Category Archives: performances

Residency with Igor Gandra at NYUAD

Currently doing a residency with Igor Gandra at NYUAD’s Innovation Studio to develop a new piece. Stay tuned for the developments!!

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Music for Visuals, Visuals for Music

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. 

Korean premiere of “1985.2”

Later today “1985.2” for soprano saxophone and fixed media electronics will be performed by mighty Gilberto Bernardes at the Seoul International Computer Music Festival  2017 in Gwangju, South Korea.

 

Phobia Robotica

Phobia Robotica is a piece I composed for Phobos-Orquestra Robótica Disfuncional (Phobos – Dysfunctional Robotic Orchestra) that premieres June 3 and 4 at the Serralves em Festa Festival in Porto. This is collaboration with Sonoscopia. Check it out if you happen to be around. Bzzzt!

 

Spotlight of work at Labocine

My recent work with dance  and video featuring some of my favorite collaborators (Nella Turkki, Kirk Woolford, Saguenail, João Menezes, Cristina Ioan, and Laetitia Morais) is presented at Labocine, an online publication from Imagine Science Films. Check it out!

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Photo credit: Kirk Woolford

 

Video from Jinn on Vimeo

Video from Jinn, premiered last March 14, published on Vimeo.

Choreography & Dance: Nella Turkki

Flute & Voice: Cristina Ioan

Video: Saguenail

Motion Capture & Video Compositing: Kirk Woolford

Sound Recording: João Menezes

Music: Carlos Guedes

 

Chinese premiere of “La brume, et la plume du poète qui inquiète”

“La brume, et la plume du poète qui inquiète” for string orchestra will have its China premiere on Saturday, May 28, at the Beijing Modern Music Festival, conducted by Michaël Cousteau. I will give a masterclass at the Beijing Central Conservatory on Friday, May 27.