This is an original dramatic fado song, with a strong evocative feeling. It can be sung or stand on its own as an instrumental.
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 slice of Liquor Cake
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
A Pleasant day (with Toy Piano)
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.
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)
This is a Romantic theme sketched to a movie scene. Its purpose is to be used as a cinema cue.
The Portuguese Way
«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
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
This is a song I composed in 2003, and it is the opening single from my album "I speak through my piano". It is a most gentle and delicate piece and it represents very well my favourite solo piano minimalistic style pieces. It is obvious the reference to the "major 7th" harmonic tonal non-functional universe … Continue reading Delicatésse
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)