Magina: In Memoriam Mario Juruna (for septet and tape)

This piece was written in homage to Mario Juruna and all indigenous people in the American continent. (Para a versão em português, clique aqui) Mario Juruna (1943 – 2002) was a Brazilian Congressman in the Lower House from 1983 to 1986, elected by the PDT (Democratic Labour Party). He was indigenous, belonging to the Xavante […]

tIme wrp-ng

For percussion quartet. This piece is about the manipulation of our perceived time. Different techniques are applied to invite the listener to experiment a variety of temporal experiences. The title is a joke with the concept “time warping,” which is an algorithm to analyze events over time, “time wrapping,” which is just an abstract way […]

Divagações Kantianas Acerca do Tempo e do Espaço

For flute, bass clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, and cello. Piece based on the Immanuel Kant’s book “Critique of Pure Reason.” Live recording of the premiered at Panorama da Música Brasileira Atual, on November 23, 2016. Performed by Cron Ensemble: Felipe Marateo (flute), Marcos dos Passos (bass clarinet), Rafaela Calvet (percussion), Tatiana Dumas (piano), Taís Soares […]

tIme wrp-ng – Premiere

My newest piece, for percussion ensemble, will be premiered on Sunday, December 4, at 3 pm, in the Baldwin Auditorium. The Detroit-based percussion group Rela Percussion will perform it in a concert hosted by the Duke New Music Ensemble. You are all invited! tIme wrp-ng deals with the manipulation of our perceived time. Different techniques are […]

North Carolina Symphony – Invés

Last Tuesday, March 22, the North Carolina Symphony made brilliantly my music happen. They played my most recent piece, called Invés (a Portuguese word that means “Instead”), in a very attentive reading. The conductor, Mr. Grant Llewellyn, as also the whole orchestra were very generous and mature. The result, I hope, you will see in […]

2016 Duke Global Brazil Conference

Participation in the 2016 Duke Global Brazil Conference with the project Sound and Politics. Here, I am analyzing the speech of one of the most interesting congressman Brazil have ever had, the Deputy Mário Juruna. He was the only indigenous Federal Deputy in Brazil. His speech sounds so musical to me that I must analyze and […]