John Paterno

Music da Foz -- Music creation and production

John Paterno - music creation and production


About the name

The Portuguese word “foz” comes from the Latin word "fouces" which means "mouth of a river".  It is used to describe an estuary – where a river meets the sea.  I first heard it used on a trip we took to Portugal several years ago.  I was really enamored with the sound of the phrase, and the imagery of water making it’s way from the source to the open sea.  I believe the journey from musical idea to finished production can be viewed in a similar manner.  


About the painting

thanks to the multi-talented  Angelica Rahe Pozo-DesPortes, who painted this beautiful watercolor of a foz--- based on the crazy descriptions of what I envisioned...