This is an original dramatic fado song, with a strong evocative feeling. It can be sung or stand on its own as an instrumental.
There's the famous theory that everything is a remix, that we are entangled in «webs of significance». Culture, according to the notable anthropologist Clifford Geertz, is «a system of inherited conceptions expressed in symbolic forms by means of which men communicate, perpetuate, and develop their knowledge about and attitudes toward life». Everything that surrounds me … Continue reading Finding one’s voice: assembling and mixing the little bits that ring inside yourself.
Illustration @RGBStock/Christine van Dam This is a soundtrack for an imaginary movie in my head. It is a work for Toy Piano, Portuguese Guitar and Orchestra. I really enjoyed composing this and it is fully dedicated to Duy Vu Tran. I feel it can easily be used or adapted for movie industry. You can find … Continue reading A slice of Liquor Cake
This is an orchestral instrumental work, with toy piano. I've made this as a soundtrack for a pleasant day, a movie, a short, anything you find it could be appropriate.
In Austin, given the contact with the School of music I developed several experiences in the composition level while also studying the rules of the instrumental music associated with fado. Original pieces were produced and premiered by students in recitals to large audiences. In November 2011, Ms. Patty Ho Lee, presented “The Portuguese Way” a … Continue reading A Portuguese Soul (Fado for string quartet)
This is a Romantic theme sketched to a movie scene. Its purpose is to be used as a cinema cue.
«Fado (Portuguese: destiny, fate) is a music genre which can be traced to the 1820s in Portugal, but probably with much earlier origins. In popular belief, fado is a form of music characterized by mournful tunes and lyrics, often about the sea or the life of the poor. However, in reality fado is simply a … Continue reading The Portuguese Way