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Biography

Music Producer, Musician, Composer, Sound Engineer.
He had his first band at the age of 15 and, at the age 17, his first 4-track recorder.


The passion for music and sound engineering has always been fueled by the various opportunities in life, both personal and professional.
He recorded dozens of albums as a musician, technician, producer and worked with names such as Bob Katz, Brian “Big Bass” Gardner, Mika Jussila, Dennis Ward, José Fortes, Carlos Vales, André Matos (Shaman, Angra), Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear), Jens Ludwig (Edguy), Rafael Bittencourt (Angra), Olaf Thorsen (Vision Divine), Henning Basse (Metalium), Akira Takasaki (Loudness), among others...


In 2008, the musical project called My Alley was born and the recording of the album Hope would mark his personal and professional life as a musician. In 2021, 13 years later, together with Iuri Sanson, with more personal and musical maturity, he decided to return to rock and heavy metal records, coming back to the My Alley project and an album trilogy.


He is currently a teacher, school manager (since 2005), music producer, has his own sound studio and is the composer and guitarist for the bands My Alley & F.A.R.P.A..

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About the Author - English

I'm André Prista. I live and breathe Music and Audio. I'm passionate about creations, the riddle of a new production, recording, or composition, but I also have a business mind. As Portuguese, I grew up in Lisbon but always favored the city of Alcobaça, which allowed me to wander between the hustle and bustle of the city and the tranquility of the countryside.

I practiced martial arts for more than half of my life, especially for the art and the oriental culture as they inspire and calm me, but also other cultures I got to experience. For example, I survived sharks in Dubai, fell in love with Harlem, felt the Berlin Wall, got soaked by London rain, got lost in the subways of Paris, was breathless with Ponte Carlos, loved Vancouver's seaport, the grandeur of Rome, and witnessed how our neighbors in Madrid, Barcelona, and Valencia know how to live life. I even felt like I could live in Duvall, USA... In short, lifestyles, peculiarities, sustainability, futurologies, and new trends that make a difference in any art or business.

With the arrival of the global pandemic, since 2020, I've broadened my horizons and have been mainly involved in the following topics: reading, authors, healthy living, culture and travel, war, brand and business management, talent relationships, and most importantly, it was the year when my personal life took a turn, and my heart skipped a beat on the day "mini-Prista", my son, was born.

At the end of 2022, I reached maturity in my workplace (which fortunately has nothing ordinarily about it) where I have the pleasure and opportunity to meet and train the new and best artistic talents in the country, as well as interact and work with the best producers, sound engineers, musicians, among others, from our country and borders beyond. A pedagogical day-to-day management that, as a team, has made one of the most educational and cultural places I know grow.

I always look forward to the next challenge with an impulse to excel on all levels.

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Sobre o autor - Português 

Eu sou o André. Vivo e respiro Música e Som. Apaixonado pelas criações, pelo incógnito de uma nova produção, gravação ou composição, mas também com uma mente de negócios. Como português, cresci em Lisboa, mas tive sempre uma “perninha” em Alcobaça, o que me possibilitou deambular entre a azáfama e os sons da cidade e os animais e o ar do campo. 

 

Pratiquei artes-marciais por mais de metade da minha vida, especialmente pela arte, pela cultura oriental que tanto me inspira e acalma, mas também por outras que vi, senti e vivi nas viagens onde, por exemplo, sobrevivi a tubarões no Dubai, apaixonei-me por Harlem, senti o muro de Berlim, apanhei grandes molhas em Londres, perdi-me nos metros de Paris, fiquei sem fôlego com a Ponte Carlos, adorei o porto marítimo de Vancouver, a grandeza de Roma, que os vizinhos Madrilenhos, Barcelonenses e Valencianos sabem viver a vida, senti que podia viver no Duvall, EUA…  enfim, o modos de vida, peculiaridades, sustentabilidade, futurologias e novas tendências que, em qualquer arte ou negócio, fazem a diferença.

 

Com a chegada da mundial pandemia, desde 2020 que tenho alargado o foco e estado envolvido principalmente nos seguintes tópicos: leitura, autores, vida saudável, cultura e viagens, guerra, gestão de marcas e negócios, relações de talento e, mais importante de todos os novos focos, foi o ano em que a vida pessoal deu a volta e perdi o coração no dia em que nasceu o “mini-Prista”.

 

No fim de 2022, atingi a maioridade no local onde trabalho (que felizmente nada tem de rotineiro) onde tenho o prazer e oportunidade de conhecer e formar os novos e melhores talentos artísticos do país, assim como estar, dialogar e trabalhar com os melhores produtores, engenheiros de som, músicos, entre outros, do nosso país e além fronteiras. Uma gestão pedagógica do dia a dia que, em equipa, fez crescer um dos sítios mais pedagogos e cultural que conheço.

 

Aguardo sempre com expectativa um próximo desafio com ânsia de me superar a todos os níveis.

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