Luís Tinoco, compositor

SINOPSE BIOGRÁFICA

Luís Tinoco [n.1969, Lisboa] formou-se em Composição na Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa. Mais tarde, no Reino Unido, fez um Mestrado em Composição na Royal Academy of Music e doutorou-se pela Universidade de York. Combina a sua actividade de compositor com o ensino, exercendo funções docentes na Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa. Enquanto programador e divulgador musical, destaca-se a sua colaboração com a Antena 2 da RTP como autor e produtor de programas radiofónicos e como director artístico do Prémio e Festival Jovens Músicos. As suas composições abrangem musica de câmara, sinfónica, bailado e música de cena, incluindo “Evil Machines” – uma fantasia musical com libreto e encenação do ex-Monty Python Terry Jones; e “Paint Me” – uma ópera de câmara com libreto de Stephen Plaice e encenação de Rui Horta. Trabalhos orquestrais incluem colaborações com a Orquestra Filarmónica da Radio France; Orquestra Sinfónica de Seattle; Orquestra Sinfónica Brasileira; Orquestra Sinfónica Estadual de São Paulo (OSESP); Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; e as principais orquestras nacionais – Gulbenkian; Sinfónica Portuguesa; Porto Casa da Música; e Metropolitana de Lisboa, entre outras. De 2016 a 2018 desempenhou o cargo de Compositor Residente no Teatro Nacional de São Carlos e, na temporada de 2017, foi Artista Associado da Casa da Música. Desde 2016 é Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM) e em 2019 foi distinguido com o Prémio DSCH – Shostakovich Ensemble para Compositores.  A sua música é publicada pela University of York Music Press e está disponível em CD monográficos nas etiquetas Odradek, Naxos, e Lorelt.

LISTA DE OBRAS

List of Works

Title (also marked blue, when the work has an alternative title) . Instrumentation . Year . Duration . Score publisher  . Available on CD)

Quarteto de Cordas

String Quartet

First performed by the Moscow Piano Quartet Vls 1 e 2, Vla, Vc 1995 14’ C.M.Cascais CD1

Perpetuum

First performed by the Portuguese Symphony orchestra, cond. By David Alan Miller Symphony Orchestra
3.3.4.3. | 4.2.3.1. | 3Perc. 1 Cel. 1 Hrp. 1 Pno. 16.14.12.10.8. 1996 12’ — —

Verde Secreto

Secret Green

Commissioned by the Gulbenkian’s Acarte Service – First performed by Rui Gabriel (sax) and Francisco Sassetti (pf) Saxophone alto and Piano. 1997 7’ 30’’ Musicoteca —

Tríptico

Triptych

First performed by Philippa Mo (vl) and Simon Lepper (pf) Violin and Piano. 1997 6’ 30’’ DGArtes Ministério da Cultura CD10

A Way to Silence

First performed by RAM studens, dir. Jean-Christophe Charron Fl. Cl. Fag. Tpa. Tbn. Vl. Vla. Vc. 1997 13’ 30’’ — —

Autumn Wind

Commissioned by the Junior Academy / RAM – First professional performance by the Galliard Ensemble Wind quintet Fl.(picc+alto) Ob. Cl. Fag. Tpa. 1998 10’ UYMP CD2 CD3

Lugares Esquecidos

Forgotten Places

Commissioned by the Gulbenkian’s Acarte Service – First performed by the Moscow Piano Quartet Piano, Vl. Vla. Vc. 1998 18’ UYMP CD 6

Canto para Timor Leste

Chant for East Timor

First performed by the Academy Soloists, lead by Clio Gould Chamber string orchestra
4.4.3.2.1 1998 9’ 30’’ UYMP —

Round Time Poems

Unperformed Male choir 1999 2’ — —

Sundance Sequence

Commissioned by the CCB – First performed by soloists of the Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra, cond. by Jean-Marc Burffin Fl. Cl. Fag. Tpa. Tbn. Perc. Pno. Vl. Vla. Vc. Cb. 1999 11’ UYMP CD 6

