About Oneness Ensemble:
Oneness Ensemble unites musicians from diverse styles such as jazz, classical and ethnic music. Oneness’s original choice of instrumentation and freedom in the compositional process make it a unique 'multiethnic chamber jazz ensemble '.
The original band combining musicians of different nationalities (Brazil, Italy, India and Japan) is the brainchild of Brazilian composer Carlos da Costa Coelho.
Coelho's music flows from his experiences in South America, Europe and Asia, fusing different styles which range from classical to ethnic; from contemporary music to jazz
The versatility of Oneness has enabled the band to perform in numerous theatres, halls, and squares in different festivals and venues around Europe.
Their music has been chosen by film directors and choreographers and their pieces are often broadcast on different radio stations around the world. In May 2005 the ensemble wrote part of the soundtrack for the documentary “With Michelangelo” directed by Enrica Antonioni with and about the Italian movie master Michelangelo Antonioni.
About the album No East No West
"I wrote the compositions for No East No West carefully choosing and blending together scales, chords and rhythms from different musical traditions in an attempt to express a sense of unity and love for all”. (C.C. Coelho)
Dialogues amongst Brazilian melodies, dance motifs from Bengal, European folk styles, jazz improvisation, Chinese and Southeast Asian ambience, Latin American moods and chamber music all become colours from the same musical palette with the scope of expressing our common feelings and emotions."
Sabrina Agosto: flute - alto flute
Andrea Bressan: bassoon
Aya Shimura: cello
Andrea Bolinelli: nylon guitar
Romano Todesco: accordion
Giovanni Maier: doublebass
Saverio Tasca: vibraphone - marimba - steel drum
Arup Kanti Das: tabla - udu - bendir - dholak
Carlos C. Coelho: guitars - timple – percussion
Ole Brekke: narrator
Karin Lidman: inner illustration
All Compositions by
Carlos da Costa Coelho