Biography

In the beginning of 2007 the project “O meu Everest” was born with José Correia and Nuno Silva. The main goal then was to experiment with new musical ideas and sounds, using electronic and ethnic instruments accompanied by the recitation of poems, conceived and declaimed by José Correia. Thus came to life the first compositions of the project, embedded with an original and experimental nature.In 2008 Alexandre Santos joined the project assuming the role of production, as well as of musician playing electric bass. With the resources of the SPOT studio, where the project had taken up residence, they continued to work on writing new songs with the aim of creating an organized musical language, keeping an experimental, poetic and acoustic character that defined its sound.
At the end of 2008, after finishing the compositions that defined the initial sound of this project, the band’s name changes to “Elementos”. Luiza Bragança (Piano) was invited to integrate the group bringing depth and a more erudite feel to the music of “Elementos”.In early 2009 Ricardo Noronha joined the lineup assuming the percussion role, granting the project’s music a rhythmic complexity that henceforth sustained their music. Slightly later, Tânia Seixas, having the required experience in the field of theatrical performance, joined the project and gave a new voice to José Correia’s poems.
With the inclusion of new members the project acquired sufficient maturity and the first live performances occurred, among them a concert at the Casa Museu Guerra Junqueiro in 2009 and a concert in the hall Suggia of Casa da Música in 2010.

  In 2011 Sérgio Henrique replaced Ricardo Noronha as percussionist, giving a more ethnic dimension to the sound of the project. With this new formation new repertoire arose and, as a consequence of the musical evolution of the project, the poetic side was abandoned to give way to melodic singing. In 2012 Eloísa d`Ascensão joined the project assuming the lead singer’s role, replacing Tânia Seixas and thus defining the current lineup of the project.To mark the change in musical style and orientation, the project’s name changed to “Addūcantur”.The current lineup performed live during 2012 in different cultural spaces and events such as Hard Club in Oporto, the Festival do Caldo de Quintandona in Lagares and the Festival de Músicas do Mundo Etnias/Ollin Kan at Contagiarte in Oporto.

In March 2013 Addūcantur release their first 4-track E.P. entitled “Semente”, where the current sound of the band is well represented.

Three years later, in March 2016, Addūcantur finally release their debut album entitled “Mosaico”. “Mosaico” contains 8 tracks that show Addūcantur’s wide range of influences and instrumental aproaches.

With aesthetics close to nowadays world music genre, Adducantur’s music is devised by carefully selecting different timbres through the use of traditional instruments from different musical cultures, by incorporating contemporary harmony elements and by each musician’s expressiveness and creativity. Thus it evolves into an interesting fusion between modern eastern music and traditional music from several mediterranean cultures, unified by a profoundly portuguese message.

It is with great pleasure that “Addūcantur” invites you listen, enjoy and… to travel!