Music

Music has been a lifelong passion. As a young boy I remember hearing all these great music from Brasil (thanks to my dad), Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”, the musical “Hair” and of course all those great albums by The Beatles. After hearing Paul McCartney’s first solo album, Mike Oldfield’s “Tubular Bells” and the early 70s albums from Stevie Wonder (“Where I’m Coming From”, “Innervisions”) I became interested in the possibilities of a musician working as if he was a painter. I remember I composed my first song when I was ca. 9 years old and David Bowie’s Jean Genie gave me the inspiration to write the song.

Although I did some effort to play in bands, I realised my true ambition, joy and strength in music was to create music by myself. Instead of performing in a band, recording music by yourself: layer after layer, playing all instruments yourself. I also have a great interest in synthesizers, I owned quite a few of them over the years. The first one being a Korg MS-20, followed by a Roland JX-3P. After that I went through Yamaha’s FM synthesis and saw the rise of the music workstations and romplers in the late 80’s and early 90’s, like the Korg Triton and the impressive Ensoniq TS-12 that is still part of my collection. Then I saw the rise of the software instruments (plug-ins) and in recent years I have seen the rise of the retro designs like the Korg MS-20 Mini and the Roland Boutique range. I feel very lucky to have witnessed all these changes because it ultimately allowed me to go after my goals in realising my ambitions in music creating.

Since the 80s and 90s I was mainly involved in creating music for audiovisual productions and recording live performances. I established a company (Cone Music) to handle these projects.

In the 00s I extended my focus to own projects that initially were available on CD and in recent years as digital downloads through stores like iTunes and Amazon. Most recently of course we have witnessed the rise of music streaming and my music is available at Apple Music and Spotify.