PEDRO MELO ALVES
Born in 1991, in Porto, Portugal, Pedro Melo Alves has studied Jazz Drums (ESMAE, Porto, 2011), Jazz and Classical Piano (ESTAL, Lisbon, 2014) and Music Composition (ESML, Lisbon, 2015).
Explorer of the expanded possibilities of percussion, improviser and composer for small and large formations, his work is known for the exploratory attitude and for boldy intersecting different aesthetic circuits from jazz and erudite, to electronic, experimental and rock music.
Having been awarded with multiple awards and nominations (Bernardo Sassetti Composition Award, Premio Internazionale Giorgio Gaslini, El Intruso Best Revelation Group), Pedro has been increasingly present in the international music scene, playing with musicians such as Mark Dresser, Ra Kalam Bob Moses, Joe Morris, Sun Ra Arkestra, Eve Risser, Luke Stewart, Theo Ceccaldi, John O’Gallagher, Hery Paz or Jacqueline Kerrod.
Today he plays and composes for his Omniae Large Ensemble, The Rite of Trio, In Igma, his percussion duets with João Pais Filipe or Pedro Carneiro, and is a part of many projects, such as Luís Vicente Trio, Alma Tree (with Ra Kalam Bob Moses and Vasco Trilla), Catacombe, Surma, Memória de Peixe, Tim Tim por Tim Tum or Rodrigo Brandão.
In parallel, Pedro also composes for Theatre, Dance, Cinema and erudite music commissions and programs music series on his venues Ermo do Caos (Porto) and Água Ardente (Lisbon).
Pedro Melo Alves on Roda Music