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João Ricardo was born in Porto, Portugal. His musical path started at the age of 6 with piano studies. Years later he dedicated himself to the electric bass and guitar, as well as to the exploration of magnetic tape and software trackers. The passage through several rock/metal bands and some incursions in experimental music led to the present ocp (operador de cabine polivalente) project. In the advent of the new millenium, he dropped out of Law School and headed to London to study live audio. Back home, he created his own PA company, worked in a Casino as sound technician and did free lance audio engineering
drone to the bone / A variar
Editora do Porto's curator João Ricardo (aka ocp) has two
new releases out. The first is a long drone piece, Drone to the
Bone (Editora do Porto), and the second is 30-minute 13-
track experimental work, A variar (MiMi). Drone to the Bone
exemplifies for me the difference between Space Music and
Drones: though drones may be a bit spacey, it is in the nature
of the drones that the composition is tethered to a single idea;
Space Music not so much. Meanwhile A variar seems to
come from a completely opposite direction than ocp’s drone
piece �� noodling
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