Directed, produced and narrated by
Sofia Saldanha is an award winning audio producer. She started her radio adventure in Portugal at Rádio Universitária do Minho, has a masters degree in Radio and is a graduate of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. Sofia is part of In The Dark, a non-profit organization that presents audio documentaries from around the world to live audiences. She also works as a caregiver for the elderly
Antonio Cardiello was born in Italy in 1975. He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Lisbo. He is a member of the the Institute of Philosophy of the New University of Lisbon (IFILNOVA), where he is a post-doc fellow researcher. He co-directed the digitization of Fernando Pessoa’s Private Library (online since 2010). António edited Uma Stirpe Incognita (EDB Edizioni, 2016) and co-edited Fernando Pessoa's Personal Library (D. Quixote, 2010), as well as Nietzsche and Pessoa. Essays (Tinta-da-china, 2016). Commissioner of international exhibitions on Fernando Pessoa, he is interested in contemporary Portuguese thought and in the similarities between Western and Eastern philosophical traditions.
António Mega Ferreira is a writer, journalist and administrator born in Lisbon in 1949. He studied Law and Social Communication and was a professional press and television journalist from 1975 to 1986. He was Editorial Director of the Círculo de Leitores from 1986 to 1988. António Mega Ferreira headed the application for the Expo 98 Lisbon. From 2006 to 2012 he was the chairman of Centro Cultural de Belém Foundation. He is currently Executive Director of AMEC | Metropolitana. As a writer he has more than thirty published works of fiction, essays, poetry and chronicles.
António Mega Ferreira
Fernando Cabral Martins is a professor at the Social and Human Sciences Department at Universidade Nova de Lisboa. He published the following works: Cesário Verde ou a Transformação do Mundo, Lisboa, Comunicação, 1988; O Modernismo em Mário de Sá-Carneiro, Lisboa, Estampa, 1994; O Trabalho das Imagens, Lisboa, Aríon, 2000; Julio. O Realismo Mágico, Lisboa, Caminho, 2005; Introdução ao Estudo de Fernando Pessoa, Lisboa, Assírio & Alvim, 2014; Mário Cesariny e o Virgem Negra, Lisboa, Documenta, 2016. He was the coordinator of the Dicionário de Fernando Pessoa e do Modernismo Português, Lisboa, Caminho, 2008. He organized anthologies and editions of Luiza Neto Jorge, Mário de Sá-Carneiro and Fernando Pessoa, and also co-edited literary editions of Almada Negreiros and Alexandre O'Neill, as well as the anthology series Pessoa Breve and Almada Breve (Lisbon, Assírio & Alvim).
Fernando Cabral Martins
Professor, translator, reviewer and editor, Jerónimo Pizarro is responsible for most of the new editions and new series of texts of Fernando Pessoa published in Portugal since 2006. He is a professor at the University of the Andes and holder of the Chair of Portuguese Studies of the Camões Institute in Colombia. Pizarro, winner of the Eduardo Lourenço Prize in 2013, reopened Pessoa’s trunk and rediscovered "Fernando Pessoa’s personal Library". He was the commissioner of Portugal's visit to the International Book Fair of Bogotá (FILBo) and for several years now has been coordinating the visits of Portuguese-speaking writers to Colombia. Co-editor of the magazine "Pessoa Plural", a frequent organizer of colloquiums and exhibitions, he currently directs Pessoa's Collection for the publisher Edições Tinta-da-China.
José Barreto is a sociologist and historian and was a researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences at the University of Lisbon between 1975 and 2015.