…a Terra Fértil

…the Fertile Land

Commissioned by the Seixal Brass Quintet – First performed by the Royal Scottish Academy Brass, lead by John Wallace Tpt 1 e 2, Tpa, Tbn. Tuba. 1999 11’50’’ UYMP CD3

Antípoda

Antipode

First performed by the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, cond. by Lorraine Vaillancourt Fl. Ob. Cl. B.Cl. Fag. Tpa. Tp. Tbn. Perc. Pf. Vl.1 Vl.2 Vla. Vc. Cb. 1999/2000 9’ UYMP CD4 CD6

Mind the Gap

First performed by Pedro Carneiro 5 octaves’ Marimba solo 1999/2000 8’ UYMP CD3 CD14

Light – Distance

Commissioned by the Mafra Music Festival – First performed by the Galliard Ensemble Wind quintet Fl.(picc+alto) Ob.(c.ing) Cl.(cl.bx) Fag. Tpa. 2000 10′ UYMP CD3

O Curso das Águas

The Drift of the Waters

First performed by the Gulbenkian Orchestra Soloists Wind quartet Fl.; Ob. d’amore (c.ing); Cl.; Fag 2001 8’ UYMP CD3

Invenção sobre Paisagem

Invention on Landscape

Commissioned by the Porto 2001 European Capital for Culture – First performed by the Remix Ensemble cond. by Sarah Ioannidis Fl. (picc); Ob. (C.I.); Cl.; Fg; Tpa; Tr; Tbn.; 2Perc.; Pf.; 2Vl; Vla.; Vc.; Cb. 2001 9’ UYMP CD6 CD15

Três Poemas do Oriente

(original text by Camilo Pessanha in Portuguese)

Trois Poèmes de l’Orient

(text transl. to French by Christine Pâris Montech)

Commissioned by the Lisbon Contemporary Music Group – First performed by the Lisbon Contemporary Music Group, cond. by Carlos Franco Fl. (alto); Cl. (Cl. Bx.), Perc.; Hrp.; Pf.; Soprano 2001 10′ UYMP CD6

Ends Meet

Commissioned by the Matosinhos City Hall – First performed by Pedro Carneiro and the Stroma Ensemble String quartet and marimba 2001-2002 16’30’’ UYMP CD9 CD14

Solonely

Commissioned by the CCB – First performed by António Augusto Aguiar Contrabass and
Electronics 2002 10’15” — —

Qalbî ‘arabî – os viajantes da noite

(text: Luso-Arabic poetry / transl. by Adalberto Alves)

Commissioned by the Estoril Music Festival – First performed by Olissipo Quintet and the Cascais and Oeiras Orchestra, cond. by Nikolai Lalov String orchestra (5.4.3.2.1) and vocal quintet (2Sopr; 1Mezzo; 1Ten; 1Bar) 2002 14’15” UYMP —

Round Time

Commissioned by the Orquestra Nacional do Porto – First performed by the ONP, cond. by Cesário Costa Orchestra
4.4.4.4 / 4.3.3.1 / 3perc. + timp / Hrp / Pf / Cel. / 16.14.12.10.8
note: also available in triple winds 2002 14’ UYMP CD13

Imaginary Dancescape – a melodrumming after Cocteau

(text: Jean Cocteau)
Commissioned by the Culturgest – First performed by Luís Rodrigues (voice) and the Drumming Percussion Group Baritone and percussion quintet 2003 17’ — —

Short Cuts

Commissioned by the Apollo Saxophone Quartet – First performed by the ASQ Saxophone quartet 2 sopr.; 1 ten.; 1 bar. 2003/2004 8’ UYMP CD5 CD7

Short Cuts (B)

First performed by the Royal Northern College Students Short Cuts transcription for sax quartet, 2 vibr., 1 mar., 1 pno (2005) 8’ UYMP —

Short Cuts (C)

