Traditionally, and especially in a context typical of smaller groups,
the voice and trumpet have played similar roles and functions:
soloists “storytellers of melodies”, or, if there are several, punctual “opinion makers”.
This kind of spotlight that seems to be given comes from the linearity that they evidently present, after all, these are two melodic instruments.
With this project, we come together to abandon these roles.
No pretensions to take the place of the harmonic instruments that normally accompany us, we work towards finding another place, developing different formal and sound conceptions, which as a consequence, lead us to explore our instrument - a research that, not nevertheless personal, it has become a singular demand to our restricted, but surprisingly rich, duo formation.
João Almeida - Trumpet
Mariana Dionísio - Voice