Sensible Soccers are André Simão, Hugo Gomes and Manuel Justo Their first album came out in 2011, also debuting in live performance. Since then, the band has given numerous concerts on all types of stages and internationally renowned events, such as Primavera Club, Vodafone Paredes de Coura Festival, Boom Festival, Vodafone Mexefest, NOS Primavera Sound, Rock in Rio Lisboa. The Sensible Soccers sound is not easy to compartmentalize. Without hiding their taste for pop melodies, in the construction of their themes, electronics coexist with organic instruments, escaping the traditional song format and opting mostly for progressive structures and arrangements.
Filipe Raposo is a pianist, composer and orchestrator. He began his piano studies at the National Conservatory of Lisbon.
He holds a Masters Degree in Piano Jazz Performance from the Royal College of Music (Stockholm) and was a fellow of the Royal Music Academy of Stockholm. As an orchestrator and pianist he has collaborated with numerous European orquestras: Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa, Orquestra Metropolitana, Thueringen Symphony Orchestra and St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra Vilnius, among others. He composed the soundtracks for the films “O Gelo” (2016), winning the Best Soundtrack Award at the Caminhos Film Festival, and “Soft drinks and Love Songs” (2016), which won the Best Original Song Award at the Sophia – Academia Awards of Cinema, both films directed by Luís Galvão Teles.
Gonçalo Simões initiated his musical studies at Luísa Todi Academy of Music and Fine Arts. Studied with António Menéres Barbosa before being admitted at the Lisbon Superior School of Music, studying piano, having graduated under the guidance of Jorge Moyano e Olga Prats (piano) and Fernando Fontes (chamber music). Gonçalo Simões was invited, after graduating, to work as accompanying pianist at the same school until 2010. Participated in several piano and chamber music master classes and courses with Irina Vinogradova, Jörg Dëmus, Vitaly Margulis, Jura Margulis, and others.
In 2019 Gonçalo was invited to compose the soundtrack for the film “Shoes” and perform it live on the first edition of Film Fest.
Trio Phi is Sylvian Barreto, João Toscano and Vasco Faim. Sylvian Barreto began his artistic career in 1999, as a DJ, in the underground musical movements in the center region of the country. Represented by the new agency Young Productions, his work quickly becomes recognized in the media in which he moves, consolidating his knowledge of electronic music. More recently, at the invitation of Cineclube da Bairrada, he has composed cinematographic music. João Toscano e Vasco Faim are students of the Electronic Music and Music Production variant and, together, with another student, were chosen to ensure national representation by the IPCB - Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco at the Riviera Festival, which took place at the prestigious Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), India, in 2020, in which they performed a piece of music produced by themselves. Vasco Faim is a young emerging artist whose last project was presented in July 2021 at the MATS lab 2021 ESMAE - Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espetáculo, under the Creation Laboratory (Master in Arts and Sound Technologies.
Atsuko Kamura is one of the most emotional and inventive singers from Tokyo. Kamura was part of the women's liberation movement and was at the root of the origin of the first Japanese feminist punk band Mizutama Shobodan. In 1988, in London, she joined Kazuko Hohki and the Japanese pop band Frank Chickens. After working with musical bands such as I am A Kamura, she dedicated herself to experimenting with vocal improvisation, first with the Japanese band Honeymoons and later working with other musicians. As a solo vocalist, she is dedicated to both traditional Japanese songs and experimental sounds, exploring electronic compositions and avant-garde vocals.
Joana Rolo is a Portuguese pianist who studied in Lisbon, Krakow and Rotterdam with António Toscano, Aquiles Delle Vigne, Ewa Bukojemska, Jean-Bernard Pommier and Bart van de Roer with whom she completed her master in performance at the Rotterdam Conservatory. A multifaceted pianist, Joana regularly performs solo and in an ensemble, and has developed projects in the fields of dance and silent cinema.
Parallel with her activity as a performer, her dedication to the cause of artistic education has been constant, which has led her to lead projects of teacher training in music and dance in Nepal, Mozambique and Myanmar. She is currently an Ambassador of the collaborative platform “O Outro Sou Eu”, supported by the National Center for Culture. Joana Rolo is the presenter, alongside Paula Castelar, of the Antena 2 radio program “As Notáveis”.
