Marco Moura

Session Guitarist | Producer

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Guitarist with 10 years of experience, playing live and in the studio. I like to explore sound with a foot on the past and another in the future. Can record guitars, compose or mix your track. I have performed and composed for diferent groups both in Porto and London. I also have experience composing eletronics, film scoring and small ensembles.

Jazz guitarist and composer, based in London, originally from Porto, Portugal.
With punk and psychdelic rock backgrounds, I've started to study jazz in 2012 in Porto. In 2018, enrolled the Jazz
BA in Middlesex University in London. During these last years I've been playing with
many people from the scene in Porto, working on function gigs and also with original music.
In 2018 I also started to work in my original with my quartet, that has a line-up from Porto and
another from London, recording an EP in London in the beginning of 2019, realising an album soon this year.
In London aside from my studies he play, record and give lessons regularly. I also explore experimental
music and electronic music for over the past years. He also had masterclasses with
musicians such as Gilad Hekselman, Dan Weiss, Jacob Sacks, Vinnie Sperazza, George
Crowley, Eduardo Cardinho, Mané Fernandes e João Paulo Esteves da Silva. Currently he
explores the blend of modern sounds in jazz with the influences of world music rhythms.
Works as a session guitarist, composer, arranger, producer and mixing engineer and also as a producer in a wide variety of music genres.
I listen a bit of everything because the search for a sound never ends.

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Interview with Marco Moura

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: My quartet, not because it's music composed by me, but because I try to explore jazz in a more lyrical way telling some kind of narrative. I play the guitar and I am also the composer of the music.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: My album editing and launch and composing a new one.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Digital because I currently do not have the material to work with both.

  7. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  8. A: A personalised and creative work.

  9. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  10. A: The act of generating and manipulating sound always fascinated me since young age. And today I love the fact that I always learn something new everyday in music, even nowadays.

  11. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  12. A: Can you make a thing like this track? I normally can recreate the vibe and sound of it.

  13. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  14. A: Wich kind of sound and approach you want for your song. Your main influences. The time for wich you want to have the request done and delivered.

  15. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  16. A: The more guidelines and inspirations you have the more I will be able to reach the type of approach and sound you desire for your track.

  17. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  18. A: I would bring a good acoustic guitar, various packs of strings and picks and a good amount of manuscript paper to write music.

  19. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  20. A: I play guitar for more than ten years. Along the way colaborated with various bands both live and in the studio. I started playing more punk, rock and indie and with time my explorations sent me to travel towards jazz, world music and more experimental music.

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: As a person dedicated to music I always try to make things sound nice as a whole. I always try to find a voice.

  23. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  24. A: Kurt Rosenwinkel, because he is one of my main inspirations as a musician, composer and a very creative artist, always searching for a new sound.

  25. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  26. A: Always organise your ideas and your work flow.

  27. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  28. A: My work now gravitates more towards jazz and experimental music. Although I have experience in other genres of music.

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: Being open to ideas and always thing as the song as a whole is very important. Aside from my long experience as a guitarist, composer, arranger I think that technique is just a vehicle for good music and not the main subject of it.

  31. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  32. A: Songs must have the specific vibe, because each song is a song so that's what we all aim for right? Things as art must have a meaning.

  33. Q: What's your typical work process?

  34. A: I normally try to find the vibe of the song and how to approach it. Using demos and stylistic approaches as guidelines and also a good starting point.

  35. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  36. A: In my portable home studio, I have a small M Audio interface, Studio-Projects B1, Guitar, Pedals and amp, I also have a Novation Launchpad Mini, an Arturia Beatstep and a 49 key midi keyboard.

  37. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  38. A: Kurt Rosenwinkel, Aphex Twin, Brad Mehldau, Reinier Baas, Squarepusher.

  39. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  40. A: Guitar recording Composing Mixing Producing

Terms Of Service

I do allow up to 2 revisions of the work. Turn arround times may vary depending on the type of work, but a week minimum of work. Additional costs may vary depending on your demands.

GenresSounds Like
  • Kurt Rosenwinkel
  • Reinier Baas
Gear Highlights
  • Yamaha Revstar
  • Ibanez AS155
  • Pedalboard
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