electric, fretless, folk and classical guitars,
electric bass, banjo, cavaco, dan nguyet,
19 string banjo-shamisen.
"I assimilate this work to my experience with composer Jean - Jacques LemÃªtre. Him, his music and our conversations immediately inspired me. By answering many of my questions and inviting me to record at his studio, he certainly encouraged me. I started writing what was to become the skeleton of this album.
It all began one year before I actually went working with him in the ThÃ©Ã¢tre du Soleil, in early 1999. The rehearsals for the play " Tambours sur la Digue " were followed by a long set of representations in the Cartoucherie, in Paris. Then there has been a free period before the world tour of the play "Tambours sur la Digue" started, and that was when the making of this record became possible."
Agua Nova has been recorded and mixed during the winter of 2000.
Carlos Bernardo plays various string instruments: the cavaco (Brazilian soprano four-string guitar), the Dan Nguyet (Vietnamese two-string lute ), the banjo and the guitars (bass, electric, classical and folk) - as well as the instruments he constructed or modified himself like the fretless guitar with sympathetic strings or the 19 nylon-strings "banjo-shamisen" played like a harp.
"The guitar is a well known and recognized instrument. The Brazilian music is well known and recognized. Carlos Bernardo is not known yet, nor recognized, but he is most certainly on the good road, with findings, ideas, intense, fragile and happy images, of heart and soul. The guitar otherwise, the music otherwise, it is necessary to listen to him as himself knows how to listen the others musically (...)" Jean-Jacques LemÃªtre
recorded, mixed and produced by Carlos Bernardo
France - winter 2000
mastering - Robert Suhas/Blues CafÃ©
France -spring 2002
photos: Hugues Boucry et Dominique Jambert
design: Hugues Boucry
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