An acoustic journey through the traditional Portuguese repertoire side by side with original compositions. Join in
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Luís Peixoto is one of the most acclaimed Portuguese folk string players. After being part of and accompanying countless groups and artists, in 2017 he launched his solo career with “Assimétrico”, which brought him wide recognition.
Always seeking new musical paths, and carrying on in his own name, 2021 is the year that gives birth to “Geodesia". With an updated sound and focused mainly on the mandolin, Luís Peixoto is joined in this new work by two Iberian friends: the Catalan Ciscu Cardona (guitar) and Asturian Rubén Bada (violin). As an acoustic trio, the new album is a journey through the traditional Portuguese repertoire along with original compositions. But “Geodesia” doesn’t end in this trio or within one geography, quite the opposite. It radiates Portuguese sounds throughout Iberia and beyond. There are guest musicians from all over the Peninsula, the Canary Islands, Cape Verde and Finland, who enhance and push the boundaries of this “Geodesia”. As a solo artist, but with several friends, this album shows so vividly Luis Peixoto’s essence and musical soul, his and our own “Geodesia”.
- Catarina Moura (Coimbra) - Voice in "Chula do Salto"
- Celina Da Piedade (Beringel, Alentejo) - Accordion in "Corridinho da Chispa"
- Esko Järvelä (Kaustinen - Finland) - Violin in "Going Over Distance"
- Germán López (Gran Canaria, Canary Islands) - Timple in "Calçadas"
- Hernani Almeida (Mindelo, São Vicente Island, Cape Verde) - Nylon guitar in "Calçadas"
- José Peixoto (Almada) - Electric guitar in "Xota de Ibias"
- Juan José Robles (Murcia) - Octavilla and Laud in "Siga a Rusga"
- Pablo Vergara - (Ferrolterra, Galicia) - Bodhrán in "Geodesia"
- Pedro Fariñas (Nigrán, Galicia) - Galician Bagpipe in "Murinheira de Coimbra"
- Ricard Ros (Sant Boi de Llobregat, Catalunya) - Flutes in "Murinheira de Coimbra"
- Ricardo Mouriño (Ferrolterra, Galicia) - Tin Whistle in "Corridinho da Chispa"
About the author
My journey is marked by the folk-traditional music. Over time i have been learning traditional music not only from Portugal but also from other places. I like to build from the origins and try to give a new vision of my own.
Luis Peixoto was born in Coimbra in 1980.
Studied Classical Guitar and recorder flute at Lagos Music Academy; Mandolin at the Conservatory of Coimbra; cavaquinho, mandolin and guitarra de Coimbra at the Traditional Instruments School (Secção de Fado – Coimbra Academic Associativity) with professors Jorge Gomes, Ricardo Dias and Amadeu Magalhães. Also attended a degree in Civil Engineering at the Faculty of Sciences (University of Coimbra).
Integrated several musical projects mainly in the folk music scene such as Dazkarieh, Stockholm Lisboa Project, Trim as well as personal projects like Sebastião Antunes, Anxo Lorenzo Band or Julio Pereira.
On stage he has already accompanied artists such as Sérgio Godinho, Vitorino, Ana Bacalhau, Janita Salomé, Julio Pereira, Virgul, Celina Piedade, Kepa Junkera, Uxia Senlle, Rosa Cedron, Brian Finnegan, Sarah Allen, Ed Boyd, John Joe Kelly, among many others.
He has been awarded with international album awards such as “Best Original Composition” – “Jumping bits” (2011), “Best Folk Album of the Year” with “Assembly Point” (2011) and “Trim” (2014) by the XI and XIV Opinión awards.
Also to highlight the 1st prize at the Folkherbst Festival Malzhaus with “Anxo Lorenzo Trio” and the artist residency award at the 2010 international artist meeting in Budapest “Euromed Festival” where he formed a project with 4 other musicians of European nationalities and Mediterranean countries.
Collaborated in several album releases invited by bands not only in Portugal but also in Galicia, Basque Country and Catalonia.
Budget and due dates
Crowdfunding campaign starts on 18 November and ends on 18 December 2020.
Sending Rewards - February 2021
The amount obtained will be to reduce budgeted expenses:
Musicians Cachet - 1000 €
Studio recording, mixing and mastering - 2500 €
Graphic materials - 600 €
Industrial replication of CDs - 1950 €
Licenses - 460 €
Artistic residences, rehearsals, trips, meals - 690 €
Audiovisual - 400 €
Promotion - 1000 €
PPL Commission (7.5%) + VAT (23%) = € 447.41
Total: € 9150
Crowdfunding goal: 4850 €