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Event VI - Mixed Music Laboratory José Luís Ferreira

 

from ESML

Lisbon School of Music, Portugal

Coordination: Prof. Jaime Reis

 

February 19 2021, 10.00pm (UTC+1)

 

Program

1.

Ricardo Almeida

Artificial Intelligence (2020)

for bassoon and electronics [7min.]

Sílvio Almeida, bassoon

 

2.

João Pedro Oliveira

The Fifth String (2007)

for violin and electronics [2min.]

Filomena Afonso, violin

 

3.

Mariana Vieira

Piece for Violin solo and Electronics (2019)

for violin and electronics [2min.]

Filomena Afonso, violin

 

4.

Germán López Vargas

Diagnostikós (2013)

for tenor voice and electronics [6min.]

Tiago Simas, tenor

 

5.

Marta Domingues

Mantra (2020)

for cello, double bass and electronics [7min.]

Pedro do Carmo, cello

Fábio Pascoal, double bass

 

6.

EcoLab

Wave (2020)

improvisation [aprox. 11 min]

Artur Morais, Double Bass

Filipe Fidalgo, Saxophone

Francisco Rosa, Electronics

Joana Domingues, Voice

Jorge Rosário, Piano

Marta Domingues, Electronics

Ricardo Almeida, Electronics

 

Artistic Direction: Marco Bidin

 

 

LabMMxJLF

The Mixed Music Laboratory José Luís Ferreira (LabMMxJLF), formed in 2014, has had several activities since its creation, including highlights and informal auditions at Lisbon School of Music, concerts at the Música Viva Festival, artistic residency at O'culto da Ajuda, participation in ESML Composition Week, participation in concerts of the International Congress “Velho é Novo” - organized by CESEM, in partnership with ESML.

This laboratory was created by professors José Luís Ferreira and Carlos Caires and is currently supervised by Jaime Reis and Carlos Caires.

 

1. Ricardo Almeida - Artificial Intelligence (2020)

Artificial Intelligence is a piece that I started composing in 2019.

In a contemplation about the artistic creation, I create a comparison between the creator entity and the technological concept of artificial intelligence.

This way, I create a pseudo-satire in the production of arts nowadays, namely, of music like a set of pre-structured processes in an "artificial" way.

This comparison between the human mind and the technological "mind" will always be present in the work, since I try to create, in a compositional way, processes with programmed/sequential characteristics.

 

2. João Pedro Oliveira - The Fifth String (2007)

The Fifth String is a piece for violin students.

 

3. Mariana Vieira - Piece for Violin solo and Electronics (2019)

This piece is a study on the possibilities of interaction between the violin and the electronic sounds, and pretends to have a didactic approach to the practice of mixed music.

The electronic sounds derive from synthesized sounds, violin sound or other concrete sounds that try to establish a mainly gestual connection, but also harmonic, with the violin part.

 

4. Germán López Vargas -Diagnostikós (2013)

The piece proposes establishing a close relationship between electronics and voice through the imitation of timbres, textures and densities.

At the beginning, electronics and voice present simple materials, which are transformed into complexities through permutations.

The work was the winner of the call for scores of the Nonsense vocal ensemble of soloist, a group from Argentina.

 

5. Marta Domingues - Mantra (2020)

This piece borns out of a traditional Indian chant, the Sameveda, whose main intention is the emptying of the mind, to attain a state of relaxing, contemplation and meditation, in communion with the simplicity of the void, nature itself. Mantra represents a possible process of the mind, when someone listens or sing a Samaveda.

 

6. – EcoLab Wave (2020)

The relationship between human beings and aquatic environments has existed since time immemorial, and it is worth remembering that most of the theories presented by the scientific community prove, even, that life arose in a primordial sea.

Even today, despite the fact that it has changed significantly, the relationship between humans and the oceans remains essential for the survival of our species, whether through the use of the sea as a means of transport, or through the exploitation of its natural resources, as power supply, among others.

However, it is possible to affirm that the human being has not been responsible for the use and management of these resources, exploiting them in an often intense way, with harmful results for the marine ecosystem. Wave, an electroacoustic improvisation, intends to portray, in an abstract way, the suffering and anguish of the oceans, personifying it through a collective interpretation of an environment whose survival is at risk.

