The project


«Sometimes… many times… most of the times, we only need to pay attention to the simplest of things surrounding us.

But we often do not value what seems obvious to us… Maybe we believe that the obvious is never the solution.

We obsessively look for originality, for a creative discovery, for a sublime innovation… and always search for it so far from where we are. But most of the times, the most original, creative, and innovative solution is closer to us than what we think…

Perspective, attention, sense of presence, serenity, and some tender are essential to the way we do things, and how we do them.

All of this is so simple!» – Helder Bruno

Artistic Concept: “The Presence, Serene and Tender” music (soprano, string quartet and piano) and image (photography)

“The Presence, Serene and Tender” is an intimate concert with music composed and orchestrated by Helder Bruno.

It features Helder Bruno as composer and on the piano, the string quartet Blossom Quartet (Feodor Kolpashnikov, Maria Kagan, Rogério Monteiro, Tunde Hadady), soprano Mafalda Umbelino Camilo, and a projection of exclusive photographs taken for the purpose of this show by Lieve Tobback.

The concept of the performance focuses on the need for us to experience the moment, the present time, again.

Our current life style can prevent us from feeling and living the moment, removing us from our human conscience.

 Our routines dwindle our capacities of truly feeling the instant involving us.

This show creates a channel through which we can reconnect with the moment, with our own humanity.

It aligns images with music, thus bringing the audience to experience the moment as it happens before them.

There’s no more noise from the outside. Here and now are all there is – that and the purity of “The Presence, Serene and Tender”.

Photos from live performances of «The Presence, Serene and Tender», by Lieve Tobback.