"Self-expression provides or is an outer, after effect of self-cognizance. It gives structure to many aspects of our life, including the professional one. Some of leadership's recognized aspects are self-cognizance and curiosity. I try to nurture both."
Being an Author
I am a registered Author at the Portuguese Society of Authors (www.spautores.pt). The Sociedade Portuguesa de Autores (Portuguese Society of Authors) is a limited liability cooperative, established in 1925 to Manage Author's Rights. It is the sole entity of its kind in Portugal, representing more than 20,000 Portuguese authors and authors from about 200 sister societies spread throughout 90 foreign countries. SPA represents authors from all literary and artistic areas (music, audiovisual, dance, plastic arts, cinema,etc.).
I am registered as a Spoken Word musician and lyricist, writer, photographer, and graphic artist.
Spoken Word is a style of music in which the author narrates prose or declaims poetry accompanied by a musical background, usually deprived of emotion. The emotion is provided by the background music. However, I like to sing and on many songs, I do so. Most of the times I start by building up the melody and then I apply the lyrics. Anyway, many times I did the opposite as I wanted to transmit some strong emotion or something deep. I just like to tell a story...
To produce my music I use Apple's LOGIC PRO X, a Korg Kaossilator, a Korg Kaoss Pad, a Numark DJ set and RHODE professional microphones, my hands, sometimes my bass and, definitely, my voice.
For the graphic art I use PIXELMATOR and photos I take on my LEICA and CANON 50D cameras and my HUAWEI with LEICA lenses.
In February 2019 I reached nr.1 on REVERBNATION charts for Spoken Word artists amongst more than 500 Global Spoken Word artists.
You can find my songs on my website www.meiraaz.com or on well-known music platforms.
I am part of REVERBNATION, an artists network. I also license my music for video and cinema on SONGTRADR.
I also participated on some international projects
Sometimes I also apply for music contests.
In 2019 I published my first two eBooks, "LETTERS TO THE DEVIL IN US AND OTHER SELF-APPEASING EXERCISES", Volumes I and II.
Both books are a collection of my singles, and albums' lyrics plus the published graphic art accompanying them. The second volume also has some new texts and poems never published before.
I write mainly in English, Portuguese and French.
I write the lyrics, build the melody (sometimes using my own instruments), do the whole mix and I also do the graphic art, reflecting sometimes the meaning of the underlying text and melody.
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Acting. Cinema and TV
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