Fa b r i c i o   a t t o s
            

Classical Guitarist, Music Producer & Entrepeneur

 

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S O L O  &  C H A M B E R

 
Online   2021
Marés - Journeys into Brazilian Music
Episode 3: A Journey through Timbre

Marés is a series of video episodes produced by the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of Brazil in London, exploring classical and popular music from Brazil in the 20th and 21st centuries. 
Marés is directed and presented by  Fabrício Mattos and performed by students from the Royal Academy of Music and special guests, counting with Bernardo Simões as film director.  Each of the three episodes is filled with aesthetic experimentation drawing on the visual possibilities of music performance, in a way that is integrated into the setting of the recordings: the Embassy’s stunning Sala Brasil. 
The programme of our series finale will feature traditional instruments and diverse ensembles from the Brazilian and European traditions. The programme will converge on a musical piece that typically exemplifies the universal character of Brazilian music, which remains an ongoing source of inspiration for a new generation of musicians and composers in Brazil and abroad.
 

Online   2021

Marés - Journeys into Brazilian Music
Episode 2: A Journey through Rhythm

Marés is a series of video episodes produced by the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of Brazil in London, exploring classical and popular music from Brazil in the 20th and 21st centuries. 
Marés is directed and presented by  Fabrício Mattos and performed by students from the Royal Academy of Music and special guests, counting with Bernardo Simões as film director.  Each of the three episodes is filled with aesthetic experimentation drawing on the visual possibilities of music performance, in a way that is integrated into the setting of the recordings: the Embassy’s stunning Sala Brasil. 
In the second episode Fabricio Mattos takes you on a journey some of most characteristic Brazilian dance rhythms, from the carimbó to the milonga, from the frevo to the samba. The selected programme is performed in a single take, without pause, offering a unique opportunity to catch a glimpse of the vast mosaic that characterises the Brazilian culture.
 
Online   2021
I N F U S I O N
Presented by Chinese Arts Now, as part of the Stay Connected programme.

INFUSION is a transnational musical journey spanning three continents, curated and performed by Taiwanese flautist Yi-Hsuan Chen, counting with Fabricio Mattos as creative director/performer, and Bernardo Simoes as film director. Recorded at the St. Pancras Clock Tower, in London.
 

Online   2021

Marés - Journeys into Brazilian Music
Episode 1: A Journey through Spaces & Places

Marés is a series of video episodes produced by the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of Brazil in London, exploring classical and popular music from Brazil in the 20th and 21st centuries. 
Marés is directed and presented by  Fabrício Mattos and performed by students from the Royal Academy of Music and special guests, counting with Bernardo Simões as film director.  Each of the three episodes is filled with aesthetic experimentation drawing on the visual possibilities of music performance, in a way that is integrated into the setting of the recordings: the Embassy’s stunning Sala Brasil. 
In this first episode, we explored concrete and abstract ideas on how music is expressed in the Brazilian culture, offering a glimpse into the diversity and colourfulness of the Brazilian musical landscape.
 
 

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  2019

Schottish-Choro  (H. Villa-Lobos)

In 2019, Fabricio Mattos and composer and filmmaker Bernardo Simões, both London residents, met in Rio de Janeiro for one day and decided to use the opportunity to record this video at the historic Museu da República. 
Due to the 'impromptu' way this recording was made, Fabricio didn't have his guitar at the time, so an old Giannini guitar from Bernardo's collection was used for this unedited performance of a classic of Brazilian guitar music.
 

London, UK   2020

Spencer Collection, mini-recital with historical guitars 

This mini-recital was recorded at the Museum of the Royal Academy of Music, at request of the AALGA - Asociacion Argentina de Lauds e Guitarras Antiguas, as part of their 2nd international conference. Complete programme on the YouTube description.

Guitars
Josef Pages, 1805, Cádiz. 
Gennaro Fabricatore, 1818, Napoli. 
Amédée Thibout, ‘Guitare-lyre', c.1850, Caen. 
C.F. Martin & Co., 1880, New York. 
Louis Panormo, 1840, London.
 