 

CREDITS

Coordination: Jaime Reis

Production: Marta Domingues

Co-Production: Franciso Rosa

Composers: Ricardo Almeida, João Pedro Oliveira, Mariana Vieira, Germán López Vargas, Marta Domingues

Musicians: Sílvio Almeida, Pedro do Carmo, Raquel Araújo, Filomena Afonso, Tiago Simas, Fábio Pascoal, Artur Morais, Francisco Rosa, Joana Domingues, Jorge Rosário, Marta Domingues (Electronics) and Ricardo Almeida (Electronics)

Sound Mixing: Duarte Guelha, Diogo Batista and Bernardo Lopes

Sound Mastering: Duarte Guelha

Graphics: Fábio Pascoal

Video Editing: Rafael Baptista and Marta Domingues

Jaime Reis

(b. 1983) is a Portuguese composer.
He studied Composition and Electroacoustic Music with João Pedro Oliveira, Emmanuel Nunes, and K. Stockhausen. He continued his Ph.D. Studies at Nova University in Ethnomusicology.
Reis’ music is informed by both his keen interest in cutting-edge research in the natural sciences and his abiding attention to Asian musical - and indeed spiritual - traditions.
One of his focuses is the dynamics of forms, forces, and fluxes in music. He explores spatial polyphonic paths through dome-shaped immersive sound systems.
Another striking feature of his music is the presence of fairly complex concepts that underpin the construction of his pieces, whilst not in any manner distracting from their sensible beauty. Ideas work as hidden functions which, their intellectual rigor
notwithstanding, generate voluptuous musical forms.
Reis is a Professor of Composition and Electroacoustic Music in the Lisbon College of Music (ESML), and a researcher at the Nova Institute of Ethnomusicology. He is the artistic director of Festival DME and of Lisboa Incomum, both of which develop an intense activity of research and creation in contemporary music.
His music has been performed worldwide by ensembles and musicians such as Christophe Desjardins, Pierre-Yves Artaud, Aida-Carmen Soanea, Ana Telles, Ensemble Fractales, Ensemble Horizonte, Grupo de Música Contemporânea de Lisboa, Machina Lírica, Orchestre de Flûtes Français and Aleph Gitarrenquartett.
Monika Streitová, flutist and Professor at the University of Évora

 

João Pedro Oliveira

João Pedro Oliveira began his music studies at the Gregorian Institute of Lisbon where he studied organ performance. From 1985 to 1990 he moved to the US as a Fulbright student, with a fellowship from Gulbenkian Foundations, where he
completed a PhD in Music at the University of New York at Stony Brook. His music includes one chamber opera, several orchestral compositions, a Requiem, 3 string quartets, chamber music, solo instrumental music, electroacoustic music and experimental video. Recently he has been exploring the possibilities of interaction between instrumental and electroacoustic sounds, and most of his recent works use both media.
He has received over 50 international prizes and awards for his works, including, among others, the Giga-Hertz Award and the Magisterium Prize from the IMEB (Bourges).
His music is played all over the world, and most of his works have been commissioned by Portuguese and foreign groups and foundations. He is Professor at Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil) and Aveiro University (Portugal) where he teaches composition, electroacoustic music and analysis. He published several articles in journals, and has written a book in analysis and 20th century music theory.

 

Ricardo Almeida

Ricardo Almeida is a Portuguese composer and arranger based in Lisbon. Studied, at the D. Dinis Conservatorium of Music, classical guitar with Nuno de Sá. At the same time, as an extra-curricular activity he was getting composition classes with Lino Guerreiro. Participated on projects such as Big Band Junior led by Claus Nymark, collaborating with Filipe Raposo, Rita Maria and André Santos. Participated in workshops e masterclasses with Anette Vande Gorne, Kaija Saariaho, Romain Pillon and others. Nowadays, he studies composition at Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa, with composers such as Luís Tinoco, Carlos Caires, João Madureira, Jaime Reis and Carlos Marecos. He’s the artistic director and composer for the Bluesa Jazz Orchestra and Vibrações Ensemble.
Had works and arrangements played in different important stages such as Centro Cultural de Bélem, Teatro Tivoli BBVA, Centro Cultural do Cartaxo, Teatro de São Luis, Hot Club de Portugal, Centro de Arte de Ovar, Universidade de Aveiro, Universidade de Évora, Lisboa Incomum, Teatro Thalia.