Since 2005 he dedicated himself to study Fernando Pessoa's political and sociological writings. He recently published: "History of a Dictatorship: an unfinished political essay by the young Fernando Pessoa," in Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies, no. 28, Dartmouth, 2015, pp. 109-142; "O ano do Orpheu em Portugal" and "António Ferro: O editor irresponsável", in Steffen Dix (ed.); “1915 - The year of Orpheu” Lisbon: Tinta da China, 2015, pp. 67-95 and 215-224; "The Political Poetry of Fernando Pessoa," Abril – Revista do Núcleo de Estudos de Literatura Portuguesa e Africana da UFF, number 14 (2015); “Fernando Pessoa, Sobre o Fascismo, a Ditadura Militar e Salazar”, ed. José Barreto (Lisbon: Tinta da China, 2015), "Fernando Pessoa: germanófilo ou aliadófilo?", In Pessoa Plural - A Journal of Fernando Pessoa Studies, nº 6, Fall 2014, pp. 152-215.
(Signs his literary works as MIGUEL ROZA)
Luís Miguel Nogueira Rosa Dias was born where today is CASA FERNANDO PESSOA, in Lisbon, on the 1st of January 1931. He lived with Fernando Pessoa, his uncle, until the age of five.
Attended the first 4 years of schooling at the Queen Elyzabeth School (English).
Attended high school in École Française de Lisbonne (French).
Graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the School of Medicine of Lisbon (1958).
He is a Specialist in General Surgery and in Angiology and Vascular Surgery at the Civil Hospitals of Lisbon. He was one of the founders of Vascular Surgery in Portugal. For two years he was Assistant of Clinical Surgical at the School of Medicine of Lisbon (in Hospital of Santa Marta)
Luís Miguel is the author of the following books:
"ENCOUNTER MAGICK - FERNANDO PESSOA AND ALEISTER CROWLEY Edit.HUGIN (2001); 2nd edition of the Assírio & Alvim (2010), "DE MÉDICO E LOUCO DE TUDO UM POUCO" Edit. HUGIN (2003), "SALPICANDO POESIA" Edt. São Rozas (2006), "FIZ DAS TRIPAS CORAÇÃO" Edit. São Rozas (2008)
He also organized and translated the books:
"TROLHAMENTO DOS 33 GRAUS DO RITO ESCOCÊS ANTIGO E ACEITE " Edit. São Rozas (2012), "O TEMPLÁRIO COM DUAS VIDAS” (1st volume of a trilogy of Romances) Edit. São Rozas (2014)
As a painter he had his work shown in several exhibitions.
He was invited to deliver a number of lectures on his uncle Fernando Pessoa in Continental Portugal and Madeira, and also in France, Venezuela, Germany and Brazil.
He was a member of a NGO of Health and Portuguese Language, in the islands of S. Tomé and Príncipe, a member the Association of Fernando Pessoa and a member of the a Psychedelic movement: “A OUTRA FACE DA LUA”
He founded two Rotary Clubs, one of which he was its first President.
Luís Miguel promoted the POETRY MEETINGS OF SANTA MARTA HOSPITAL and for 10 years was part of the Governing Bodies of the League of Friends of the Hospital Santa Marta.
Luís Miguel Nogueira Rosa Dias
Manuela Nogueira is Fernando Pessoa’s niece, with whom she lived for long periods of time until she was ten years old. She is often called to testify on matters related to him. Thus, as one of the founding members of the Fernando Pessoa Association, she participated in activities related to he uncle’s work.
In addition to the general course of secondary schools, she is fluent both in English and French. Due to a constant curiosity she attended numerous small courses: Short Stories course at the Regent Institute in London. Courses at the IADE Ceramics (Mestre Calado), Painting and Drawing (Mestre Lima de Freitas) and History of Art (Prof. Dr. António Quadros).
She worked as a freelancer in real estate for twenty-five years.
