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LVVI concertseries at Studio LOOS
Curators/Producers: Leo Svirsky & Ana Lemnura


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2017.01.21-22

lvvi2017

Saturday Jan. 21st
open workshop with De Ensemble Ohne Eigenschaften and friends rehearsing Accidentals and Memory City

16:00-19:00

Sunday January 22nd
Piece for Cello and Bass Ensemble Leila Bordreuil (cello), Cody Takacs, Uldis Vitols, Renato Ferreira (basses), sound by Dario Giustarini Accidentals & Memory City Das Ensemble Ohne Eigenshaften (and friends) - suggested donation 5 euro (and up)

18:00-20:00

Leila Bordreuil is a Brooklyn based cellist and composer from Aix-en-Provence, France. She works in the realm of Noise music, improvisation, New Music and sound-art. Her cello playing is often improvised, and mainly focuses on texture variations and a collage of phantom overtones and pitched utterances. Through an original vocabulary of extended techniques, preparations, and imaginative amplification methods, her instrument is used as an abstract resonant body to challenge conventional cello practice. Her composed works draw from a similar texture-based musical aesthetic, but also focus on the relationship between sound and space. In her site-specific electro-acoustic compositions, architecture is the foundation of the piece and musicality arises from an organized spacialization of sound. Bordreuil's collaborative projects include duos with Michael Foster and Tamio Shiraishi, a trio with Sean Ali and Joanna Mattrey, and the no-wave band “Signal Break”.

Partly in the name of improvised music, Leila has maintained a very active concert schedule performing/ collaborating with many artists such as Marina Rosenfeld, Eli Keszler, Tom Chiu (Flux quartet), Anthony Coleman, Peter Evans, Nate Wooley, SENYAWA, C. Spencer Yeh, Toshimaru Nakamura, Tetuzi Akiyama, Susan Alcorn, Ingrid Laubrock, Bill Nace, Lee Ranaldo, Weasel Walter, Chris Corsano, Lea Bertucci and more.

Notable venues where she has performed include The Whitney Museum, The Kitchen, MoMA PS1, Issue Project Room, the Stone, Roulette, Pioneer Works, Ftarri (Tokyo, JP) the Heresy Series for Women in Sound (Manila, PHL), and many basements across the U.S.

​Leila is currently an artist-in-residence at Issue Project Room.

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2017.02.21

3lvvi2017

John Dikeman   *   Jon Rune Strom   *   Tollef Østvang

Universal Indians - John Dikeman (saxophones), Jon Rune Strom (double bass), Tollef Østvang (percussion).

John Dikeman, Jon Rune Strøm and Tollef Østvang choose as the name of their trio the title of an Albert Ayler’s composition, “Universal Indians”, because of its double symbolism. The purpose was to inspire their playing in the free jazz patrimony of the likes of John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor and Ayler himself, and for all effects art and culture in our time are more and more global adoptions (“universal”) of singularities(“indians”). But in what refers to symbols they go even further – in “Skullduggery” they have the partnership of another one of the “new thing” mavericks, Joe McPhee. Now, you may ask: is this a nostalgic celebration of the past, with the same kind of revisionist perspectives we find in present recuperations of the bebop formats? No. That wouldn’t be possible with the involvement of someone like McPhee, even if the American relocated in Amsterdam and the two Norwegian improvisers wanted it, and they don’t. Their guest is widely known for his achievements in renewing the free subgenre, and in his path he made important contributions to other music practices, namely Pauline Olivero’s deep listening electro-acoustic concepts, Nihilist Spasm Band’s radical brand of noise and the jam rock of The Thing with Cato Salsa Experience. This CD reflects that openness and what you have here is the free jazz after free jazz. Intrigued enough?

Dalton Danks, drums
Liew Niyomkarn, guitar
Aidan Gross, cello
Yannis Patoukas, guitar
Laura Agnusdei, saxophone

Doors at 20:00, first set at 20:30 3-8 euro sliding scale.
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2017.03.05

4lvvi2017

Balazs Pandi at Loos!
Hungarian Drummer Balazs Pandi is coming to the Hague!
Doors at 8, music at 8:30 3-8 euro, sliding scale entrace fee

Balazs Pandi (drums) * Gert Jan Prins (electronics) * Leo Svirsky (piano) * Peter van Bergen (reeds) * Rob Daenen (synthesizer) * Willem Jansen (percussion).