First performed by the Lontano Ensemble, cond. by Odaline de La Martinez Short Cuts transcription for 2 Cl., 1 Sax Ten., 1 Cl Bx., 2 vibr., 1 mar., 1 pno (2005) 8’ UYMP CD6

Zapping

Commissioned by the São Carlos Theatre – First performed by the Portuguese Symphony Orchestra, cond. by Donato Renzetti Orquestra 2.2.2.2. | 2.2.1 | 3 perc. | 10.8.6.5.4 2004 4’33” UYMP CD17

Hovering Over

Commissioned by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Music Service) – First performed by the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, cond. by Susana Mälkki Fl. (=picc); Cl. (=Cl.Bx); Fg. (=C.Fg); Tpa; Tr (=Fluegel); 2Perc.; Hrp.; Pf.; 2Vl; 2Vla.; 2Vc.; Cb. 2004 12’00” UYMP —

Tracing the Memory

Commissioned by the Albany Symphony Orchestra – First performed by the ASO, cond. by David Alan Miller Orchestra 2.2.2.2 / 2.2.1.0 / 1perc. + timp / Hrp / Cel. / Cordas 2004/2005 13′ UYMP CD17

Díptico para piano e orquestra

Diptych for piano and orchestra

Commissioned by the Matosinhos City Hall – First performed by António Rosado (pf) and the Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música, cond. by Martin André Piano and orchestra 3.3.3.3 / 4.2.3.1 / 3 perc. + timp / Hrp / Cel. / Pno (solo) / Cordas 2004/2005 17′ UYMP —

Labirinto

Labyrinth

Commissioned by the Camerata Senza Misura – First performed by the CSM Ob (=C.Ing.), Cl (solo), Fag., Tpa., Vln., Vla., Vc., Cb. 2005 7’30” UYMP —

Diversion

(didactic piece)
uymp “On Track” album Snare drum., Gtr., + two unspecified instruments 2005 2’30” UYMP —

Contos Fantásticos

Fantastic Tales

(text: Terry Jones)
Note: available on English, Portuguese and Spanish versions
Commissioned by the Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra – First performed by João Reis (speaker) and the Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra cond by Cesário Costa Narrador e Orquestra 2.2.2.2 / 2.2.1.0 / 3perc./ Hrp / Pno. / Cordas 2005/2006 35’ UYMP CD11

The Delirium of My Desire – a Consequenza for solo flute, in memoriam Luciano Berio

Commissioned by the Casa da Música – First performed by Stéphanie Wagner Flute solo 2006 3’40” UYMP CD16

Steel Factory

Commissioned by the Drumming Percussion Group – First performed by the Drumming Group Steel drums ensemble + multiple percussions (4 players) 2006 10’ UYMP CD14

Ascent

Commissioned by the El Paso Symphony Orchestra – First performed by the EPSO cond. by Sarah Ioannidis Symphony Orchestra 3.3.3.3. / 4.3.3.1. / timp., 3 perc. / Hrp., Pno / strings 2006/ 2007 8’ UYMP —

Descubro a Voz

Poem by José Luís Tinoco
First performed by Coro de Câmara Filarmónico da Estónia, dir. Daniel Reuss Mixed choir 2007 3’ —

Search Songs

(poems by Alexander Search [Fernando Pessoa])
Commissioned by the Estoril Music Festival – First performed by Yeree Suh (sopr.) and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. by Cesário Costa Soprano and Symphony Orchestra 3.3.3.3. / 4.3.3.1. / timp., 3 perc. / Hrp., Pno = Cel. / strings 2007 15’ UYMP CD12 CD13

Evil Machines

(musical theatre play / libreto by Terry Jones)