As a writer she is the author of several Short stories, Novels and Poetry books:
«O DEDO INDICADOR E OUTROS CONTOS» – Edição de Autor, 1962; O PINTOR LOUCO DO MEU TEMPO», romance – Guimarães Editores, 1966; O MELHOR DO MUNDO SÃO AS CRIANÇAS - with poems by Fernando Pessoa dedicated to children. Contains biographical data on the poet and the author's memoirs. Assírio & Alvim, 1998; «QUARTETO A SOLO» - book of poetry with the participation of Teresa Zilhão, Madalena Férin and José Núncio - Hugin Editores, «PASSEIO A DELFOS E OUTROS CONTOS» – Hugin Editores, 2000.;«DOIS AMORES NAS TORRES GÉMEAS DE MANHATTAN E OUTROS CONTOS» – Hugin Editores, 2002; «FERNANDO PESSOA – IMAGENS DE UMA VIDA» – Assírio & Alvim, 2ª. Edição, 2005;«RITUAL SEM PALCO» – Vela Branca, 2006, em primeira edição.;«O MISTÉRIO DO MUNDO DOS SONHOS» – Edições Vela Branca, 2010.; «”CONVERSAS” COM A TIA VALENTINA» - DG Edições, Lisboa, 2014; «O MEU TIO FERNANDO PESSOA» - Editora Centro Atlântico, Famalicão, 2015.; «UMA AVENTURA NA QUINTA DA FURADA» – 1ª edição Atlântida de Coimbra e 2ªs Edições Vela Branca (1970 e 1990); «O PILHA GALINHAS» – 1ª edição Atlântida de Coimbra, 1972 e 2ª edição, Portugalmundo 1996; «MINHA AMIGA LAGARTIXA» – Ática Editores, 1981 (esgotado);«O JARDIM DOS MIL CHEIRINHOS» – 1ª e 2ª edições, Edições Vela Branca. (1988 e 1993); «O ESTRANHO CASO DO TÚNEL» – Colecção à Descoberta, Editorial Presença, 1992 (one of the books selected in year 2000 to Olimpíadas da Leitura, organized by Círculo de Leitores) (sold out); «O ESTRANHO CASO DO HOMEM DESAPARECIDO» – Colecção À Descoberta, Editorial Presença, 1993 (sold out); «O TEATRO NA ESCOLA» – Editorial Nova Arrancada, 1998 (one of the plays was performed by students CEBI – Alverca e pelo Grupo Teatral S. Gonçalo, na Madeira); «COMO SE FAZ O PÃO» – one of the vomlumes of “Observar e Explorar”, Edição Nova Presença, 1998; «O CASTELO DO RODRIGO» – Editorial Verbo, 2002. Colecção: histórias e lugares; «BOAS-FESTAS» - Published by Lyons Clube Lisboa Benfica, 2006, and co-written withs ix other women writers;
«O Vasco, a família e os amigos» – Edições CADIN, 2009; «O Vasco e o dia do aniversário do pai» – Edições CADIN, 2009.
She collaborated in several newspapers and magazines. In March 1996 she organized at Casa Fernando Pessoa the exhibition “Uma memória familiar” (A family memory) about her uncle Fernando Pessoa.
Manuela Parreira da Silva is a professor at the Department of Portuguese Studies of the Social Sciences and School of Human Sciences of Nova University of Lisbon. She teaches Portuguese Culture of the 20th century, Pessoa’s Studies and Modernism Studies. As a researcher she studies the archives of Fernando Pessoa and of the artist Almada Negreiros. She was the editor of several texts such as:
Fernando Pessoa, Correspondência Inédita, Lisboa: Livros Horizonte,1996;
Fernando Pessoa, Correspondência, vols. I e II, Lisboa: Assírio & Alvim, 1998-9;
Ricardo Reis, Poesia, Lisboa: Assírio & Alvim, 2000;
Ricardo Reis, Prosa de Ricardo Reis, Lisboa: Assírio & Alvim, 2003;
Fernando Pessoa, Poesia, vols. I, II e III, Lisboa: Assírio & Alvim, 2006 [em colab.].;
Cartas de Amor de Fernando Pessoa e Ofélia Queiroz, Lisboa: Assírio & Alvim, 2012;
Fernando Pessoa, O Regresso dos Deuses e outros escritos de António Mora, Lisboa: Assírio & Alvim, 2013.
She is a regular contributor to the magazine Colóquio-Letras.
