Prateado is currently based in Kiel, Germany, though finds home anywhere in the world, especially San Francisco, Berlin, and Rio de Janeiro.
Prateado travels the noosphere with the Hang, percussion, electronics, and other devices to woo harmonious realization.
The Hang, a ufo-looking instrument, was created in 2000, by Felix and Sabina, the PANArt Hang makers, in Bern, Switzerland. This remarkable instrument sounds like the celestial orbs, and evokes a range of timbres, notably the the harp. As his instruments were stolen between September 15, 2010 and November 8, 2012 (more on this remarkable story here), unable to receive a replacement instrument from the makers, Prateado very gratefully has been playing a Pantheon Steel Aegean Halo. These idiophones, or handpans, are the primary sources of sonic creation for Prateado. He collaborates with some of the top live and electronic artists on the west coast (and in Germany), offering mystical of listening and movement experiences.