Who is João Pais Filipe?João Pais Filipe is a percussionist and sound sculptor based in Portugal. His musical career spans a wide range of styles and languages. He has performed inbands including Sektor 304, HHY & The Macumbas, Unzen Pilot, Fail Better! andPedra Contida. He has worked in the world of improvised music alongside the likes of Steve Hubback, Fritz Hauser, Evan Parker, Marcello Magliocchi, Stefano Giust and more.
Most importantly, for the Gong Lover, João creates Gongs, Cymbals and other metal percussion instruments which explore the acoustic properties of metal in various shapes as well as the visual aesthetic properties of metal sculpture and imagery.