“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. It involves a total of 6 singers and 12 musicians, as well as the brief participation of three actors in non-singing roles, but 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 50 compositions, some of which have been published by Cayambis Music Press. You can browse my catalog by year, title, type and availability. Some of my scores are 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… or if you simply wish to say hi!
I've always liked the idea of sharing my knowledge with others. In fact, this was one of my main motivations for getting involved in higher education. Compositium is a project that I started this year, 2021, with the renewal of my YouTube channel, transforming it into a source of educational videos related to composition, orchestration and other musical topics that are of interest to me.
I have recently added to my catalog my 50th work, a one-act chamber opera entitled Ídolos, with a libretto by Maritza Núñez. I can't stop thinking that after completing 50 works, my creativity has not been exhausted. New ideas are constantly emerging from what it seems to me as a vast and endless ocean and I look forward to the great road ahead and to the day when I will celebrate the culmination of my 100th work.