Abdul Moimême is a Lisbon based musician and active member of the cities free improvisation scene. His main instrument is the electric guitar.
Moimême has also worked as a jazz writer, since 1999, writing in various Portuguese publications such as Flirt, All Jazz and Jazz.pt magazines, as well as the Público newspaper.
Moimême has performed in several projects such as: Hipnótica, IKB, Insub Meta Orchestra, Potlatch, Queixas, Suspensão, and Variable Geometry Orchestra and performed and/or recorded with musicians such as: Axel Dörner, Carlos Zingaro, Christian Weber, Christophe Berthet, Cyril Bondi, D’Incise, Ernesto Rodrigues, Floros Floridis, Gale Brand, George Haslam, Heddy Boubaker, Jon Raskin, Manuel Mota, Marco von Orelli, Marco Scarassatti, Patrick Brennan, Rodrigo Amado, Thanos Chrysakis and Wade Matthews.
He has performed in Austria, Brazil, France, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland.
In 2014 he was nomination in the “6th Annual International
John Eyles / All About Jazz / Multiple Reviews
Insubordinations celebrates Swiss-Portuguese connections:
“Moimême generates an impressively broad spectrum of sounds
from his instruments and is adept at using the two guitars
to produce contrasting sounds which complement one another
well, repeatedly creating the impression that two separate
guitarists are interacting and trading phrases…”
Florence Wetzel / All About Jazz / Multiple Reviews
Insubordinations: Mapping the Forefront of Sound:
“This music is immensely pliable to the imagination, which
is part of the joy of listening. In the liner notes Moimême
states: "I invite listeners to freely create their own
associations as the present soundscapes unfold." And indeed,
"Mécanismes Pi," which has an enigmatic percussive noise
like distant marching, as well as a burgeoning drone, could
be identified as the sounds inside Godzilla's ear as he
rampages through Tokyo. And the squiggles of high-pitched
noise in "Qu'ils appellent Saturne" could be the song of an
alien creature living in a subterranean pod on Saturn. But
whatever this music sets off in the imagination, it has a
wild beauty and a freshness that's highly enjoyable