MiMi Records released a CD entitled “3 sopros x 3 contrabaixos” (3 winds x 3 doublebasses). These are recordings from a live performance of the Curado, Chagas, Viegas “Wind Trio”, featuring japanese doublebassist Maresuke Okamoto, on his first visit to Portugal, last April. To complete the bass trio, myself and fellow local bassist José MiguelContinue reading ““3 winds, 3 doublebasses” CD”
Last June, I had the honour of participating on the Improvised Music Festival MIA, in Atouguia da Baleia. This was the 3rd edition. For those who are interested to know more about this festival, I leave here some links: http://mia-festival.blogspot.pt/
A little idea for this strange day.
I’m starting using Soundcloud. I thought this could work as an audio scrapbook where I will make some experiments and store any ideas that will arise. Something to share quicker without having to build a video clip. The first entry is an improvisation using the Zon Sonus 8-string bass. Just exploring the natural timbre ofContinue reading “eight guts”
Some really nice photos and a review from the entire show can be found at “arte-factos” website. It was fun – we did have a great time despite all the usual “stresses”. Thanks for your support!
On January 18, I will play with Lulas Belhas in Lisboa, at the Santiago Alquimista, opening for Swedish act “No fun At All”.
During the two last years I collaborated with Panda Pompoir, a band from Coimbra, my city. The CD was finally released. Most of the tracks are sung in Portuguese with a pseudo-Brazilian accent. I used the Fender Precision for the whole album, the Moog Taurus plugin in one track, as well as the some ofContinue reading “Panda Pompoir CD”
“A Cena do Ódio” (The Scene of Hatred), written by Almada Negreiros, gave birth to a meeting between improvised music and declamation, in the beautiful city of Peniche. The text was divided in several sections which provided some guidelines for improvisation. It was a great pleasure for me to be part of this project –Continue reading “Poetry and Musical Improvisation”
An inteview with me, about the recent concert with Émasfoi-se, a band from Coimbra from 20 years ago. The site is a blog focusing on the Portuguese Punk scene. Although Émasfoi-se wasn’t exactly “Punk”, there were many references and sometimes parodies which included Punk. (All content is in Portuguese Language)
Here’s a song I made for Chris, called… “For Chris”! Happy Birthday to You!