BLANC is a conceptual album featuring SoundWorks for Saxophone and Electronics with works composed by Peter Ablinger, Clarence Barlow, Joan Riera Robusté, Nuno Peixoto de Pinho, Michel Soto and Henrique Portovedo.
“If the frequency spectrum is flat (equal energy at all frequencies), then the noise is called white, by analogy to the spectrum of white light, in which all colors (frequencies) are present with approximately the same intensity.” Curtis Roads in Composing Electronic Music: A New Aesthetic; Oxford University Press 2015.
Henrique Portovedo acknowledges: Curtis Roads, Clarence Barlow, Paulo Ferreira Lopes, João Neves, Luís Ruvina, Jean François Bescond, Hector Fernandez, Manuel Fernandez, José Lopes, Daniel Lopes, BK Son, Tristan Willems, Rodney Duplessis, Stewart Engart and all the composers involved.
BLANC is dedicated to the memory of my Grandfather Manuel Barbosa Portovedo who passed way last July and lived with Alzheimer during his last years. I believe that White Noise can be the Music of Spheres. As well dedicated to my family with love: Di, Teresa Portovedo, Rosa de Jesus and Jorge Marques. H. Portovedo
released March 26, 2019
Produced, Recorded and Mixed by Henrique Portovedo at Studio Varèse University of California Santa Barbara, ZKM Karlsruhe and R’Roots Studio. Mastered by SoundSculp with Cover Design by ínCentea M.I.