Friday, December 29, 2006


I just finished composing the percussion pieces comissioned by the percussion ensemble "Drumming" , for their performance "Zapping" (a tribute to Frank Zappa).

I used some recordings of Zappa's voice (interviews) that I found in the net and that will be used as a background soundtrack on which the percussion players will play.

I composed 4 pieces, a total of 10 minutes of music:

"Love Boat" (for 7 percussionists - xylophone, 2 marimbas, vibraphone, glockenspiel, gong, triangle, tubular bells and drums)

"Bad Shape" (for 6 percussionists - xylophone, 2 marimbas, 2 vibraphones, glockenspiel and drums)

"Many Z Sounds" (for 5 percussionists - xylophone, 2 marimbas and 2 vibraphones)

"The End of the World" (for 6 percussionists - temple blocks, woodblock, claves, bongo, tom-toms, cymbals, triangle and gong) > > > > > > click here to listen

The première will be in 19 and 20 January 2007 at Teatro Viriato (Viseu / Portugal).

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Meet Jewellry

Ana Albuquerque's jewellery exhibition ended on the 10th December. For those who hadn't a chance to go there, here is the video i did for it. At the exihibition, the video didn't have the credits in the beggining and it was projected on a wall, looping.


Saturday, December 9, 2006

Musicbox Opening

Ontém foi a inauguração do Musicbox, um novo bar no Cais do Sodré (Lisboa) que vai ter música ao vivo.
Como convite para a inauguração fizeram um single em vinil, com dois temas meus. O Alex pediu-me que fizesse algo meio Tarantino para o lado A e uma versão experimental desse tema para o lado B. Assim fiz, sob o nome fictício de uma banda inexistente: Los Conquillas.
Ontém na inauguração muita gente me manifestou não poder ouvir o single, pois gira-discos já são objecto raro na casa das pessoas. Assim, para quem quiser ouvir, aqui estão os dois temas:

Lado A - Nightlife
Lado B - Afternight life

Friday, December 1, 2006

starting my blog

so here i am, starting my very first blog...

general subjects will be posted in english and local subjects will be in portuguese.

for the moment i'm back home, composing music for "Drumming", a portuguese percussion ensemble. This will be for a show called Zapping, an homage to Frank Zappa. I gotta finish it until the end of the year and it's not an easy task ;-)