“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ― Plato
“R”, a four-act chamber opera — my very first opera! — with libretto by Richard John Lewis. Taking as its springboard Karel Capek’s 1920 play “RUR”, “R” deals with the folly of the human race in ignoring the consequences of its own actions. Although it involves a total of 6 singers and 12 musicians, as well as the brief participation of three actors in non-singing roles, it requires neither a choir nor ballet. It lasts around one hour and fifty minutes.
KOCMOC (Cosmos), for large orchestra and choir, which in 2014 received two awards from the IBLA Grand Prize. Kocmoc is dedicated to the memory of Vladislav Uspensky, a renowned Russian composer, with whom I had the privilege to study between 1997 and 1998. It's based on a former work of the same name, composed under the guidance of professor Uspensky in 1997, making use of the same musical materials, structure and source of inspiration.
My catalog, a database of my works containing more than 40 compositions, some of which have been published by Cayambis Music Press. You can browse my catalog by year, title, type and website of publication. Some of my scores are also available online for free and there are recordings and MIDI samples of my music on YouTube and SoundCloud. In addition, you can always contact me if you need help finding a score… of if you simply wish to say hi!
Alchimia is a work related to the subject of the five elements of antiquity. It’s divided into five hymns, one for each element: air, fire, water, earth and the quintessence. It premiered on April 1, 2019, in a concert of the 9th Josep Soler Festival that took place in the Library of Catalonia, by a group of musicians specially gathered and directed by Paloma Báscones. Click on the image or the title to watch on YouTube.
Pandora's Box, for clarinet and viola, will be presented on a program of duos by Ian Hipps (viola) and Daniel Jaggars (clarinet) that includes pieces by Paul Hindemith and Rebecca Clarke. The concert will take place on Saturday, January 11th, 6:30 at Saint Eulalia's Church in Elmhurst, Pennsylvania. The event is funded by the North Pocono Cultural Society.