João Gil reveals the third single “Quântica”

New dates for the Caixa de Luz show at the Capitólio

After the two new themes edited in 2020, “O Exacto Oposto” and “A Marcha da Polícia”, João Gil today releases “Quântica”, his most recent single, on all digital platforms, including the official video on YouTube, and presents the new dates for the Caixa de Luz show, at the Capitólio, in Lisbon, an artistic residency with several guests, António Zambujo, Elida Almeida, Jorge Palma, Carolina Deslandes and Ana Bacalhau, which takes place between the 12th and 16th of May. Tickets already purchased are valid for new dates.

Initially scheduled for January and later rescheduled for April, Caixa de Luz, which takes place now in May, was created with the aim of celebrating music, life and words on a stage that transforms, as its name implies, into a Caixa de Luz, which illuminates the boundaries that usually separate artist and public. In an accomplice fusion between stories, these 5 nights of light and poems, with the signature of João Gil and the special participation of his 5 guests, will guide us along the path of what is about to arrive.


12 May, Wednesday = António Zambujo (guest)

13 May, Thursday = Elida Almeida (invited)

14 May, Friday = Jorge Palma (guest)

15 May, Saturday = Carolina Deslandes (invited)

(Carolina Deslandes replaces Tatanka, who in May will represent Portugal with Black Mamba at the Eurovision Festival)

16 May, Sunday = Ana Bacalhau (invited)

João Gil, one of the most successful composers in the history of Portuguese music in recent decades, has also been discovering himself more and more like an interpreter, multiplying the moments of creation, which first happens when composing and reoccurs in each interpretation. About the new single, Quântica, and the path of his personal discovery as an interpreter, João Gil wrote:

«Yes, how many times do we talk or think about someone we haven’t seen for a long time, and suddenly, out of nowhere, appears before our eyes?

Are the sincere wishes that we launch into outer space returned in the form of reality?

I am convinced that if we do something about it, we will be closer to a created and deserved destination.

On the journey of the Discoveries that I made to my universe, I realized the existence of a parallel world: my form of vocal expression, a different position and the other vision of the same song that the interpreter must have in addition to the composer.

This is what I discovered during the pandemic. There was a click.

There is a space outside us that is full of useful information in the form of scents and sounds, memories, noises heard in the distance. And if we reach that space, we can build a mathematical universe, full of music. »

João Gil, composer and guitarist, is one of the most (re) known artists in Portuguese music. From Trovante to Filarmónica Gil, passing by Ala dos Namorados, Rio Grande, Cabeças no Ar, Baile Popular or, more recently, Tais Tais or Quinteto Lisboa, João Gil’s life is marked by great successes that supplant the groups’ notoriety wherever he went and in which he left his strong contribution. Throughout his activity as a musician he signed the soundtrack for some Portuguese films, such as “Ao Sul”, by Fernando Matos Silva, “Rosa Negra”, “Flores Amargas” and “Adriana” by Margarida Gil. The theatre is also part of his professional career, having composed for the plays “O Ano do Pensamento Mágico”, “Sex, Drugs and Rock n Roll” and, more recently, for the recital of “Ode Marítima” – which brings him together in stage to Diogo Infante, a music and poetry project of enormous national and international success. Over 40 more years of Portuguese music, João Gil distinguishes himself as a composer of some of the songs that will forever be part of the national collective memory: “Saudade”, “125 Azul”, “Loucos de Lisboa”, “Postal dos Correios”, among many others, are examples of songs with his signature, which have become real popularity phenomena.

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