Thursday, September 30, 2010

Ernesto Diaz-Infante / Manuel Mota / Gino Robair / Ernesto Rodrigues - Our Faceless Empire





Just a few introductory words are enough to give an idea about “Our Faceless Empire”.
The line-up is self-explanatory of what to expect from this record. Bumping into four improvisers such as Diaz-Infante, Mota, Robair and Rodrigues, all at the same time, is a prelude to great things to come.
The disc has origins that date back to 2006, year in which Ernesto Rodrigues (the mind behind Creative Sources, one of the most prominent labels in the improv scene) and Manuel Mota (electric guitarist, have a look at Headlights’ catalogue), both from Portugal, met, in California, Ernesto Diaz-Infante (outstanding acoustic guitarist and composer) and Gino Robair (over two decades of creative effort, widely documented by his own label, Rastascan Records; he deals here with energized surfaces/voltage made audible).
This was the place where their paths converged, and a singular collaboration came out: nine pieces endowed with a special, multifaceted nature: large improvisational sections alternated to more conceptual levels of expression or, frequently, tangled instances.
What emerges is a surprising ability of the performers to amalgamate sounds coming from both acoustic and electric instruments which reach an exceptional degree of compatibility.
Measured interactions, harmonious nuances, overlaps in a delicate, subtle way; also noticeable is an appropriate balance among the roles of the protagonists, who act in concert and, moreover, with passion.

Slight touches of strings, a relaxed dialogue between viola and guitar (“Nosso Rosto Empire”), the produced sounds appear enigmatic and dense, deeply sharp.
Manipulated objects, high-pitched tinkles, screeching noises in “Luftzucker”, more frantic than the previous one: all happens swiftly, syncopated sequences of gentle movements.
This theme is resumed in the next piece “Mi Conde, El Odiosas” that runs without stopping for about two minutes, then a break before another set of sound fractures.
“O, Bursty Bruegel” shows two faces: minimal at first, when interventions are sporadic, largely structured in the second part, played collectively, this time also including bold strokes of melody.
“Intervalos De Confianza” has a distinctive character: based on a beautiful, moody texture that seems endless, turned into compulsive passages rich of rhythmic tension.
“Vida De Lujo” is basically built on bow effects: the result is close to a long, hypnotic, persistent, shrill scream.
In “Emético Labilty” the acoustic environment gets in touch with electronics more than elsewhere, whereas “Um Lilburn Em Flovilla” has an intuitive language and leads into an introspective ambiance.
Finally “A Cartesian Blaspheme”: layers carved by Rodrigues, the rest is moulded on them.

Eclectic work that depends on several variables, with intriguing solutions ranging in different research areas. Four musicians who share their techniques, develop challenging ideas, moving away from individualistic approaches, wisely. Well conceived, beyond all expectations.

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Ernesto Diaz-Infante: steel-string acoustic guitar
Manuel Mota: electric guitar
Gino Robair: energized surfaces/voltage made audible
Ernesto Rodrigues: viola

Label: Pax Recordings
Cat. #: PR90289
Format: CD
Release date: 2010

Tracklist:
01 - Nosso Rosto Empire (04:59)
02 - Luftzucker (03:56)
03 - Mi Conde, El Odiosas (04:36)
04 - O, Bursty Bruegel (06:17)
05 - Intervalos De Confianza (09:32)
06 - Vida De Lujo (05:50)
07 - Emético Labilty (04:58)
08 - Um Lilburn Em Flovilla (04:02)
09 - A Cartesian Blaspheme (05:40)

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Ernesto Diaz-Infante's discography:
  • Itz'at (1997, Pax Recordings, PR90245)
  • Tepeu (1998, Pax Recordings, PR90247)
  • Ucross Journal (1999, Pax Recordings, PR90249)
  • Pith Balls And Inclined Planes (2000, pfMENTUM, CD005) (w/ Jeff Kaiser)
  • Solus (2000, Pax Recordings, PR90250)
  • Wires And Wooden Boxes (2001, Pax Recordings, PR90252) (w/ Chris Forsyth)
