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.
You can now purchase some of my music on bandcamp, starting with the digital version of the SSS-Q+Carlos Guedes album released on Oct. 1, 2017 by Wasser Bassin
More goodies to be added soon!
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.
The video from Sonoscopia’s project Phobos presentation at Serralves em Festa where you can see an excerpt of my Phobia Robotica finally out!
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!
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!
Photo credit: Kirk Woolford
Tonight I will be performing some of my old and recent music at Sharjah’s Flag Island Festival. I will be accompanied by amazing saxophonist Emil Sein. For more info check this link