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BIOGRAPHY

An intersection of paths. A series of life coincidences. The proof that every being is exactly where it is supposed to be. This is Still Life, an original music project, based in Barcelona. 
Still Life was born as a violin solo project (2017), during a week of isolation at home due to João being ill. It became a duo when João met Margherita as a result of one of life's coincidences. They met in the city of Porto (Portugal), in “Rua da Alegria (“Happiness Street”). This was the moment when Still Life’s music started to have a vocalist and lyrics.
The name of this project comes from the “still life” we use in our music: pc, pedals, cables, effects, loops. João records the music background using a loop station, which gradually enriches it with effects and sounds, creating a magnetic and enveloping atmosphere, where simple melodies with pure meanings and emotions come to life.
In January 2018 Margherita moved to Barcelona and they started to work together regularly. Everything has flowed so naturally that in June of the same year they released the first album (“Still Life”), and in the beginning of 2019 the second album (“Dream Machine”) came out.
With the lyrics connected to nature and primordial emotions, our goal is to share a message of hope, literally enclosed in the expression “Still Life”.

• Winner Premio Andrea Parodi XIII 2021 •
• Semi-Finalist International Songwriting Competition 2020 USA •

 

Upcoming Events

 
 
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Video

Still Life - Pagura (feat. Adam Bladych)

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Gallery

 
 
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Music

 
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Press

ROCKIT

Italy

"E così unendo l’elettronica agli strumenti musicali è nato un disco di sogno che trasforma la nostalgia nel sorriso di un giorno di sole."

SOUNDARTS

Greece

"Still Life is a ‘flexible’ and very creative group that can record two albums in a year. Their influences and their ‘secret ingredient’ in creations make them stand out from other groups and give them the chance to gain reputation."

La Voce

Croatia

"Sembrava di vivere in un altro mondo" - "Questi uno dei commenti più ricorrenti della serata musicale"

"It was like living in another world" - "These are one of the most recurring comments of the musical evening"

Tiscali Spettacoli

Italy

"Canta in portoghese l'incantevole Margherita Abita, sostenuta dalla grande tecnica e musicalità del violino di Joao Antonio Neto Da Silva. Il lutto e la privazione se ne vanno, spazzati via dall'incanto artistico. Culture e percorsi che si intrecciano e diventano suono comune. Il loro pezzo Tempo è un autentico haiku musicale, un gioiellino di essenzialità, delicatezza ed emozione, ha fatto il pieno di premi: vincitori assoluti, al duo Still Life sono andati pure il premio dei ragazzi, il premio D'Aponte, quello per la migliore musica e il miglior interprete.

 
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Management & International Booking:
Bianca Amaducci
info@tourbilion.com
+39-335-8410833
+info: stilllifegroup@gmail.com

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