  • Crashing The Russian Renaissance (2002, Pax Recordings, PR90253) (w/ Alex Rudis, André Custodio)
  • 'march' (2002, Pax Recordings, PR90256) (w/ Chris Forsyth)
  • Untitled (2002, AZA Foreign Lands, aza 003)
  • Long Await Between Collapsed Lungs (2003, Pax Recordings, PR90257) (w/ Pablo St. Chaos, Bohol)
  • Grand Mal (2003, Pax Recordings, bar 1234/pax) (Kyle Bruckmann, John Shiurba, Karen Stackpole)
  • Ernesto Diaz-Infante (2003, Pax Recordings, PR90259)
  • (As Is Stated... Before Known) (2003, Evolving Ear / Pax Recordings, EE07 / PR90263) (w/ Chris Forsyth)
  • All The States Between (2004, Pax Recordings, PR90262) (w/ Matt Hannafin)
  • Mirrors On The Crisis Of The Moment (2005, Stasisfield, SF-4003)
  • Reverberations From Spring Past (2006, Pax Recordings, PR90281) (w/ Marcos Fernandes, Robert Montoya, Rent Romus)
  • CRR Live (2007, Pax Recordings, PR90268) (w/ Alex Rudis, André Custodio)
  • Our Faceless Empire (2010, Pax Recordings, PR90289) (w/ Manuel Mota, Gino Robair, Ernesto Rodrigues)
  • Emilio (2011, Kendra Steiner Editions, KSE #206)
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Ernesto Diaz-Infante appears on:
  • Triangle - Triangle (Moving Lines Recordings, 001)
  • Left Coast Improv Group - Left Coast Improv Group (Jimzeen Productions, CD1003)
  • The Abstractions - Sonic Conspiracy (2002, Edgetone Records, EDT4012)
  • Left Coast Improv Group - April-May 2002 (2002, Edgetone Records, EDT4014)
  • rev.99 - Everything Changed After 7-11 (2002, Pax Recordings, PR90255)
  • VV.AA. - Soun - An Anonymous And Random Compilation / Composition (2003, Gameboy Records, GB34)
  • Moe! Staiano's MOE!KESTRA! - Two Forms of Multitudes: Conducted Improvisations (2003, Pax Recordings, PR90261)
  • The Abstractions - Ars Vivende (2003, Edgetone Records / Pax Recordings, EDT4019 / PR90260)
  • Dave Tucker West Coast Group - Tenderloin (2004, Pax Recordings, PR90264)
  • Muck - Roc (2004, Pax Recordings, PR90272)
  • The Abstractions - Novo Navigatio (2004, Edgetone Records / Pax Recordings, EDT4027 / PR90275)
  • United Satanic Apache Front - Fuck Your Freedom (2005, Adversary Recordings, ADV 006)
  • Voices In The Wilderness - Dissenting Soundscapes And Songs Of G.W.'s America (2006, Pax Recordings, PR90276)
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Ernesto Diaz-Infante's tracks appear on:
  • VV.AA. - NFCD (1997, X-UNITS, XUN002) track: Excerpt From Tryptich, Panel One (w/ David Dvorin)
  • VV.AA. - Microcassettor Volume One (2001, Sounds From The Pocket, ps/1) track: Sawdust And Streets
  • VV.AA. - Sounds For Collector Scum (2002, The Seagull Label, 018) track: The Long Road To Royalty
  • VV.AA. - Noises For The Limb - A Tribute To The Bonzo Dog Band (2003, Wood Records, WD69) track: 11 Mustachioed Daughters
  • VV.AA. - Praeface (2003, Praemedia, praecd001) track: Electostatic Blues (w/ Lance Grabmiller)
  • VV.AA. - Eld Rich Palmer Off-Line (2004, Eld Rich Palmer, --) track: On The Corner (Market And Sixth)
  • VV.AA. - Mandorla Autumn Tunes Net-Collection Vol. 2 (2007, Mandorla Netlabel, MNL 011) track: En El Otono De La Vida
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Manuel Mota's discography:
  • I Wish I'd Never Met You (1999, Headlights, CDH02)
  • For Your Protection Why Don't You Just Paint Yourself Real Good Like An Indian (2001, Headlights, CDH04)
  • Leopardo (2002, Rossbin, RS009)
  • Assemblage (2002, Creative Sources, CS 007) (w/ Ernesto Rodrigues, Guilherme Rodrigues, José Oliveira)
  • Dorsal (2004, Creative Sources, CS 012) (w/ Ernesto Rodrigues, Gabriel Paiuk)
  • Quartets (2004, Headlights, CDH07)
  • Outubro (2006, Headlights, CDH08/09)
  • Sings (2009, Headlights, CDH11)
  • Ao Vivo No Espaço Centro De Desastres (2010, Dromos Records, Dromos002) (w/ Afonso Simões)
  • Our Faceless Empire (2010, Pax Recordings, PR90289) (w/ Ernesto Diaz-Infante, Gino Robair, Ernesto Rodrigues) 
  • Dias Das Cinzas (2011, Headlights, LPH13) 
  • Untitled (2011, Headlights, LPH16)
  • Foz (2013, Dromos Records, Dromos 012) (w/ Toshimaru Nakamura)
  • 090114 (2014, Headlights, CDH19) 
  • ST 13 (2014, Headlights, CDH20)
  • Blackie (2014, Headlights, CDH22)
