Os Meus Shorts

Os Meus Shorts


Short compositions (30sec to 2 min). Like a sound notebook. Little ideas that welcome any kind of style. The whole concert or record becomes a big collage of feelings and intentions, from the softest intimate ambience to the "wall of sound" like harmonies.


Os Meus Shorts, meaning "my shorts" in portuguese, is a band created by Nico Roig with Joachim Badenhorst, focused on short structures of composition and improvisation. In duo we made a record and we were selected in the "European Guitar Award" in Dresden on 2006.

Now we are three on the band. This is the band:

Nico Roig: Baritone guitar / objects
Joachim Badenhorst: Bass Clarinet / objects
Martí Melià: Bass Sax / objects

In the very begining we thought it would be a kind of experimental band for "instructed" people (even if it wasn't our wish) so, we didn't expect much attention from people that is not used to see improvised or alternative concerts.
We were so wrong! The response of the audience was amazing! Maybe because we put together many diferent styles that you can somehow recognize, trying to reach a balance between a "save" feeling and the "unknown".

Me, as "the composer", I love melodies as much as I love concrete noises, and sometimes we get to a point in wich one can be the substitute of the other.

In this sense we can't talk about an experimental/improvisation band. I would rather talk about a pop band that only plays the riff they like from this song, or only the chorus from the other.

Preparing the set list for this band is like making a puzzle every time, we could even talk about a "sudoku" of mind states!! How to keep it surprising (also for us) all the time!

It's a great experience for us indeed, and I think we are slowly getting to transmite it to a very diferent kind of audiences.

The perfect places to play is in quiet ones, with deep listening, but we use to play in noisy places also, or bigger ones. That makes us think about another kind of setlist and eventually add a drummer. And this we like a lot too!


Os Meus Shorts (in duo Nico Roig-Joachim Badenhorst)
(CD-Rat Records)

a second record is coming in trio with Martí Melià on Bass Sax&Clarinet