Orchestra del Mar was born in Padua (Italy) in autumn/winter of 2003 from an idea of bassist Daniele Piovesan that, after the brief but illuminating experience with \"Tango... Melodia Porteña!\" started a couple of years before with singer Alejandro Saorin Martinez and pianist Giovanni Tirindelli, felt the need to continue the journey towards that musical territory \"So Near, So Far\" as Wim Wenders would call it.
The intention was to make a wide and articulated sounding band, yet flexibile, to give its musicians - of different musical backgrouds - the chance to combine the rigour of classical string instruments with jazz improvisation.
For Orchestra del Mar the music of Astor Piazzolla is certainly a landmark, but there were other places to go.
So the music of Egberto Gismonti becomes another Brazil that is not Bahia, is not the Rio carnival, is not Girls of Ipanema. Gismonti speaks to us of the primordial sound of forests, of large rivers and waterfalls, of nature and of Sertao with its daily life; and he does it with the vision of the great composer and the approach of the instrumental virtuous he is.