Instrumental Fado – A generative Interactive System

[Abstract] Fado was listed as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2011. This dissertation describes a theoretical model, as well as an automatic system, able to generate instrumental music based on the musics and vocal sounds typically associated with fado’s practice. A description of the phenomenon of fado, its musics and vocal sounds, based on ethnographic, … Continue reading Instrumental Fado – A generative Interactive System

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The World of Snowboy and Crow

Having my Music on the series "The World of Snowboy and Crow" is a pleasure! The World of Snowboy & Crow is a series of animated shorts created in 2012 by director Ken Turner and animated by Freak Show Studios. The characters Snowboy & Crow appear in the mini-comic The World of Snowboy & Crow, … Continue reading The World of Snowboy and Crow

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)

Bridge through reflections (Fado a ponte e o rio)

Movie by: António Maneira, Ana Cabral Martins, Paulo Rosa, Tiago Videira Subject: Laboratório de Criação Audiovisual Professor: João Mário Grilo PhD Digital Media - UT Austin Portugal 2009/2010 FCSH - UNL The Bridge is the main core and center of our narrative. It is the guideline and a subtle omnipresence that surrounds the everyday stories … Continue reading Bridge through reflections (Fado a ponte e o rio)