André Vida is a saxophonist, lyricist, and composer. In 1995 Vida moved to NYC and cofounded the CTIA[clarification needed] with Brandon Evans. His musical language is informed by an awareness of the human body and its limits. In a collaboration with Anri Sala at The Serpentine Gallery, Vida was scheduled to perform over 400 concerts over the course of 51 days from October 1 to November 20, 2011.
He has collaborated with Anthony Braxton, Jamie Lidell, MV & EE, Anaïs Croze, Kevin Blechdom, Oni Ayhun, Tim Exile, Anri Sala, James Tenney, David Rosenboom, Sonny Simmons, Cecil Taylor, Lee Ranaldo, Heatsick, Jim O'Rourke, Dean Roberts, Tony Buck, Hildur Gudnadottir, Jimmy Edgar, Chilly Gonzales, Mocky, Tyshawn Sorey, Susie Ibarra, Guillermo E. Brown, and many others.
As a Leader :
with Oni Ayhun
with Jamie Lidell
with The Tower Recordings
with Anthony Braxton
- Composition No. 193, TENTET (NEW YORK) [Braxton House 1996]
- Anthony Braxton, FOUR COMPOSITIONS (WASHINGTON, D.C.) 1998 [Braxton House 1998]