Friends, musicians, collaborators, sources of inspiration, and other cool stuff.
Cila MacDowell - Sister. Videoartist extraordinaire.
Mario Salimon – Journalist, film maker, singer, musician, overall renaissance man.
Adriana Angotti - Creative director for advertisement. She has a TV commercial in the permanent collection of the MOMA (super cool).
Jessica Jiji - Writer, librettist.
Thiago Thiberio – Composer, conductor, pianist.
Daniel Smith – Bassoon virtuoso. Great recordings in both classical and jazz.
David Del Tredici – Composer. (I have a feeling he saved 20 century classical music from boredom). Romantic, unapologetic, political.
Dmitri Korneev – Pianist.
Ariadne Greif – Amazing soprano.
Gilad Cohen – Composer and pianist.
Conrad Cummings – Composer.
Wayne Oquin – Composer, pianist, educator.
Dmitri Tymoczko – Composer, theorist. (If you write music, and you don’t have it yet, go get his book “A Geometry of Music”, right now. It’s powerful stuff.)
André Mehmari – Brazilian composer, pianist.
Hermeto Pascoal – Composer, performer, poly-instrumentalist. Probably the greatest living Brazilian musician. Master of sounds. The most inspiring person I have ever been in touch with. If I had to chose one Brazilian musician, this is the man.