Rodrigo Leao may not be a name you are familiar with but in
his native Portugal he is one of the giants of the music scene. His latest
project is set to change that, with the first release from his new album
introducing an artist who is both innovative, daring and spiritual.
The second single on the new album, the title
track, O Método, was
premiered on one of the UK’s fastest growing national radio stations, Scala
Radio, demonstrating Rodrigo’s deft
expertise of neo-classical techniques.
“O Método was one of the last pieces I wrote for this new album. It is a piece full of happiness and tranquility, perhaps because it was written in a place that is very special for me: Avis, in the Alentejo region, in southern Portugal. I spend a lot of time there with my family and my closest friends, so it is not surprising that it is a happy and quiet piece. Initially I wrote it as a theme for piano and string quartet. But it changed once Federico Albanese, our co-producer of this album, listened to the melody. He suggested that we transform the arrangements into a more rhythmic and enveloping piece”