Sunday, August 8th
Tribute to an Extra-Terrestrial
@16h Rio de Janeiro / @20h Lisbon
(online via zoom for max 35 people)
The legendary duo who have played over a dozen times in our invisible world – Guilherme Pimenta & Pablo Arruda – have come up with a clever plan for our ears.
Their violin and double-bass will play tribute to a man who is quite possibly an Extra-Terrestrial. He is both history and alive. Titled the legend of Brazilian instrumental music, he has defined the word ‘freedom’ through music by extracting harmonies from dental drills, burbling water and his own beard. Both popular and challengingly modern, this wizard is Hermeto Pascoal.
This concert will be a surprise squared. We are continuously surprised by Gui and Pablo, and they are continuously surprised by Hermeto, who composes a piece a day. We will hear Gui and Pablo’s interpretation of Hermeto’s iconic pieces "Montreux" and "Bebê" – yet do not expect the expected. The originals are but a starting point for an improvisation that will be born in the moment and last for as long as we are together.
How do I see the concert?
Once you have made your donation, we’ll send you an online ticket with a secret code to our invisible private room in Zoom, for which we have a professional account for maximum quality. We do NOT RECORD the concerts and keep our virtual room intimate and cosy, limiting the participation to 35 people.
Will I have a good sound?
We make sure that the artists have the fastest internet connection possible and are properly geared. We run numerous soundchecks prior to the concert to make sure everything is tuned on the artist side! You can do your part: make sure your setup is as perfect as possible with our self-soundcheck guide.
How much should I donate?
We encourage you to make a donation on behalf of every person who participates in this online concert together with you.
We believe that 4 euros per person is fair, yet most guests usually contribute around 9 euros, so if you have the means and wish to support the artists and Invisible City further, we’d be grateful if your donation corresponds to what feels fairest to you.
You can also make a donation directly to the Invisible City account (for example, from your Revolut app or similar):
Account name: Invisible City MTÜ
IBAN: EE88 7700 7710 0336 8942
(Depending on your bank, the transfer may take some time to arrive, this is why please send us an email at email@example.com letting us know you made a transfer so that we send you your ticket right away!)
How much does the artist actually get?
Even before the gig starts, Invisible City guarantees a minimum of 100 euros to the artist no matter what. This is our investment into the performance which provides a safety net for the artist. We make sure it is never a lottery! These funds come from reinvesting the donations from the previous performances as well as from our private sponsors who support Invisible City directly (here is how you can become one).
What the campaign receives above the 100 euro mark, we share with the artist in equal parts. In this way, we provide a guaranteed income to the artist while staying sustainable and helping more artists run more wonderful gigs.
How do I pay in my currency?
If your bank does not allow foreign payments, just write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we find a way, promise!
Do you have Apple/Google Pay?
Yes. When you click on 'donate' the Apple/Google Pay option will appear automatically.
I need further help with donating!
Do you have MBway? Is your preferred method not working? Write to us at email@example.com so that we do the impossible to help you join us!