Balazs Pandi s a Hungarian drummer. He has worked and toured with various acts from all around the world including Venetian Snares, Otto von Schirach, Last Step, To Live and Shave in L.A., The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble and Zu. He also played drums for the Blood of Heroes project.

Since 2009 he has frequently played drums live with Merzbow, and they have released three live records together. They headlined the experimental stage at the Scion Rock Fest in Tampa, Florida in 2012. More recently, he and Merzbow have performed as a trio with Mats Gustafsson. They released Cuts in 2013 on RareNoise. For the follow-up Cuts of Guilt, Cuts Deeper (2015), they were joined by Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth.

Balázs started a electronica-metal-breakcore project with Bong-Ra called Wormskull in 2010 (their first album "Sound of Hell" was released in 2011). Most recently he joined the Italian experimental instrumental band Zu. His current projects include Italian doom band Obake, Metallic Taste of Blood (featuring Colin Edwin of Porcupine Tree, Eraldo Bernocchi of Obake and Jamie Saft, and Slobber Pup (Saft, Joe Morris and Trevor Dunn). From 2012 he started to play solo shows on selected festivals under his own name.

​Leila is currently an artist-in-residence at Issue Project Room.

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2017.03.29

5lvvi2017

Liew Niyomkarn (el. guitar) * Dirar Kalash (oud) * Josue Amador (guitar) * Riccardo Marogna (reeds) * Abel Fazekas (clarinet) * Leo Svirsky (piano).

Brandon Lopez is a composer and bassist devoted to the exploration and execution of the creative musics. Since moving to NYC in 2013, he's found himself working with a myriad of the cities finest players and outfits (Nate Wooley, Peter Evans, Marshall Allen, Gerald Cleaver, William Parker, Chris Corsano, Tyshawn Sorey, Joe Morris, Ingrid Laubrock, Tony Malaby, Tom Rainey, Mike Pride, as well as many others).

He currently leads the trio, The Mess (Chris Corsano on drums and Sam Yulsman on piano) and performs as a soloist. As a sideman, he's been dubbed "the ubiquitous". Some current work is with the Nate Wooley 4tet, William Parker's Little Huey Orchestra, Weasel Walter Large Ensemble, Leila Bordreuil Quartet for Bass trio and Cello Solo, The Jaimie Branch Trio, Amirtha Kidambi's Elder Ones, amongst many others.

He was recently awarded a grant by the Foundation for Contemporary Art for his guitar trio piece "Movement"

He attended New England Conservatory of Music and studied under Joe Morris. ​ Leila is currently an artist-in-residence at Issue Project Room.

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2017.04.16

6lvvi2017

Antonio Borghini (bass) * Jasper Stadhouders (guitar) * John Dikeman (sax) * Onno Goveart (drums) [Quartet]

Dirar Kalash (piano) * Onno Goveart (drums) [Duo]

Antonio Borghini Double bass player and composer. Born in Milan in 1977, he grows up in Rome where, at the age of ten, begins his musical studies privately and later on at “G.B. Martini” conservatory in Bologna. Based there, he joins in the late 90’s the musicians collective “Bassesfere”, and starts collaborating with many bands (Cristina Zavalloni “Open quartet”, “Orange room”, “Headless cat”, “Mrafi”, “Chant trio” a.o.) In 2003 begins his long term collaboration with cellist Tristan Honsinger playing in the group “Small Talk”. In the years 2004-2006 he plays concerts around Europe with many projects such as “Domino quartet” with Sean Bergin, Gianluca Petrella and Hamid Drake; David Murray trio and quartet; the “Anthony Braxton quartet” and the Butch Morris Orchestra. His sextet “Memorial Barbecue” is invited to the international jazz festival in S.Anna Arresi. From 2007 till 2010 he’s the bass player in Mike Patton’s project “Mondo Cane”. In 2008 he publishes the first record of his music with the group “Malebranche”; the quartet “Eco d’Alberi” is the first italian group playing at the Vision festival in New York. Through these years he played, toured and recorded with many other musicians such as Han Bennink, Taylor Ho Bynum, Mary Halvorson, John Tchicai, Leo Smith, Cristiano Calcagnile, Edoardo Marraffa, Pasquale Mirra, Vincenzo Vasi, Mirko Sabatini, Fabrizio Puglisi, Francesco Bigoni, Stefano Bollani, Aldo Romano.

