Contos de Cordas


Luís Coelho's musical work, with original compositions of his authorship, is based on sounds of the Portuguese guitar, classical guitar, double bass and harp, presenting a soundscape inspired by traditional Portuguese music and classical music, seeking a balance in its borders. It features Salomé Pais Matos on harp, Carlos Menezes on double bass and guest appearances by Sofia Neide, Carlos Leitão, Luís Peixoto and Pedro Janela. It is already available on digital platforms and is the 11th edition of Museu do Fado Discos.


«The abandonment of the Portuguese guitar led me to create a dialectical relationship with it. Whoever indulges, is intoxicated by its timbre and often imagines words in the moaning or screaming sounds of its strings, as if the guitar itself spoke to us... The enchantment can be such that it transports us to a time in which oral traditions – and the tales – made us look inside ourselves and our fate. The strings of the Portuguese guitar have this “once upon a time” charm that we are passionate about and that is documented here through the intimate language of the stories, in a narrative between the strings of the Portuguese guitar, harp and double bass, with some notes of the guitar. fado and accordion.»


Luís Coelho