AUDIO PORTRAIT featuring Dado Villa Lobos
Former member of one of the most relevant Brazilian bands, LEGIÃO URBANA, Dado Villa Lobos has a second activity… composing for film and television. He’s composed soundtracks for films such as Buffo & Spalanzani, The Man of the Year and Dream Inventor… Dado narrates the differences between composing for a film, where the soundtrack isn’t exactly music, or for an album. He talks about his fascination for the world of images and his personal experiences with directors and other musicians.
The series AUDIOPORTRAIT delivers the word so the artist can develop a theme that has never been talked about. It is a show about the person, not the persona, giving the spectator an opportunity to join intimately the real person. It’s like a casual conversation where the spectator is in the second row, behind the silhouette of another participant.
It is a show that stemmed from the documentary WHITE BLACK and BLUES with BB KING, filmed in a differential format… it wasn’t just the music… it was a testimony about an issue that has impacted his career and, more than anything, a life’s story. In BB KING’s case, as a blues musician, touring across America for over sixty years, he narrated the changes in African-American civil rights during the second half of the 20th century, where music had an instrumental role. As an eyewitness to everything that was going on, he has credit as a consistent narrator, mixing narrative with musical performances. It’s not the career… it’s a point of view… an AUDIO PORTRAIT. Music is only the frame where history, in form of a testimony, truly shines… great developments narrated by someone who lived them.