As a poet Manuela Parreira da Silva published O Álbum de Vishnu (Assírio & Alvim, 1999) and Entre Cão e Lobo (Assírio & Alvim, 2007).
She is the author of the essay Realidade e Ficção - para uma biografia epistolar de Fernando Pessoa, Lisboa: Assírio & Alvim, 2004.
Manuela Parreira da Silva
(Valladolid, Spain, 1983). Ph.D in Philosophy by the University of Valladolid. Pablo is the author of several publications and editions related to the philosophical, aesthetic and Iberian dimension of Fernando Pessoa and also to the poetic thought, the will of illusion, the tragic knowledge and philosophy of Portuguese culture. He is collaborator of the cultural supplement “La sombra del ciprés” and El Norte de Castilla. He has also published several books of poems and has translated several writers and poets of Portuguese language, among them Eduardo Lourenço and António Osório.
Pablo Javier Pérez López
Patrícia Nazaré Barbosa is an artist and an astrologer born in 1974 in Santarém. She graduated from FBAUL in Fine Arts-Painting. She has been exhibiting since 1997. Patrícia started her Astrological studies at the age of 33 and since then works as an astrologer, along with her career in the arts. Patrícia has been practicing counseling for 7 years. She is the author of 'Mandala Astrológica 2013' and 'Calendário 4 Estações', published by Associação Portuguesa de Astrologia (2014 and 2015). Both projects combine astrology and visual arts through info graphic design.
Patrícia Nazaré Barbosa
Post-doctoral researcher at the IELT research unit of FCSH at Nova University of Lisbon, where he also teaches. He taught courses as a Guest Professor at FCSH-UNL, FLUL and University of Cologne. His research focuses on literary and philosophical modernity, with a particular emphasis on Fernando Pessoa's work. He coordinates the research project "Estranhar Pessoa", financed by FCT between 2013 and 2015 (see http://estranharpessoa.com/) and since 2017 the IELT Editorial Board. He published the essay from his doctoral dissertation Os Livros de Fernando Pessoa (Ática, 2013) and a study and anthology of Pessoa's editorial projects, Fernando Pessoa's editorial planning (co-authored with Jorge Uribe, INCM, 2016). He has also worked as a translator of German-speaking authors and as an editor of Pessoa’s work. He is currently coordinating a digital edition of Fernando Pessoa’s projects and lifetime publications.
Graduate in Law by Universidade Clássica de Lisboa. Yoga and meditation teacher.
In 1988 and 1989 co-directed the Associação Waldorf de Lisboa.
After a long research on Fernando Pessoa's estate in the National Library, Pedro Lencastre Teixeira da Mota published in 1988 and 1989 the “Agenda do Centenário de Fernando Pessoa” and “Livro da Sabedoria Portuguesa”, as well as four other unpublished books by “Fernando Pessoa: Moral, Regras de Vida e Condições de Iniciação”; “A Grande Alma Portuguesa”; “A Rosea Cruz” and Poesia Profética, Mágica e Espiritual.
He published in 1998 “O Livro dos Descobrimentos do Oriente e do Ocidente”, a book about the five hundred years of the Portuguese discovery of the sea route to India. Between 2003 and 2005 he was co-founded, with Sofia Costa Quintas and Célia Costa Cabral, the Livraria and Galeria Pessoas e Saberes, in Lisbon, where he held conferences and courses.
In 2006 published a commented translation of the Sanskrit text “Ashtavakra Gita” and in 2008, with Álvaro Pereira Mendes, he translated to Portuguese “Conversing with God”, by Erasmus of Rotterdam, published by Publicações Maitreya. Also in 2008 he collaborated with twelve entries to the “Dicionário de Fernando Pessoa e do Modernismo Português”, coordinated by Fernando Cabral Martins and published by Caminho.
In 2010 participated in the collective exhibition of fine arts entitled "Love is Blind", with manual artist books, in the gallery of Carlos Barroco and Nadia, Novo Século. In May of 2015 he published a book of thirty-three essays entitled “Da Alma ao Espírito” in Maitreya, a publisher from Porto, with manual artist books.