  • Exodus (2015, Headlights, CDH23)
  • Crypt (2015, Yew, YEW006) (w/ Margarida Garcia)
  • Sete (2015, Headlights, CDH24)
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Manuel Mota appears on:
  • Rafael Toral - Chasing Sonic Booms (1996, Ecstatic Peace!, E# 33)
  • Sei Miguel - Token (1999, AnAnAnA, PPP001)
  • David Maranha - Circunscrita (2000, Namskeio Records, Namsk.01)
  • Sei Miguel - Still Alive In Bairro Alto (2001, Headlights, CDH05)
  • Sei Miguel - Ra Clock (2003, Headlights, CDH06)
  • David Maranha - Noe's Lullaby (2002, Rossbin, RS004)
  • @c - v3 (2004, Crónica, Crónica 010~2004)
  • Rafael Toral - Space Elements Vol. II (2010, Staubgold/ Taiga Records, staubgold digital 5 / TAIGA 10)
  • Rodrigo Amado Wire Quartet - Wire Quartet (2014, Clean Feed, CF297)
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Manuel Mota's tracks appear on:
  • VV.AA. - Way Out: New Music From Portugal Vol. 2 (1999, AnAnAnA, MMM 001) track: Blue Yodel # 2, Just Get Rid Of Me
  • VV.AA. - Exploratory Music From Portugal (2001, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation / Wire Magazine, CGFCD101) track: The Human (For Rudolph Grey)
  • VV.AA. - Metrómetro (2003, Variz, 004Den.) track: Side Walk 7
  • VV.AA. - Sonic Scope 04 :: The Portable Edition (2004, Grain of Sound, gos15) track: Jiko-in
  • VV.AA. - Exploratory Music From Portugal 05 (2005, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation / Wire Magazine, CGFCD105 / Issue 261) track: Another Song About A Dreamy Orchestra
  • VV.AA. - Atlantic Waves 2006: The Wire Sampler (2006, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation / Wire Magazine, CGFCD106-2) track: Amiens (w/ Margarida Garcia)
  • VV.AA. - Atlantic Waves 2007 Festival Sampler (2007, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, / Wire Magazine, CGFCD107-2) track: Untitled
  • VV.AA. - Deconstructive Music (2007, more mars team, mm03) track: For Dji, Naja Naja Shield
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Manuel Mota's other projects / collaborations:
  • Small Damage Under Appearance (2002, Thin Ice) (w/ Alfredo Costa Monteiro, Margarida Garcia)
  • Curia (2007, Fire Museum Records, FM15)
  • Dru - L'Aiguille Du Dru (2008, Headlights, CDH10)
  • Curia II (2009, Headlights, LPH12)
  • VV.AA. - Sonic Scope 2008 : Live At Fonoteca Municipal De Lisboa (2009, Grain Of Sound, Gos22) (as Curia)
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Gino Robair's discography:
  • She Left Me For A She (1987, Rastascan, BRD 001)
  • Duets 1987 (1987, Rastascan, BRD 002) (w/ Anthony Braxton)
  • Other Destinations (1989, Rastascan, BRD 004)
  • Unity In Multiplicity (1996, Rastascan, BRD 025) (w/ Oluyemi Thomas)
  • Crepuscular Music (1996, Rastascan, BRD 030) (w/ Miya Masaoka, Tom Nunn)
  • New Dimensions In Styrofoam (1996, Hot Air, AIRMILE 77)
  • Theremin Vs. E-Bow-Snare (1997, Lucky Garage Record Company, LGR EP006)
  • Singular Pleasures: Percussion Music For Listening And Sampling (1998, Rastascan, BRD 023)
  • Bubble & Squeak (1998, Limited Sedition, LS001) (w/ John Shiurba, Scott Rosenberg)
  • The Matthew Sperry Trio (1998, Limited Sedition, LS003) (w/ Matt Ingalls, Tim Perkis, John Shiurba)
  • Splatterarities (1998, Limited Sedition, LS007) (w/ Dave Barrett, Myles Boisen)
  • 12 Milagritos (1998, Spool / LINE, SPL 109 / LINE 9) (w/ John Butcher, Matthew Sperry)
  • Buddy Systems - Selected Duos And Trios (1998, Meniscus, MNSCS 003)
  • May 15th (1998, Fringes Recordings, Fringes 01) (w/ Giuseppe Ielasi, Renato Rinaldi, Domenico Sciajno)
  • Firehouse Futurities (1999, Rastascan, BRD 038) (w/ Steve Norton, Tom Plsek)
  • Plates, Blocks, Cups & Hair (1999, Limited Sedition, LS013)
  • Spotted Dick (1999, Limited Sedition, LS015) (w/ John Shiurba, Scott Rosenberg, Morgan Guberman)
  • Liverpool ( Bluecoat) Concert (2000, Limited Sedition, LS026) (w/ John Butcher)
  • A Night In Palermo (2002, Rastascan, BRD 041) (w/ Gianni Gebbia, Lelio Giannetto, Tom Nunn, Miriam Palma, Garth Powell, Damon Smith)
  • Toad In The Hole (2002, Limited Sedition, LS028) (w/ Morgan Guberman, Matt Ingalls, Scott Rosenberg, John Shiurba)
