Works

Messaggio (2021)
Music for a new choreographic work by Pedro Ramos
For double bass, piano, ocean drum, vibraphone, marimba and voices - commissioned by Ordem do Ó
A hommage to Maria Miranda da Cruz (1922-2014) and Stefano Scodanibbio (1956-2012)
Musicians: Pedro Carneiro (all instruments), Sara Belo (soprano), Pedro Ramos (tenor) and dancers (raw material for choir)
Premiere: April 2021
Total duration (music): 60 minutes


Shankha (2020)
Music for “IMO”, a choreographic work by Pedro Ramos
For double bass, tuned gongs, viennese timpani, marimba, xylophone, stones and frame drums  – commissioned by Ordem do Ó
A hommage to Miguel Azguime and Keiko Abe
Musician: Pedro Carneiro (double bass and percussion)
Premiere: 11 November 2020, Centro de Interpretação de Monsanto, Lisboa
Total duration (music): 35 minutes


Musica para "Rizoma" (2020)
Music for “Rizoma”, a choreographic work by Pedro Ramos
A semi-improvised piece multiple percussion set-up – commissioned by Ordem do Ó
Musician: Pedro Carneiro (percussion)
Premiere: September 2020, Centro de Interpretação de Monsanto, Lisboa
Total duration (music): 40 minutes


Música para “Our Madness” (2016/2017)
For flute, alto flute, bass flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, contrabass marimba, quarter tone marimba, vibraphone, tuned flower pots and percussion  – commissioned by João Viana, for his film “Our Madness”
Musicians: Ana Maria Santos (clarinets), Rui Borges Maia (flutes), Pedro Carneiro (percussion)
Premiere: February 2018
Total duration (music): 36 minutes


Música para “O Duelo” (2016/2017)
For voice, contrabass marimba, quarter tone marimba, prepared piano and percussion – commissioned by Útero, for Miguel Moreira’s version of “O Duelo”, Bernardo Santareno
Musician: Pedro Carneiro (voice, percussion)
Premiere
: February 2017, Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, Lisbon
Total duration (music): 90 minutes


Ki/Mzungo (2016)
For multiple percussion set-up and marimba – commissioned by Companhia Nacional de Bailado, for Faustin Linyekula's choreographic solo "Portrait Series: I Miguel" for Miguel Ramalho
Musician: Pedro Carneiro (percussion)
Premiere
: January 2016, Teatro Camões, Lisbon
Total duration (music): 30 minutes


Música para “Nunca Presente” (2015)
Electroacoustic compositor for a short film by Patrícia Andrade 
Premiere: 2015
Total duration (music): 16 minutes
Click here to watch the short film


Música para “Cyrano de Bergerac” (2014)
For accordion, flute, quarter tone marimba, vibraphone, crotales, percussion and electronics – commissioned by Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, Lisbon, for João Mota’s version of "Cyrano de Bergerac" by Edmond Rostand
Musicians: Pedro Carneiro (percussion), João Barradas (accordion)
Premiere: January 2015, Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, Lisbon
Total duration (music): 50 minutes


Música para “Tempestades” (2014)
For strings, 2 oboes and 2 horns and electronics – commissioned by Companhia Nacional de Bailado for Rui Lopes Graça’s new ballet “Tempestades”, which includes excerpts from Haydn’s symphonies
Musicians: Orquestra de Câmara Portuguesa (OCP)
Premiere: October 2014, Teatro Camões, Lisbon
Total duration (music): 25 minutes


Pele (2013)
Electroacoustic composition based on recordings performed by César Gonçalves (cello) and Pedro Carneiro (percussion) - commissioned by Útero for Miguel Moreira's "Pele"
Musicians: César Gonçalves (cello), Pedro Carneiro (percussion and various instruments)
Premiere: December 2013, Teatro São Luiz, Lisbon
Total duration (music): 40 minutes


… horizon, shattered into acrid slivers of verse … (2013)
For solo violin (with various small percussion instruments) – commissioned by Musicaldas
Premiere: never performed
Total duration: 7 minutes
Click here to see a sample of the score


Música para “A Batalha de Tabatô” (2012)
Percussion music for João Viana’s film "A Batalha de Tabatô"
Musician: Pedro Carneiro
Premiere: July 2013
Total duration (music): 30 minutes


Europa (2012)
Electroacoustic composition based on recordings performed by Daniel Bolito (violin),  Miguel Costa (clarinet), Romeu Santos (double bass) and Pedro Carneiro (percussion) - commissioned by Útero for Miguel Moreira's "Europa"
Premiere: July 2013
Total duration (music): 30 minutes


Pinhal (2011) co-composer: André Sier
For one wooden-headed tom-tom, branches, vegetation and other natural elements, microphone, prepared tweeter cone with water and light – commissioned by Festival Música em Leiria 2011
Total duration: 8-10 minutes
Premiere: 9th June 2011, Festival Música em Leiria.


