Soares Brandão – Homenagem a Foucault


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Soares Brandão - Homenagem a Foucault LP front cover
Soares Brandão - Homenagem a Foucault LP back cover Soares Brandão - Homenagem a Foucault LP lado B
With Pierre Schaeffer, 1988

Brazilian composer Otavio Henrique Soares Brandão was born in 1949 in Rio de Janeiro. He started studying music in Brazil, then moved to France in 1977 to study electroacoustic music with Jacques Lejeune and to attend the IRCAM seminars with Pierre Boulez and Luciano Berio, a.o. Since then, he has lived alternatively between Brazil and France. Starting 1995, Soares Brandão led several educational music programs in Rio de Janeiro’s slums, projects he undertook with partner, painter and sociologist Íbis Ferreira Soares Brandão (author of this LP’s cover collage).

Homenagem a Foucault (1985) was the first of a series of piano compositions inspired or dedicated to Pierre Schaeffer (pictured above), whom Soares Brandão had met in 1977, immediately becoming a disciple in the field of music education and composition. Soares Brandão claims his piano music is inspired by Schaeffer in the way it requires the interpret to perform the sonification…

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