In June of 2015 co-write the preface of Fernando Pessoa’s poetry book “Mensagem”. The edition includes illustrations by 25 artists, was coordinated by José Maria Ribeirinho and it was published by Prelo Arte.
From 1994 to 2017 he has worked as a specialist of old books, cataloguing and commenting, in some Lisbon second hand bookshops and auction houses.
He has given numerous conferences on Spirituality.
He collaborated in newspapers and magazines, such as Público, Raiz e Utopia, Arte e Opinião, Nova Renascença, Arte Ibérica, Agenda Cultural de Lisboa, Singularidades, Ar Livre, Nova Águia, Artes e Letras, Transdisciplinar, Pessoa Plural (nº 9, Oriente).
He has a website: https://pedroteixeiradamota.blogspot.com and a Youtube channel under the same name. He founded some pages on Facebook, such as Antero de Quental, escritor; Culto das pedras, das árvores e das águas; Anjos e Arcanjos de Portugal e de Deus; Do Amor e da leitura dos livros, Books lover's, Aimer les Livres; Procura a Verdade, Searching the Truth; Pico, Ficino, Erasmo, Góis e Pina Martins; Amigas e Amigos do Martinho da Arcada, A Tradição Espiritual Portuguesa e os seus elos, Santo Graal em Portugal e no Mundo, etc.
He investigates the Perennial Tradition, the Portuguese Spiritual Tradition and the links between modern science and consciousness. He is also deepening his meditation practice and studying the mysteries of the human being, of the subtle Cosmos and the Divinity.
Pedro Lencastre Teixeira da Mota
Richard Zenith was born in the United States and moved to Portugal in 1987. He is a researcher, essayist and organizer of numerous editions of Fernando Pessoa. He is also known as a translator – of Camões, Pessoa and other recent poets.
Rita Patrício is a professor at the University of Minho. She is also an IELT collaborating researcher (FCSH), integrating the team of "Estranhar Pessoa" project. She edited, with Jerónimo Pizarro, in 2006, “Obras de Jean Seul de Méluret” (critical edition of Fernando Pessoa). In 2012 she published “Episódios. Da Teorização Estética em Fernando Pessoa”, and in 2016 “Notas: Pessoa, Nemésio, Drummond.”
Steffen Dix studied Religious Studies, Philosophy, and Portuguese Philology and earned a Ph.D degree from the University of Tübingen.
In recent years he has worked at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon (ICS-UL) on modernism in Fernando Pessoa (particularly in relation to his theoretical writings) and on the theory of secularization. With regard to these two scientific interests, he organized various academic events in Portugal and abroad, participated in international projects and published his research in academic journals and international publishers. He is directing the edition of the Complete Work of Fernando Pessoa in Germany (in Fischer-Verlag).
He is currently the executive coordinator of the Centre for Research in Theology and Religion Studies at Universidade Católica (CITER-UCP) where he researches on the relationship between modernism and religious transformations in the 20th century.
Rita Lopes is a writer and researcher mainly of Fernando Pessoa’s work. She recently started a collection of 7 volumes of Pessoa’s poetry and fiction, with the works “Livro(s) do Desassosego” e “Vida e obras de Alberto Caeiro”, published by the Brazilian publisher Global. As an essayist she has a vast work on Pessoa. She is a professor at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Since 1976, the year of her return to Lisbon from the exile in Paris, she is the director of IEMO, a team of scholars that study Pessoa and the modernists. IEMO is now an online magazine called Modernista.
She is also a poet and had published 8 books of poetry, including “Cicatriz” which has been translated into Spanish and French. Her poetry is included in international poetic anthologies (Italian, French, Spanish and Catalan). She has also published short stories and theatre, including Teatro Reunido, 2 volumes. Several of her theatre plays have been staged in Portugal and abroad. She wrote “Véspera de Partida” a theatre play about the life and legacy of Fernando Pessoa, published by SPA. She is the author of "Les voyages de l'insomnique", also about Fernando Pessoa, which was presented at Théâtre des Débardeurs, in Paris, in March and April 2016. The performance was widely acclaimed by the critic.