Filipe São Miguel Alves Fidalgo

Filipe São Miguel Alves Fidalgo is a musician and artist from Coimbra, Portugal, born in April 2001.
Having started playing the saxophone at the age of 14, Fidalgo went on to study jazz in the Conservatório de Música de Coimbra, having graduted high school in 2020. At the moment, he is a student in the Bachelor in Jazz at Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa.
Having started his music career as an electronic music/hip hop artist, Fidalgo has gathered several musical influences over the years, directing his work nowadays to the connecting of metaphorical dots across different art forms. He has been described as a “young rising talent” by jazz.pt, and, in 2019, alongside fellow students from the Conservatório de Música de Coimbra, won an honorable mention for “Best Combo” at Festa do Jazz.
He has played in well renowned portuguese festivals such as Festival Jazz Ao Centro, QuebraJazz and Ovar em Jazz. He has also attended workshops and masterclasses with names such as Percy Pursglove, Chris Cheek, Mário Laginha, Julian Argüelles and Seamus Blake.

Germán López Vargas

Germán López Vargas is a Mexican composer of acoustic, mixed and electroacoustic music. He graduated with an honourable mention, obtaining a degree in musical composition from the Autonomous University of Querétaro.

His main teachers were Ignacio Baca Lobera and Juan José Bárcenas. His work includes works for soloist, chamber group, orchestra, mixed music and acousmatic, which have been performed at various forums and important festivals in Mexico, Costa Rica, Argentina and Poland. Some of the performers have been Wilfrido Terrazas, José Manuel Alcántara, Iván Manzanilla, Josetxo Silguero, Low Frequency Trio, Duplum Duo, Liminar, Cepromusic ensemble, Nonsense Vocal Ensemble of Soloists, Querétaro Philharmonic Orchestra, among others.

Mariana Vieira

Mariana Vieira (Sintra, 1997) is a composer based in Lisbon.
She completed his degree in Music - Composition at the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa, where she studied with composers Carlos Caires and Jaime Reis. He currently attends the Master in Music Teaching at the same institution.
Her pieces were presented at festivals such as Young Euro Classic (Germany), Crossroads (Austria), Monaco Electroacoustique (Monaco), and Aveiro_Síntese, Festival Itinerante de Percussão e Música Viva (Portugal).
In 2017, she won the European Composer Award with the piece “Raíz”, a commission from the Young Portuguese Orchestra, which had its debut at the Konzerthaus in Berlin.
Mariana participated in workshops and masterclasses with composers like Åke Parmerud, Annette Vande Gorne and Bernard Fort.
She is interested in the production of artistic projects, working in this area in parallel with his activity as a composer. She is executive
director of Festival DME - Electroacoustic Music Days and Lisboa Incomum, projects that develop creative, programming and training
activities in the area of contemporary classical and electroacoustic music.
Mariana is president of the EMSCAN association, with which she mainly develops educational projects that combine music and technology, as is the case of the project “21 Pieces of the 21st Century” (2017).

Marta Mendes Pereira Domingues

Marta Mendes Pereira Domingues (2000) studies Music Composition at Escola Superior de Música of Lisbon, having studied with Jaime Reis, Carlos Caires and currently with Carlos Marecos.
She attended masterclasses and conferences with composers such as: Åke Parmerud, Panayiotis Kokoras, Annette Vande Gorne, João Pedro Oliveira, Robert Normandeau, Mario Mary, Hans Tutschku and Kaija Saariaho.
Marta develops educational projects, integrating the the EMSCAN association and as a composer and founding member, the Forward
Electroacoustic Music Ensemble (FEME-EMSCAN) since 2016, having received the first prize Young Creators 2017, in the musical section. She is a member of the José Luís Ferreira Mixed Music Laboratory (ESML). Her pieces have been presented in events such as: Festival DME / Lisboa Incomum, Música Viva / Oculto d’Ajuda, Aveiro Síntese, BoCA - Biennal of Contemporary Arts / Teatro São Carlos and Monaco Electroacoustique (2017 and 2019). Her acousmatic piece Yliathim was selected for the Sonorities Belfast 2020 festival at the Sonic Arts Research Center (SARC) and was also awarded an honorable mention in the Influx's Metamorphoses contest, which will be later published on the CD Métamorphoses 2020.

Filomena Andrade

Filomena Andrade (july 2001) began her musical studies at the age of 10 at the Conservatory of Music of Seia, in the class of professor Ludovic Afonso. Having finished her basic schooling at the National Conservatory School of Music, in the class of professor Pedro Lopes. Currently studying at Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa, with teacher Ana Beatriz Manzanilla.
She had the opportunity to work with teachers Eliot Lawson, Isabel Charisius, Jack Liebeck, Corey Cerovsek, Arik Braude, among others.
At the age of 15 she played solo with the orchestra of the Conservatory of Music of Seia. Performed solo together with the musicians Miguel Rocha and Adriano Aguiar. She was awarded prizes of merit and excellence in the various schools that he attended. She was awarded prizes of merit and excellence in the various schools that he attended.Winner of the Nano Músicos 2016 award with the execution of the piece Fifth String, João Pedro Oliveira.
She was a member of the Young Portuguese Orchestra from 2017 to 2019, conducted by Pedro Carneiro. Having preformed in Romania and Germany, playing on the stage of the Young Euro Classic Festival, Berlin.

Ana Roque Antunes

Ana Roque Antunes (n. 2000) started her guitar studies at 9 years old, at the Escola de Música dos Salesianos de Lisboa, where she was a student of professor Ricardo Pinto, until she was 15. Later, her interest for jazz, made her starting studying string bass with professor
Miguel Amado. On September 2017, she decided starting studying composition with Ana Seara at Academia de Música de Lisboa, where she finished the Secondary Course of Music (8th grade). In the same year, she was admitted at the Superior Music School of Lisbon,
where she is studying with Carlos Marecos, Jaime Reis and Luís Tinoco, and had classes with Carlos Caires, Roberto Perez, Sérgio Azevedo e João Madureira.
During her undergraduate degree, she assisted to lectures with composers like Kaija Saariaho, Thomas Adès, François Bayle, or Panayiotis Kokoras, and had lessons with Luigi Abbate and Mario Pagotto.

Fábio Pascoal

(b. 2001, Vieira de Leiria, Leiria)
At the age of 5, he started his musical studies at the school for music of the local country music band, starting by playing the trumpet. Later, he began his studies in double bass, in the class of professor Rui Almeida, at the Conservatório de Música de Ourém e Fátima (currently Conservatório do Centro). In 2016 he joined the Orfeão de Leiria-Conservatório de Arte, in the class of professor João Alves. In the following year, he transferred to the class of professor Romeu Santos at the Escola Profissional Metropolitana in Lisbon, in which he finished the 12th grade.
He continued his studies at the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa, and is currently a student in the class of professors Manuel Rego and Domingos Ribeiro, in the 2nd year of the degree of Music - variant of Execution.
Throughout his academic career, he had the opportunity to attend several masterclasses with renowned double bassists, such as Pedro Barbosa, Pedro Vares, Domingos Ribeiro, Manuel Rego, Luís Cabrera, Adriano Aguiar, Marine Triolet and João Panta Nunes.
Over the years he has had the opportunity to be guided by outstanding conductors, such as Cesário Costa, Christopher Bochmann, Alberto Roque, José Eduardo Gomes, Jan Wierzba, Pedro Amaral, Rui Pinheiro, Jean-Sébastien Béreau, Francisco Ferreira, Dinis Sousa, Felix Hauswhirth, Jan Cober, Reinaldo Guerreiro, among others.
He participated as an effective member in the first season of the Orquestra Clássica de Fátima (currently Orquestra Bomtempo) and as a pre-effective member of the Orquestra Sinfónica Juvenil. He participated also with the Orquestra do Atlântico in the Opening Concert of the cycle «In Memoriam de António Fragoso» with live transmission to RTP1. He also participated in several orchestra summer academies, namely in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Orquestra Sinfónica “Ensemble” and in the 13th, 14th and 15th International Summer Academy of the Orquestra de Leiria.
He is currently a member of several groups in the center of Portugal, where he highlights the Banda Sinfónica de Alcobaça, the Orquestra do Médio Tejo Residente and the Orquestra Sinfónica de Thomar.

Sílvio Almeida

(b. 2001, Povoa de santa iria, Vila Franca de Xira)
Born on August 8, 2001, he began his musical studies at the age of 9, in the Generation Orchestra, with Professor Ricardo Santos. In 2016 he joined the Escola Profissional Metropolitana, in the bassoon class of Professor Roberto Erculianni.
He continued his studies at the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa, in the bassoon class of Ricardo Santos, currently his on the 2nd year of his bachelor.
He had the opportunity to work/be directed by conductors like, Gustavo Dudamel, Hardy Merrens, Jan wierzba, Johan de Meij, José Eduardo Gomes, José Olivetti, Pedro Amaral, Pedro Neves, Reinaldo Guerreiro, Ulyses Ascanio. He also had the opportunity to play in the largest rooms in the country. Stand out the Grand Auditorium of Gulbenkian, CCB, Aula Magna, Casa da Música, Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, Teatro São Luiz and Teatro Circo de Braga. He has played with the Gulbenkian Orchestra and the Lisbon Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra. He also had the opportunity to play with some renowned portuguese soloists and musicians such as Ricardo Ribeiro, Artur Pizarro, Pedro Joia and António Rosado.
He attended masterclasses with Andrea Zucco, David Tomás Realp, Giorgio Versiglia, Nuno Inácio, Pedro Silva, Raquel Saraiva and Vera Dias.

Artur RaJ Rütra
Currently 24 years old, young Artur Morais started playing music in improv and compositional directions with friends and garage projects, throught the years having made punk, reaggae, blues rock, pop, dance music, original songs, jazz and experimental music.
At 15 had private lessons with Hugo Rodrigues, local musician and later master and friend who would teach him jazz music and theory, how to read musical notation and thaught him about the culture of music. Due to that, Artur was encouraged to play and later proceed with his studies in music.
By the age of 20, Artur Morais decided to take the music course at Escola de Jazz Luís Villas-Boas do Hot Clube de Portugal, where he made many musical friendships - with whom he played all over the country – and studied the Bass with André Rosinha, Francisco Brito and Massimo Cavali. In 2020 started studying Double Bass at ESML (Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa) with Nelson Cascais, also participating in lessons with Jaime Reis.
In 2019, Artur Morais – alongside with 5 other friends from Hot Clube de Portugal - played Electric Bass in Leonard Bernstein’s “Mass”, joining the Orquestra da Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian conducted by the maestro Clark Rundell with singer and actor Jubilant Sykes.

Pedro Carmo
Pedro do Carmo (Apr. 2001) began his musical studies at the age of 5. He currently studies at Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa (ESML) with Paulo Gaio Lima.
He had the opportunity to work with renowned cellists, such as Kyrill Zlotnikov, Ophélie Gaillard, Lluis Claret or Johannes Moser, among others.
He has performed in several recitals, highlighting his solo performances at the ZezereArts Festival, at the Franz Schubert Foundation / Cello Academy of Santa Cristina (promoted by Maria de Macedo), at the Cello Academie Zutphen (by Jeroen den Herder).
He is a full member at Orquestra Sinfónica Juvenil (OSJ) -by maestro Cristopher Bochmann- since 2016, having participated in a special tour with the OSJ String Ensemble to Macau, China. He is also a member of the Jovem Orquestra Portuguesa (JOP) – by Pedro Carneiro- since 2017, having performed at the renowned festival Young Euro Classic in Konzerthaus Berlin.

Joana Domingues

Joana Domingues was born on December 17, 2000, in Lisbon. She first set foot in the performing arts when she was only 2 years old, when she started to study classical piano at the Sound Academy, and ballet at the Dança Livre school (which she left at the age of 6).

Having explored the singing aspect in the choir of the Academia do Som, and having participated in a musical from the same school, she withdrew from classical piano classes at the age of 12. In the meantime she started to explore the theater in the parish council of Penha de França, where she stayed for 4 years. Then, she joined the São Carlos youth choir, where she stayed for three years, took private voice, piano and guitar lessons, took the musical theater course at EDSAE and took dance lessons for 2 years at Jazzy. She took 2 intensive courses in musical theater with the LFO and took the Photography course at António Arroio. In 2018 she entered the Superior School of
Theater and Cinema, in the Actors area and finished the 1st year, having frozen her enrollment and entered the Jazz Villas Luís Villas Boas-Hot Clube Portugal in the Jazz voice course, a school she attended for two years . She is currently studying jazz voice at the Superior School of Música and was part of the Nova Era Schola choir. She has already integrated several projects and performed several shows throughout her career, but the first professional was in 2019, in which she participated in the “Dream of a Summer Night” at the Lisbon Film Orchestra at Tivoli BBVA.

Jorge Rosário

Jorge Rosário began his musical studies at the Sociedade Filarmónica Gualdim Pais, where he studied saxophone. After finishing high
school, he started to become interested in composition, studying with professor Nuno Leal. In 2019, he enters the Escola Superior de Música
de Lisboa as a composition student, under the professor João Madureira.