1986

Written Music for different assembles:

  • Music for 48 Strings - dedicated to Igor Strawinsky
  • Ritmos & Danças - guitar and Orchestra - dedicated to Léo Brower
  • Dança das Sombras - Chamber Orchestra - 1983
  • 10 Guitar Studies - 1979/1990
  • 10 Strings Quartet - 1987/1990
  • Songbook - released by Editions Gismonti - 1989/1990
  • 10 Piano Studies - 1989/1990
  • Musica de Sobrevivência - Symphonic Music commissioned by Sec. Cultura de São Paulo - 1990
  • Realejo - Chamber Orchestra - 1991
  • Strawa no Sertão - Chamber Orchestra - 1991
  • Cabinda, a cantiga dos Espiritos - (5 movements) Symphonic Music commissioned by Zürich Symphonic Orchestra - 1992
  • Imagem & Variações - Symphonic Music commissioned by São Paulo Symphonic Orchestra - 1992
  • Strawa no Sertão , Maxixe - Symphonic Music commissioned by Copenhagen Symphonic Orchestra - 1993
  • Lundú - Symphonic Music commissioned by Copenhagen Symphonic Orchestra - 1993
  • Forró - Symphonic Music commissioned by Orchestra Symphonic of Bahia - OSBA - 1993
  • Frevo - Symphonic Music commissioned by Cordoba Symphonic Orchestra 1993
  • Dança dos Escravos - Symphonic Music commissioned by Cordoba Symphonic Orchestra - 1993

Previous ‘94 Releases & Works:

  • Gismonti & Vasconcelos - Live at ‘87 Montreux Jazz Festival - Warner Bros. CD
  • Gismonti & C. Haden - Live at ‘89 Montreal Jazz Festival - Polygram Classics CD
  • Gismonti & Ars Nova - Gismonti Vocal Music - ECM Records CD
  • Livro das Ignorânças - Music based in Manoel de Barros Poems - ECM Records CD
  • Casa das Andorinhas - Music for ‘92 Brazilian TV Series - Carmo/ECM CD
  • Bandeira do Brasil - Compilation of E. Gismonti works - Carmo/ECM CD
  • Song Book number 2 - Mundiamusic & Ed. Gismonti - Switzerland - songbook
  • Music for Strings Quartet - Mundiamusic & Ed. Gismonti - Swintzerland - music book




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