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


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.

Portuguese Suite

The Portuguese suite is a work mostly for Toy Piano Solo. The concept was to create a small set of pieces with a common line: they should all reflect the traditional music from Portugal. Melodies and rhythms linked to the imaginary clichés of Portuguese folklore, fados, marchas, vira. The challenge was bigger because the Toy … Continue reading Portuguese Suite

O Fadista

Vasco Santana in the motion picture "Páteo das Cantigas" This is the third work for Toy Piano in my Portuguese suite collection. After "Rua da Paz" and "The Sewing machine" dedicated to my grannies, I present now "O fadista", a work dedicated to my father. In this work I try to portray the figure of … Continue reading O Fadista

La Vernissage

This is a new work, very amusing, whimsical and in a style that I, personally, cherish very much. I gathered a couple of sounds that are very close to my imaginary: namelly the accordion and the toy piano. I'm expecting to use them recurrently in the near future since I'm very happy with the aesthetic … Continue reading La Vernissage