A new video is available at the Media ---> Video section. It's a new composition for Hurdy Gurdy by Ruben Monteiro called "Lauranitza". This composition it's based in a 11/8 bar, a Bulgarian traditional rhythm call "Kopanitsa" with the incredible Hurdy Gurdy contructed by the amazing Galician luthier César Loureiro Sobral.
New Endorsement by Timber Tones
It is with great joy and pleasure that we communicate that Timber Tones is the new endorsement of Ruben Monteiro. RM will be the image and the representative of the brand on the website in Spain and soon in Portugal.
Ruben M. uses Timber Tones about 5 years, mainly the Groovy Tones, first for electric and acoustic guitar and later also for Aghan Rubab.
Timber Tones is a Luxury Pics brand that works with a lot of different materials to achieve any kind of tone that you could imagine.
Find out more about Timber Tones at: www.timber-tones.com
Albaluna on the road 2017
And a new tour it's about to start with the Alabluna team.
With a new album, a new show, new songs, new instruments and a new scenario the band is ready to tour!
Find out more about this tour at www.albaluna.pt
See you soon!
New Videos Available | A new project has born!
And a new project has born!Nashira joins ethnic instruments to electronic music!This is an experimental project that was presented with two special shows.Until we announce more dates we left two videos in the MEDIA-->VIDEOS section. Happy 2017!!
Modal Music Workshop in Lisbon
In November Ruben M. will offer a Modal Music Workshop in Lisbon.There will be time to explore the Western Modes and also for some Eastern flavours. Electric and acoustic instruments are allowed!
Albaluna new album - "Nau dos Corvos" released
In past July the new Albaluna album was released in physically in Portugal, Spain, Germany and Italy and in all world trought the web at Spotify, iTunes, Amazon and Google Play. This album was composed, recorded, edited and mastered by Ruben Monteiro between 2015 December and 2016 July! "Nau dos Corvos" it's now available!
Albaluna on Tour 2016
The Summer is there and Albaluna are on the road! This year our tour had started earlier and we are on the road since February!More to come! While I'm still working on editing and mixing "Nau dos Corvos" we have a lot of road to run! Check www.albaluna.pt for more details and tour dates!
Albaluna at "Pipes and Whistles" Festival, Berlin, Germany
Albaluna will be at "Pipes and Whistles" Festival in Berlin next 16th April preseting the new concert for the new album Tour!I'm preparing my Hurdy Gurdy, Bouzouki and Baglama for these new show.
New Video Available at Balcony TV Istanbul
A new video is available at MEDIA--->Video section!In February during my stay in Istanbul i was special guest at the Balcony TV. Along with Dinis Coelho I recorded my new composition for Saz Baglama "Kuçuk Kalp." It was great to share my composition in a traditional instrument from that country.Soon we will return.
New Video Available
A new video is available at MEDIA--->Video section!It's an imporivsation in Makam Ussak with Afghan Rubab. This video was recorded at Alvão Mountain (Vila Real) in the North of Portugal. The sound come directly from the camera mic with no special treatment. More to come!
Ruben Monteiro and APC instruments
November 2015 | Portugal
APC instruments it's a very well known and prestigious portuguese brand of instruments. APC specializes in stringed instruments from Portugal and other parts of the world. APC and Ruben Monteiro are now partners and soon we can see and hear the new bouzouky that is currently being constructed to Ruben. More news soon!
Concert with Efrén López
Sept. 26, 2015 | Torres Vedras, Portugal
In the past 26th September Ruben Monteiro and Dorahoag joined Efrén López and Miriam Encinas for a special show.After an artistic residence and a few rehearsals the group was ready to present together compositions and arrangements from both.An awesome experience that we will have the oportunity to ear soon for sure.