My name is George Christian, I was born in August 10th, 1981, and my homeland is the city of Salvador, capital of Bahia, in Brazil. I'm a self-taught composer and a guitarrist with more than 10 years of experience. Even with not much formal instruction, I opted to be committed with my own discoveries in Art instead of being a musician in the entertainment field. I'm also a writer with five reasonably finished books of poem, however not published, and graduate in National and Foreign Languages (English) at Federal University of Bahia (UFBa). My essential aim in Music is to develop a compositional approach that encompasses not only popular but also the classical fields in an equanimity, and creates a synthesized universe of its own. The songwriting and the improvisations living side-by-side with electroacoustic studies and compositions with a larger structure, and working all the styles with a lyrical universalist philosophy. The musical message wants to restore the faith in humanity outside the chaos and overwhelming situations, even bringing back a sense of adventure, terror and reflection. And it surpasses the subtle autobiographical aspects to seek what is worth to be shared with the cosmos inside our hearts. It's not about any kind of musical devices or styles, but it's a meditation on life, death, ressurrection and eternity through the organization and impact of sounds. (written in February 25th, 2010)
Discography: "Às Vezes Sempre" (STX11, 2010), "Prelúdio Tardio" (DWS085, 2011), "Three Dimensions of Unrecognizementand Other Unknown Reaches" (IJ12, 2011), "Some instrumental pieces for guitar & other instruments" (BR-4, 2011; Deep White Sound, 2013), "2 Rock Songs" by George Christian & Tod Shelton (2012, recorded in 2009), "La Géographie Sans Regret" by George Christian + Mehata Sentimental Legend (Spectropol Records, 2012), "Afluentes" (self-released, 2013), "Electric Ramblings" (EP) (Altered States Recordings, 2013), "Aos Rios Urbanos" (Spectropol Records, 2013).
Participation on the albums: "Meld 6" by Lezet (2011), "Ablaze" by Zpoluras Big Band (Zpoluras Archives, 2011), "One Hundred: Here, A Boundless Sound" (DWS100, 2012)
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