Sunday, July 20, 2008

19 July: Mon(o)rchestra live @ vilatone festival

Programmed by this was an improvisation performance featuring António Chaparreiro (guitar), Fala Mariam (trombone), João Castro Pinto (laptop), Nuno Rebelo (guitar), Peter Bastien (sax), Pedro Gonçalves (doublebass), Rui Alves (drums), Rui Viana (laptop) e Sei Miguel (pocket trumpet). It happened at the roman ruins of Vilamoura (Algarve / Portugal) with the musicians scattered around the ruins.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Pocketbook of Lightning in residency at Centa
+ 2 concerts in Lisbon

From 7 to 11 July we were in residency in CENTA ( Surrounded by nature, me and Marco spent some great days practicing, recording and videotaping our music. On the 12 we came back to Lisbon for a concert at CCB (Belém Cultural Center - Lisbon). A few days later, on the 18th, we did another gig, this time at a big old flat in Lisbon, where each room was a venue, kind of an independent party that lasted through out the night.

related posts:
3 improvisation gigs
Pocketbook of Lightning live at Oficinas do Convento, 29-03-2008
Pocketbook of Lightning live at Musicbox (Lisbon)16 of May
my 2006

Thursday, July 10, 2008


I've been working on the music for "Feminine", a choreography by Paulo Ribeiro, since the beggining of May, but the most intense period was the second half of June. By the 6th of July the music was ready, featuring my wife Cathrin Loerke singing and the voice of Richard Zenith reading some texts that the portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa originnaly wrote in english. Richard is one of the great specialists on Pessoa's work and the texts i used were selected by him. Cathrin, apart from the singing, did all the graphic design work for "Feminine". The music has a flavour of the 70's rock, as requested by Paulo Ribeiro, and all instruments are played by myself. There is a very nice guitar solo "Santana style" that i realy enjoy! The cherry on the icecream is the song "Oh long before" (Cathrin singing) - couldn't it be a hit?

click here to listen to it: oh long before