José Correia

José Correia

José Correia was born in France in the region of Bourgogne, more precisely in Creusot, having moved permanently to Portugal at the age of four. He has lived in several cities in the North of Portugal until he settled with his family in Ribeira de Pena, a small but fascinating town in Trás os Montes, where he has lived most of his childhood and adolescence.

From an early age he has expressed curiosity and interest in every form of artistic expression, especially related to the music. Always committed to alternative music styles, he initially dedicated himself to the electric guitar, as a self-taught musician, and along with his peers, he forms a band of alternative music, entirely dedicated to composing and performing original songs.

In 1994 he starts his academic career enrolling in elementary and high school music teaching course in the Regional Conservatory of Vila Nova de Gaia, where he acquires his initial musical and instrumental training. At this stage he acquires his first classical guitar and develops skills on string and wind instruments. He graduates in 1998 and begins his activity as Musical Education Teacher in 1999.

His professional activity requires him to move throughout the country. This allows him to experience different cultures that inspire his music activity-composition, spending several years composing and recording solo performances.

Since 2007 he has lived in Oporto. This is when, together with Nuno Silva, he decided to aggregate musical ideas and start a musical project, which was to become the origin of the project now called Addūcantur.

Curious and always willing to evolve as a musician, in 2008 he started the advanced study of classical guitar and in 2010 he enrolls directly the 6th grade. This allows him to gain experience in Ensemble and Classical Guitar Trio performance.

He has participated classical guitar master classes with Pedro Rodrigues, a renowned guitarist/performer and winner of awards such as the Artist`s International Auditions (NY) and Concorso Sor (Rome),  with renowned composer Pierre Van Hauwe on Course improvement of practice and composition and several other musical conferences and workshops related to Didgeridoo, Danmoi, Overtone, among others.

Family and friends are his main personal references, where as his more direct musical influences, Leo Brower, Heitor Villa Lobos, John Williams, Kazuhito Yamashita, Jean Sebastian Bach, Djivan Gasparyan, Gevorg Dabagyan, Dead Can Dance, Dapher Youssef, Anouar Braem, Avishae Cohen, Nyaz, Erkan Ogur, Bernardo Sassetti, Rodrigo Leão, among many others.

Currently, he is one of the founders of Addūcantur, as musician and composer, and he studies as an autodidact and interprets Duduk and Perdesiz Guitar (Fretless Acoustic Guitar).

Curiosities:

The Classic Guitar, an erudite instrument, is used today in almost every genre and musical style. Over time this instrument has undergone major changes, its current configuration is designed in Spain.

Perdesiz Guitar (Fretless Acoustic Guitar) has the same configuration of a classical guitar. It is an essentially melodic instrument, distinguished by diverse types of strings and by the absence of frets, which allow the performance of scales and expression techniques that employ microtonal tunings, commonly used in countries and cultures such as Turkey or India.

Duduk is a traditional wind instrument from Armenia, popular among cultures of the Caucasus, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. It belongs to the woodwind instrument family, has a double reed, and its origin dates back about 3000 years.

Recorder or Flute Bevel Contralto produces a very mellow timbre. The origin of this instrument belogs to the ancient folk instruments that can still be found in various parts of Europe. It is the most popular musical instrument of the European Middle Ages.