Memento by Abdul Moimême.
This radio piece is what its title implies: a reminder of persons and past events, which in the present case are autobiographical as well as musical; occurrences that span a period of over 30 years and recede back to some early field recordings I did in Madrid in the early eighties.
It also served as a reflection regarding to what extent composition and free improvisation can overlap. For example, certain sections started as improvisations but were here rearranged in a composed form.
The idea was to choose motifs and work with these much as an engraver might approach a new uncharted etching, unaided by the outline of preliminary sketches, allowing each stroke to freely imply the next. Nonetheless, some sections were specifically composed for the occasion.
Composed and mixed by Abdul Moimême
Abdul Moimême is a Lisbon based musician and active member of the cities free im-provisation scene. His main instrument is the electric guitar. He has also worked as a jazz writer, since 1999, writing in various Portuguese publications such as Flirt, All Jazz and Jazz.pt magazines, as well as the Público newspaper. In 2014 he is nomination in the “6th Annual International Critics Poll”.
He has performed in several projects such as: Hipnótica, IKB, Insub Meta Orchestra, Potlatch, Queixas, Suspensão, and Variable Geometry Orchestra. He has also performed and/or recorded with musicians such as: Axel Dörner, Carlos Santos, Carlos Zingaro, Christian Weber, Christophe Berthet, Cyril Bondi, D’Incise, Ernesto Rodrigues, Floros Floridis, Gale Brand, George Haslam, Heddy Boubaker, Jon Raskin, Ken Filiano, Manuel Mota, Marco von Orelli, Marco Scarassatti, Patrick Brennan, Rodrigo Amado, Steve Adams, Thanos Chrysakis and Wade Matthews.
He has also performed in Austria, Brazil, France, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland.
Mixed by Joaquim Monte at Namouche.