Commissioned by the São Luiz Theatre – First performed by the Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra, cond. by Cesário Costa 12 singers and chamber orchestra 5 sopr., 4 ten., 2 bar., 1 bass. 2 fl (2nd=picc), 2 ob (2nd=cor anglais), 2 Bb cl, (2nd=bass clarinet), 2 bn (2nd=Cbn), 2 horn in f, 2 trumpet in c (2nd=trumpet in e-flat), 1 tbn, 3 perc, 1 hrp, 1 pno, 2 vl, 2 vla, 2 vc, 1 cb 2007 70’ UYMP —

From the Depth of Distance

(poems by Walt Whitman and Álvaro de Campos [Fernando Pessoa])
Co-commissioned by the Albany Symphony Orchestra and the Algarve Orchestra – First performed by Ana Quintans (sopr.) and the Algarve Orchestra cond. by Cesário Costa Soprano and symphony orchestra 2(2nd=picc).2(2nd=ca).1.1(bcl).2 / 2.2.0.0 / 2perc / sop / strings 2008 16’ UYMP CD13

Short Cuts (D)

First performed by Pedro Carneiro and the Vintage Quartet Version for clarinet quartet and 1 perc. (mar. And vibr.) (2008) 8’ UYMP CD8

Short Cuts (E)

First performed by the Vintage Quartet Version for clarinet quartet (2008) 8’ UYMP —

King George I, as Seen in Schiaparelli’s Telescope, Sailing his Barge upon Martian Canals

Commissioned by the Antena 2 – First performed by Machina Mundi Duo with Flute, percussion (including Indonesian bonang) and live electronics 2008 8’ UYMP —

O Silêncio e as Pedras

Commissioned by Miso Music – First performed by the Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble, cond. by Pedro Amaral Fl., cl. (=bass cl.), vl., vc., pno. + live electronics 2008 10’ UYMP CD18

Sea of Tranquillity

Commissioned by the Albany Symphony Orchestra – First performed by the Dogs of Desire, cond by David Alan Miller Two speakers and chamber ensemble: fl., ob., cl., sax alt., sax bar., bn., F.hn., tpt., tbn., pno., 2 voices., 2 vl., vla., vc., db. 2009 12’ UYMP —

Shadow Antiphonies

Commissioned by A Coisa em Si – First performed by António José Carrilho and Sofia Norton (flutes) and Elizabeth Davis (mar.) Two recorders and marimba 2009 5’30” UYMP —

Mind the Gap (B)

First performed Joana Gama Version for piano solo 2009 8’ UYMP —

Spam!

Commissioned by the OrchestrUtopica – First performed by Mário Redondo (voice) and the OU, cond by René Bosc Male voice and chamber ensemble: fl., ob., 2 cl. (2nd = bass cl.), bn., F.hn., tpt., tbn., 2 perc., pno., male voice., 2 vl., vla., vc., db. 2009 16’20” UYMP —

Short Cuts (F)

First performed by Perkool Quartet Short Cuts version for percussion quartet 2010 8’ UYMP CD14

Zoom in – Zoom Out

Commissioned by the Drumming Percussion Group – First performed by the Drumming Group Two marimbas (with pedal bass drum) and vibraphone 2010 7’30” UYMP CD14

Before Spring

Commissioned by the OrchestrUtopica – First performed by the OU, cond by Cesário Costa fl. (=picc. and alto), ob. (=cor Ang), 2 cl. (2nd = bass cl), bn. (=Cbn), F Hn, Tpt Bb, Tbn., 2 perc., 1 pf., 2 vln., 1 vla., 1 vc. 1 Db. 2010 9’ UYMP —

Paint Me

(opera / libreto by Stephen Plaice)

Commissioned by the Culturgest – First performed by soloists of the Portuguese Symphony Orchestra, cond. by Joana Carneiro Six singers and chamber orchestra 2 sopr, 1 mezzo, 1 ten, 1 bar, 1 bass/bar – 1 fl (=picc & bass fl), 1 ob (=cor ang), 2 cl (2nd= Bcl), 1 bn (=Cbn), 1 Hn, 1 tpt, 1 tbn, 1 hrp, 1 pmo, 2 perc, 2 vl, 2 vle, 2 vc, 1cb 2010 60’ UYMP —

