Last night I performed a new concert together with New Zealand guitarist Julie Bevan. The concert is named "Amazonia - Wildwood Stories" and consists of new original compositions and some Brazilian pieces.
I met Julie in Rio de Janeiro four years back, through our common friend, Australian trumpet player Mike Ryan. In 2010 I visited Julie in New Zealand and we toured the South Island together. I also launched my musical project Brasilicum in Wellington with Brazilian and New Zealand musicians. In the end of our tour we stayed at Riverside Community in Mouteka, a beautiful, green valley surrounded by step mountains on the North tip of the South Island. We had a concert in the community church and used the beautiful location to compose new music together, music inspired by the sounds and life of New Zeland nature. We also used poems by Brazilian poet Márcia Theóphilo for our inspiration. Marcia writes about the Amazonian rainforests and it´s diverse habitants.
Now, two years later, we perform this music for the first time in Sweden. Julie Bevan is going to spend three weeks in Öland to compose and make concerts with me. Our first concert where made last night in the old, medieval church of Långlöt in Öland. We will do another concert of "Amazonia - Wildwood Stories" in Algutsrum church the 9th of August. Check our project site to find out about our other upcoming concerts: www.erici.se/amazonia