  • Guerrilla Mosaics (2002, 482 Music, 482-1013) (w/ John Butcher, Miya Masaoka)
  • Illuminations (Several Views) (2003, Rastascan, BRD 049) (w/ Peter Kowald, Miya Masaoka)
  • New Oakland Burr (2004, Rastascan, BRD 051) (w/ John Butcher)
  • Klang. Farbe. Melodie. (2004, 482 Music, 482-1013) (w/ Biggi Vinkeloe, George Cremaschi, Miya Masaoka)
  • Sonarchy 1998 (2004, Limited Sedition, MS004) (w/ Carla Kihlstedt, Matthew Sperry)
  • Political Songs (2004, Objet-a, 019) (w/ Gianni Gebbia, John Shiurba)
  • Sputter (2005, Creative Sources, CS 042) (w/ Birgit Ulher)
  • Supermodel Supermodel (2006, Emanem, 4126) (w/ Gail Brand, Tim Perkis, John Shiurba, Matthew Sperry)
  • Yellowcake (2007, Rastascan, BRD 057) (w/ Jacob Lindsay, Scott Looney)
  • Tuva Space 2001 (2007, Limited Sedition, MS005) (w/ Lesli Dalaba, Fred Frith, Matthew Sperry)
  • Sonarchy 1998 (2008, Majmua Music, mm 6) (w/ Carla Kihlstedt, Matthew Sperry)
  • New Langton Arts 2000 (2008, Limited Sedition, MS006) (w/ John Butcher, Matthew Sperry)
  • Split (2008, Compost And Height, C&H005) (w/ Jon Mueller)
  • Postage Paid Duets Vol. 2 (2009, Apprise, AP-03) (w/ David Sait, Glen Hall, LaDonna Smith)
  • Blips And Ifs (2009, Rastascan, BRD 062) (w/ Birgit Ulher)
  • Pögiff (2009, Bug Incision Records, bim-29) (w/ Birgit Ulher, Tim Perkis)
  • I, Norton - An Opera In Real Time (2010, Rastascan, BRD 063)
  • Our Faceless Empire (2010, Pax Recordings, PR90289) (w/ Ernesto Diaz-Infante, Manuel Mota, Ernesto Rodrigues)
  • Punishment Allows The Evolution Of Cooperation (2010, Holy Cheever Church Records, HCC 044) (w/ Christopher Riggs)
  • Apophenia (2011, Rastascan, BRD 065) (w/ John Butcher)
  • Smonta Tutto! - Piovono Bici (2011, Rastascan, BRD 066) (w/ Alberto Braida, Nino Locatelli)
  • Scrutables (2011, Weight of Wax, WOW 04) (w/ Derek Bailey, John Butcher) 
  • Solo Drums With Ebow (2013, Bug Incision Records, bim-57)
  • The Apophonics - On Air (2013, Weight of Wax, WOW 05) (w/ John Butcher, John Edwards)
  • The Apophonics - 27.11.13 (2016, OTOroku, DS030) (w/ John Butcher, John Edwards)
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    Gino Robair appears on:
    • VV.AA. - Place Of General Happiness, Lyrics Of Ernest Noyes Brookings Volume 2 (1991, East Side Digital, ESD 80522)
    • VV.AA. - (Y)earbook Volume 1 (1992, Rastascan, BRD 008)
    • Myles Boisen - Guitarspeak (1994, Rastascan, BRD 017)
    • Splatter Trio & Debris - Jump Or Die (1994, Music And Arts, CD 843)
    • Prose In Cannes - ¿Europe Endless? (1994, Ramco Records, --)
    • Terry Riley - In C - 25th Anniversary Concert (1995, New Albion, NA 071 CD)
    • VV.AA. - Wavelength Infinity: A Sun Ra Tribute (1995, Rastascan, BRD 018)
    • Beth Custer - In The Broken Fields Where I Lie (1999, BC Records, BC 2)
    • Richard Maxfield & Harold Budd - The Oak Of The Golden Dreams (1999, New World Records, 80555-2)
    • Martin Archer - Winter Pilgrim Arriving (1999, Discus, Discus 12CD)
    • John Butcher - Music On Seven Occasions (2000, Meniscus, MNSCS 004)
    • John Schott - Shuffle Play: Elegies For The Recording Angel (2000, New World Records, 80548-2)
    • Brett Larner - Itadakimasu (Improvised Duets 1994-2000) (2001, Spool, SPL 114 / LINE 14)
    • Tom Waits - Blood Money (2002, Anti-, 86629-2)
    • Tom Waits - Alice (2002, Anti-, 86632-2)
    • VV.AA. - New Millenium Orchestra (2002, Limited Sedition, LS027)
    • The Phonographers Union - Live On Sonarchy Radio (2003, Accretions Records, ALP-033 CD)
    • Wolfgang Fuchs - Six Fuchs (2004, Rastascan, BRD 052)
    • Grosse Abfahrt - Erstes Luftschiff Zu Kalifornien (2005, Creative Sources, CS 065)
    • John Shiurba - 5X5 1.2=A (2006, Rastascan, BRD 055)
    • Tom Waits - Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards (2006, Anti-, 86677-2)
    • Pink Mountain - Pink Mountain (2006, Frenetic Records, FR023)
    • Jon Raskin - Quartet (2007, Rastascan, BRD 059)
    • Sergey Kuryokhin - Absolutely Great! (2008, Leo Records, CD LR 910/916)
    • Grosse Abfahrt - Everything That Disappears (2008, Emanem, 4146)
    • Schnüffler - Buero Bereich (2009, Holy Cheever Church Records, HCC 018)