Shadow Play

Commissioned by the Albany Symphony Orchestra – First performed by Betti Xiang (erhu) and the ASO, cond by David Alan Miller Erhu and orchestra 2.2.3.2. / 2.2.1.1. / timp., 2 perc. / Hrp., Pno / Erhu soloist / strings 2011 12’ UYMP —

Os Passeios do Sonhador Solitário

(text by Almeida Faria)
Commissioned by Casa da Música – Serviço Educativo; First performed by Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música, dir. Pedro Neves; Ana Quintans (sopr.); João Vaz (speaker) Soprano, narrator, children’s choir, electronics and orchestra 2.2.3. 1 sax. 2. / 2.2.1.0. / timp., 3 perc. / Hrp., Cel., Pno / soprano soloist; narrator / children voices / strings 2011 40’ UYMP —

Canções do Sonhador Solitário

(text by Almeida Faria) Soprano & orchestra 2.2.3.2. / 2.2.1.0 / timp., 3 perc. / Hrp., Cel, Pno / soprano soloist / strings 2011-2012 20’ UYMP CD13

Ink Dance

(poem by Yvette K. Centeno)
commissioned by Europa Cantat Festival – Turim
First performed by Janua Vox Choir cond. Roberta Paraninfo Mixed choir 2012 3’20” UYMP —

Cercle Intérieur

commissioned by Radio France; First performed by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, dir. Pascal Rophé Symphony Orchestra 3.3.3.3. / 4.4.4.1. / 16.14.12.10.8 2012 10’ UYMP —

Abertura Festiva – Festive Overture

encomenda do TNSC; Estreia pela orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa, dir. Rui Pinheiro Symphony orchestra
3.3.3.3. / 4.3.3.1. / timp., 2 perc. / Hrp., strings 2012-2013 4’30” UYMP —

Costa Muda

Soundless Coast

Commissioned by Casa da Música; premièred by Orquestra de Jazz de Matosinhos, dir. Pedro Guedes Jazz orchestra and film projection 2013 5’30” UYMP DVD19

Concerto de Trompa

Horn Concerto

encomenda de Elsa Pestana Magalhães; Estreia por Abel Pereira e Ensemble Eroica. Horn and Symphony Orchestra
2.2.2.2. / 2.2.1.1. / timp., 1 perc. / F Hn soloist / strings 2013 13’ UYMP —

Before Spring (B)

Versão orquestral encomendada por OPART / S.Carlos; Estreia por Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa, dir. Joana Carneiro. Symphony Orchestra (original version for chamber ensemble, 2010) 2.2.2.2. / 2.2.2.0. / timp., 2 perc. / Pno / strings 2013 10’ UYMP CD14

Ends Meet (B)

First performed by Pedro Carneiro and the Orquestra Clássica da Madeira
For marimba and string ensemble (original version for marimba and string quartet, 2002) 2014 16’30” UYMP —

Frisland

Commissioned by the Seattle Symphony orchestra; First performed by the Seattle Symphony, dir. Ludovic Morlot For Symphony Orchestra: 3.3.3.3.|4.3.3.1.|Timp. 3 perc. | Hrp. | Cordas 2014 10’40” UYMP CD14

O Relógio

Commissioned by the Câmara Mun. Almada; First performed by Luís Madureira and Jeff Cohen. For male voice and piano 2014 3’ – –

Lídia

(Ballet)
Commissioned by the OPART / CNB; First performed by the Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra Soloists, dir. Pedro Neves Chamber Orchestra – 1.1.2.1.-1.1.1.-2perc.-hrp-2.1.1.1 2014 47’ UYMP —

Incipit

Symphony Orchestra 4.3.4.3.|4.3.3.1.| Timp. | 4 perc. | pno (=Cel.). Hrp. | cordas 2015 11’ UYMP —

