“3 winds, 3 doublebasses” CD

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”

MIA 2012

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/

eight guts

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”

Panda Pompoir CD

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”

Poetry and Musical Improvisation

“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”

Inteview on Billy-News

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)