Wednesday, February 27, 2008

premiere of Lobos

"Lobos" is a movie directed by José Nascimento. Although i composed the music for it already one year ago, the première was yesterday at Monumental cinema in Lisbon. There was a good audience that seemed to enjoy the film; personally i got excelent comments about my music - of course most of them were from close friends, nevertheless it made me feel quite well :) The music features Miguel Leiria Pereira on doublebass and Paulo Galão on clarinet and myself on guitars and adicional instruments. Since i recorded them improvising solo and not listening to one another, they were quite surprised with the musical result when it all comes together: their melodies plus my instruments.
Actors: Nuno Melo, Catarina Wallenstein, Francisco Nascimento, Maria João Luís, Vítor Norte.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

16 February: Variable Geometry Orchestra
live at Fábrica do Braço de Prata

VGO (variable Geometry Orchestra) is the largest improvisation ensemble in Portugal. Directed by Ernesto Rodrigues, it has been performing concerts with a line-up reaching sometimes 40 musicians! I've been playing several times in this project. It's allways very relaxed yet focused on the music making. This gig was, as allways, a great pleasure to participate in. A triple-CD of VGO ("Stills") has been recently released by Creative Sources label.