International Solo Festival

João Pais Filipe

Cine-Teatro Garrett, Subpalco (Understage)


His music comes from the construction of gongs, cymbals and other percussion metal instruments, where he explores the sculptural dimension and its acoustic properties. Liberto advances the tension between the mechanical and the organic, between repetition and the loop, between the dance floor and the mantra, and creates its own space labeled ethno-techno, where the cadences of the dancefloor are appropriated, reinterpreted by a drum kit designed for it and channeled through imperfections and rustic textures for a new expression of its possibilities.


João Pais Filipe is a drummer, percussionist and sound sculptor from Porto, born in the 80s. His career as a musician is marked by the collision of a wide range of styles and languages, in bands such as Sektor 304, HHY&The Macumbas, Unzen Pilot, Paisiel or CZN. At the same time, he maintains a regular activity in the world of improvised music, having participated in numerous projects alongside names such as Burnt Friedman, Steve Hubback, Fritz Hauser, Evan Parker, Marcello Magliocchi or Rafael Toral.

Artistic and technical sheet

Percussion João Pais Filipe

Duration ≈ 45 minutes ● > 6

© Photo Renato Cruz santos

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