London, UK   2019

Equinox  (Tōru Takemitsu)

This recording was made at the Royal Academy of Music, London, and is part of Fabricio Mattos' aesthetic experimentations in performance.
 

Shanghai, China   2017

Variations on a theme of Chinese Guqin   (HuanQi Lin)


This video was recorded in March/2017, produced by 'Guitar Garden' in Shanghai. The piece is one of the new works commissioned by Fabricio Mattos for 'WGC Heritage', the third season of WGC - Worldwide Guitar Connections


The guitar used was made in 1923 by Hermann Hauser, and is part of Vincent Xu's collection in Beijing. 

 
 

London, UK   2017

Tre Capricci  (Mauro Bonelli)

This recording was made at the Royal 
Academy of Music, London, and was part of the third season of WGC-Worldwide Guitar Connections.
 
 

Goesan, South Korea   2015

Bate-Coxa  (Marco Pereira)

From DVD Heritage, Live in South Korea.


This is an extract from DVD Heritage of Italian & Brazilian music, produced by Alma Guitar. 



 
 

Goesan, South Korea   2015

Sonata in D-minor   (Domenico Cimarosa)

From DVD Heritage, Live in South Korea.


This is an extract from DVD Heritage of Italian & Brazilian music, produced by Alma Guitar. 



 
 

London, UK   2014

Metamorphose   (Ralf Bauer)

Dedicated to Fabricio Mattos.


This work was written especially for the second season of the WGC-Worldwide Guitar Connections, 'WGC Beyond'. German composer Ralf Bauer was inspired by the Bach Chaconne to compose a work of extreme virtuosity for the guitar, exploring the naturalness of arpeggios on this instrument.


This performance took place at St Mary-at-Hill church in London.

 
 

Chengdu, China   2012

Trilogia del Brujo   (Máximo Diego Pujol) 


This video is an excerpt of a concert at Sichuan Conservatory of Music, part of Fabricio Mattos' Asian Tour. In the same tour there were concerts and masterclasses in Seoul (South Korea), Jinan and Qingdao (China). 


 
 

Los Angeles, USA   2011

Guitar Salon International

Excerpt from Villa-Lobos' 'Guitar Concerto'.

Guitar by Torres (1890).

This video was made during Fabricio Mattos' world tour in 2011, in a one-day stopover in LA from New York to Auckland (New Zealand). In his visit Fabricio tried out many great guitars, and the other videos of this session can be accessed through the following link:

Fabricio Mattos at GSI | Youtube Playlist
 
 

Maringá, Brazil   2010

Black Widow   (Jaime Zenamon)

I. Seduction

II. Dance & Love

III. Satisfaction


This performance was recorded live in a concert part a major festival in Brazil called FEMUCIC. The piece is a poetic take on the story of the black widow spider, which is known for killing the male after copulation.


 

R O J E C T S  W I T H A N C E

London, England   2013

Cura-Cadru   (Emma-Ruth Richards

World Premiere


This performance took place at LSO (London Symphony Orchestra) St Luke's, London, and it is the result of a collaboration between British composer Emma-Ruth Richards, dancer Sabrina Kelly, and guitarist Fabricio Mattos. 


This collaboration was part of LSO's Soundhub project, which covered open space for rehearsals and performances. 


LSO Soundhub

 

London, England   2013

Brother of Sleep   (Gareth Moorcraft)

World premiere


A result of a collaboration between musicians from the Royal Academy of Music and dancers from Roehampton University, this work earned critics success mainly due to this performance at Resolution! the best known contemporary dance festival in London.


Resolution! @ The Place, London

 

I N T E R V I E W S

VTV4, Hanoi


Interview in Vietnam as part of Fabricio Mattos' tour of Thailand, Vietnam, and Myanmar.

 

Go Brazilian, Auckland, New Zealand

(in Portuguese)


This interview was produced during Fabricio Mattos' WGC World Tour in 2011. In the occasion Fabricio's concerts in New Zealand happened in Auckland, Dunedin, and Wellington.