Luís Tinoco’s ‘The Blue Voice of the Water’ nominated for the 2019 International Classical Music Awards
For Portuguese composer Luís Tinoco, music has always been connected with the visual arts, film, theatre, and even with the light of Lisbon itself. The works on his new album, The Blue Voice of the Water, illustrates these connections. The album comprises the live, world premiere recordings of the Cello Concerto, O Sotaque Azul Das Aguas, Frisland and Before Spring, A Tribute to 'The Rite' in performances by four internationally-acclaimed orchestras.
Tinoco's orchestral works reflect these influences, alongside other cultural allusions: Before Spring is a tribute to Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, and the vivid poetry of Manoel de Barros helped inspire The Blue Voice of the Water. The magical, ethereal Cello Concerto is dedicated to the artist who performs the work on this recording, Filipe Quaresma, acclaimed for his ‘precise, superbly articulated playing, full of passion yet often quite thoughtful’ (The Strad). Frisland refers both to an imaginary island first put on the map by the 16th-century cartographer Nicolo Zeno, and to the jazz artist Bill Frisell. The result is a vibrant work which Tinoco describes as ‘an imaginary voyage through an (also imaginary) soundworld inspired by Frisell's music’.
The finalists for the ICMA will be known by December 10, and the names of the winners will be published on 17 January 2019. UYMP would like to congratulate Tinoco on his nomination, and wish him the best of luck for this award.
(26 Nov 2018)