Filipe Esteves (b.1978) was still a child when he started studying classical piano. In his teens, he became interested in music improvisation and took piano lessons at Escola de Jazz Luís Villas-Boas. After this experience, he became motivated in creating his own compositions. He studied composition at Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa with António Pinho Vargas, João Madureira and Luís Tinoco. He also studied electroacoustic music with Carlos Caires and José Luis Ferreira, at the same faculty. His music has been performed mainly in Portugal – exception for a presentation at Synthèse festival in Bourges (2009). 

Sul e Sueste is the name of the old railway station in the city of Barreiro (the city where I was born and where I live). An important station, it served as an interface between the north bank of the Tagus River and the south of the country. In my memory are the trips I made to Setúbal (beaches of Sado) and to the Algarve (Tunes). The piece is dedicated to my father, a railroad worker, whose activity was carried out in the workshops in the same city.