Pedra Contida (contained stone in Portuguese) is a Portuguese quintet assembled by guitarist Marcelo dos Reis to work together for a week in the remote mountain village Cerdeira in Serra da Lousã, in the Coimbra district of Portugal. The five musicians— dos Reis also on prepared guitar, voice and singing bowls are Angélica V. Salvi on harp, Nuno Torres on alto sax, Miguel Carvalhais computer, and Joao Pais Filipe who also collaborates with dos Reis in the Fail Better! quintet on drums and percussion—bring different approaches to the act of making music and shaping sounds. The music of this ad-hoc quintet explores the distinct sounds of the musicians in relationship to each other in the studio as well as in live settings within the village. They also explore different formations, and surroundings and the effect of the unique sonic etymology of the village's natural still acoustics on the musicians sound.