    • Thomas Maos - Forbidden Planet (2009, Zenapolae, zen063)
    • Schnüffler - Rauschbereich (2009, Resipiscent, RSPT031)
    • John Butcher Group - Somethingtobesaid (2009, Weight Of Wax, WOW 02)
    • Grosse Abfahrt - Vanity (2009, Emanem, 5007)
    • Sissy Spacek - 15-Tet Oakland (2010, Misanthropic Agenda, MAR024)
    • Murray Campbell, Randy McKean with Han-earl Park plus Gino Robair and Scott R. Looney - Gargantius Effect +1 +2 +3 (Nor Cal, 08-2011) (2012, www.busterandfriends.com, --) 
    • Andrew Raffo Dewar - Interactions Quartet (2014, Rastascan, BRD 068) (w/ Andrew Raffo Dewar, Kyle Bruckmann, John Shiurba)
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    Gino Robair's tracks appear on:
    • VV.AA. - Beets - A Collection Of Jazz Songs (1990, Elemental / T.E.C. Tones, 90902) track: She Left Him For Her (w/ Athony Braxton)
    • VV.AA. - Does Time Affect Memory? (1998, Amanita / Trost Records, AMA 47/48 / TR 064) track: Song For Dr. Sagen
    • VV.AA. - Percussion Profiles (2000, FMR, FMRCD74-1100) tracks: Electromagnetism (In Three Parts) - For Iev Tremen & Nicola Tesla, Electromagnetism (In Three Parts) - For Pierre Henry, Electromagnetism (In Three Parts) - For Keith Rowe)
    • VV.AA. - Medical Milestones (2001, Hot Air, AIRMILE 003) track: Cup #2
    • VV.AA. - The Date Fork Seeps The River (2003, Nauscopy, BT142) track: Fridge Off
    • VV.AA. - USA/USB (2004, Shadow Puppet Recording Company, sprc004) track: Kenmorestuck
    • VV.AA. - Just Drums II Project (2005, Fever Pitch Music, FP 31) track: Swinging With Lady Kenmore
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    Ernesto Rodrigues' discography:
    • Flute Solos/Movement Sounds (1997, Leo records, LeoLab 032) (w/ Carlos Bechegas, José Oliveira)
    • Self Eater And Drinker (1999, audEo, audEo 0399) (w/ Jorge Valente)
    • Multiples (2001, Creative Sources, CS 001) (w/ Guilherme Rodrigues, José Oliveira)
    • Sudden Music (2002, Creative Sources, CS 002) (w/ António Chaparreiro, José Oliveira)
    • 23 Exposures (2002, Creative Sources, CS 003) (w/ José Oliveira, Marco Franco)
    • Ficta (2002, Creative Sources, CS 005) (w/ Guilherme Rodrigues, Gabriel Paiuk, José Oliveira)
    • Musique De Chambre (2002, IC 100) (2015, Creative Sources, CSR 000) (w/ Guilherme Rodrigues, José Oliveira)
    • Assemblage (2002, Creative Sources, CS 007) (w/ Guilherme Rodrigues, Manuel Mota, José Oliveira)
    • Cesura (2003, Creative Sources, CS 008) (w/ Alfredo Costa Monteiro, Guilherme Rodrigues, Margarida Garcia)
    • Contre-Plongée (2004, Creative Sources, CS 011) (w/ Gerhard Uebele, Guilherme Rodrigues, José Oliveira)
    • Dorsal (2004, Creative Sources, CS 012) (w/ Manuel Mota, Gabriel Paiuk)
    • Kreis (2004, Creative Sources, CS 020) (w/ Michael Thieke, Guilherme Rodrigues, Carlos Santos)
    • Diafon (2005, Creative Sources, CS 041) (w/ Barry Weisblat, Alfredo Costa Monteiro)
    • Prisma (2005, Stasisfield, SF-4001)
    • Sen (2006, Creative Sources, CS 033) (w/ Toshihiro Koike, Guilherme Rodrigues)
    • Kinetics (2006, Creative Sources, CS 043) (w/ Guilherme Rodrigues, Oren Marshall, Carlos Santos, José Oliveira)
    • Oranges (006, Creative Sources, CS 068) (w/ Wade Matthews, Bechir Saadé, Guilherme Rodrigues)
    • Undecided (A Family Affair) (2006, Creative Sources, CS 075) (w/ Guilherme Rodrigues, Christine Sehnaoui, Sharif Sehnaoui)
    • Drain (2006, Creative Sources, CS 075) (w/ Mathieu Werchowski, Guilherme Rodrigues)
    • Nostalgia (2006, Ctrl+Alt+Canc Records, ctrl25) (w/ Hans W. Koch)
    • Sable .EP (2006, CONV, CNV28) (w/ Christine Sehnaoui, Sharif Sehnaoui)
    • London (2007, Creative Sources, CS 080) (w/ Angharad Davies, Guilherme Rodrigues, Alessandro Bosetti, Masafumi Ezaki)
    • Refrain (2007, Creative Sources, CS 097) (w/ Gust Burns, Vic Rawlings, David Hirvonen)
    • Doppelgänger (2008, Creative Sources, CS 103) (w/ Birgit Ulher, Carlos Santos)
    • Sonic_Gathering (2008, Grain Of Sound, flexigos 007) (w/ Carlos Santos, Guilherme Rodrigues, João Silva, José Oliveira, Nuno Moita, Nuno Morão)