Teresa Rita was awarded with several prizes, including "Prize of consecration" of Sociedade Portuguesa de Autores, in 2011.
She is a partner of the Lisbon Academy of Sciences.
Teresa Rita Lopes
I have made a professional career by launching and implementing editorial projects in thematic areas such as: social communication, social networks and political activism. I started my career on the radio, because radio always fascinated me. I moved on to television helping setting up programs on a tv channel in Angola, channel two of the Public Television of Angola and TPA International (Public Television of Angola). I was also responsible for highly popular youth-oriented programs such as the Bounce Angola, dance contest and the Elite Model Look contest responsible for recruiting models in Angola. This program elaborated a mapping of the Kizomba dance movement around the world called Kizomba Nation.
I directed and coordinated the magazine of Fashion and Lifestyle Divo Magazine and worked on the documentary Bangaologia - Science of Style as a researcher, scriptwriter and interviewer.
I had work experiences in several countries like Germany, Macedonia, Cape Verde, Mozambique and Angola. I am interested in sociology and different cultures and I have acquired many contacts from the projects that I have been implementing.
In the academic field I was enrolled in several universities in Portugal and Germany.
In 2015 I graduated as Master in Anthropology, specialization in Globalization, Migrations and Multiculturalism. My thesis focuses on the practice and diffusion of kizomba throughout the world. I am currently working on my PhD and I’ve been involved in the development of consultancy works in communication and in editorial projects as well as in the production of new formats.
young Fernando Pessoa
She loves chocolates,
The little girl loves chocolates
Champion in everything, demigod and human.
She was born at the turn of the century on a day fifth.
Among the sinks she chooses number six,
Because she combs her hair with bolo-rei cake.
Maria Leonor Forjaz is a gymnast and national champion.
She keeps the medals of her conquests in the world,
Although she considers them a little ridiculous.
And the zodiac only knows that she’s a scorpio
With a scorpio ascendent.
Jorge Louraço writes and directs plays and occasionally acts. He studied playwriting with Antonio Mercado and Sanchis Sinisterra, among others, and attended the Royal Court Theatre International Residency. A PhD candidate at Universidade de Coimbra, with a FCT scholarship, he teaches dramaturgy at Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espetáculo (ESMAE, Porto).
Born with the announcement of The Carnation Revolution. He lives to smear himself in metaphysics. He will die in frustration, looking for a biography.
Álvaro de Campos
Luis José Dias Barroso is 46 years old and was born in Braga. From 1994 to 1998 he was a resident actor of the Theater Company Teatro do Noroeste of Viana do Castelo. He is a regular guest in poetry readings organized by Sindicato de Poesia. He is currently the lead singer of a bégueiro rock band called "La resistance".
António Durães is an actor and theatre director. He studied at Centro Cultural de Évora and started his career in 1984. He works in theatre, cinema and television.
Since 2001 he is a professor of interpretation at Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espectáculo (ESMAE), in Porto. He is part of the collective Sindicato de Poesia.
António Fonseca is an award-winning actor. He holds a degree in Philosophy and finished the actor-training course at CC Évora. He acted in the following plays: “Força Humana” (from Os Lusíadas) with José Neves (2017); “Frei Luís de Sousa” by A. Garrett directed by Rogério de Carvalho (2016); “Richard III” by W. Shakespeare directed by Tónan Quito (2015) “Cais Oeste”, de B.-M. Koltès, directed by Ivica Buljan (2014); “O Contrabaixo” by P. Suskind, directed by António Mercado (2014); “O Preço” by A. Miller, enc. João Lourenço (2013), among many others. He works in cinema and television. He recorded the audiobook “Os Lusíadas como nunca os ouviu”, the full audio version of “Os Lusíadas” by Luís Vaz de Camões. He is teacher of the Theater and Education Course at ESECoimbra, since 2000.
