Carlos "ZÍNGARO" - violin
In 1967 he formed Plexus, the only Portuguese group at the time to have developed a new musical approach based on contemporary music, improvisation and rock… in 1979 he won a Fulbright Grant and was invited by the Creative Music Foundation in Woodstock, New York to participate in meetings, classes and performances with such composers as Anthony Braxton, Roscoe Mitchell, George Lewis, Leo Smith, Tom Cora and Richard Teitelbaum (a regular collaborator). He also gave lectures on New Notation Concepts, Movement and Sound, and the inter-relationship of Improvisation and Body Attitude. As a soloist, or with other musicians and composers, Carlos Zingaro has performed at many of the most important new music and improvising festivals in Europe, Asia and America.
...A substantial level of Carlos Zingaro's musical activities are associated with theatre, film and dance.
…in 1988 he worked with the Italian theatre director Giorgio Barberio Corsetti on his Kafka Trilogy. He has also been stage and costume designer for several other theatre productions. He has produced several film scores and worked extensively with dancers and dance companies such as the Gulbenkian Dance Company, the Opéra de Genève Dance Company, Michala Marcus, Aparte, and Olga Roriz.
He has a record production, in his own name or in collaborations with other musicians and composers of more than thirty titles, with editions in Portugal, France, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, Italy, UK, Japan, the Netherlands or USA.
He has been awarded the "Chock de La Musique" award twice by the French magazine Monde de la Musique, as well as his work being recognised as the best records of the year in Wire Magazine (UK) and Coda (Canada) ).
It's too long… and he's enchanting… just DON’T MISS IT! You have a fabulous opportunity to meet him personally… AND with Mitzlaff, we’ll only be forty people!!!