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3 quadros sobre o fado is a piece for flute and piano. The commission was to write a contemporary view on fado, the result is three movements that try to capture the essence of three musical characteristics of fado: its metrics (i), its melodies (ii) and its harmony (iii).

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Simple piece based on the material recorded for a sound installation about names. Tuodos os nomes was on display at Casa do Infante (Porto), as part of "Manobras no Porto 2012".

photo: Jorge Vieira

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A piece for flute, bass clarinet, piano, violin, cello, electroacoustics and video, both generated in realtime. pendulum is a study on dynamic spatialization.

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spatium is a set of free, open source, and modular software tools for sound spatialization developed during my PhD research.

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Concerto X is a work with an agenda: seven composers - Carlos Guedes, Filipe Lopes, Gustavo Costa, José Alberto Gomes, Pedro Rebelo, Rui Dias and myself - chose to compose this piece in close cooperation and without internal borders between contributions. The aesthetic diversity was the vehicle that enabled the final result: an 80 minute work for improvisors, large ensemble, robotic gamelan, live electronics and video.

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auditorium is a piece for small percussion instruments, mainly repurposed kitchen supplies, captured by binaural microphones and manipulated by a computer controlled by a hidden, wireless controller.

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peripatoi is a piece for bass clarinet, double bass, vibraphone, piano and generative score. The score is generated in real time from the analysis of the movement outside the auditorium, the video of which is projected above the musicians.

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A live improvisation with Paulo Maria Rodrigues around a prosthetic piano, based on the idea that the roles of the composer, performer, programmer and instrument maker can mingle to create a holistic approach to music performance.

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A piece for binaurally amplified recorder, where the stereo spatialization of the sound is performed by placing the recorder on several positions whilst playing. The result is a piece that resembles electroacoustic music, but is done solely with an acoustic instrument as simple as the recorder. This is a live recording of the première at Salamanca, by António Carrilho.

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Narrativas Sonoras is a very simple audio granulator. Its original design dates back to end of 2006 (see below).

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ex nihilo is a rewrite of obra com título longo* for vibraphone quartet. This recording is a live performance of Bing Bang Percussion Ensemble at the World New Music Days Festival 2011, Zagreb (Croatia).

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The T-Stick is a very interesting controller by Joseph Malloch. For Viagem, a 55 minute piece by Rolf Gehlhaar that consisted on a complex soundscape of electronic sounds, pre-recorded acoustic samples, amplified strings, amplified robotic gamelan and voices, all played by musicians with special needs, I developed the synthesis software for a set of four t-sticks to be used by four blind musicians.

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rainy sunday delay study is a very simple delay study, composed as part of a Cadavre Exquis to celebrate Miso Music's 25th anniversary.

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An evolution of an old software for networked improvisation called Digital Jam, GameLan is a software made for networked improvisation based on Gamelan music. This software can also be used to control the Robotic Gamelan (see below).

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This robotic gamelan was developed for Casa da Música by myself, José Luís Azevedo and Miguel Ferraz in 2008/09. A network of several independent robots play some of the javanese gamelan instruments: 2 Bonang, 2 Saron Demung, 3 Kenong, 1 Saron Barung, 2 Saron Penerus and 1 Slenthem. This network of robots can be played with custom made controllers, as shown.

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Ernst is an automatic improviser that re-uses the sounds produced by the user to make music. The input from the microphone is recorded and segmented into several snippets of audio. These snippets are analyzed for their pitch, volume envelope, rhythm characteristics and metrical stage within a larger musical phrase. This information, along with its relation to the surrounding snippets, is fed into 4th order Markov chains that are responsible for outputting responses to the audio input.

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Instrumento A is a composition and performance environment, controllable using only a single-button interface that can be adapted to each user’s needs (e.g. adapted mouse, head interface, space bar).

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obra com título longo* is a piece for flute, clarinet, vibraphone and piano. Based on the idea of exploring one single gesture from the first burst of notes until the end of the piece, this piece was composed in a very cold January spent at the amazing Visby International Centre for Composers. The video is not part of the original work: it was made by Maria João Pimentel as an academic exercise.

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This robotic Hang player is called Lula (Squid). It was, designed, built and programmed with a group of teenagers participating in one afternoon, as part of a workshop called OrCA – Orquestra de Computadores e Autómatos (OrCA – Orchestra of Computers and Robots), conceived by myself and Filipe Lopes for Casa da Música.

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Polissonos is a loop-based midi sequencer that elicits the relation between the rhythmical division of time and the shapes of polygons.

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In Perspective, instead of mixed within the same notes, phrases and gestures, my own compositional processes are crystalized in closed sections. It was written for (and both premièred and recorded by) the Arditti Quartet and Pedro Carneiro.

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An interactive installation made for Casa da Música with João Ricardo de Barros Oliveira and Luís Girão. Shown here is my contribution to the full installation: a room where the sculptures control an algorithmic composition and digital synthesis engine.

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Narrativas Sonoras was conceived as a very simple audio sequencer that used granular synthesis at it’s core engine. Its original design dates back to end of 2006 and employed a Processing user interface controlling a hidden Max/MSP sound engine. The current version is available above.

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O Uivo is an automatic improviser made for guitarist Paulo Vaz de Carvalho. It listens to the musician and improvises back using his own musical language and a manipulation of his own sounds.

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Excerpt of my first live improvisation concert, also my last work during my composition degree, with cello/bouzouki by Sérgio Calisto. It was this project that got me into programming, live electroacoustic music, design of new interfaces for musical expression, etc., etc.

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Calcinatio is a piece for soprano, large ensemble and live electronics. It is based on the futurist poem Ode Triunfal, by Álvaro de Campos (was one of Fernando Pessoa's various heteronyms).

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My first electroacoustic piece, which received a honorable mention at the Concurso de Composição Música Viva 2004, with Miguel Azguime, Trevor Wishart and Christian Clozier as the jury.

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My first acoustic piece, winner of the 1º Prémio de Composição Jorge Peixinho. Recording of the première by pianist Adam Wodnicki.

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