Book Chase is one of a few tracks I wrote for the filming of a project I and a colleague created for the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon, which consisted on bringing one class from primary school of a poor district to college. One of the activities was finding their […]
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This one took a long time to finish. All this changes and uncertainties in my life kept me away from composition. Things are getting better now and I hope to get back on track.
This piece is about murder. A woman with a hammer climbs the wall of a gated community during the night with the sole purpose of blowing a man’s skull. She then comes back to her accomplice, who takes her home in a very old station wagon. As the text of the narrative, this piece was […]
Composed for my sci-fi novel O Sentido Latente, this piece was a technical turning point to me. The melody on the long middle section was completely improvised, using the bass rhythm to guide me. Afterwards I matched the pitch of the bass with the melody, note by note, to achieve harmony. This was long before […]
The Acacia Hotel
As in the case of Cristalia and probably all the music I will share on this blog, The Acacia Hotel is part of the soundtrack of my abandoned narratives. It is a very simple tune with both repetitive and improvised lines that somehow convey a refreshing mood, until the change to a more tense segment. […]
I composed Cristalia during one of my attempts to write a second science fiction novel. The narrative was abandoned but the sound remained. Most of my music is the result of this kind of process. Sometimes a specific scene and more often a certain mood persecutes me and I do my best to convey it […]