Mário de Sá-Carneiro
Fado singer Paulo Bragança was born in Luanda. His irreverence and free spirit revolutionized fado in Portugal in the 90s. He recorded four albums, including Amai published in 1994. The record label Luaka Bop reissued Amai for an international market. In cinem, he acted in the film Traffic, directed by João Botelho and in the short film Henry and Sunny of the Irish director Fergal Rock. After 11 years living in Ireland, Paulo has returned to Portugal to resume his career as a fado singer.
Marta Campos was born in Águeda in 1995 and lives in Lisbon. She studied Economics at Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão. She has been working for Siemens since August 2017 in the financial area. Her main interests are traveling and she loves to taste the gastronomy of the places where she goes.
José Filipe Costa
José Filipe Costa is a film-maker and lecturer. He holds a PhD degree from the Royal College of Art, London. His films include Linha Vermelha (Red Line, 2011), Entre Muros (In Between Walls, 2002), which he co-directed and the short fiction films Domingo (Sunday, 2005) A Rua (Outside, 2008) and O Caso J. (The Case of J., 2017). He has been a lecturer at several academic institutions and was Visitant Professor at Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro in 2013-2014. He is the author of the book O cinema ao Poder! (Power to the cinema!) ed. Hugin, Lisbon, 2002.
Recording and mastering
Lisbon, 1976. Drummer and percussionist, sound engineer and sound designer.
Plays in various musical projects, among which are The Selva, Hamar Trio, Wednesday, Love that Lava, PARQUE, Pinkdraft, Torres+Faustino+Morão, Variable Geometry Orchestra, IKB, Ensemble JER, Madalena Palmeirim, Chão da Feira, Nome Comum and Nuno Sanches. Records, edits and mixes sound for film.
Sound engineer at Scratch Built Studio and co-editor at BOCA, portuguese audiobooks publisher. Enjoys trekking, field recording, and trainspotting.
inspired by Un soir à Lima, Op.99 de Félix Godefroid
Born in Braga on January 18, 2007 Carolina is a student at the Calouste Gulbenkian Music Conservatory. She studies piano and she is also a composer.
Lia de Castro Soares Magalhães was born on March 24, 2007.
She is a 5th year student at the Calouste Gulbenkian Music Conservatory in Braga and a 2nd grade student at Arte Total (specialized structure in the areas of Education and Artistic Production), where she is also evaluated by the Royal Academy of Dance.
Lia performed in the following shows: "Desreal", "Escada Zero", "Escuta" and "The swan Lake ".
She got the 1st prize at the competitions "Piano Day", in the 1st Regional Piano Competition of the Calouste Gulbenkian Conservatory of Music in Braga, category E, and VI Regional Piano and Organ Contest of Vila Verde, category A.
José da Conceição Pires Correia, BA in Sociology and Postgraduate in Sociology of Religions. Superior Technician of Lisbon’s City Hall. He has held bibliographic research and consulting positions at Casa Fernando Pessoa’s library since 2009.
Ricardo was born in Oeiras, in 1969. Writer and literary researcher, he studied Law at the University of Lisbon and Communication Sciences at Universidade Nova. He was one of the founders of XFM radio, and collaborated with its "twin" stations, Energia and TSF. In 1995 he began a regular collaboration with the weekly Notícias Magazine. He also worked as cultural adviser at the Portuguese Club of Arts and Ideas as well as at the Municipality of Lisbon, coordinating the press office of the Festas de Lisboa, until 1997. He integrated the team of NR / Hill & Knowlton PR agency and founded the PR agency Multicom. He was a marketing and communications consultant for the Portuguese Franchise Association and returned to radio, as DJ for Rádio Paris Lisboa and Rádio Europa Lisboa. He is currently hosting shows on Rádio Movimento. He published the book of poems "Paixão ou A Batalha Contra as Sombras ", with preface by Mafalda Arnauth and Carlos Pinto Coelho. He is a member of Casa Fernando Pessoa team since 2012. Since 2013, he publishes the online project "O Meu Pessoa". He is a contributor to the academic journal Pessoa Plural. He runs literary walks in Lisbon, related to Pessoa’s life and legacy, and provides advice in this area to tourism, business and cultural projects. He is a specialist in Pessoa and has published, by Verso de Kapa, the books "O Quarto Alugado – A vida de Fernando Pessoa revisitada por um velho amigo”, (2014) and "Fernando Pessoa para todas as pessoas" (2015).
