Category Archives: new music
Started a Youtube channel with videos that were made to some of my music by Laetitia Morais. This channel will feature audiovisual work as well as recordings of live performances. Enjoy!
Tomorrow! Opening night for “Lições de voo” (“Flight Lessons”) at Teatro Constantino Nery in Matosinhos with Teatro de Marionetas do Porto, directed by Isabel Barros with fabulous actors Vitor Gomes and Micaela Soares. Costume design by Cláudia Ribeiro and lighting design and operation by the unstoppable Filipe Azevedo. Music soon to be available on your favorite streaming platforms.
Currently doing a residency with Igor Gandra at NYUAD’s Innovation Studio to develop a new piece. Stay tuned for the developments!!
On April 1 I will open the Manifold festival with a concert featuring Laetitia Morais (live video), Cristina Ioan (flute), Emil Sein (saxophones), and Mahsin Basalama (qanun). The concert will feature the world premiere of “Three insomnias — Music for a dark room.”
The electronic part of “Three Insomnias” was composed in 2001 by Carlos Guedes for ballet “Quarto Escuro,” a choreography by Isabel Barros for the Balleteatro, and a commission from Porto 2001 European Capital of Culture. The traumatic event of 9/11 happened during the rehearsals for this show, and this was a major shifting point for the music. The stark reality reminding us all of our impotence in avoiding this type of violence, brought all of a sudden a new meaning, and almost new function to the music being composed — it should be able to transport people to dreamy states and beautiful spaces in order to liberate them from the horrible reality being lived at the time. The audiovisual reincarnation of this music in Three Insomnias with the videos by Laetitia Morais and the live music counterpart intends to make the audience embark on a collective dream that transports them audiovisually and emotionally to new and beautiful places.