Welcome to Art in Action House!
Enjoy an Exclusive and Private CONCERT followed by DINNER in our ART LOFT in Lisbon's center Príncipe Real.
"For the purpose of bringing true SOUND experiences to people PRIVATELY!!! ...from the gallery to the NEW FORM OF GALLERY through common gathering and eating together!"
For Jazz and Art Lovers, PRIVATE CONCERT Dinner WITH:
KAROLINE LEBLANC piano | YEDO GIBSON soprano, alto & tenor saxophones | LUÍS VICENTE trumpet | MIGUEL MIRA cello | PAULO J FERREIRA LOPES drums
Album "DOUBLE ON THE BRIM" Ed. Atrito Afeito.
It's a TRUE PRIVILEGE for the ART LOFT LISBON to share this ALBUM LAUNCH privately with YOU!
Come to our Private Loft and enjoy a PRIVATE CONCERT followed by DINNER in a unique and intimate artistic experience!
Dive into over 200 original contemporary art pieces and their catalogues from our gallery.
- The concert, the Portuguese beverages - craft beer, wine, ginginha and the always surprising DINNER. Please drink in moderation.
- In respect to the musicians and to the public DOOR CLOSES AT 9pm and the bell is turned off.
- ART & CONCERT DINNER EVENTS are limited to just 40 people.
DOUBLE ON THE BRIM is a music project born from the convergence of Montreal based improvisers Karoline Leblanc and Paulo J Ferreira Lopes with Lisbon based improvisers Yedo Gibson, Luís Vicente and Miguel Mira.
"Experimental jazz and free improvisation are the main compounds, but the musicians are searching links to other jazz styles. The music is related to expressive and nervous bebop, aggressive hysteric hard bop, modern and dynamic contemporary jazz, steady cool or any other style.
Huge range of extended playing techniques is created here – that makes a relation with contemporary academical and experimental music, sonoristic music or even repetitive ascetic minimalistic samples.
An innovative and bright instrumental section is mostly based on experimental ways of playing, extended playing techniques, special effects and sonoristic experiments which make a great fusion with some very well-known ways of playing.
A melody line is charming and simply fantastic – it’s kept by saxophones, trumpet and piano....
...Booming culminations, dramatic hysteric riffs, vibrant breaking sessions, silent pauses, light and subtle pieces, slow steady beats and huge range of ornaments and timbres are organically brought together.
All musicians are improvising with drive, joy and expression – that makes astonishing, inspiring and touching sound..."
In Avant Scena Contemporary music blog - DOUBLE ON THE BRIM - Ed. Atrito Afeito.
KAROLINE LEBLANC - piano
photo: Pierre Langlois
Canadian pianist/improviser Karoline Leblanc has studied violin, harpsichord and organ at the Music Conservatories of Rimouski, Québec and Montréal. Early captivated by contemporary classical music, she played many world premieres by Canadian composers. Since 1998, through intuiti personae sound meetings with improvisors, she has been searching for new reactions and expressions in open forms fully devoting herself to the unconstrained, favoring the piano as her main instrument.
''Leblanc trips over keys and chords on her own authentic creative odyssey.''
Dora Dubber, Discorder Magazine
PAULO J FERREIRA LOPES - drums
photo: Pierre Langlois
Paulo J Ferreira Lopes is a Portuguese drummer and sound artist based in Montreal (Canada). Alongside his unwavering acoustic improvised music contributions and always actively relying on improvised elements, he has collaborated in cinema, video, dance, instrumental theater, action art and sound art. Since 1998 he has been working in close collaboration with pianist Karoline Leblanc.
''the efficiency of a meat tenderizer.''
Ken Waxman, The Whole Note
YEDO GIBSON - soprano, alto & tenor saxophones
Saxophonist Yedo Gibson is the founder of the Royal Improvisers Orchestra of Amsterdam where he served as artistic director for 10 years. He brought his music to all corners of the planet, from China to Brazil, alongside Han Bennink, Luc Ex, Hamid Drake, Vasco Trilla, Steve Noble and many other renown musicians from the free jazz scene. Recently he moved from Amsterdam to Sintra where he fosters various musical projects.
