|Henrique Portovedo||Alto saxophone|
Portuguese International RICO and Selmer-MaferMusica Artist, Henrique Portovedo is one of the most popular saxophone soloists, sound artists and lecturers in Portugal. Henrique studied at the Superior School of Music and Performing Arts of Oporto, Amsterdam Conservatorium of Music and at the TrinityLaban. He is currently studying for his Phd, "Augmented Musical Performance - Beyond Sonic Art Gestures" under the supervision of Paulo Ferreira Lopes and John Dack.
His musical activity was awarded with the Prémio de Mérito da Fundação António Pascoal, Prémio de Mérito Artístico da Fundação Eng. António de Almeida. Henrique was also awarded several Trinity Music Awards in 2007 and 2008. Henrique has found his place in contemporary music by working with composers such as Chiel Meijering, Filipe Vieira, David Notts, Dominic Murcott, Hugo Correia, Martin Parker, Rolf Gehlhaar, among others.Co-founder of QuadQuartet and Artistic Director of Aveiro SaxFest, he is the creative director and producer of Sound of Shadows and Don´t Shoot the Saxophone Player. Henrique works for television and theatre as a sonic artist and sound designer. He has recorded for several labels including Naxos and R´Roots.
Henrique Portovedo plays exclusively with Selmer (Paris) saxophones and RICO Reeds.
SaxOpera - Vitor Rua
In the words of the composer: it´s a musical theatre... it´s air... inhale, exhale...dialogue! it´s moving images... it´s peace, it´s a credit card without balance...it´s life.
Untitled - Rolf Gehlhaar
This piece is based on 24 phrases of 26``each. The end of Ppresent determines which phrase is available to be Pnext... some phrases work like this, some others can be determined by the player.."..." is about structures and freedom..."..."is dedicated to the saxophonist and sound artist Henrique Portovedo.
SaxSexSouq - Hugo Correia
SaxSexSouq is based on sexual dilettantism. Pleasure and Pain...Relief and Suffering...Provocation and Innocence. This piece aims to play a dangerous game with audience emotions!