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
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.
Illustration @RGBStock/Christine van Dam This is a soundtrack for an imaginary movie in my head. It is a work for Toy Piano, Portuguese Guitar and Orchestra. I really enjoyed composing this and it is fully dedicated to Duy Vu Tran. I feel it can easily be used or adapted for movie industry. You can find … Continue reading A slice of Liquor Cake
This is the first work of my new suite for Toy Piano, "Portuguese Scenes", and it is dedicated to the people of Casal de Loivos, a village in the north of Portugal, in the Douro Valley, the place where the famous Porto Wine is made. People work hard to take care and harvest the grape … Continue reading Vira da Vinha
This is an orchestral instrumental work, with toy piano. I've made this as a soundtrack for a pleasant day, a movie, a short, anything you find it could be appropriate.
My Portuguese Suite for Toy Piano has been premiered and is being played around the world. It is with much joy and happiness that I notice the amount of visitors that come to my site because of this work and how many have downloaded the musical scores. Miss Veronica Yen played it in Taiwan in … Continue reading Portuguese Suite played around the world
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