    • May There Be... (2008, Creative Sources, CS 134) (w/ Pedro Rebelo, Franziska Schroeder, Guilherme Rodrigues)
    • Ordinary Music Vol. 3 (2008, Creative Sources, CS 136) (w/ Nikolaus Gerszewski, Guilherme Rodrigues, Hernâni Faustino)
    • Noite (2008, Creative Sources, CS 142) (w/ Jean-Luc Guionnet, Guilherme Rodrigues, Seijiro Murayama)
    • Eterno Retorno (2009, Creative Sources, CS 144) (w/ Guilherme Rodrigues, Carlos Santos, Andrew Drury)
    • Vinter (2009, Creative Sources, CS 158) (w/ Martin Küchen, Guilherme Rodrigues, Carlos Santos)
    • Twrf Neus Ciglau (2009, Creative Sources, CS 161) (w/ Rhodri Davies, Stéphane Rives, Guilherme Rodrigues, Carlos Santos)
    • Fower (2009, Creative Sources, CS 161) (w/ Neil Davidson, Guilherme Rodrigues, Hernâni Faustino)
    • Murmúrios (2010, Creative Sources, CS 170) (w/ TonArt Ensemble)
    • Wounds Of Light (2010, Creative Sources, CS 178) (w/ David Stackenäs, Guilherme Rodrigues, Nuno Torres)
    • Our Faceless Empire (2010, Pax Recordings, PR90289) (w/ Ernesto Diaz-Infante, Manuel Mota, Gino Robair) 
    • Erosions (2010,  Creative Sources, CS 172) (w/ Neil Davidson, Wade Matthews)
    • Suspensão (2011, Creative Sources, CS 189) (w/ Guilherme Rodrigues, Gil Gonçalves, Nuno Torres, Abdul Moimeme, Armando Pereira, Carlos Santos, José Oliveira)
    • Le Beau Déviant (2011, Creative Sources, CS 194) (w/ Heddy Boubaker, Abdul Moimême)
    • Brume (2011, Creative Sources, CS 200) (w/ Eduardo Chagas, Nuno Torres, Abdul Moimême) 
    • Nie (2012, Creative Sources, CS 203) (w/ Christine Abdelnour, Axel Dörner)
    • Fabula (2012, Creative Sources, CS 220) (w/ Axel Dörner, Abdul Moimême, Ricardo Guerreiro)
    • Three Rushes (2012, Creative Sources, CS 227) (w/ Katsura Yamauchi, Carlos Santos)
    • Lisboa (2012, Creative Sources, CS 232) (w/ Guilherme Rodrigues, Lisa Ullén, D'incise, Cyril Bondi)
    • Seattle (2012, Creative Sources, CS 235) (w/ Jonathan Sielaff, Vic Rawlings, Leif Sundstrom)
    • Shimosaki (2013, b-boim, b-boim 027) (w/ Ricardo Guerreiro, Radu Malfatti)
    • Late Summer (2013, Creative Sources, CS 230) (w/ Radu Malfatti, Ricardo Guerreiro)
    • All About Mimi (2013, Creative Sources, CS 240) (w/ Ricardo Guerreiro, Christian Wolfarth)
    • Berlin (2013, Creative Sources, CS 238) (w/ Chris Heenan, Alexander Frangenheim, Ofer Bymel)
    • Asteres Planetai (2013, Creative Sources, CS 246) (w/ Nuno Torres, Mike Bullock) 
    • Alba (2013, Creative Sources, CS 248) (w/ Louis Laurain, Guilherme Rodrigues, Ricardo Guerreiro)
    • Trees (2013, Creative Sources, CS 252) (w/ Guilherme Rodrigues, Gianna de Toni, Christophe Berthet, Raphael Ortiz)
    • Paris (2014, Creative Sources, CS 250) (w/ António Chaparreiro, José Oliveira)
    • Early Reflections (2014, Creative Sources, CS 258) (w/ Bertrand Gauguet, Ricardo Guerreiro)
    • IKB Ensemble - Anthropométrie Sans Titre (2014, Creative Sources, CS 263) (w/ Guilherme Rodrigues, Miguel Mira, Bruno Parrinha, Nuno Torres, Yaw Tembe, Maria Radich, Armando Pereira, António Chaparreiro, Rodrigo Pinheiro, Carlos Santos, José Oliveira)
    • IKB Ensemble - Rhinocerus (2014, Creative Sources, CS 268) (w/Guilherme Rodrigues, Miguel Mira, Bruno Parrinha, Marian Yanchyk, Nuno Torres, Yaw Tembe, Maria Radich, Armando Pereira, João Silva, António Chaparreiro, Carlos Santos, Nuno Morão, José Oliveira)
    • Zweimalzwei (2014, Creative Sources, CS 284) (w/ Gregory Büttner, Gunnar Lettow, Nuno Torres) 
    • Primary Envelopment (2014, Creative Sources, CS 286) (w/ Wade Matthews, Javier Pedreira, Nuno Torres) 
    • Way Of Walking (2014, Creative Sources, CS 291) (w/ Guilherme Rodrigues, Karine Décorne, Simon Proffitt) 
    • La Vérité Des Pierres (2014, Creative Sources, CS 293) (w/Guilherme Rodrigues, Louis Laurain, Bruno Parrinha, Carlos Santos
    • IKB Ensemble - Dracaena Draco (2014, Creative Sources, CS 294) (w/ Abdul Moimême, Armando Pereira, Bruno Parrinha, Carlos Santos, Christian Wolfarth, Eduardo Chagas, Gil Gonçalves, Guilherme Rodrigues, João Silva, Jose Oliveira, Maria Radich, Marian Yanchyk, Miguel Mira, Monsieur Trinité, Nuno Morão, Nuno Torres, Paulo Curado, Paulo Raposo, Pedro Sousa, Ricardo Guerreiro, Rodrigo Pinheiro, Rogério Silva, Yaw Tembe) 
