1. Volta a Trás Luis Peixoto 3:26
  2. Corridinho da Chispa Luis Peixoto 3:59
  3. Geodesia Luis Peixoto 3:22
  4. Olost Luis Peixoto 4:38
  5. Going Over Distance Luis Peixoto 3:48
  6. Resiliencia Luis Peixoto 4:58
  7. Murinheira de Coimbra Luis Peixoto 4:36
  8. Xota de Ibias Luis Peixoto 1:58
  9. Chula do Salto Luis Peixoto 2:58
  10. Siga a Rusga Luis Peixoto 3:07
  11. Calcadas Luis Peixoto 3:07
  12. Bom Descanso Luis Peixoto 2:48
  13. Cavatronica Luis Peixoto 5:26
  14. Habemus Plectrum Luis Peixoto 4:13
  15. Para Ontem Luis Peixoto 3:43
  16. Eu Sei Luis Peixoto 3:00
  17. Repara Bem Que Afinal Luis Peixoto 3:40
  18. À Beira Luis Peixoto 4:33
  19. Tectónica Luis Peixoto 4:30

Luís Peixoto is one of the most acclaimed interpreters of traditional string instruments, such as the cavaquinho or the mandolin, in Portugal. After integrating and accompanying numerous groups and artists such as Dazkarieh, Sebastião Antunes, Júlio Pereira or Ana Bacalhau, in 2017 he released the solo album “Assimétrico”, a work with which he had the greatest recognition.

Always looking for new musical paths, and continuing in his own name, GEODESIA is the new album released in 2021, with an acoustic sound and mainly focused on the mandolin.

Between recreations of traditional themes and original compositions, GEODESIA is a sound journey, which confirms Luís Peixoto as one of the most creative and virtuous multi-instrumentalists in Portugal.

In addition to the repertoire, we also make this sound journey through the different nationalities of the musicians that make up this work, namely: Ciscu Cardona on guitar (Catalonia), Rubén Bada on violin (Asturias), Celina da Piedade on accordion (Portugal), Ricardo Mouriño on tin whistle (Galicia), Pablo Vergara on bodhrán (Galicia), Esko Järvelä on violin (Finland), Pedro Fariñas on Galician bagpipe (Galicia), Ricard Ros on flutes (Catalonia), José Peixoto on electric guitar (Portugal), Catarina Moura on voice (Portugal), José Robles on octavilla and Spanish lute (Murcia), Germán López on timple (Canary Islands) and Hernani Almeida on nylon guitar (Cape Verde).

In the words of Carlos Norton: «But “Geodesia” doesn’t end in this trio or within one geography, quite the opposite. It radiates Portuguese sounds throughout Iberia and beyond. There are guest musicians from all over the Peninsula, the Canary Islands, Cape Verde and Finland, who enhance and push the boundaries of this “Geodesia”. As a solo artist, but with several friends, this album shows so vividly Luís Peixoto’s essence and musical soul, his and our own “Geodesia”.»

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Previous shows include: Festival Outono Quente (Portugal), Mollet del Vallès (Spain), Festa do Bacalhau (Portugal), Festival Popular Inatel na Rua (Portugal), Festival Fica na Cidade (Portugal), A Regueifa (Spain), Musicbox (Portugal), I International Festival of Mandolins in Madeira (Portugal), Popular Alvalade (Portugal), Festival Rubrifolkum (Spain), Festival Origens (Portugal), Há Festa Na Aldeia (Portugal), Estonia Electronic Folkmusic Festival (Estonia), Teatro S.Luiz (Portugal), Festival Rubrifolkum (Spain), Festival Burro i L’gueiteiro (Portugal).

