Label: Staubgold - staubgold digital 11 • Format: CD Album • Country: Germany • Genre: Electronic, Jazz, Folk, World, & Country • Style: Bossa Nova, Latin Jazz
The singularity of Telebossa's music is the result of a stunning interplay between musical cultures and the incessant exploration of Samba Do Budista - Telebossa - Telebossa , Jazz and Chamber Music.
In this music, Bossa can seem at times very distant while the Donaueschinger Musiktage where compositions by Chico Mello have been The Last Journey Home - DragonForce - Ultra Beatdown and Kapital Band 1 Nicholas Bussmann's most recent band project on the Mosz label can be very close.
On their debut album, they have achieved the difficult feat of transporting the spirit and the soul of their live performances into a studio and capture it in a fantastically produced recording. It's comprised of seven moving songs, which tell stories about love and sorrow, about homesickness and wanderlust, about the Kotti the Kottbusser Tor in Berlin and the Copacabana. How could it be that two Berlin-based experimental musicians which is how I had regarded them up until then could play a Brazilian music, which was equal to that of Bossa Nova's protagonists like Antonio Carlos Jobim, Caetano Veloso or Joao Gilberto?
What was the source of this irresistible, always deeply melancholic and disarmingly authentic flair, which transported me at once from wintery Berlin to the tropical humidity of Rio de Janeiro? When I experienced Chico Mello und Nicholas Bussmann in performance for the first time, I was simply gobsmacked and all my questions were answered by the first few bars of their music: These Samba Do Budista - Telebossa - Telebossa musicians simple live their music!
Next to him sits Bussmann with eyes wide awake, giving Mello a solid musical basis with his elegant, virtuoso and rhythmically accentuated play on his Samba Do Budista - Telebossa - Telebossawhile musically cheering him on. Hats off! Important encounters with Latin-American and European composers in the "Cursos latinoamericanos de musica contemporanea".
Scholarships at H. Studies at Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris. Mello works in the fields of experimental Tripping Me Up - Brittle Stars - Garage Sale improvised music as well as in theatre and performance. Conductor of the ensemble "ContempoSonoro", Curitiba. Lives and works in Berlin. Began as a cello player. As many others he put his instrument for a while aside and went for the new possibilities the computer and electronic devices offered.
Repetitive structures or patterns of daily life are often a starting point of his work. The representation of emotions in music is another topic. The video "Etuede in buergerlichen Gefuehlen" and the opera "Barnes Dance" for 7 singers, 4 drummers and a joker are outstanding works.
Teaches occasionally at the UdK Berlin.