    • Blue Rain (2015, Creative Sources, CS 296) (w/ Mazen Kerbaj, Guilherme Rodrigues, Carlos Santos, Sharif Sehnaoui) 
    • Nor (2015, Creative Sources, CS 289) (w/ Axel Dörner, Nuno Torres, Alexander Frangenheim)
    • Mizutekiteki (2015, Creative Sources, CS 298) (w/ Nuno Torres, Guilherme Rodrigues, Rodrigo Pinheiro, Naoto Yamagishi) 
    • Jadis La Pluie Était Bleue (2015, Creative Sources, CS 300) (w/ Guilherme Rodrigues, Miguel Mira, Nuno Torres, Eduardo Chagas, Rodrigo Pinheiro, António Chaparreiro, Carlos Santos, José Oliveira) 
    • Surfaces (2015, Creative Sources, CS 307) (w/ Guilherme Rodrigues, Nuno Torres, Eduardo Chagas, Carlos Santos)
    • Exaíphnes (2015, Creative Sources, CS 310) (w/ Thanos Chrysakis, Guilherme Rodrigues, Miguel Mira, Abdul Moimême)
    • Cloud Voices (2015, Creative Sources, CS 316) (w/ Eduardo Chagas, Abdul Moimême, João Madeira) 
    • Ordinary Music Vol. 35 - Textures (2015, Creative Sources, CS 314) (w/ Nikolaus Gerszewski, Guilherme Rodrigues, Pedro Roxo, Nuno Torres, Armando Pereira, Carlos Santos, Pedro Castello Lopes, André Mota) 
    • Sukasaptati (2015, Creative Sources, CS 305) (w/ Andrea Sanz Vela, Micha Rabuske, Klaus Kürvers)
    • Variable Geometry Orchestra - Lulu Auf Dem Berg (2015, Creative Sources, CS 325) 
    • Licht (2015, Creative Sources, CS 333) (w/ Gerhard Uebele, Andrea Sanz Vela, Nathalie Ponneau, Thorsten Bloedhorn, Ofer Bymel) 
    • 77 Kids (2015, Creative Sources, CS 337) (w/ Biliana Voutchkova, Micha Rabuske) 
    • The Presence Of Air Particles Ignited By Memory (2015, Creative Sources, CS 342) (w/ Carlos Santos, Katsura Yamauchi) 
    • IKB Ensemble - Chelonoidis Nigra (2016, Creative Sources, CS 345) (w/ Maria da Rocha, Guilherme Rodrigues, Miguel Mira, Maria Radich, Paulo Curado, Nuno Torres, Bruno Parrinha, Yaw Tembe,Eduardo Chagas , Armando Pereira, António Chaparreiro, Abdul Moimême, Carlos Santos, Nuno Morão, Monsieur Trinité)  
    • Sidereus Nuncius (2016, Creative Sources, CS 349) (w/ Phillip Greenlief, Tom Swafford) 
    • Iridium String Quartet - Iridium String Quartet (2016, Creative Sources, CS 350) (w/ Maria da Rocha, Guilherme Rodrigues, Miguel Mira) 
    • Ur (2016, Creative Sources, CS 352) (w/ Guilherme Rodrigues, Jassem Hindi) 
    • Aether (2016, Creative Sources, CS 359) (w/ Guilherme Rodrigues, Monsieur Trinité)
    • New Dynamics (2016, Creative Sources, CS 362) (w/ Roland Ramanan, Nuno Torres, Bernardo Álvares)
    • String Theory - Gravity (2016, Creative Sources, CS 361) (w/ Raquel Fernandes, Maria do Mar, David Maranha, Guilherme Rodrigues, Yu Lin Humm, Helena Espvall, Miguel Ivo Cruz, Bernardo Álvares, João Madeira, Abdul Moimême, Flak, Emídio Buchinho, John Klima, Adriana Sá, Joana Bagulho, Simão Costa) 
    • Siete Colores (2016, Creative Sources, CS 355) (w/ Fernando Perales, Abdul Moimême)
    • Amoa Hi (2016, Creative Sources, CS 367) (w/ Marco Scarassatti, Guilherme Rodrigues, Nuno Torres) 
    • Cyclic Symmetry (2016, Creative Sources, CS 374) (w/ Guilherme Rodrigues, Carlos Santos) 
    • Nostalghia (2016, Creative Sources, CS 381) (w/ Hans W. Koch) 
    • Basalto (2016, Creative Sources, CS 388) (w/ Abdul Moimême, Antez)  
    • Leipzig (2016, Creative Sources, CS 390) (w/ Guilherme Rodrigues, Nuno Torres, Johannes von Buttler) 
    • Ululo (2016, Creative Sources, CS 383) (w/ Andrey Popovskiy, Nuno Torres) 
    • (The) Nature (Of Things) - Likes To Hide (2016, Creative Sources, CS 393) (w/ Guilherme Rodrigues, Daniel Barbiero) 
    • Tak Prosto (2016, Creative Sources, CS 395) (w/ Ilia Belorukov, Nuno Torres) 
    • dé-col//age (2016, Creative Sources, CS 397) (w/ Thea Farhadian, Guilherme Rodrigues, Klaus Kürvers, Nuno Torres) 
    • Fall (2017, Creative Sources, CS 400) (w/ Emidio Buchinho, Ricardo Guerreiro) 
    • HumaNoise Tutti (2017, Creative Sources, CS 402) (w/ Korhan Erel, Elena Margarita Kakaliagou, Jonas Kocher, Hannah Marshall, Dirk Marwedel, Theo Nabicht, Ulrich Phillipp, Wolfgang Schliemann, Nicolas Souchal)
    • Nuc Box Hums (2017, Creative Sources, CS 408) (w/ Guilherme Rodrigues, Adam Goodwin, kriton b.) 
