GIG Tó Trips. Guitarra Makaka. Danças a um Deus Desconhecido [Monkey Guitar. Dancing to a God Unknown]
Artist: Tó Trips.
Tó Trips presents his second solo record in the KISMIF Conference 2015. ‘Those who remember Tó Trips as the guitarman in Amen Sacristi or as the leader of Lulu Blind, are not entirely convinced of the transformation. The man who shouted on stage, guitar just below the knee, is the same who today reaches for his acoustic guitar, in silence, seemingly unaware of the noise of the public. What happened? Growing older and wiser, the need for introspection, the fatigue led by the excess electricity. These are all plausible motives, but it leaves out the most prosaic – his interests simply shifted. It so happens that in his solo work, the strings of the acoustic guitar, the ressonance of the instrument and the solitude of the chords, have taken place as sovereignity. And as for the musical identity of the project, Tó Trips’ ‘voice’, it is being built, progressively, with the melodies, the rhythms, the compositions and the possibilities and chances which live in acoustic music. It is not a musical monologue either, since, since the beginning of the project, Trips has established dialogues with Carlos Paredes, Joseph Spence, the Andaluzia, Peter Walker, or African blues – without privileging any of them, listening to all of them with the same attention and pleasure. His goal has just been to create new music from his tastes and affections. ‘Guitarra Makaka: Danças a Um Deus Desconhecido’, his latest work, is truly new music, with the languid sadness of the Cape Verde, the upbeat freshness of Mali sounds, or the echoes of Lisbon, who, in an embarrassed happiness invites the Mediterranean to a summer dance. This is why this should be a night to remember, with the themes of his latest work paving the way’. (In: http://www.rastilhorecords.com/pt/loja/musica/-/guitarra-makaka-dancas-a-um-deus-desconhecido-133/)
14 July 2015 | Sub-palco [Under Stage], TM Rivoli, Porto | Curated by Pedro Miguel Ferreira and Rivoli TM