Today I’m introducing you to Portuguese composer and producer Élvio Rodrigues originally from the Madeira island, but now located in Lisbon, Portugal. Élvio is a self taught musician and likes to explore soft piano sounds and to experiment while creating music.
The song Sunday Joy is taken from Élvios latest album Sunday mornings are for piano which was release early June of 2019.
Tell us something about the production of this latest album of yours!
At the beginning of 2018, during a 10 week period, I challenged myself to finish composing one piano-based song per week, and play it live on instagram every Sunday morning. Those 10 songs were then re-recorded during 2018 and the result is what you can hear in the ‘Sunday mornings are for piano’ collection. Because of that, the songs are about many disparate things, but what brings them together is the context on which they were created and performed for the first time.
Tell us something about your track Sunday Joy!
Sunday joy was the last song to be completely composed and played live on instagram, during the ‘Sunday mornings are for piano’ sessions. But somehow it seems to be the one that best encompasses the vibe that I was trying to incorporate with the ‘Sunday mornings are for piano’ songs. There’s something light about it, that might not have been achieved in the other songs. At the same time, the second half of the track contrasts with the first half, by sounding a bit more bitter-sweet. The way I see it, it’s just like a Sunday. It starts by being one of the most calm/uplifting days of the week, but as we progress through the day, that feeling starts to dissipate. It’s almost like the first half of the song is ‘Sunday joy!’, while the second is more like ‘Sunday “joy”‘.
Thanks you for sharing this with us Élvio! I love challenges like that!