The emergent duo have teamed up to arrange and perform a major three-movement work by acclaimed Brazilian composer Maurício Carrilho. The work, originally a concerto for orchestra and guitar, is here reimagined as a duo of seven-string guitars. The first movement, Lapa, is a lively choro and ode to the rambunctious nightclub district in Rio de Janeiro. The second movement, Madrugada, is a lush waltz and a nod to the great choro composer Pixinguinha. The third celebrates the southern Brazilian way of life, and is a cracking chamamé, a characteristic dance of the River Plate area (which takes in southern Brazil, Uruguay and northeast Argentina). In the hands of de Vries and Rudd the work takes on a new life. Watch all three movements on YouTube or click here for more info.
Maximillian Rudd has released the first video in his new Table For One miniseries, produced during the covid-19 restrictions. The videos replicate the traditional roda de choro of Brazil, wherein musicians gather around a table to jam, amidst the context of a pandemic that has forced musicians to think (more) creatively. Check out the first video of Assanhado by the great Brazilian mandolinist Jacob do Bandolim.
Preeminent Australian music magazine Beat gives the green light to the new album, calling it a “melting pot of groove and global flavours.” Read the full review here.
Encompassing storytelling, global influences and a rich sense of culture and character, Salvador is a truly enveloping celebration of love, life and belonging.
Maximillian Rudd has today released a short clip to promote the new album Salvador. The video features a look at the recording, which took place in October 2019 at Head Gap Studios in Melbourne, Australia.
Maximillian Rudd is set to release one track teaser video each day until the new album is released on 22 April. The track teaser videos offer an exclusive look behind the scenes of the recording process. Be sure to like and follow Maximillian Rudd on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on the latest.
The video series showcases his new arrangement of the Brazilian Popular Suite by Heitor Villa-Lobos. The suite, originally written for solo guitar, is here reimagined for guitar and small ensemble, giving this classic work new life.
Read more and watch the videos here.
As promised, we are happy to announce the release the first of a series of videos celebrating this brand new duo. This project aims to capture the Brazilian music stylings of two of Melbourne’s most promising musicians. More information about the duo can be can be found under the newly-installed Max & Asha tab on this website:
Watch the video here: