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last modified October 2011

October 30th, 2011 - Performance of Lai de Bisclavret by the duo of Paulo Passos (tenor saxophone) and Joaquim Abreu “Zito” (percussion) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

August 29th, 2011 - Performance of Lai de Bisclavret by Joshua Hyde (saxophone) and Anna Camara (percussion) on the concert “The Boundlessness of the Instant” in Melbourne, Australia. This concert is also going to be broadcasted by ABC Classic Music FM.

August 29th, 2011 - The Viennese Platypus Ensemble specialized in performances of new music commissioned a new work [I Have Come on Foot] to be presented on a series of concerts in Brazil (Curitiba) and in Austria (Vienna) in September. Possibly the piece will also be played in Graz and Linz. This new work is for flute, clarinet, violin and cello.

May 2nd, 2011 - New work for solo guitar is going to be played on May 2011 at UCSD University of California, San Diego - CPMC  Concert Hall  12PM at the First Monday Series. The piece was written and is being performed by Pablo Gomez Cano.

April 19th, 2011 - Percussionists Jennifer Torrence and Dustin Donahue did a studio recording today of my percussion duo Peças Secas [Dry Pieces]. Working with the percussionists here at UCSD [red fish blue fish] has being one of the most rewarding experiences I ever had. Thanks for the commitment, seriousness and amazing musicality!

Spring, Summer 2011 - I will be working in collaboration with percussionist Dustin Donahue for a new solo percussion piece. This piece will be presented in a concert on the Fall quarter of 2011 after a long collaboration between the Spring and Summer 2011. This project involves new pieces written specifically for Dustin by the following UCSD composers: Andrew Allen, Wojtek Blecharz, Carolyn Chen, Paul Feyertag, Paul Hembree, Martin Hiendl and myself.

The young percussionist Dustin Donahue currently lives in San Diego. He is member of the percussion group Red Fish Blue Fish, the ensemble Palimpsest and La Jolla Symphony Orchestra. Before studying with Steven Schick, Dustin studied with Anthony Di Sanza at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

February 8th, 2011 - New UCSD contemporary music ensemble Palimpsest commissioned a new piece to be performed on February 2011 at UCSD University of California, San Diego - CPMC  Concert Hall  7PM. This will be a companion piece to the Ravel “Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé”. To hear this piece, click here.

December, 2010 - Commission of a brief etude for clarinet for Joshua Rubin (ICE performer), during his January residency at UCSD. To hear this piece, click here.

Joshua Rubin, the founding clarinetist and the Program Director of ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble) will be in residency at UCSD in January along with seven other members of ICE to begin working with a series of pieces by the composer Rand Steiger and to record short pieces by some of the graduate composition students. The project is a part of Rand Steiger’s residency at Calit2 where he will create a series of electro-acoustic works for solo instruments and a large ensemble work with a website and DVD.

The performers coming to UCSD are: Claire Chase (flute), Joshua Rubin (clarinet), Rebekah Heller (bassoon), Katinka Kleijn (cello), Peter Evans (trumpet), Nathan Davis (percussion) and Jacob Greenberg (piano).

December 9th, 2010 - UCSD University of California, San Diego - CPMC  Concert Hall  8PM. Graduate Jury. Performance of my new duo for percussion, Peças Secas [Dry Pieces] written for Eric Derr and Jennifer Torrence. To watch the video, click here!

December 6th, 2010 - UCSD University of California, San Diego - CPMC  Concert Hall  12PM. A new version of Gordium will be performed on the First Monday series along with other pieces by Xenakis, Andrew Allen, etc.

This new version of Gordium for flute, clarinet in Bb, percussion and piano had its instrumental part revised and expanded and electronic sounds removed.

The performers are Rachel Beetz (flute), Curt Miller (clarinet), Dustin Donahue (percussion), William Fried (piano), Batya MacAdam-Somer (violin), Eric Moore (cello) and Martin Hiendl (conductor).

July 29th, 2010 - Performance of Lai de Bisclavret - 45 Internationale Ferienkurse für neue Musik at Tonkunst Akademie, Darmstadt.

After two weeks of intense rehearsal Joshua Hyde (saxophone) and Yuriko Sekiguchi (percussion) performed my duo at Darmstadt as a part of a concert with other saxophone and clarinet pieces.

Spring, 2010 - Harpsichord piece for Takae Ohnishi - in progress.

March 1st, 2010 - UCSD University of California, San Diego - CPMC  Concert Hall  12PM.

Performance of Instantânea for prepared piano and live electronics from Bruno Ruviaro in the First Mondays Series.

I commissioned this piece from Bruno in 2005, when I played it in multiple occasions in Brazil. The piece contains two movements (or short pieces): the first concentrates on sounds less commonly associated with the piano. The piano is prepared and the live electronics is very present. On the second movement, the traditional timbre of the piano is revealed with the decay of the processes of the live-electronic sounds. The piece also reveals, at this moment, notes that are not prepared.

If you want to hear the result, please click here!

February 19, 2010 - March 1st, 2010 - UCSD University of California, San Diego - CPMC Recital Hall  8PM.

Collaborative projects related to the New Music Performance Class. In this concert I played Schoenberg, Maderna, arrangements of Stockhausen's Tierkreis and read  Schwitters's Ursonate.

January 21, 2010 - UCSD University of California, San Diego - CPMC Recital Hall 8PM.

reVeil - piece in collaboration with percussionist and video artist Ross Karre for Percussion, Piano and Video for the Red Light New Music Ensemble.

October 27, 2009 - XVII Bienal de Música Brasileira Contemporânea.

Lai de Bisclavret for tenor saxophone and percussion performance at Sala Cecilia Meireles,

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

October 10, 2009 - UCSD University of California, San Diego.

Gordium for six instruments and electronics premiere in the Composition Jury.

October 7, 2009 - Asunción, Paraguay.

Equivocáveis (for orchestra), performance at the Festival de Música Contemporánea de Asunción, Paraguay. Orquesta de la Universidad del Norte, Maestro Diego Sánchez Haase.