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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 …

Part of the "Materiali" setup

Materiali: Dentro do dentro

As part of a collaborative project, I commissioned a new piece from composer Alexandre Lunsqui. In this work, the idea Lunsqui and I wanted to explore were the sounds that are often overlooked or “overheard” – the inside sounds …

PASIC 2012: John Cage Focus Day

This November I participated in the PASIC Focus Day that was held in Austin, TX. I performed as part of a simultaneous realization of John Cage’s 27’10.554″ for a Percussionist that included six of us performing our own sections and versions from this work condensed into about a little over ten minutes or so …

Quocíente for six berimbaus

The Northern Illinois University “Bau House” (berimbau ensemble) directed by Greg Beyer, recently premiered a new work of mine entitled, Quociente in April of 2012. I am very excited with the work they put into this performance and pleased with the result. Watch the video from youtube below …

Play! A Festival of Arts and Technology

This festival was produced by urbanSTEW, an arts and technology collective. A lot of urbanSTEW’s work is through interdisciplinary arts (music, dance, installations, etc.) while using technology as an extension of these ideas. The theme of this festival was disability perception – limiting the art to the human body and technology …