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Born in Lisbon in 1959; improvisor, composer - violin, viola, electronics. He has been playing the violin for 20 years and in that time has played all genres of music ranging from contemporary music to free jazz and improvised music, live and in the studio. His main interest shifted towards contemporary improvised and composed music, as well as indeterminate and graphic scores by Gerhard Stäbler. The relationship with his instruments is focused in sonic and textural elements. Electronic music was an early influence on his approach to violin playing, which challenges traditional romantic concepts of the violin/viola through use of preparations and micro tuning. Has created music for films, dance, performance, video, etc. Active in different settings on the Portuguese scene for free improvised music, both as a collaborator and in leading his own groups including many important and creative musicians such as Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Nuno Rebelo, Carlos Bechegas, Marco Franco, Vera Mantero, Jeffrey Morgan, José Oliveira, Margarida Garcia, Gregg Moore, Rodrigo Amado, Manuel Mota, Ulrich Mitzlaff, Alfredo Costa Monteiro, Guilherme Rodrigues, Gianni Gebbia, Monsieur Trinité, Gabriel Paiuk, Carlos Santos, Tim Goldie, Gerhard Uebele, Nicolas Field, Jaime Fennelly, etc. Has also worked with contemporary dancers like Ana Galan, Isabel Valverde, Mário Calixto, Anna Pázstor, etc. Has performed at festivals all over Europe. Has created the record label Creative Sources Recordings in 1999, wich mainly concentrates on releasing experimental and electro-acoustic music.