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SELECTED PRESS REVIEWS:

“Un prodotto di personalità da assaporare pienamente.” (Blogfoolk, Italy)

“Um notável trabalho de grande dimensão estética e sonora (…) uma obra acústica de rara beleza, recheada de novas essências sonoras, ao mesmo tempo que faz das cordas um objecto primordial de paixão, amor e romance; um disco de assinalável rigor estético e inatacável contemporaneidade, belo, sedutor, envolvente e acima de tudo…intemporal!” (Tradisom, Portugal)

“Luís Peixoto, one of the finest Portuguese string instrument (cavaquinho, mandolin) players in Portugal, has released a superb string-centered album titled Geodesia.” (World Music Central, USA)

“Um disco de rara beleza e sensibilidade” (Time Out, Portugal)

“Uno de los músicos de cuerda portugueses más consolidados. Entre recreaciones de temas tradicionales y composiciones originales, “Geodesia” es un fascinante viaje sonoro que confirma a Luís Peixoto como uno de los multiinstrumentistas portugueses más creativos y virtuosos.” (NSF, Spain)

“At the end, they were joined on stage by the magnificent cavaquinho player Luis Peixoto, whose treble trilling got the audience dancing” (Songlines, UK)

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SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY:

– “Geodesia” (Luís Peixoto) (2021) #5 at World Music Charts Europe; #28 at Transglobal World Music Chart
– “Assimétrico” (Luís Peixoto) (2017)
– “Da Terra” (Kalakan & Luis Peixoto) (2017)
– “Nome Próprio” (Ana Bacalhau) (2017)
– “Belo Manto” (José Peixoto & Sofia Vitória) (2017)
– “Proibido adivinhar” (Sebastião Antunes & Quadrilha) (2015)
– 
”Trim” (Trim) (2014)
– 
”Pop” (Luis Peixoto & Fernando Barroso) (2012)
– “Com Um Abraço” (
Sebastião Antunes & Quadrilha) (2012)
– “Assembly Point” (Assembly Point) (2011)
– “Tíran” (
Anxo Lorenzo Band) (2011
)
– “Cá Dentro” (Sebastião Antunes) (2009)
– “Hemisférios” (
Dazkarieh) (2009
)
– “Sol” (Stockholm Lisboa Project) (2007
)
– “Incógnita Alquimia” (Dazkarieh) (2006)
– “No Palheiro…” (Grupo de Cordas SF AAC) (2001)

Collaborations:
– “Pura Lá” (Ray Preíland Band) (2017)
– 
”Está Dito” (Marafona) (2016)
– 
”Quiral” (Riobó) (2015)
– “Confuxon” (Anxo Lorenzo) (2015)
– “
Tradition 2.1” (Korrontzi) (2013)
– “Festa Major” (Els Laietans) (2013)
– “Amb Canya” (Riu) (2012)
– “Em Casa” (Celina da Piedade) (2012)
– “Ai Portugal” (Stonebones & Bad Spaguetti) (2012
)
– “Este Dia Vale A Pena” (Galo Gordo) (2012)
– “Live in Ponte de Sor” (7 Luas Orquestra) (2012)
– “Fetén Fetén” (Fetén Fetén) (2011
)
– “Acrobata” (Fred Martins & Ugia Pedreira) (2011)
– “Tíran” (
Anxo Lorenzo) (2010
)
– “As vidas dos Outros” (Anaquim) (2010)
– 
”Senhor Galandum” (Galandum Galundaina) (2009
)
– “Poemas E Canções Para Todo O Ano” (Canta o Galo Gordo) (2009)
– “In Temporal” (Monte Lunai) (2009
)
– “Colecção Do Expresso” (Lendas de Portugal) (2007
)
– “Deixa que Aconteça” (Quadrilha) (2006
)
– “A Revolta dos Badalos” (UxuKahus) (2006)
– “A Côr da Vontade” (
Quadrilha) (2003)

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Chula do Salto (feat. Catarina Moura)

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Going Over Distance (feat. Esko Järvelä)

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Geodesia (feat. Pablo Vergara)

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Volta a Trás

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Cavatronica

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Drone

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À Beira

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Viriato

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Promo

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Habemus Plectrum

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Repara Bem Que Afinal

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Mosca Morta

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Tectónica

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Live at Palaçoulo