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Eduardo Agni

Eduardo Agni is an innovator guitar player that "constructs" his work based on the great rhythmical diversity of Brazilian music. His work is skinned by a universal language that includes influences of minimalism, jazz and progressive rock.

He's becoming one of the most promising artists of his country. Born in 1966, São Paulo State, he's a self-taught guitar player and composer who developed an unique style for "hammering" the strings with both hands on the guitar's scale. After years improving his own technique, he started creating harmonics, chords and melodic lines with that "percussive" approach.

In 1997 Agni released his first album "Kronos" attempting to synthesize his peculiar musical evolution and was already acclaimed by the critic.

In 2000 his second album "Um outro silêncio" (Another silence) came about recorded with great participations, such as Marlui Miranda, Flávio Venturini, Benjamin Taubkin and Teco Cardoso; bringing influences of contemplative European jazz.

In 2002 Agni released another CD named "Oriki" exploring Brazilian rhythmical diversity with Renato Brás and André Geraissati participations.

Recently, he finished his 4th CD "Presságios" that has a strong minimalist concept. It counted with participations such as Monica Salmaso and Adriana Mezzadri.

Agni has already performed in many places, such as SESC Institutions, Memorial da América Latina (Latin American Memorial), Supremo Musical, Crowne Plaza, international festivals like Festival internacional de Violão de São Paulo (Internacional Guitar Festival of SP) amongst Baden Powell, Egberto Gismonti; World Music Festival (SP), Museu de Arte Moderna (Modern Art Museum), Instituto Cultural Itaú (Itaú Cultural Institute), etc.

Eduardo Agni also works composing soundtracks for films, documentaries and tv programs. He directs theater pieces and dance performances. Through his produtions he've got the APCA, TOP and Mapa Cultural Paulista prizes.