Leonor Arnaut & Mariana Dionísio

Galeria Zé dos Bois

© Vera Marmelo

The concert will take place at the Aquário, being compliant with the rules of social distancing provided by the DGS. The capacity is limited and use of mask is mandatory.

Leonor Arnaut and Mariana Dionísio seek to align themselves in an improvisation of an exploratory character with a focus on detail, where there will be room for the emergence of some conceived textures or even small compositions. This will be a meeting of two people who do not necessarily listen to each other as two. They are voices that share a very similar timbre and register. In addition, they are both bodies of air with mouths of lips, tongues and teeth.

Leonor Arnaut

Leonor Arnaut began her studies in classical music, but later became interested in different styles that led her to Jazz. She studied voice at Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa, where she finished her degree in Jazz. During this process and up to the present day, she keeps in touch with different musicians, mainly within styles where improvisation is an important element.
She participates in several projects as a composer and interpreter, where she works with musicians like Yaw Tembe, Norberto Lobo, João Carreiro, João Pereira, Mariana Nunes, among others.

Currently, Arnaut explores the various timbre and texture possibilities of the voice in improvised and experimental music, and focuses on understanding the human voice as an instrument. Her presence in different projects allows her to continue her exploratory path as a singer and composer.

Mariana Dionísio

Initially trained in classical piano by the National Conservatory of Music of Lisbon, he studied voice in the jazz course of the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa and performed several times as an interpreter with contemporary repertoire.
In the various projects to which he has proposed he can find, as an example, work with electronics and processed voice, exploration of the text or word and search for the fusion of timbre and textural with another instrument (usually in duo).

Currently, he develops and participates in several projects where free improvisation and composition directed mainly to experimentation and exploration of vocal potential are very present.

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