Susana Santos Silva


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Open-Air Amphitheatre R. Dr. Nicolau Bettencourt, Lisbon

No intermission

Launched this year, the album “The Ocean Inside a Stone” presents us with an Impermanence which is rather different from what we knew, thereby confirming the premise for this project, led by the trumpeter and composer Susana Santos Silva, which is the impermanence of all things, music included. Its sonority has Torbjorn Zetterberg playing an electric bass dirtied through effects and processing, with pianist Hugo Raro focusing mainly on the synthesizer, but also on the proposed material. 

We can hear an avant-jazz tinted with rock, aligned in such a way that it sometimes slips into noise and which, in the middle - irony of ironies - includes a waltz supported by melodies where the keyboards simulate the typical tunes of a barrel organ. We can hear echoes of Blue Note's elaborate jazz in the publisher's heyday and some formulas of freely improvised music, combining conventional processes with some experimentation. It is a quintet, but there seem to be more players: Santos Silva's orchestral experience has produced rich results in the way she works with timbres, making the most of her combinations.

Rui Eduardo Paes


Susana Santos Silva Trumpet
João Pedro Brandão Alto saxophone, Flute
Hugo Raro Piano, Synthesizer
Torbjörn Zetterberg Electric bass
Marcos Cavaleiro Drums

JAZZ 2020

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation joined forces with Associação Porta-Jazz and Jazz ao Centro Clube to present Jazz 2020, a cycle of 10 concerts in Lisbon, Oporto and Coimbra. Between 31 July and 9 August, Portuguese jazz and improvised music will be once more on the agenda!

In a time where many artists have seen their projects cancelled or postponed, this edition is also an opportunity to support more than 60 musicians and the technical teams involved in these concerts.



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