• Wakana – Music for Cello, Double Bass and String Orchestra. Commissioned by the Duo Contracello, was premiered in 15th March 2024, at Ilha da Madeira, by the Duo Contracello and the Orquestra da Madeira. Watch the premiere
  • Kagapa Onapa will be played at 3rd European Saxophone Congress in Trento, Italy, in July 2024, by the Ensemble de Saxofones do Dão. Watch the premiere in 2023
  • New Article: Teoria das Tópicas: um balanço pessoal (Topic Theory: a personal assesment) Abstract: In this brief article I discuss my proposal for application of Topic Theory in the case of Brazilian music as developed in publications from the late 1990s. I intend to show how this perspective was developed, which combines the anthropological and musicological perspectives, through the examination of some critical points and limitations of this theory. Starting with the investigation of Brazilian jazz, I comment on aspects of Rhetoric and Nationalism and, finally, I deal with Topic Theory. The article ends by highlighting the challenges for the study of music signification today. KeywordsTopic Theory. Brazilian Music. Music Signification. MUSICA THEORICA 2023, V. 8.2 (in Portuguese)
  • Eine kleine Nachtsfantasie, for rabeca (Brazilian fiddle), a short piece composed for Luiz Henrique Fiammenghi was premiered by himself in December, Florianópolis.
  • Abertura Soviet (Reverence to Shostakovich), for piano four hands, was played at the 57º Festival Música Nova “Gilberto Mendes” 2023, at Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, the 14th December, by the Duo Courvisier. Watch it
  • Upaapitsi for flute and electronics was played in Germany by the Duo f:LAUT-e the 22th July at the Saale-Galerie Saalfeld, Germany, by Duo f:LAUT-e . More on Upaapitsi
  • On the initiative of the MusiCS-UDESC research group, a book in my honor is being prepared with a selection of articles published in journals and books between 2003 and 2023. The book will be titled Ensaios Reunidos. Perspectivas Musicais e Antropológicas. (Collected Essays. Musical and Anthropological Perspectives) and will be published in 2024. The book will have editions in portuguese and in english. It will contain articles on musical signification, especially the theory of topics, analysis of works, transcultural composition and anthropology.
  • New article (in Portuguese): Música e Identidade através da Teoria das Tópicas (Music and Identity through Topic Theory) Simpósio Identidade Brasileira da Música de Concerto (livro digital), 2021- Read it!


2022 and 2021

  • Upaapitsi for flute and electronics (in collaboration with Vinicius Giusti), commissioned by the Ensemble Via Nova, Weimar – Germany (Klangnetz Thüringen) at the Herbstfrequenzen in Sonderhausen in 02/10/2022 (Via Nova Ensemble – flute: Marianna Schürmann). Second concert at Rotes Ochse Schleusingen, Germany, in 18/11/22.
  • Devaneio, fantasia for solo guitar pieces played by Silvia Kopakova at the Sala-Galerie Saalfeld, Germany, in 19/11/22.
  • Four Dances, for String Quartet, commissioned by the Gropius Quartett (Germany), had its first movement premiered in September 1st at the Brazilian Embassy in Berlin, Germany.
  • Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra, was premiered (version with piano reduction) in Florianópolis, Brazil, in September 2022
  • Céu (Sky) for String Orchestra was played by the OSU, Symphonic Orchestra of the UNICAMP (Campinas State University), conducted by Cinthia Alireti, 18/08/22, at the Teatro Municipal Castro Mendes, Campinas, SP. This piece was composed in 1981, when I was a student of composition at the UNICAMP University, and it was played by this orchestra in its firsts concerts. At the anniversary concert in October 2022 the piece was played again. Watch the video
  • Toccata for Marimba (1983) was played by Diego Faskner Silveira in Porto Alegre in 2019, and is now at YouTube. Watch the Video-Score
  • Kagapa Onapa was selected to be premiered at the XXXth Panorama da Música Brasileira Atual (Rio de Janeiro).
  • Abertura Soviet and Adagio Misterioso (from Reverências for Piano 4-Hands), was played by duo Castelan & Barros, June 2022 in Florianópolis
  • Onapapitsi was premiered in Brazil by Abstrai Ensemble – Sala Cecília Meireles, Rio, December 2021 watch the video (at 1:20:00)
  • Quasiment Nuage, for piano, was premiered by Maurício Zamith at the XXXI ANPPOM, November, 2021. Watch the video (at 6’38)
  • Variações, for Wind Quintet was premiered in Europe by the Ensemble Quintextra at the Bienenmuseum Weimar, Germany, December 2021
  • Devaneio, for guitar, was played by Leonardo Müller during the III Festival de Música Contemporânea Brasileira Edino Krieger, Brazil, 27/09/21
  • Nutai Onapa was premiered in 17/05/2021. Watch the video

Articles in press

  • A Path to Transcultural Composition – in: Festschrift für Prof. Tiago de Oliveira Pinto

Conferences and Courses