Toy Portugal

My new LP album, titled, “Toy Portugal” has been released. The record is comprised of 15 original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 50 minutes. It is the combination of my "Portuguese Suite for Toy Piano", "Portuguese Scenes" and three bonus tracks. Toy Portugal is a soundtrack of my past. All these pieces … Continue reading Toy Portugal

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Filosofia Cósmica (Cosmic Philosophy)

This song is dedicated to my friend Fábio Serranito who is a philosopher and a person who loves classical music but tends to avoid pop songs. My challenge was, then, trying to write something poppish but with a classical approach: not your usual chords neither an easy arrangement and a little of operatic demanding in … Continue reading Filosofia Cósmica (Cosmic Philosophy)

Finding one’s voice: assembling and mixing the little bits that ring inside yourself.

There's the famous theory that everything is a remix, that we are entangled in «webs of significance». Culture, according to the notable anthropologist Clifford Geertz, is «a system of inherited conceptions expressed in symbolic forms by means of which men communicate, perpetuate, and develop their knowledge about and attitudes toward life». Everything that surrounds me … Continue reading Finding one’s voice: assembling and mixing the little bits that ring inside yourself.

What is great music and why isn’t Beethoven that great after all

In the era of digital age and technology, computers and digital media changed our perception and values regarding making and consuming music. However, it seems to me that history (and specially western academia) haven't reflected that change and still regard on values connected with symbolic musical notation to write their values – what was adequate … Continue reading What is great music and why isn’t Beethoven that great after all