1991 – Spring in the Southern Hemisphere…

A group of young musicians starts rehearsals to try out an idea. They are curious to hear how classical music would sound like replacing the instruments in a conventional orchestra by Rock music’s “sacred” instrument: the electric guitar.
In just a few weeks, the first concerts and the first of many appearances on national TV networks. Then many educational concerts in schools and a joint concert with a string orchestra.
The obstacles to maintaining such a non-commercial project in Brazil were the reasons of its termination in 1995.

Bach, Haendel, Mozart… but the pièce de résistance was Antonio Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons”.

Looking back after almost a quarter of a century, we see that Orquestra Profana was something impracticable if one had money or utility in mind. It asked for audacity and open mindedness.In those days, without the communication facilities we have now, we asked ourselves if there was already a similar ensemble elsewhere. We wanted to do something original, we hated following trends (something that many young musicians wouldn’t understand). Orquestra Profana had to be avant-garde!

We two were the only constant members during the group’s existence, so we felt an obligation to register a studio version of what we did onstage in those years. And the connection between the four seasons and Astronomy made it a natural decision to record Vivaldi’s opus in our project Astronomusic.
We hope you enjoy it!
Zózimo & Adrianne

2014 – Spring in the Southern Hemisphere


"... Os puristas poderao odiar, mas eu achei o resultado sensacional. Um trabalho muito serio"
Juarez Fonseca, ZH Dominical, Porto Alegre, 26 março 2015

"... L'interpretation est sans faille, et la grace et la flamboyance d'une epoque pleine d'audace sont respectees tant dans l'equilibre harmonieux entre virtuosite et introspection, que dans un jeu empli de passion..."
Lucas Biela, Clair&Obscur, Paris, 15 Mai 2015

















Astronomusic would like to thank:

Alan Dean,

Alcindo Berlitz,

Alexandre Amorim,

Aluisio Simioni,

Andy Arrington,

Andy Romi & Psychos,

Aneci Sheid,

Anne Cozean,

Antonio Barcellos,

AOLMP radio,

AuralMoon radio,
Ben & Brigitte Eifert,

Bernard Gueffier (MUSEA),

Bertrand Pourcheron (MUSEA),

Bob Forbes aka RedEyeC,

Brian Dade & Manuela Opilio from Aiiradio,

Bruce Higham Ogilvie,

Carlo & Melita D'Anna,

Cerca de la Orilla prog show,

Cesar Huesca,

Chris Denner,

Clarice Richter, 

Claude & Noella Larent,

Claudia & Jochen,

Cuillin FM,

Dale & Dorothea Kaul,

Daniel Soares,

Dave Long,

David Knokey,

Délcio Basso,

Denis Champagne (Prog Core Live Show),

Edson Frank,

Esteban Corona,

Eurico Alves (Ponto Guitarra),

Flávio Chamis,

Gary VanderHaeghe,

Geoff Orbegoso,

Glenn Palmer Howard,

Harald Lervik (Origo Sound),

Hubertus Hoffmann (in memoriam),

Hudson Pires,

Ian Henderson & Paintedwater,

Jack Potter,

Jacqui Taylor & Martin Walkyier,

James Castilho,

Jason Spencer,

Javo Aguirre,

Jim Brennan (AuralMoon),

Jim Lawson The Ancient One show,

Joe (JoE) Bohnert,

Joe Gande,

Joe Rossi,

Joni Pasqualotto,

Joshua Leibowitz,

Juan Antonio Arino Garcés & Ricardo Arino,

Juarez Fonseca,

Jürgen Meurer,

Just In Case Radio,

Katherine Scorzo aka Faunaserene,

Katsumi Yoshihara,
Ken Sacco,
Kevin Rosenberger,


Klaus Reckert,

Larry Kolota (KINESIS CD),

Luigi & Dany & Orazio Saracino,

Marcio & Marcelo Chiaramonte,

Maria Alice Simioni,

Maria de Lourdes Rech,

Maria Helena Steffani,

Maria Octavia von Fisenne,

Martin Vill Bildereintopf,

Martine Brulard & Hérve Limeritz,
Miguel Braz,

Mike Bennet,

Mike Duran,

Mike Kershaw,

Mike Marshall & The Girls,

Morten Gjermundsen,


Nicolau Richter (in memoriam),

Nigel Leslie Hardy,

Nock925 radio,

North Highland radio,
Oneias Rech (in memoriam),

Paul Barnes,

Paulo Netz,

Peter Gordon,

Pierre Lemoyne (Prog Core Live Show),

Pierre Ruppenthal,

Pipeline radio,


Reverend Rick Woll (Astreaux World Terrestrian Radio) (in memoriam),

Rodrica Rudge & Clickers Club Broadcasts,

Roger John,

Rogério Favilla,

Ronald Marquiss & Friday Night Progressive,

Ronaldo R. F. Mourão (In Memoriam),

Rubens Bastos,

Sandro Tskitishvili,

Shaun Geraghty (The Prog Mill radio show),

Simone Seider,

Soundart radio,

Stafford radio,

Steve Smith & The Smivets,

Strat-o-blogster guitar blog,

Vannuccio Zanella,

Warren Russell.