"Gibson and Vicente use a language that is anything but commonplace. They dismiss conventional melody and motifs, even simple notes, for something different. Animalistic hums and roars, throaty rattling, little squeaks, plops and puffs. Their approach is one of shrill overtones, simmering saliva and ecstatic bird calls. Turn it up and you will find yourself in a deranged zoo. Play it backwards, and who knows what kind of madness you will encounter. The thing is that they turn a whole bunch of conventions upside down, but do it with a distinct flavor and near-combustible intensity, avoiding ready-made clichés."
Guy Peters, Liner notes from L3 album, Geraardsbergen (BL) 2018
MIGUEL MIRA - cello
photo: Petra Cvelbar
Miguel Mira plays the cello and is one of the most active Portuguese improvisers. With more that 40 years of musical restlessness he is a paradigm of Lisbon's free music. He collaborates regularly with Ernesto Rodrigues and Rodrigo Amado. It is with the latter that he has gained international notoriety, touring extensively, and playing live and in studio with musicians like Jeb Bishop and Peter Evans.
"Mira’s cello, played plucked throughout, higher in register and lighter in tone than the double-bass, making the frequent and rapid gear changes, glissandi and double-stops more prominent."
Colin Green - Free Jazz Collective (Reviews of Free Jazz and Improvised Music)
LUIS VICENTE - trumpet
"Luís Vicente has spread his talent in collaborations with numerous national and international musicians. The trumpeter, composer and improviser has collaborated on projects such as Fail Better !, Clocks & Clouds, Frame Trio, Vincent & Marjamaki, Twenty One 4tet, In Layers, Deux Maisons and What About Sam?, Among others. Most recently he joined a quartet that brought together historical names of free jazz, William Parker and Hamid Drake."
A forma do JAZZ, by Nuno Catarino, Harvest 2019: Parallel Realities
“The component manifests most obviously in Vicente's trumpet, (...) Of course, the trumpeter also splutters and exclaims explosively. But whatever he does packs charge.”
John Sharpe, All About Jazz
“One of the joys of listening to him play: he’s got an undeniable ear for melody, but he’s also not afraid to draw all of the primal physicality out of his horn - sometimes he sputters, sometimes he spits out lines with acerbic intensity, but he always keeps your attention.”
Derek Stone, The Free Jazz Collective
... ART IN ACTION gives YOU the amazing opportunity to listen/watch/eat/drink/gather with them PRIVATELY !!!
An old stable converted into a house/studio by an artist couple as a jewel/ sculpture.
The artistic adventure started in 1996 creating the architectural solutions.
In almost 3 years enthusiastically the contemporary art collection climbed its walls, took its ceilings, spread all over the floor filling up these 230m² x 5 high and 15 x 2m sculpture garden.
Discover a private loft house/gallery, full of stories and history from the past 20 years.
The full address will be provided after your BOOK IN.
Just like you, we prefer intimate moments: "ART & CONCERT DINNER" events are limited to 40 people (subject to availability).
Our idea is really to keep the intimacy, so ONLY 40 people.
We'll EAT, DRINK, MEET THE ARTISTS in a comfortable inspiring environment and above all...
LISTEN TO THE BEST MUSIC. You can always choose your albums or your art pieces from our gallery.
If you're vegan don't worry. If you have any food restriction, just let us know.
- Don't miss it !!!
-Let’s celebrate. With ART MUSIC… It’s ALL WE NEED!
-Are there any ID or minimum age requirements to access your event?
NO, but we don't serve alcohol to minors.
-What's included in the price?
The concert, the Portuguese bevarages: craft beer, red/white wine, ginginha and the DINNER are INCLUDED in the event's price. We are here to share good moments with best of music while admiring beautiful painting and sculpture works. Please drink in moderation.
-What are my transportation/parking options to get to and from the event?
Easier is TAXI or UBER, Underground METRO RATO. Parking should be in the street behind, or nearby but it's NOT easy to find.
-What can I bring to the event?
Open mind, JOY and Happiness.
-How can I contact the organizer if I have questions?
You will receive the email address and the phone number of the organizer after buying your ticket.
-What is the refund policy?
Full refund until the day before 12am.
-Should I bring my printed ticket to the event?
YES please or on your smartphone.
-Can I update my registration information?
-Is my registration, fee or ticket transferable?
-Is it okay if the name on my ticket or registration does not match the participant?
We speak Catalan, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.