Armindo Neves began his work as Arranger and Orchestrator on Banda do Casaco album "Coisas do arco da Velha" in 1976. Throughout his professional live worked with great musicians such as José Mário Branco, Carlos do Carmo, Ivan Lins, Paulo de Carvalho, Rão Kyao, Don Rendell, Steve Potts, Gunter Hampel, Phil Hamilton, Chico César, Swami Jr, Sérgio Godinho, Vitorino, Simone de Oliveira, Janita Salomé, among others. Participated in numerous television programs and was resident guitarist at Portuguese Song Contest between 1979 and 1990, was Music Director at the Portuguese Song Contest in 2000. As an Orchestrator of the Festivals, he received three Orchestration Awards in 1982, 1989 and 1993. Armindo conducted the Eurovision Song Orchestra for the Portuguese song "Cidade até ser dia" in Ireland 1993, performed by Anabela.
LuÍs Martins currently works as a professor of double bass at the Conservatory of Setúbal and is in the last year of his Masters in Classical Double Bass Teaching at ESART, School of Applied Arts of the Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco. As a musician has recorded LP's such as "Recantos", from Ronda dos Quatro Caminhos,1996, and "Entre Marés", from Piratas do Silêncio, 1992. Played as a Bassist in some concerts with Mafalda Veiga in 1993. Participated in the first National Double Bass Encounter, being the Main Master Class given by professor Yuri F. Axenov, and participated in Private Lessons in Madrid with Prof. Ludwig Streicher.
Eduardo Ramos has dedicated his life to the Arab culture, considered the Ambassador of Arab music. Eduardo Ramos is a singer, composer and performer of Arab Lute, also playing Viola, Flute, Gambry from Morocco and Zukra from Tunisia and African instruments. A self-taught musician, multi-instrumentalist and composer with 11 recorded EP, he has performed in Europe and Africa and played in festivals such as the “International Festival Des Cordes Pincées”, in Rabat, the “International Festival of the Sacred Musics of the World of Fez”, “Festival Otôno Sefardi” and the International Festival of Sefardi Music, in Córdoba, among others. He accompanied the great Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwich on the lute, declaiming poetry at the Arrábida Monastery and Cascais Cultural Center.
Carlos Mendonça multi-instrumentalist musician with percussion, guitar, voice. Throughout his career experimented through world music, musical theater and fusion music of various styles. He started playing the flute as a self-taught, having gone through several teachers and training in the classical, jazz, and Hindustani.
Von Calhau! is the name of an artistic duo Marta Ângela and João Artur, who, over the last ten years, have been developing a fertile collaboration, with multiple ramifications and various crossovers in the areas of music and visual arts: concerts and performances, films, and videos. By making use of these different media and constantly exploring the hybridisation of references and elements drawn from the most varied origins, Von Calhau! have built up their very own esoteric and scatological imaginary and cosmogony, through which they question both their and our condition in the world. Verbal language (playing with words and their meanings) is a generative element that is common to all of their work.
UM CORPO ESTRANHO
Um Corpo Estranho are Pedro Franco and João Mota. They have known each other since adolescence and played in several bands until they formed “Um Corpo Estranho”, in 2009. In 2013, they were part of the “Novos Talentos FNAC” and composed the soundtrack for the show "A Almofada da Paula", inspired in the work of Paula Rego, which premiered at Casa das Histórias, in Cascais. They edited their debut album in 2014 and, in 2018, edited in digital format the soundtrack for the physical theater/ballet play "Qarib", produced by the ballet company Passos e Compassos. Since then they have edited three more LPs and played alongside with many musicians. Their unique compositions oscillate between pop-country and road trip sounds.
Disruption Ensemple was invited by Municipality of Setúbal to develop an artistic residency and Associação Disrupção, through João Silva and André Hencleeday, formed an ensemble with students from the Regional Conservatory of Setúbal aiming on creating a new musical score for several short films of the series "Alice Comedies", as part of a music creation workshop to be presented at Film Fest Festival.
João Silva is a trumpeter, teacher and researcher. His eclectic and multifaceted career focuses particularly on the sphere of interpreting the contemporary repertoire of the instrument, having played in some of the most important festivals and concert halls across Europe.
André Hencleeday is a performer and composer. He regularly performs and records with ensembles in the field of improvised music, working regularly with Ernesto Rodrigues. He was Miguel Azguime's assistant at O'Culto da Ajuda. More recently, he debuted as a soloist in the play "Inferno", by Nuno da Rocha, with the Gulbenkian Choir and Orchestra at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
Conservatório Regional de Setúbal, founded in 1988, it has been steered throughout its existence as a project of recognized artistic quality, having since its foundation the status of public utility. It is capable with pedagogical autonomy and teaches the basic course in music, and the secondary courses in instrument, musical training, and singing.