If it wasn’t that it would be less / if it wasn’t so much it would be almost. The title of Paulo Leminski’s book announces to the reader the exciting journey through his provoking hai-kais and sweeping poems. Saturday, December 14, 2019, soprano Doriana Mendes and guitarist Marco Lima presented Pauxy Gentil-Nunes’ work “If It Wasn’t That…”, for soprano and guitar, based on five short poems from Leminski’s book.
The piece is a transcription of an original work for sextet (soprano, flute, soprano and tenor saxophones, electric guitar, multiple percussion and electronic), composed for the Abstrai Ensemble and premiered in 2014, at MUAC – Museum of Contemporary Art, Mexico City, by Abstrai Ensemble himself, in the Musica en Mexico series.
Doriana and Marco debut the version for voice and guitar, which has three movements (of the original seven) – Barro, La Lucha and Cortina.
The concert also featured pieces for voice and guitar by the other composers of Prelude 21 – Alexandre Schubert, Caio Senna, Jose Orlando Alves, Neder Nassaro, Marcos Vieira Lucas.
Prelude 21 - Music of the Present
Duo Doriana Mendes and Marco Lima - soprano and guitar
7 Brazilian contemporary works (Alexandre Schubert,
Caio Senna, Jose Orlando Alves, Neder Nassaro,
Marcos Lucas, Pauxy Gentil-Nunes and
Sérgio Roberto de Oliveira)
December 14 - 3 pm
Federal Justice Cultural Center Theater
Av. Rio Branco, 241 - Downtown (Cinelândia) - Rio de Janeiro