In 2009 he moves to Berlin and quickly becomes part of the so-called “echtzeitmusik” scene. Out of countless musical meetings he co-founded “Hook, Line and Sinker”, a music theater ensemble with Tristan Honsinger, Axel Dörner and Tobias Delius; “Der Lange Schatten” with Michael Thieke and Håvard Wiik; “Die Hochstapler”, with Pierre Borel, Louis Laurain and Hannes Lingens; “Schnell”, a bebop-trance trio with Christian Lillinger and Pierre Borel. He is also regularly playing in Tristan Honsinger’s company “Hopscotch”; Alexander Von Schlippenbach quartet; “Quartetto trionfale” with Günter Sommer, Manfred Schoof and Gianluigi Trovesi; the double bass quartet “Sequoia” featuring Klaus Kürvers, Meinrad Kneer and Miles Perkin; the piano trio “Frisk” with Håvard Wiik and Steve Heather and “Parrot’s feathers” with Matthias Schubert and Rudi Fischerlehner.

Furthermore he plays in various combinations with many others such as Achim Kaufmann, Olaf Rupp, Henrik Walsdorff, Hilary Jeffery, Tony Buck, Rudi Mahall, Almut Kühne, Aki Takase, Sven-Åke Johanson and Chino Suichi.

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2017.05.02

7lvvi2017

Carate Urio Orchestra - Garlic & Jazz Tour

Sam Kulik (US) - trombone, guitar, vocals
Jacob Wick (US) - trumpet
Sean Carpio (IR) - drums, guitars, vocals
Nico Roig (ES) - guitars, vocal
Brice Soniano (FR) - double bass
Joachim Badenhorst (BE) - reeds, vocals

Bei Tan, Charlotte Koopman: cooks

Joachim Badenhorst (°1981 Antwerp) has been active in the experimental and improvised music scene in Europe and abroad for the past 15 years. Following his master degree in jazz studies at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague, he has since divided his time between Belgium and cities in the US and Europe, collaborating and recording with jazz and experimental music ensembles and artists, such as Han Bennink, Tony Malaby and Noël Akchoté while incessantly exploring the visceral elements of sound. His output ranges from solo improvisation to leading large formations, such as his own Carate Urio Orchestra.

Badenhorst is artistically interested in integrating ideas from various different art medias into his musical compositions. He also takes deep interest in revealing the inherent relation between contemporary and traditional musics, having collaborated with traditional musicians from Turkey and Japan, and toured in China with reinterpreted traditional Chinese music.

In recent years, Badenhorst is contemplating the evanescent site specificity of sound as well as the relation between space and sound. In recent years, his work has taken a deeper focus on composition, namely that of computer­based composition and processing. Through continual research and experiment, he delves into a re­imagination of the boundaries between improvisation and composition, of abstract sound explorations and harmonic passage, and continues to attempt at a personal aesthetic language that interact with spaces and engage with different audiences.

Badenhorst appears on over 50 cd's on over 10 record labels. In 2012, he launched his own label KLEIN, as a creative platform to initiate collaborations, experiment and play with unconventional design, and as an outlet for fringe musical projects.

Since 2010 Badenhorst has been developing his solo​programme consisting of improvisations and compositions for solo acoustic and electro­acoustic wind instruments. Badenhorst released three solo albums: The Jungle He Told Me (Smeraldina­Rima 2012) , Forest//Mori (Klein 2014) and Kitakata (Santé­Loisirs 2016).

