Hello everyone from the NEAR community!
I’m Paulo Edson, I’ve been recently introduced to this great community by dear friends, members of the Muti and Garden communities, and I’m very excited and inspired by the work done here.
I’m very eager to present my proposal to be included in the May funding proposal of Garden Collective DAO.
Nacho Carrillo (achonacho.near)
Emma Whalett (who will soon be onboarded in the NEAR community with the help of the Garden team)
Tilly Pegrum (tillyartist.near)
Funding period: May 2022
Recording - 2nd until the 5th of June
Post production - Second and third week of June
First revision - Last week of June
Mixing & mastering - 1st and second week of July
Provisional release date - July 30th.
Paulo Edson (Bahia, Brasil) is a multidisciplinary musician who, through experiencing different cultures and an enormous musical curiosity, has absorbed references and influences from different parts of the world. He started playing music in 2014, although being interested and having contact with music from a very early age. In 2016 he moved to Valencia, Spain, where he started blending his knowledge of music with that of Spanish and Latin street musicians, and a year later moved to Lisbon, Portugal, where he lived for almost 5 years and more intently started merging and adapting many styles of music from various countries. Currently, he lives in Sevilla, Spain, one of the cradles of flamenco and a place with very strong musical expression and culture.
Genres that have inspired him include samba, bossa nova, flamenco, classical music, Latin and Asian rhythms, psychedelia from Turkey to Thailand, just to name a few. This presents in his music as a mix of influences and contrasts between the new and the old, the classical and the experimental. You can currently find him and his guitar in the streets and bars around the south of Spain, where he keeps adding vocabulary and innovation to his music whilst experimenting with new sounds and textures on the guitar.
On his first EP of 4 tracks, he blends many influences and styles, mixing the sound of traditional rhythms from Brasil, such as Samba and Bossa Nova, with classical and psychedelic influences based on patterns and repetition, playing with sounds and inciting an intimate almost meditative and atmospheric space, as well as evoking a deep and nostalgic feeling that comes from Bahia and its vast cultural and musical expression.
This funding will go towards the costs of renting a studio for the production, recording, mixing and mastering of the EP and musicians fee.
- Studio costs at Estudios La Puerta Falsa (Extremadura): $ 680 (4x $170)
(Link to studio: Login • Instagram )
Travel costs: $ 210 ($ 70 per person)
Nacho Carrillo (Production, Percussion, Synth and Bass): $ 90
Emma Whalett (Flute): $ 45
Paulo Edson (songwriter): $ 45
- Studio for recording percussion and backing vocals in Seville: $ 100
Total amount requested: $ 1170.
This project will be a collaboration with Tilly (tillyartist.near), who is taking part in the “Sowing seeds” residency for Garden. She will create 5 artworks for the album, which will be minted as NFTs with guidance from the Garden Collective community.
Thank you very much for your time and consideration, I’m very glad to be welcomed in this community