Finding one’s voice: assembling and mixing the little bits that ring inside yourself.

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.

A Portuguese Soul (Fado for string quartet)

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)

Notabilis

This is an orchestral work I've done as a birthday gift to Professor Konstantin Luzyanin. I think the outcome is rather attractive and could be easily adapted to a motion picture or a short movie. I'd certainly love to find a choir and orchestra who would want to play it live!... The orchestral score can … Continue reading Notabilis

The Universal

This is an original orchestral piece that I've composed based on my "1ª Universal", a solo piano piece from my first album "I speak through my piano". This Orchestral version was  comissioned by Sociedade Portuguesa de Ovnilogia (UFO Portuguese Society), and it is their official anthem. You can also see the complete musical score here.

O fabuloso destino de Amélia Postigo (the fabulous destiny of Amélia Postigo)

This song is the soundtrack of a short-story I wrote on the character of Amélia Postigo, one chapter of my book "O castelo do Louco". It is a parody on the "Comptine d'été nº2" by Yann Tiersen, which was featured on the motion picture "Le fabuleux déstin de Amélie Poulain". The style imitation is assumed … Continue reading O fabuloso destino de Amélia Postigo (the fabulous destiny of Amélia Postigo)