Solo performance highlights include Météo Festival (France 2016), Mengi (Iceland 2015), Brussels Jazz Festival (Belgium 2015), Taktlos Festival (Switzerland 2015), Molde Festival (Norway 2014), Stanser Musiktage (Switzerland 2014), Orléans Festival (France 2014).

Badenhorst is a composer and performer of the ensembles: ­​Carate Urio Orchestra​. This ensemble released the albums Sparrow Mountain (KLEIN,2013), Lover (KLEIN 2016), Ljubljana (Cleanfeed 2016).

Carate Urio performance highlights include Jazz Middelheim (2014), Brand! Festival (2015), Bimhuis Amsterdam (2015), Ljubljana Jazz Festival (2015), Gent Jazz Festival (2016) and tour of the east coast of the USA in June 2016.

­The Icelandic quintet​Mógil​ released the albums Ro (Radical Duke 2008), I​ stilluni hljomar (Mogilmusic 2011), ​Korriro (Mogilmusic 2015). Mogil performance highlights include the Reykjavik Jazzfestival (2015), Dranouter aan zee (2012), Iceland Airwaves (2008 and 2012) Womex Festival (2009).

­The acoustic duo Rawfishboys with French bassist Brice Soniano released the albums War (self­released 2005), ‘Piano works/worksnt’ (Spocus 2010) and an upcoming album for De Werf in 2017.

­The acoustic trio​Baloni​(with Frantz Loriot and Pascal Niggenkemper) released the albums​ Fremdenzimmer (Cleanfeed 2011), ​Belleke (Cleanfeed 2014), Ripples (Cleanfeed 2015).

Baloni’s performance highlights include Meteo Festival (2013), Banlieues Bleues Festival (2013), Jazz Nevers Festival (2013), JIGG Lissabon (2014).

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2017.05.22

6lvvi2017

MSHR is the art collective of Birch Cooper and Brenna Murphy. They work at the intersection of digital sculpture, analog circuitry, and ceremonial performance. Their performances revolve around a unique system of light-audio feedback that employs their handmade synthesizers. The duo inserts themselves into the system, shifting sculptural sensors to steer the feedback patterns as they explore the hyper scapes of a transhumanist ceremony. youtube

Max Eilbacher and Duncan Moore are Baltimore-based sound and performance artists. Situated somewhere between abstract acoustic-electric composition, butoh and office power point lectures, their live pieces merge traditions of deep listening avant-garde music with gestural and physical choreography. Moore has recently completed a month-long residency at Otion Front Studio, an avant-garde dance and movement space in New York City. Eilbacher has completed a residency at the INA-GRM and previously studied computer music with the music supervisor of the Cunningham Dance Company. The two strive to invoke a unique atmosphere of sonic and physical expression that challenges and expands the definitions and boundaries of both.
more Max - more Duncan

SEF III (Current collaborative project with Alex Moskos of Drainolith): watch

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2017.06.03

9lvvi2017

American pianist Eric Zinman returns to Loos with a new solo record!
Here, he will play in meetings with local improvisers including Dirar Kalash, Laura Agnusdei, Abel Fazekas, Cody Takacs, and James Hewitt (and maybe more). watch

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2017.10.26

10lvvi2017

GRID (NNA tapes) - Tim Dahl (Child Abuse, Lydia Lunch's Retrovirus) * Matt Nelson (Battle Trance, tUnE-yArDs) * Nick Podgurski (Feast of the Epiphany, Extra Life). [link 1], [link 2], [link 3], [link 4], [link 5], [link 6], [link 7].

With an approach based in free jazz, GRID takes the plunge into darker, heavier, and more psychedelic realms of improvised music. The new trio, featuring Matt Nelson (Battle Trance) on saxophone, Tim Dahl (Child Abuse) on bass, and Nick Podgurski (New Firmament;Feast of the Epiphany) on drums, harnesses the clamorous spirit of fee jazz while venturing beyond its acousitc borders through the implementation of electronic processing and dirge-like tempos akin to Doom and Sludge. Noisey calls GRID “a three-way chat. It’s a conversation between musicians with differing musical opinions, but their debut album has become a shared dialogue that is as fluid as it is improvised”.

