Works

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”.
Premiere: to be announced
Total duration (music): 36 minutes aprox.

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.
Premiere: February 2017, Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, Lisbon.
Total duration (music): 90 minutes aprox.

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, Edmond Rostand.
Premiere: January 2015, Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, Lisbon.
Total duration (music): 50 minutes aprox.

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

… horizon, shattered into acrid slivers of verse … (2013)
For solo violin (with various small percussion instruments) – commissioned by Musicaldas.
Premiere: to be announced
Total duration: 7 minutes

Música para “A Batalha de Tabatô” (2012)
Percussion music for João Viana’s film, produced by Papaveronoir.

Pinhal (2011) Co-composed with 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.
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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.
Total duration: 1 hour aprox.
Premiere: 9th June 2011, Teatro Camões, Lisbon.
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“atravessar o branco” (2011)
Violin and Marimba (on fixed media) – commissioned by Artistas Unidos, for Jorge Silva Melo’s documentary on the visual artist Ana Vieira. Total duration: 55 minutes aprox.
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“Music for Oedipus Rex” (2009/2010)
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, premiered 18th February 2010, at the Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, Lisbon
Total duration: 50 minutes aprox.
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“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”, premiered 5th June 2009, in Newport, Wales, UK.
Total duration: 55 minutes
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“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 reenvention 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”, premiered 7th April 2006 in Palmela, Portugal.
Total duration: 30 minutes
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“Manifesto/Utopia” (2005)
Six Channel Electroacoustic composition – Commissioned by Rui Lopes Graça for his new choreography “Sopro”, premiered at Teatro Camões (Lisbon, Portugal) on the 17th June 2005.
Total duration: 50 minutes
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“Quattro Ritratti” (2004/2005)
Four Channel Electroacoustic composition – Commissioned by Teresa Simas for the choreography “Senta-te”, premiered at Box Nova, Centro Cultural de Belem (Lisbon, Portugal) on the 26th February 2005.
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
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“…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.
Total duration: 18 minutes
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…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.
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Total duration: 12 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
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…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

Holocaust Poetry (1994 – work in progress)
Song Cycle for rock tenor and upright piano

Balads and Virelais (1999- work in progress)
For large orchestra and narrator with words by José Cardoso Pires – Work in Progress

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

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

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