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“Auricle” for microtonal berimbau & live processing

Auricle was the culmination of a project that has been a long study in graphic score development, stochastic & algorithmic music, and getting Processing to work with Pure Data (truly the most painstaking part of the process) …

Polyrhythms Workshop

As a percussionist, I often get to experience the liberation of polyrhythms because composers know that they can, “give it to percussionists, they’ll figure it out.” This blessing/curse has certainly placed us at the center of a lot of innovative and experimental ideas. One of these has been the advancement of rhythm (which really needed a boost to catch up with advancements in pitch over the past few centuries) …

X-ing 32nd Street performs Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians

This work, which can be described as an aura of perpetual propulsion is an evening-length sixty minute piece of music exploring some of Reich’s trademark process-music techniques: build-ups, melodic shifts, pulsing swells, and melodies generated out of resultant patterns …

Phoenix Art Museum

Another performance of my solo work for Berimbau and computer (Quocíente : Laços), this time at the Phoenix Art Museum …

World Premiere of Lunsqui’s “Materiali”

This May 1st 2013, Rob Esler and I gave the world premiere of Alexandre Lunsqui’s new duo for percussion entitled Materiali: Dentro do Dentro. The concert focused on “found and re-purposed objects” …

Trio realization with Doug Nottingham and Simone Mancuso. Photo by Joe Perez

ASU West Electro-acoustic Festival

The ASU West 3-day Electroacoustic Festival was presented this April of 2013 by the Interdisciplinary Arts and Performance. I performed with Crossing 32nd Street to give a concert as part of this festival …

Fourth International Symposium on Latin American Music

Recently, I participated in the 4th International Symposium on Latin American Music held at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. This was a three-day event of musicians, dancers, musicologists, ethnomusicologists, and scholars from Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Mexico, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, United States, and Venezuela …

Patch interface.

Quocíente : Laços for berimbau and computer

Quociente : Laços is the solo version of my original work for berimbau sextet. Laços uses the assistance of a computer to layer the accompaniment parts in a complex system of delays …

Pd interface

27’10.554″ for a Percussionist and Computer

I re-realized this classic work of John Cage’s by adding the decision-making of a computer. By using the software, Pure Data, I’ve built a patch that will make decisions based on chance (using the I-Ching). The choice the computer has is which respective sample to use for Metal, Wood, Skin, or Anything …