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Coletivo NSLO brings together a group of musical creators and performers who reside in different regions of Brazil. The letters of the acronym mean north, south, east and west and represent the diversity of where the musicians come from: Palmas (Tocantins), Caçapava (São Paulo), Cali (Colombia) and Mossoró (Rio Grande do Norte).
The genesis of the group took place at the post-graduate program in Music at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, where all the musicians did or are doing their doctorates.
The group came together due to personal and artistic affinities that culminated in the sponsorship by Rumos Itaú Cultural of a two-year project to create a new repertoire. To do this the group carry out activities open to the public, in recitals, workshops, round tables, among others, as well as experimentation, rehearsal and production within the collective. The artistic goal was the gradual creation of an original repertoire based on interaction, expressive potential and experiences shared by musicians.
Through a project selected by the Rumos Itaú Cultural 2017-2018 program, between November 2018 and February 2020 Coletivo NSLO performed at various locations in Brazil and Colombia. The repertoire of the group was built and refined during these trips. In 2020, the sponsorship of Banco da Amazônia made phonographic and audiovisual production viable.
The album Charlatório presents instrumental compositions by Heitor Oliveira, performed by Dario Rodrigues Silva (piano), Gina Arantxa Arbeláez (flute), Renan Simões and Sabrina Souza (guitars). With significant independent artistic and academic trajectories, the musicians join forces for a collaborative endeavour that results in a series of phonographic releases, of which Charlatório is the first.
The album contains four solo pieces (one for each instrumentalist) and a structured improvisation for quartet. The pieces are like informal conversations of the artists with themselves, their peers and their listeners, marked by the ideas of proximity, intimacy and informality.
Charlatório is the first of three albums by Coletivo NSLO to be released by TCFSR.
See Coletivo NSLO perform the compositions from Charlatório, and other works, on their YouTube channel www.youtube.com/channel/UCMWAseVT_AJ9g6phrMtLsAQ