New composition:

Okaintsixu – an acousmatic composition with video in collaboration with visual artists Raquel Stolf, Fran Favero and Julia Amaral (Brazil)

Premiere: 27/11/2020

Conference: Brazilian Identity in Brazilian Concert Music under the perspective of Topic Theory (in portuguese) 04/11/2020

Interview about composition during pandemics (in portuguese) 14/10/2020

Recent Compositions:

  • Eurydice and Crawls, piano miniature, finished in July 2020.
  • Kagapa Onapa , saxophone octet, finished in July 2020.
  • Dança em Azul-cobalto (Dance in Cobalt Blue) for solo cello, finished in May 2020.
  • Nutai Onapa, (“Canto da Corda” – Song of the String) for solo guitar, finished in May 2020 (based on Indigenous music material)
  • Figuras Nubladas (Cloudy Figures) – miniatures for piano, finished in February 2020.

Compositions in progress:

  • Orchestral Piece in 3 Mvts: Passacaglia, Adagio, Scherzo
  • Cello solo (Dance in Moss Green with Violet Dust)
  • Upaapitsi (flute and electronics, to be premiered in Germany)

Article in Press:

Field Research as a basis for Musical Creation. Introductory thoughts on Transcultural Composition. In: Beiträge der 26. JAHRESTAGUNG des Nationalkomitees Deutschland im ICTM, Münster 2019 (in press)

Article in progress:

Revisiting Topic Theory: this article aims to revisit the theory of musical topics, as well as concepts such as musicality (friction and fusion), rhetoricity, interxtuality and narrativity in music.

On Transcultural Composition: This article aims to raise foundations for contemporary musical composition through the concept of Transculturalism. Based on Anthropological studies of Post-Modernity, Post-Colonialism, and Globalization of Culture, I intend to critically review Exoticism in concert music from the XXth and XXIst centuries. I will draw on Music Theory and Analysis, Semiotics, Topic Theory and Rhetoricity in music to propose the basis for a Transcultural Composition.