Luis Desirat (PT)
#Ena Pa 2000, Sei Miguel

Paiste Artist Since Jan 2000



A self-taught drummer, Luís Desirat went professional in 1982. He was involved in the creation of several bands and was a member of many others: Anamar (1988), Iodo (1982), Mágudèsi (1985/1986), Moeda Noise (1985/1986), Sei Miguel’s Quartet and Septet (1987/1988), Ruínas (1977/1981), and Tina & the Top Ten (1989/1992).

Presently he plays with Ena Pá 2000 (since 1985), Os Irmãos Catita (since 1992), Projecto Eduarda (since 2009), Sei Miguel (since 2010) and Valdez e as Piranhas Douradas (since 2010).

Participation in Recordings, Projects and Workshops:

Luís Desirat participated in the recordings of Só Longe daqui, a contemporary ballet piece whose music was written by Constança Capdeville and produced by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon, 1984).

He participated in a workshop run by Han Bennink at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon, 1986).

With Ena Pá 2000 he recorded the original soundtrack for the film Agosto (music score by José Mário Branco, 1986).

He also recorded other original soundtracks for the following motion pictures: Os Emissários de Khâlom (1987) and A Maldição do Marialva (1989) directed by António Macedo (music score by António Sousa Dias).

Improvised Music concerts at the ACARTE’s Nova Música Portuguesa («New Portuguese Music») encounters (1990), at the EXPO´98 and solo at the Teatro Taborda (New Portuguese Music Circle in 1999).

Education and Qualifications:

12th Grade (“12.º ano”). Luís Desirat attended the Musical School of the National Conservatory (Lisbon) until the 4th year in Musical Education, and the 5th year in Percussion.

Various Activities:

Luís collaborated with the MIT (Música Instrumentos e Tecnologia) magazine in 1990 and 1991.

He directed an Improvised Music workshop in Covilhã, under the organization of the OFMUBI (Oficina Musical da Beira Interior) in 1994.

Paiste artist since 2000.

Percussion technical consultant to Valentim de Carvalho in 2000.

He participated in Seixal Jazz 2005 as a Technical director of Tamborarte.

He is a drum teacher since 2005.

Selected Discography:

António de Sousa Dias
Os Abismos da Meia-Noite

Ena Pá 2000
Telephone Call iProjecto Ena Pá Project! Enapália És Muita Linda Doces Penetrações Opus Gay A Luta Continua O Candidato Vieira / Ena Pá 2000

Luís Desirat
Em Tempo Real Way Out − New Music from Portugal Vol. 1


Os Irmãos Catita
Very Sentimental Very Sentimental Show

The Glitter Odd Hydrophonic Gardening

Sei Miguel
Breaker The Blue Record Token

Tina & the Top Ten
Distorção Caleidoscópica