when you play it is not music anymore, it goes far beyond – into a world of the unspeakable and untouchable – it is poetry, pure poetry.
It touches me in a way that makes me forgot where I am and makes me enter into that world of transcendence which lies beyond “maya”; I guess it must be the truth itself, it is the closest as we human beings can get to God.
You are beautiful and shine from inside, allowing yourself to express this beauty through your sound.
There are not many moments in my life where I felt so touched by music and for me you are the most outstanding musician I have met personally.
When I listened to you and Toni tonight I was crying because you touched my soul.
I want you to know this because it is important for you to realize what impact you have on your audience, because it is important for you to know what potential you have – it is a treasure inside yourself – and please promise me to take care of that treasure and please always give that love of yours to other people – in music, in sound.
hand-written by an Austrian musician in the audience, on the back of the program of a Alessandra Giura Longo and António Teves concert in Ribeira Grande (Portugal), june 2000