Luis Desirat

Sei Miguel

Luis Desirat

About

Paiste Artist Since
January 2000

Nationality
Portugal

Main Affiliation
Sei Miguel

Other Affiliations
MáguDèsi
Vieira Power Trio
Ena Pa 2000

Follow Artist

„When I started playing in 1976, the drummers who I listened to were Bill Bruford, Carl Palmer, Nick Mason, Guy Evans, Phil Collins, Ian Paice, Keith Moon, Mitch Mitchell, Brian Davidson, Mark Craney, John Marshall, Hans Waterman and laterJack DeJohnette, Ed Blackwell, Jon Christensen, Pierre Favre, Al Foster, Paul Motian, Dannie Richmond, Chester Thompson, etc. In 1982 I ordered the "Profile Book 3" and I noticed, that the all the drummers mentioned above are in that book!!! Because of these drummers and the music they played, I decided to start to buy Paiste. My first cymbal was the 20" FO602 Sizzle Medium Flatride that I bought in 1984. Since then, my relationship with Paiste has been like "a good friend", who is always available to help in choosing the right cymbal for the application that I need. And of course, the legendary consistency that only Paiste has!!! “

Setup

Luis Desirat

Cymbals listed from left to right

15" Formula 602 Modern Essentials Hi-Hat Top (as hi-hat top)
15" Formula 602 Classic Sound Edge Hi-Hat Bottom (as hi-hat bottom)
22" Sound Creation Dark China (discontinued)
20" Formula 602 Classic Medium Flatride
18" Formula 602 Classic China (discontinued)

Luis Desirat

Cymbals listed from left to right

15" Formula 602 Classic Medium Hi-Hat Top (as hi-hat top)
15" Formula 602 Classic Sound Edge Hi-Hat Bottom (as hi-hat bottom)
18" Formula 602 Classic Thin Crash
22" Twenty Custom Collection Full Ride (discontinued)
18" Formula 602 Classic Paperthin
19" Masters Dark Crash

Videos & Pics

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Biography

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) Moeda Noise (1985/1986) Sei Miguel Quartet and Septet (1987/1988) Ruínas (1977/1981) and Tina & the Top Ten (1989/1992). Currently he plays with Ena Pá 2000 (since 1985) MáguDèsi (since 1985) Sei Miguel (since 2010) and Vieira Power Trio (since 2013) 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 by José Mário Branco, 1986). He also recorded the original soundtracks for the following motion pictures: Os Abismos da Meia-Noite (1984) Os Emissários de Khâlom (1987) and A Maldição do Marialva (1989), all directed by António Macedo and music by António de Sousa Dias. Improvised Music concerts at the ACARTE “New Portuguese Music Encounters” (1990) EXPO´98 and solo at the Teatro Taborda (New Portuguese Music Circle in 1999). Education and qualifications 12th Grade. 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. Percussion technical consultant to Valentim de Carvalho in 2000. He is a drum teacher since 2005. Select discography António de Sousa Dias: Os Abismos da Meia-Noite (1984) Ena Pá 2000: Telephone Call (1987), iProjecto Ena Pá Project! (1991), Enapália (1992), És Muita Linda (1994), Doces Penetrações (1996), Opus Gay (1997), A Luta Continua (2004), O Candidato Vieira/Ena Pá 2000 (DVD-2005) Luís Desirat: Em Tempo Real (1991), Way Out: New Music From Portugal Vol. 1 (1997), Solstice (2018) MáguDèsi: Divergências (LP-1986/CD-1999) Os Irmãos Catita: Very Sentimental (1996), Very Sentimental Show (DVD-2005) Saturnia: The Glitter Odd (2001), Hydrophonic Gardening (2003) Sei Miguel: Breaker (1988), The Blue Record (1989), Token (1999), Salvation Modes (2014), Five Stories Untold (2016), O Carro de Fogo de Sei Miguel (2019) Tina & The Top Ten: Distorção Caleidoscópica (1990)

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 20"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Warm, mellow, crystal-like. Medium range, fairly clean mix. Very balanced and controlled feel. A pearly, woody stick sound paired with a silvery wash. A very sensitive cymbal perfectly suited for soft playing at lower volume level and studio application.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 16", 18", 20"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Warm, silvery, airy with a mystical touch. Medium wide range, fairly complex mix. Very soft, papery feel. Very responsive. A graceful crash cymbal for delicate, sensitive playing with light sticks, brushes, rods and hands. Well suited for mallet rolls.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19", 20"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark, warm, smoky. Medium wide range, complex mix. Buttery, soft feel with quick response. Rich, dark, mystical crash sound with tender clarity. Extremely lively cymbal for broad accents and crashes in intimate to semi-loud settings. Well suited for delicate ride patterns or mallet swells. «For those guys who really appreciate just having a cymbal that can do everything, the larger Dark Crashes can do anything. Very crash-able, and if you want to ride on them, they will give you all the ride patterns in the world.» - Gregory Hutchinson

  • Sounds