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André M. Santos (b.1984): Sounds of a Different Universe / Joao Vidinha; Salvador Parola; Candido Fernandes; Bruno Graca; Marco Fernandes; Miguel Vieira de Silva; Sergio Neves; Carisa Marcelino

Album Summary

>Santos, Andre M. : A Skeleton in the Closet, for oboe, flute & piano
>Santos, Andre M. : Word Study
>Santos, Andre M. : Fantasias, for guitar
>Santos, Andre M. : Lima, for oboe, clarinet & piano
>Santos, Andre M. : Insiste, persiste e Nao Desiste!, for accordion
>Santos, Andre M. : Sounds of an Annoyed Person, for vibraphone, marimba & electronics
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Andr M. Santos holds degrees in composition and classical guitar from the Escola Superior de Msica de Lisboa, as well as a degree in economics from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa - both in Portugal. As a composition student, he has studied under Antnio Pinho Vargas, Carlos Caires, and Lus Tinoco. Santos is an active figure in the Portuguese music scene, participating regularly collaborating with regional artists. He has served as director of the Mythos Orquestra and of the Qurum Ballet, accompanied Teresa Salgueiro in her "Voltarei minha terra" tour, performed with the Gulbenkian Choir, as well as the Orquestra Sinfonietta in the opening concert of Festa do Avante 2015. Santos is a founding member of Melech Mechaya, Lisbon Guitar Quartet, Mano Quartet, and Andr Santos & MOB Ensemble. As a guitarist, he is a resident musician at the Fado House "Mascote da Atalaia" in Bairro Alto (Lisbon). Santos received a Young Talent Award in 2011 from the Almada City Hall in recognition of his work. His music has been performed frequently in Portugal and across the world, from the United States to China. He has composed in a variety of different styles for solo instruments, small chamber groups, and large orchestras. Santos is a skilled arranger of music, having arranged pieces to fit the unusual instrumentation of his many ensembles, as well as for a variety of other artists and groups, including Teresa Talgueiro, Ricard Ribeiro and Pedro Jia, Mythos Orquestra, and Joana Melo. In 2016 Santos won the NFA competition in solo works for flute for his piece O motivo da menina Laite (2015).

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Aryasoto Studio in Almada, Portugal (01/12/2016); Auditorio de Reitoria (Universidad de Aveiro) (01/12/2016); Fernando Lopes-Graça Theater (01/12/2016); Aryasoto Studio in Almada, Portugal (09/06/2015); Auditorio de Reitoria (Universidad de Aveiro) (09/06/2015); Fernando Lopes-Graça Theater (09/06/2015); Aryasoto Studio in Almada, Portugal (11/22/2015/11/26/2015); Auditorio de Reitoria (Universidad de Aveiro) (11/22/2015/11/26/2015); Fernando Lopes-Graça Theater (11/22/2015/11/26/2015); Aryasoto Studio in Almada, Portugal (12/29/2015/12/31/2015); Auditorio de Reitoria (Universidad de Aveiro) (12/29/2015/12/31/2015); Fernando Lopes-Graça Theater (12/29/2015/12/31/2015); Aryasoto Studio in Almada, Portugal (12/30/2015); Auditorio de Reitoria (Universidad de Aveiro) (12/30/2015); Fernando Lopes-Graça Theater (12/30/2015).



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Works Details

>Santos, Andre M. : A Skeleton in the Closet, for oboe, flute & piano
  • Performers: Candido Fernandes (Piano); Salvador Parola (Oboe); Joao Vidinha (Flute)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 2015

>Santos, Andre M. : Word Study :: Manipulation, for clarinet & accordion
  • Performers: Carisa Marcelino (Accordion); Sergio Neves (Clarinet)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2015

>Santos, Andre M. : Fantasias, for guitar
  • Performer: Miguel Silva
  • Notes: Aryasoto Studio in Almada, Portugal (12/29/2015/12/31/2015)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2014

>Santos, Andre M. : Lima, for oboe, clarinet & piano
  • Performers: Candido Fernandes (Piano); Brumo Graca (Clarinet); Joao Miguel (Oboe)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 2011

>Santos, Andre M. : Insiste, persiste e Nao Desiste!, for accordion
  • Performer: Joao Barrados (Accordion)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2013

>Santos, Andre M. : Sounds of an Annoyed Person, for vibraphone, marimba & electronics
  • Performers: Marco Fernandes (Marimba); Marco Fernandes (Vibraphone); Andre Santos (Electronics)
  • Notes: Aryasoto Studio in Almada, Portugal (11/22/2015/11/26/2015)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2013