Kali Malone ⟡ João Almeida

St. George's church

ZDB presents Kali Malone at St. George's church.

Kali Malone

Headquartered in Stockholm, Kali Malone is an American composer and musician who creates sonic monoliths that tug at the very material of listening. Via analog and digital synthesis – and within compositional frameworks that utilize just intonation and psychoacoustic phenomena – Malone’s minimalism maintains a certain gravity even as the ground below shifts. A recent string of critically acclaimed albums explore harmonic interplay within electro-acoustic instrumentation: woodwinds with buchla 200 synthesiser, strings quartets with sine waves, and – most notably – the pipe organ close mic’d and spatialized. Using synthetic and acoustic instrumentation in repetitive and extended durations, Malone’s rich harmonic textures emit a distinct emotive hue serving to generate a captivating and uncanny depth of focus.

João Almeida

Co-founder of the improvised music trio, “Sismos”, composed by Phillip Santos (drums) and João Carreiro (guitar). João has been collaborating with musicians such as Gabriel Ferrandini, Pedro Alves Sousa, Hernâni Faustino, Hugo Antunes and Maria do Mar de Brito Lopes and was also invited to join the group “Chão Maior” of the trumpeter Yaw Tembe, formed by Yuri Antunes (Trombone), Ricardo Martins (Drums), Leonor Arnaut (Voice) and Norberto Lobo (Guitar). He has already collaborated with the Hotclube de Portugal Jazz Orchestra having the opportunity to share the stage with musicians such as João Mortágua, Julian Arguelles, Perico Sambeat, John Hollenbeck and Guillermo Klein.

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