Imaginary 1 features music for unaccompanied saxophone by Portuguese composers. From the Soprano to the Baritone Saxophones, the works presented here have been written by Virgilio Melo, Sara Carvalho, João Pedro Oliveira, Filipe Vieira, Luís Carvalho, Evgueni Zoudilkine and Christopher Bochmann.
“I know, I alone
How much it hurts, this heart
With no faith nor law
Nor melody nor thought.
Only I, only I
And none of this can I say
Because feeling is like the sky -
Seen, nothing in it to see.”
Henrique Portovedo acknowledges: João Neves, Luís Ruvina, Jean François Bescond, Hector Fernandez, Manuel Fernandez, Florent Milhaud, Christophe Grèzes, BK Son, José Lopes, Xavier Marques, Diogo Taveira, Daniel Lopes, João Figueiredo, Carlos Firmino, Michael Edwards, Diana Cancela, Teresa Portovedo, and all the composers involved.
Imaginary 1 is dedicated to my Grandmother, Rosa de Jesus.
released June 10, 2020
Produced, Recorded and Mixed by Henrique Portovedo at R’Roots Studio.
Mastered by Xavier Marques at Casa da Lenha.
Cover Photo by Rui Santos Costa.
Cover Design by José Lopes, ínCentea M.I.
Tratto Tratto is published by Atelier de Composição ;
Imaginary Bars is available thru the composer Sara Carvalho;
Integrais IV is published by Babel Scores;
Quantum Energy is available thru the composer Filipe Vieira;
Chirimia is published by AVA Musical Editions;
Estudo-Aquarela I is available thru the composer Evgueni Zoudilkine;
Cartoon is published by MIC: Portuguese Music Information Centre;