1. 2020/06


    The Sudden Bird of Waiting (Creative Sources Recordings) 



    Patrick Brennan alto saxophone, cornet, jaguar 

    Abdul Moimême two guitars with objects 

    Maria do Mar violin 

    Ernesto Rodrigues viola 

    Miguel Mira cello 

    Hernâni Faustino double bass





    Hernâni Faustino/João Sousa, Jorge Nuno, José Lencastre – Derbeda (Particula

    Hernâni Faustino cello, double bass and soundscape  

    João Sousa bansuri, sitar, djembe, chime, soundscape, pulse tube, shruti box, shanti, bowls and voice 

    Jorge Nuno electric guitar 

    José Lencastre alto and tenor saxophone, soundscape


    The title of this work is inspired by a gnawa ritual, Lila or Derdeba, an ecstasy and trance ritual achieved through music, dance and sacred precepts involved in this ancestral tradition. (…) This disc, neither representing nor seeking to illustrate the ritual of the gnawa people, brings in its womb this idea of ​​a certain cure through a hypnotic state that the music brings, both for its listeners and for its creators.




    Hernâni Faustino/João Sousa, Jorge Nuno, José Lencastre – ākāśa (Particula

    Hernâni Faustino cello, double bass, kalimba 

    João Sousa bansuri, overtone flute, sitar, djembe, feng gong, shruti box, voice, singing bowls, 

    Jorge Nuno acoustic guitar 

    José Lencastre alto and tenor saxophone, percussion, vocals 

    Since we’re all Quarantine a lot as changed. Concerts cancelled, stu- dio sessions cancelled, a lot of work is on hold, a lot of things got stuck. On the other side, there’s the opportunity of rebirth, old pro- jects get new clothing, simple technologies turn into wonderful mu- sic. Invited by João Sousa, this quartet born under quarantine was challanged to record their own instruments with their own phones or recording devices, to create improvised pieces as an hymn to what appear to be random, but shows up as true connection. Hernâni Faustino, João Sousa, Jorge Nuno & José Lencastre recorded their own tracks, changed ideas, proposed rhythmic figures, and through the Mix of João Sousa, an album is prepared! Behold how distance and isolation re- sults in proximity and connection. ākā- śa (read akasha) is a collection of mo- ments that focus on this space bet- ween us, something that exists around us and connect us somehow, makes us unique but also the same. The cover of this album was made by Ana Calinhos (Cali Made This) and is a result of her own connecting processwith this work. Created while listening to the quartet and with the concepts surrounding the pro- duction of this record in mind, Ana Calinhos’ colorful vortex with allusions to the term Akasha and Atman, memories of a sacred mountain in India and a powerful full moon night, contrasts with the collection of photographs by Hernâni Faustino that illustrate each song. Faustino’s photos gain new readings here, allowing the diversity of his themes to give the right weight to each tit- le, also bringing shadow, contrast and luminosity to the color- foul vortex that binds us. Making the most of the main launching platform , each song has a photograph chosen by the four members of the quartet, inspired by the titles and the music…. between each mind, each intellect, each body, there are points of contact, ways of establishing a connection that we prefer, that we cultivate or that we allow to happen. between each moment, each observation or breath, a new reality, which escapes the impetus of the individual, to create a whole, in which individuality becomes common to all. it is in the space between each one of us, between our minds, our notes, our sounds, that is im- possible to describe, impossible to see, but it’s known. it is in this space that we work, collected, iso- lated, using distance as a connection to create something deeper. akasha [ākāśa].

    João Sousa, 18-04-20




    Guilherme Rodrigues / Pedro Carneiro / Ernesto Rodrigues / Rodrigo Pinheiro / Hernâni Faustino 

    The Book of Spirals (Creative Sources)

    Ernesto Rodrigues viola 

    Guilherme Rodrigues cello 

    Hernâni Faustino double bass

    Pedro Carneiro marimba (wit quarter tone extension) 

    Rodrigo Pinheiro piano 


    Carlos Zíngaro / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Hernâni Faustino / José Oliveira Pentahdron (Creative Sources) 

    Carlos Zíngaro violin 

    Ernesto Rodrigues viola

    Guilherme Rodrigues cello

    Hernâni Faustino double bass

    José Oliveira percussion 


    IKB Hippocampus Guttulatus (Creative Sources) 

    Ernesto Rodrigues  viola
    Maria Do Mar  violin
    Guilherme Rodrigues cello
    Miguel Mira cello
    Hernâni Faustino double bass
    Mariana Carvalho piano
    Miguel Almeida acoustic guitar
    Abdul Moimême prepared electric guitar
    Kriton Beyer daxophone
    Emilie Skreijelj  accordion
    Etienne Brunet  harmonica
    Bruno Parrinha bass clarinet
    João Almeida trumpet
    Nuno Torres alto saxophone
    Joana Sá soprano saxophone
    Pedro Frazão euphonium
    Miguel Canada tuba
    Carla Santana electronics
    Carlos Santos electronics
    Pedro Carneiro marimba
    Tom Malmendier percussion
    João Valinho percussion