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"Incandescendo dynamic new duo!"

"Thursday evening I was transported on an imaginary train journey through a warm, dazzling, sunlit green, lush and
remarkable country, thousands of miles away, by the sublime sounds of Emily Burridge, cellist, composer, performer
and producer, with percussionist Felix Gibbons at the Bolivar Hall in London’s Fitzrovia, as part of the Festival of the
Arts for Brazil and Ecuador".
- Brazilian Post London 06/11/2012


"Incandescendo dynamic new duo!"

"Thursday evening I was transported on an imaginary train journey through a warm, dazzling, sunlit green, lush and
remarkable country, thousands of miles away, by the sublime sounds of Emily Burridge, cellist, composer, performer
and producer, with percussionist Felix Gibbons at the Bolivar Hall in London’s Fitzrovia, as part of the Festival of the
Arts for Brazil and Ecuador".
- Brazilian Post London 06/11/2012


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Emily Burridge and Felix Gibbons of Incandescendo have worked alongside a host of musical luminaries in Jazz, Classical and Popular music including George Michael, Roger Daltry, Jools Holland, The Specials, Olodum, Peter Gabriel, Gilberto Gil, Milton Nascimento, and many more.. Emily with her 'cello and Felix with his array of percussion instruments create a unique and dynamic sound very much inspired by their love of music, people, nature, the English countryside and a special affection for Brazil where they both spent many years. When they are not playing their own compositions, they very much enjoy playing arrangements of Brazilian music inspired by the heart and hospitality of friends and family, and the natural beauty they found there. As well as countless concerts and shows both were deeply involved in community work - Emily with Amerindian communities and Felix on the outskirts of Sao Paulo. This duo of British musicians who have worked extensively in many genres travelling far and wide with their music, deeply enriched by the process, none the less maintain their origins, bringing to their work a kaleidoscope of fresh musical influences which break new ground between Classical, World and Jazz idioms. Felix is an internationally acclaimed percussionist specialising in the multiplicity of instruments that characterise the distinct rhythms of Brazil and Latin-America. These dance around and enhance the melodic sounds of Emily, the classically trained virtuoso 'cellist, who, energised by the rhythms, finds them a limitless source of inspiration for composing and improvising melodies. As they are both comfortable on a number of instruments and share a fascination for the rhythmic, melodic and harmonic aspects of the music, this becomes a truly collaborative process. Using modern sampling technology they expand their compositions vertically as well as horizontally creating exciting multi-tracked pieces which spin out a web of intricate harmonies. The music of an Incandescendo score is as much about the visual and sensory nature of these vertical harmonic blocks as the horizontal, melodic narratives that are produced. Emotional memory has a primacy in this process, but there is also a ludic element. While looking inward the duo also delve into the intuitive mathematics of rhythmic linguistics and modulation, so that each composition is a discovery, finding its own imaginary settings and landscapes which can then be embellished or deconstructed by dazzling displays of improvisation. The Brazilian approach to popular percussion, like East Indian, Cuban, African, American, Arabic or Asian percussion systems, has been hugely influential in recent years and many of these new dimensions are incorporated into their music. Their concert program includes an array of completely new works for ‘cello and percussion. The warmth and vitality of the performance reflects the fact that Incandescendo have performed all over the world and greatly enjoy their creative process. As much in the composition and production of the music as in it's presentation to the audience it is an enriching and entertaining shared experience. Incandescendo take a new direction and share all the fun that a new journey entails. Worlds are integrated and superimposed as they combine their many influences creating beautiful, exotic and surprisingly visual soundscapes. As one journalist wrote after one of their London shows, "I was transported on an imaginary train journey through a warm, dazzling, sunlit green and lush, remarkable country thousands of miles away by the sublime sounds.."