Tim Dahl is a professional electric and double bass player, vocalist, keyboardist, and composer living in New York City since 1998. He is best known as the bass player and co-composer of the noise-rock band Child Abuse and Lydia Lunch’s Retrovirus. He has toured extensively throughout North America, Europe and Japan with both groups. Tim has also performed with many notable musicians, composers and performers including Yusef Lateef, Archie Shepp, Eugene Chadbourne, John Zorn, Tatsuya Yoshida, Von Freeman, Stanley Jordan, Mary Halvorson, Malcolm Mooney, Marc Ribot, Brian Chase, Hamid Drake, Elliot Sharp, Weasel Walter, Marni Nixon etc. Tim is currently living in Brooklyn and is an active member in the music scene there.

Nick Podgurski maintains New Firmament; an umbrella institute for programming, composition, listening, writing, and recording (among other practices). His musical work is manifest over dozens of recordings (and innumerable performances) in varying capacities with: Feast of the Epiphany, New Firmament, Extra Life, Yukon. Collaborators include: STATS, Geryon, Castevet, Sabbath Assembly, Andrew Smiley/Matt Kanelos. He performs here as drummer alongside Matt Nelson (saxophone) and Tim Dahl (bass).

Matt Nelson Brooklyn-based saxophonist Matt Nelson defies categorization in his frequent solo work and involvement with bands and projects across the musical spectrum. Employing an array of traditional and extended techniques and a frequent use of electronics and feedback has allowed him to expand on his jazz background and forge a unique musical identity that is ever-present but adaptable to a wide range of music. Speaking to this is his work with Battle Trance, tUnE-yArDs, Elder Ones, Premature Burial, and GRID. An active member of the New York experimental music scene, he is often involved in a large number of other projects as well. Recent collaborators include Ava Mendoza, Weasel Walter, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Peter Evans, Louise Jensen, and many others.

Guitar Trio - Liew Niyomkarn * Matt Nelson and Josue Amador [link 1], [link 2]

Liew Niyomkarn is an artist who works with sound, sculpture and electronic circuit. Liew's work is known for its ecstatic and unpredictable events and surprise. Often expresses a sensory of flexibility and impermanence behavior of sound and objects. She has been experimenting with granular synthesis by generating sound from field recording technique to computer processing. Liew's work represent in a variety of music composition, the visual arts, installation and real-time performance. Recently, she has more interested in sound installation and sound sculpture that combine material realms and phenomena of the natural environment.

Arvind Ganga is a guitar player from Den Haag, the Netherlands. He takes a physical approach to guitar playing, employing objects and extended techniques to explore new sonic territories. His music draws from influences as diverse as noise and drones, North Indian ragas, experimental rock, and everyday sounds. Using free improvisation he brings these together into an intense, loosely structured, chaotic mesh that is bathing in the rays of a deep red sun. Ethereal noise with a punk-improv attitude. Arvind plays solo, improvises with like-minded musicians, and is active in music/dance improvisation. His music took him to play squats, galleries, clubs and festivals from Poland to Portugal, England to Slovenia, Turkey, Chile, Perú, Thailand and Myanmar.

Josue Amador Composer and improvising performer based in The NetherlanHis works explore the boundaries between improvised and written music within the contemporary music practice. Either as a Composer or as a guitarist, Amador´s music has been performed in México, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, England and Spain by ensembles such as Doelen Ensemble, Asko Shoenberg Ensemble, Netherlands Blazers Ensemble and Ophelia Trio among others. ​He holds a Musical Theory, Criticism and Literature Degree (AMusTCL), and the Licentiate Diploma in Composition (LTCL) with honors from the Trinity College of Music of London as well as a Master Degree (MMus) in Composition from the Conservatory of Rotterdam,NL. Currently he pursues a PhD in Composition at the Academy of Music in Krakow, PL. Josué Amador currently lives in Roterdam, NL. where he works as a freelance composer and performer.