O Sotaque Azul das Águas

The Blue Voice of the Water

encomenda de Orquestra Gulbenkian e Orquestra sinfónica do Estado de São Paulo OSESP Symphony Orchestra – 3.3.3.3. | 4.3.3.1. | Timp. | 3 perc. | Hrp. | Pno. | cordas 2015 13’ UYMP CD14

Centauro – Quíron

(Ballet)

[part of the collective work “Carnaval”, choreographed by Victor Hugo Pontes]

Commissioned by the OPART / CNB; Premièred by the Portuguese Symphony Soloists, dir. Cesário Costa Chamber Orchestra – 1.1.2.1.|1.1.1.|2 perc. | 2 pno. | strings 2016 5’ — —

Fogo

encomenda de MPMP
texto de Almeida Faria Soprano and piano 2016 2’40” UYMP —

Concerto de Violoncelo

Cello Concerto

Commissioned by the OPART / OSP; Premièred by Filipe Quaresma (soloist) and the Portuguese Symphony Orchestra, dir. Pedro Neves Cello and Orchestra – 2.2.3.2. | 2.2.2.1. | 2 perc.| 1 hrp| 1 pno. | 10.8.6.6.4 2016-17 25’00” UYMP CD14

O Caminho de Teseu – Dois Quadros para Saxofone e Orquestra de Sopros

The Way of Theseus – Two Pictures for Saxophone and Wind Orchestra

commissioned by Alberto Roque with finds from the Direcção Geral das Artes; Premièred by Alberto Roque and the Orquestra de Sopros da ESML, dir. Jean-Marc Burfin Sax sopr, Sax baritone, wind orchestra. MOV 1: 1 picc. 2fl, 2ob, 1corAng, 1clEb, 9clBb, 1Bcl, 2bn, 2saxAlto, 2saxTen, 1saxBar, 1 sax sopr (soloist), 4Hn, 3tpt, 2tbn, 1Btbn, 1euph, 1tba, 1Cb, Timp., 3 perc – MOV 2: same except for soloist = sax bar 2017-18 17’00” UYMP —

Fados Geneticamente Modificados

Genetically Modified Fados

commissioned by the Drumming Grupo de Percussão; premièred by the Drumming, dir. Miquel Bernat
Percussion Quartet + tape 2018 11’ UYMP CD14

Cassini

Commissioned by the OPART / OSP; first performed by the Portuguese Symphony Orchestra, dir. Joana Carneiro
Symphony Orchestra 3.3.3.3. / 4.3.3.1. / timp., 3 perc. / Hrp., Cel. / strings 2018 11’ UYMP —

Nocturnos Americanos

American Nocturnes

Commissioned by the Banda Sinfónica Portuguesa; premièred by the BSP, dir. José Eduardo Gomes
Symphonic Band 2019 12’ UYMP —

Archipelago

First performed by Miquel Bernat Vibraphone and wa-wa tubes 2019 9’ UYMP CD14

Entre Silêncios – Concerto de Clarinete

Commissioned by the Gulbenkian Music Service; premièred by Horácio Ferreira (Cl) and the Orquestra Gulbenkian, dir. Nuno Coelho da Silva Clarinet and Orchestra 2.2.2.2. / 2.2.1.0. / timp., 2 perc. / Hrp. / clarinet (soloist) / strings 2019 18’ UYMP —

Alepo

Aleppo

Commissioned and premièred by the DSCH Shostakovich Ensemble; Violin, Clarinet, Piano 2019 12’ UYMP —

CD LABELS:

(1) – Et’Cetera

(2) – Meridian

(3) – Deux-Elles

(4) – ATMA Classique

(5) – Quartz

(6) – Lorelt

(7) – QuadQuartet

(8) – Vintage

(9) – Et’Cetera

(10) – Numérica

(11) – Orquesta Extremadura

(12) – Casa da Musica

(13) – Naxos

(14) – Odradek

(15) – Casa da Música

(16) – ArtWay

(17) – ACMEL

(18) – Miso Music

(19) – C.M.Matosinhos

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