"just your local octet playing the universal music of Hermeto Pascoal and based in Melbourne, Australia"
Hermeto Magnético are an octet dedicated to uncovering the repertoire of the legendary Brazilian virtuoso Hermeto Pascoal, whose musical genius is magnetic.
Led by guitarist Rose de La Montaña, we explore the signature sound of Hermeto's eclectic and extraordinary musical voice that spans popular Brazilian rhythms, vast musical influences, free improvisation, virtuosic technique and other-worldly soundscapes.
Hermeto Magnético features stellar musicians of Melbourne's music scene: Australia's leading percussionist in Brazilian rhythms, Alastair Kerr, contemporary jazz bassist Sean Connolly, virtuosic flautists Asha Henfry, Emma Knight and Erin Kersing, mandolinist and guitarist Jake Piddington, the fantastic vocals of classically trained opera singer Heather Fletcher and bandleader Rose de La Montaña on guitar.
We are excited to be the only ensemble in Australia dedicated to exploring the universal music of Hermeto Pascoal.
Find us at hermetomagnetico.com