Saxophone player Albert Cirera one of the most important Spanish improvisers works with Ramon Prats fascinating drummer from many years. They both are one of the shinest points on the European musical scene. On the other hand ZARM Ensemble. ZARM Ensemble is an award-winning string quartet started by legendary Portugal violin master Carlos „Zíngaro”, David Magalhães Alves (Violin), Ulrich Mitzlaff (Cello), and Alvaro Rosso (Double bass).
From an almost compulsive fascination with sound, the overwhelming resonance of large acoustic spaces, and the subtleties of false emptiness. We are left with the collective exploration of strings and wood, in constant vibrations in their reflected silences.
A different string quartet sacralizes the profane. Or profane the sacred. Founded as StringChamberPot, later renamed ZARM Ensemble, has performed at Galeria Monumental, Lisboa(2018); the MIA festival, Atouguia da Baleia ( 2019); Faroeste EMCII, Caldas da Rainha (2021); Culturgest – Caixa Geral de Depósitos, Lisboa(2022); Ciclo de Polinização, Paredes de Coura (2022); and was part of the “Renova” project led by Musician Carlos Zíngaro and Choreographer Paula Pinto, winner of Renova Art Commissions (RAC) 2021 curated by Martim Sousa Tavares.
Recorded the 11th and 12th of December 2021 at Igreja do Espírito Santo,
Caldas Da Rainha, Portugal
Recorded by Ricardo Pimentel
Mixed by Juan Berbín
Mastered by Sam Natch
Graphic design by Anna Kulikowska
Very thanks to Ricardo Pimentel and all the people from Gremio Caldense for their support and facilities organizing that great weekend. And to Carlos Zingaro, David Alves, Ulrich Mitzlaff and Alvaro Rosso for their brotherhood and their music.