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Black Box Bossa

for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano

Black Box Bossa is a Bossa Nova living inside a granular sampler. As such, this metaphorical sampler segments the song into tiny grains, only to play them in erratic back-and-forth patterns, altering the length of the excerpts, the starting and ending place of the samples, and the size of the grains or segments.

After hearing Black Box Bossa it may be possible, perhaps, to reconstruct the (newly composed) song, but even if it were not possible, the bossa will infuse the black box with a calm, tropical sense of longing.

The Port Within

The Port Within

 for wind quintet and piano

In The Port Within, a combination of tango, urban folk music, and modern beats becomes the soundscape of the port-city of Buenos Aires, where I was born. Needless to say, these sounds belong not to the port-city that exists in reality, but to the memory of the city I chose to carry within.

View Score (The Port Within)
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