Ricardo Belo de Morais
Support in the dramaturgy of the text: Jorge Louraço, Eugénia Brito e André Soares
(Arcos de Valdevez, Portugal, October 1973) Is a teacher, but she experiences various professional areas: theatre, translation, caring, hospitality and agriculture. Now and then, she writes books and signs a blog with texts about current issues, poetry and such trivia.
Author of the novels: Carne Torpe (2002), Fecha a Porta Devagar (2008), Zapping Sobre as Madrugadas Idênticas (2011) and Não Sabias o Que Levavas Às Costas? (2014)
In 2010 she was awarded the Literary Prize Cidade de Almada, with the novel Zapping Sobre as Madrugadas Idênticas.
Translation by : Eugénia Brito
Voices : Amanda Booth, Bartholomew Ryan, Jonathan Wheightman and Paulo Bragança
Amanda Booth is an English voice actor and translator living in Lisbon. Over the years, she has performed in a number of plays by or about Fernando Pessoa, including Ophelinha - a play based on his love letters to Ofélia Queiroz, at the Centro Cultural de Belém, and The Mariner written by Fernando Pessoa, which toured English universities and appeared at the Edinburgh Festival. More recently, she created Countless Lives, an introduction to Fernando Pessoa designed for cultural tourism, with live readings of his poems and the story of his heteronyms, performed in cafés, gardens, bookshops and hotels all over Lisbon.
Bartholomew Ryan is research coordinator of the CultureLab at the Nova Institute of Philosophy (IFILNOVA) at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. His academic and creative works orbit around the central motif of ‘transformation,’ which takes into account the masks, journeys and (multiple) identities that define the modern human condition. Amongst his various publications, his books include Nietzsche and Pessoa: Ensaios (co-editor, tinta da china 2016), Nietzsche and the Problem of Subjectivity (co-editor, de Gruyter, 2015), and Kierkegaard's Indirect Politics: Interludes with Lukács, Schmitt, Benjamin and Adorno (author, Brill, 2014). He has also taught at the Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo in Brazil, Bard College of Berlin, Universidade de Lisboa, Lady Margaret Hall at Oxford, and University of Aarhus. He studied at Trinity College Dublin (BA), University College Dublin (MA), and Aarhus University (PhD). He is also the composer and leader of the international music project The Loafing Heroes.
He studies Drama at Manchester University and did postgraduate studies at London University.
He has lectured at Tashkent University, Uzbekistan (ex. USSR), at the British Council, Lisbon
and at the Faculdade de Letras, Lisbon, where he taught English, European Studies and Theatre
Production. He is a translator and writer, the author of a number of plays that have been
performed in Portugal and the UK, as well as a series of children’s plays seen in many
Portuguese schools. As theatre director, designer and actor he has been part of many
productions at the Lisbon Players, most recently directing the comic operas by Gilbert and
Sullivan, The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado. He has also appeared as an actor at the
Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, the Centro Cultural de Belém, Teatro Aberto, Culturgest and
Special thanks to
Anabela Campos, Ana Gabriela Macedo, António Rafael, Sr. Carlos Silva e Gráfica de Sapadores, Clara Riso, Elena Fernandes, Helena Gomes, Maria Helena e Camisaria Pitta, Nina Garthwaite, Oriana Alves, P. S. Polanah, Paulo Oliveira Sousa, Paulo Dias Figueiredo and Tiago Pereira.
To my father.