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2017.12.08

11lvvi2017

Hannah Marshall is a cellist who is continuing to extract, invent, and exorcize as many sounds and emotional qualities from her instrument as she can. She has been a regular member of Alexander Hawkins’ Ensembles and has toured in Europe and South America with Luc Ex and Veryan Weston’s ensembles – SOL 6 & 12. She plays with ‘String Terrorists’ - Barrel (a trio with Violinist Alison Blunt & Violist/poet Ivor kallin). And has been invited by Fred Frith and Suichi Chino in their residencies at café Oto. She also plays with Terry Day, Tim Hodgkinson, Roger Turner, Paul May, Kay Grant, and the London Improvisers Orchestra.

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Renato Ferreira (BR/NL) is a musician, improviser, composer and music teacher based in Amsterdam. Renato plays saxophone and double bass, and holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in composition from the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague.

Originally from São Paulo, Brazil, he was a member of the ensemble of Ricardo Zohyo – a long-term collaborator of Hermeto Pascoal – studying many forms of Brazilian remote folklore as well as Brazilian instrumental music. In Brazil, he was also part of several post-punk groups such as Patife Band and Ordinaria Hit.

Renato has been active as an improviser since 2004, when he joined the free improvisation group Coletivo Abaetetuba (Antonio Gianfratti, Yedo Gibson, Rodrigo Montoya, Thomas Rohrer) in São Paulo. With this group, he performed in several venues in Brazil and in Europe and recorded four albums between 2004 and 2007, one of them with the participation of London-based cellist Marcio Mattos. In 2009, this group was invited to play at the XIII International Hurta Cordel festival in Madrid, Spain.

In the Netherlands since 2007, he studied classical contemporary composition with Martijn Padding, Cornelis De Bondt, Yannis Kyriakydes a.o. During his Master’s, he composed the music and wrote the libretto of an opera, part of which was performed in The Hague in 2013.

Since 2010, he has been an active improviser and organiser in Amsterdam, where he plays in several ensembles, including Trolleybus, Haffah, the Royal Improvisers Orchestra, Luc Ex’ Music of Inevitable Sounds and his own project, the Native Aliens Ensemble, which is dedicated to playing composed music using forms of Brazilian folk music combined with free improvisation.

With the Royal Improvisers Orchestra, Renato performed in several venues in the Netherlands, including the Bimhuis, Paard Van Troje, Studio Loos, and toured internationally to Brazil. With this orchestra, he also had the chance to play with great improvisers such as Butch Morris, Phil Minton, Han Bennink, Steve Beresford, Tristan Honsinger, Frank Gratkowski, Michael Moore, Wilbert de Joode and the London Improvisers Orchestra.

He also formed and joined several groups in the Amsterdam scene, all of them focused in improvised and contemporary music.

Some of the musicians he played with are: Yedo Gibson, Nora Mulder, Anne La Berge, Luc Ex, Leo Svirsky, Christian Ferlaino, Jan Willem van der Ham, Ada Rave, Nico Chientaroli, Onno Govaert, Bas Wiegers, Koen Kapitijn, Marta Warelis, Irene Rametta, Eva Hoogland, Jan Mikael Szafirowski, Jasper Stadhouders, George Hadow, Wilbert De Joode, Edoardo Marraffa, Ricardo Tejero, Marcio Mattos, Felicity Provan, John Edwards, Steve Noble, Mike Majkowski, Ab Baars, Michael Moore, Carlo Mascolo, Dirar Kalash, Joost Buis, Jodi Gilbert, John Dikman, Eric Boeren, Raoul van der Weide, Han Bennink, Marie Guilleray, Alan “Gunga” Purves, Alfredo Genovesi, Marcos Baggiani, Oscar Jan Hoogland, Hans Houtman, Dominique Larsh, Stephan Bleier, Antonio “Panda” Gianfratti, Thomas Rohrer, Rodrigo Montoya, Luis Gubeissi, Vasco Trilla, Niels Brower, Pablo Ledesma, Ruben Ferrero, Mario del Nunzio, Marcio Gibson, PQ, Stephen Doyle, and many others.

In parallel to his music career, Renato holds a degree in Geography from the University of São Paulo, during which he researched subjects related to economy, politics and urban development, and worked as a geography teacher in the public school system of São Paulo.

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