Marcos Fernandes
Hybrid Vigor

catalog #: ALP027
On Hybrid Vigor, percussionist/improviser Marcos Fernandes presents a collection of globally informed pieces reflecting his multicultural identity and a continuing fascination with musical cross-fertilization.

Born in Yokohama, Japan of Portuguese/Irish/Japanese heritage, and raised a Catholic in a Buddhist land, hybridization defines Fernandes' world view. Hybrid Vigor offers a sampling of his musical process, a narrative style incorporating improvisation, avant rock, trance and sound art. Guests include Michael Dessen, Lisle Ellis, Philip Gelb, David Gould and fellow improvisers of the Trummerflora Collective of which he is a founding member.