    • Golden Towers And Electric Frictions (2017, Creative Sources, CS 386) (w/ Miguel A. García, Sébastien Branche, Abdul Moimême, Guilherme Rodrigues)  
    • Arzt (2017, Creative Sources, CS 414) (w/ Naoki Kita, Gerhard Uebele) 
    • IKB - Ornithorhynchus Anatinus (2017, Creative Sources, CS 416)
    • Diceros - Urze (2017, Creative Sources, CS 426) 
    • Kletka (2017, Creative Sources, CS 428) (w/ Ilia Belorukov, Kurt Liedwart, Abdul Moimême)  
    • Temperature Difference (2017, Creative Sources, CS 420) (w/ Eric Wong, Nuno Torres, Guilherme Rodrigues)
    • Sacred Noise (2017, Creative Sources, CS 422) (w/ Dietrich Petzold, Guilherme Rodrigues) 
    • Skiagraphía (2017, Creative Sources, CS 424) (w/ Thanos Chrysakis, Kurt Liedwart, Nuno Torres)
    • Plane, Line Segments, Rays And Some Dissipations (2017, Creative Sources, CS 425) (w/ Andre Hencleeday, Guilherme Rodrigues, Carlos Santos)
    • Llop (2017, Creative Sources, CS 423) (w/ Lali Barrière, Ferran Fages, Guilherme Rodrigues) 
    • Incidental Projections (2017, Creative Sources, CS 427) (w/ Fred Lonberg-Holm, Miguel Mira)
    • String Theory - Xenon (2017, Creative Sources, CS 430) (w/ Miguel Mira, Guilherme Rodrigues, Miguel Almeida) 
    • Traintracks, Roadsides, Wasteland, Debris (2017, Creative Sources, CS 410) (w/ Ulrike Brand, Olaf Rupp) 
    • Layering Time (2017, Creative Sources, CS 435) (w/ Eva-Maria Houben) 
    • Blattwerk (2017, Creative Sources, CS 436) (w/ Harald Kimmig, Miguel Mira, Guilherme Rodrigues, Vasco Trilla) 
    • Sound Bridge (2017, Creative Sources, CS 442) (w/ François Labègue, Guillaume Gargaud, Eduardo Chagas)
    • Macaronesia (2017, Creative Sources, CS 445) (w/ Carlos Costa, Manolo Rodríguez) 
    • Nepenthes Hibrida (2017, Creative Sources, CS 444) (w/ Yedo Gibson, Miguel Mira, Luis Lopes, Vasco Trilla)
    • Isotope Ensemble - Yttrium (2017, Creative Sources, CS 448) 
    • Lisbon String Trio - Proletariat (2017, Creative Sources, CS 438) 
    • L’Ensemble Instable - L'Ennui (2017, Creative Sources, CS 446) 
    • Klang (2017, Creative Sources, CS 449) (w/ Matthias Muche, Nicola L. Hein, Miguel Mira, Carlos Santos)  
    • Lisbon String Trio & Etienne Brunet - Télépathie (2017, Creative Sources, CS 452) 
    • Lisbon String Trio & Blaise Siwula - K'Ampokol Che K'Aay (2017, Creative Sources, CS 453)  
    • Infinite Series (2017, Creative Sources, CS 440) (w/ Guilherme Rodrigues, André Hencleeday, Carlos Santos)
    • Lisbon String Trio & Luiz Rocha - Akuanduba (2017, Creative Sources, CS 454)
    • Lisbon String Trio & Carlo Mascolo - Intonarumori (2017, Creative Sources, CS 456)
    • Lisbon String Trio & Karoline Leblanc - Liames (2017, Creative Sources, CS 457) 
    • String Theory - Heptaphonies (2017, Creative Sources, CS 455)  
    • Chorismos (2017, Creative Sources, CS 458) (w/ David Area, Tomás Gris)
    • Underwater Music (2017, Creative Sources, CS 450) (w/ Guilherme Rodrigues, Alexander Frangenheim) 
    • Piano (2017, Creative Sources, CS 461) (w/ Carlos Santos) 
    • Soon (2017, Creative Sources, CS 463) (w/ Nuno Torres, Carlos Santos, Ståle Liavik Solberg) 
    • Octopus - Vulgaris (2017, Creative Sources, CS 463) (w/ Yu Lin Humm, Paulo Curado, Ana Piosik, Andre Hencleeday, Miguel Almeida, Carlos Santos, Carlos Godinho)
    • Micrographía (2017, Creative Sources, CS 477) (w/ Thanos Chrysakis, Guilherme Rodrigues, Miguel Mira, Abdul Moimême)
    • The Afterlife Of Trees (2017, Creative Sources, CS 471) (w/ Biliana Voutchkova, Guilherme Rodrigues, Magda Mayas)
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    Ernesto Rodrigues appears on:
    • Variable Geometry Orchestra - Stills (2007, Creative Sources, CS 100)
    • Paura - The Construction Of Fear (2008, Creative Sources, CS 139)
    • Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra - Poetics (2009, Creative Sources, CS 114)
    • Sei Miguel - Salvation Modes (2014, Clean Feed, CF295) 

    • Variable Geometry Orchestra - Quasar (2016, Creative Sources, CS 358)
    • Suspensão - Théatron (2016, Creative Sources, CS 404)
    • Variable Geometry Orchestra - Maat Mons (2016, Creative Sources, CS 406)
    • Suspensão - Porto Covo (2017, Creative Sources, CS 418)
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    Ernesto Rodrigues' tracks appear on:
    • VV.AA. - Way Out: New Music From Portugal Vol. 2 (1999, AnAnAnA, MMM 001) track: In Memoriam Wolf Vostell (w/ Jorge Valente)
    • VV.AA. - Exploratory Music From Portugal (2001, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation / Wire Magazine, CGFCD101) track: Thick Air (w/ Guilherme Rodrigues)
    • VV.AA. - Collection D'univers Spontanés (2006, Insubordinations, insubcdr01) track: Live At The Bomba Suicida (as Variable Geometry Orchestra)
    • VV.AA. - Sonic Scope 2008 - Live at Fonoteca Municipal De Lisboa (2009, Grain Of Sound, Gos22) track: Sound Gathering Number One (as ONE-OFF)
    • VV.AA. - Presque Rien (2013, Rhizome.s, Rhizome.s # 03) track: Presque Rien
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    Links:
    Ernesto Diaz-Infante
    Manuel Mota
    Gino Robair
    Ernesto Rodrigues
    Pax Recordings