João’s multidisciplinary interests include crossing a vocal practice with visual art, the exploration of the body and movement, theatre, multimedia projects of artistic research where bits of these expressions can be combined and merged into larger art pieces, performances or exhibitions:

© Pedro Jafuno

André e. Teodósio with Ana Rita Teodoro and João Neves
Teatro do Bairro Alto, Lisbon, 2023

ÃO, a specific nasal diphthong of the Portuguese language, is a spectacle that brings together choreographer Ana Rita Teodoro, musician João Neves, and artist André e. Teodósio in the construction of a sonic and sensory experience. Stumbling upon the sound of a diphthong that is so difficult to articulate for those who do not master the Portuguese language, they intone sounds, words, and melodies of original compositions that involve language, lungs, skeleton, objects, images, feelings, and the relationship with the surrounding environment.

This is a sound performance that inscribes in the present the meanings generated from a sonic experience of the past, when someone said: ÃO.
A show by
Teatro Praga

André e. Teodósio with Ana Rita Teodoro and João Neves

Ana Rita Teodoro, André e. Teodósio, Diogo Melo, João Neves

Diogo Melo

Joana Barrios

Horácio Frutuoso

Light design
Joana Mário

Sound design
Miguel Lucas Mendes

Teatro do Bairro Alto

The Weather Orchestra
Mikhail Karikis
Carpintarias de S. Lázaro, Lisbon, 2022
Sismógrafo, Oporto, 2022

The Weather Orchestra is an ode to the elements, expressing both our deep relationship and entanglement with the weather and celebrating our connection to the atmosphere and the earth. This 4-channel video installation with surround sound simulates an indoor 'weather system' through sound vibration and singing. Three projections feature musicians performing on instruments and analogue noise machines designed to imitate the sounds of natural phenomena. From a Baroque wind machine to a Latin American ceremonial rain stick, ocean drums, aqua-phones and thunder sheets fill the exhibition space with sound and allude to the forces and magnificence of nature. In the middle of this soundscape and swept up by the noise, human voices burst in folk songs expressing joy, respect, fear and wonder toward all elements surrounding us.

This work was created in collaboration with performers from mainland Portugal, Madeira, Syria and Denmark.

performers: Mariana Camacho, Salman Duski, Helena Espeval, Joana Guerra, Maria do Mar, João Neves, Helene Tungelund

Catarina Cubelo
Lethaby Gallery, London, 2016

Performance and instalation with sculpture
SSS explores the relationship between words and movement, voice and body. Like some images, that acquire value and meaningfulness when they travel through screens, conversations, so does the speech when the body moves. In collaboration with professional musicians and non-professional singers, a singing score was created through images and notes that were taken during the rehearsals, over a period of three months. The two different choruses had not met each other before the performance.

performers: Beckie Cove, Lud Mônaco, Katherine Spence, Koralia Stergides; Inês Lapa, Susana Nunes, Sara Vicente, João Neves


As a singer, João keeps expanding his portfolio by taking part in a few cinema productions by Portuguese major national directors:

Um Filme em Forma de Assim
João Botelho, 2022

Um Filme em Forma de Assim is organized like a dream, structured like a musical and with texts, both spoken and sung, that lead us to unexpected, chaotic and exciting situations, which try to grasp part of what the unattainable Alexandre O'Neill left us.

A Herdade
Tiago Guedes, 2019

A Herdade was selected to compete at La Biennale di Venezia 2019, premiered at TIFF, and was announced as Portugal’s candidate for both the Oscars and the Goya Awards in 2020. 

João Botelho, 2017

Peregrinação was announced as Portugal’s candidate for both the Oscars and the Goya Awards in 2019.


In 2015 João starts collaborating with some of the most prominent names from Portuguese Jazz scene, recording and performing with Desidério Lázaro, Afonso Pais & Rita Maria, and Luís Figueiredo.
Since then he also joins Néboa for their single Lisboa 5AM, anticipating other future collaborations with the pop/triphop/jazz band from Galicia, Spain.

Calum BuilderMesse (You Are Where You Need To Be)

~ nomination for the Danish Music Awards Jazz 2022 in the category of ‘Experimental Release of the Year’
Luise Volkmann
Dreams to Come

A Realidade Enganosa

~ best album in Galician at the MIN Awards for Independent Music 2021
Luís Figueiredo
Kronos / Penélope

Afonso Pais & Rita Maria
Além das Horas