MAY 13

22:15 at The Bimhuis

Native Aliens
Renato Ferreira – all compositions, tenor and baritone sax
Yedo Gibson – soprano sax
Laura Polence – voice
George Dumitriu – guitar and viola
Miguel Petruccelli – guitar and bass guitar
Jan Willem van der Ham – bassoon and alto sax
Gábor Hartyáni – cello
Onno Govaert – drums and pandeiro

Biography

Native Aliens Ensemble is a group of 8 musicians playing compositions which combine elements of Brazilian popular music with free improvisation. The group was created by Brazilian composer/multi-instrumentalist Renato Ferreira. Renato studied contemporary composition at the Royal Conservatoire in the Hague. For this project he draws on a mix of Brazilian, European and Dutch influences: from Louis Andriessen to Alban Berg, passing through Hermeto Pascoal and Egberto Gismonti. You can expect Brazilian rhythms, including maracatu, frevo, baiao and catira, transformed through the expansive orchestration afforded by the unusual instrumentation of this group. Add to that the powerful improvisations of these musicians, who are all active in the Amsterdam scene, and you are set for a truly memorable performance.