Música para “The Old King” (2011)
Electroacoustic composition for 5 speakers and 4 subwoofers – commissioned by Útero, for Miguel Moreira’s new work for solo dancer/performer Romeu Runa
Musician: Pedro Carneiro (percussion, piano)
Total duration: 60 minutes
Premiere: 9th June 2011, Teatro Camões, Lisbon


atravessar o branco (2011)
For violin and marimba (on fixed media) – commissioned by Artistas Unidos, for Jorge Silva Melo’s documentary on the visual artist Ana Vieira
Musicians: Daniel Bolito (violin) and Pedro Carneiro (marimba)
Total duration: 55 minutes 


Música para "Rei Édipo" (2009/2010)
For clarinet, cello, percussion and live electronics (electroacoustic composition for 4 or more channels ad libitum with real-time spatialization (spatialization by André Sier) – commissioned by Artistas Unidos, for Jorge Silva Melo’s version of Oedipus Rex
Musicians: David Silva (clarinet), Ângela Carneiro (cello) and Marco Fernandes (percussion)
Premiere: 18th February 2010 at Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, Lisbon
Total duration (music): 50 minutes


I dreamt of storms, opened wide, within… (2008/2009)
Electroacoustic composition for 4 or more channels ad libitum with real-time spatialization (spatialization co-created with André Sier) – commissioned by Paul Davies, for his choreography "Skin Deep"
Premiere: 5th June 2009, in Newport, Wales, UK
Total duration: 55 minutes


Seis Visões Sinestésicas (2006 – work in progress)
For five octave marimba and string quartet


cadernos de estudo (2005 – work in progress)
A series of etudes for solo five octave marimba with damper pedal


untitled (2005 – work in progress)
For percussion sextet. Inspired on Alexandre Simas Dias’ deconstruction of António Lobo Antunes’ “Não entres tão depressa nessa noite escura”, itself a reinvention upon Dylan Thomas’ poem “Do not go gentle into that good night”


…all balanced on this predicament of line. (2005/2006)
Co-created with André Sier and inspired by “Generation” (a poem by David Downes) – real-time electroacoustic composition for six or more channels ad libitum – commissioned by Dançarte, for Teresa Simas’ choreography "Sal"
Premiere: 7th April 2006 in Palmela, Portugal
Total duration: 30 minutes


Manifesto/Utopia (2005)
Six Channel Electroacoustic composition – commissioned by Rui Lopes Graça for his new choreography “Sopro”
Premiere: 17th June 2005 at Teatro Camões, Lisbon, Portugal
Total duration: 50 minutes


Quattro Ritratti (2004/2005)
Four Channel Electroacoustic composition – commissioned by Teresa Simas for the choreography “Senta-te”
Premiere; 26th February 2005 in Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal
Total duration: 40 minutes


When the dusk was wet with dew… (2003)
For solo percussion set-up, inspired by Sara Teasdale’s poetry, commissioned by Phoenix Dance Theatre (UK) for a new ballet of choreographer Henri Oguike.
Total duration: 17 minutes


…ni mots, ni signes… (2003)
For mixed chamber choir, cello, prepared piano/percussion and electronics with words by Sebastião da Gama and Pedro Carneiro – commissioned by Câmara Municipal de Setúbal (Portugal), to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Luiza Todi
Musicians: Voces Caelestes (choir), Paulo Gaio Lima (cello), Pedro Carneiro (prepared piano/percussion)
Premiere: 2003, Setúbal
Total duration: 18 minutes


…e todo eu me alevanto e todo eu ardo… Part 2 (2003)
“Lentement”, music boxes floating… (whisper for JS) (5a)
For solo cello. 10th movement of “… ni mots, ni signes…”
Total duration: 4 minutes
Musician: Lucas Fells (cello)


…like a forest drinking out of heaven’s breasts… (2002)
For soprano, seven instruments and electronics with words by Pedro Carneiro, Sebastião da Gama and Miklós Radnóti - commissioned by Grupo de Música Contemporânea de Lisboa
Premiere: never performed
Total duration: 12 minutes
Click here to hear to view an excerpt of the score


…e todo eu me alevanto e todo eu ardo… Part 1b (2000-2001)
For Solo Marimba – Commissioned by the Henri Oguike Dance Company
Total duration: 12 minutes
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Balads and Virelais (1999- work in progress)
For large orchestra and narrator with words by José Cardoso Pires


The Warmth of Dreaming (1999- work in progress)
For solo piano


Holocaust Poetry (1994 – work in progress)
Song cycle for tenor and upright piano based on Hilda Schiff's compilation "Holocaust Poetry"
Premiere: never performed


Postcards (1994- work in progress)
For tenor and upright piano with words by Miklós Radnóti (part of the Holocaust Poetry Cycle)