MUSIC

Carlos Caires is a Lisbon-based composer of music for solo, chamber groups, medium and large orchestra, most works featuring tape or live electronics. He is a full-time professor at the Escola Superior de Musica de Lisboa and a researcher at CESEM (Centro de Estudos de Sociologia e Estética Musical) and CESEM-IPL branch coordinator. He is the recipient of Composition awards such as the Joly Braga Santos Prize in 1994, the Claudio Carneyro Prize in 1996 and the ACARTE-Madalena Perdigão Prize in 1998. His main research topics are musical composition, electronic and mixed music. He has published several articles and has developed software in the field of computer assisted composition. His music has been performed in several European countries, in China and in the USA. He holds a Phd in Arts, Philisophie, Esthétique - spécialité musique from Paris VIII University.

Doctorat, Esthètique, Sciences et Technologies des Arts, Université Paris VIII 2001-2005
Diplome d´études approfondies, Esthètique, Sciences et Technologies des Arts, Université Paris VIII 2000
Maîtrise, Esthètique, Sciences et Technologies des Arts, Université Paris VIII 2000
Degree in Composition, Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa 1989-1992

Awards & Scholarships
Prémio ACARTE  1998
Prémio Claudio Carneyro 1996
Prémio Joly Braga Santos 1995
FCT Doctoral Grant 2001-2004
Prémio de excelência:Prémios de Reconhecimento de Atividades com Relevância na Comunidade, Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa 2023

CIÊNCIAVITAE: https://www.cienciavitae.pt//en/AF16-98CC-0C90

.FESTIVALS

Festival Música Viva 2020, Aveiro Síntese 2020, Festival DME (Dias da Música Electroacúsitica) 2020 2019, Reencontros de Música Contemporânea 2018, Aveiro Síntese 2018, Festival 5 Giornate 2015, Música Viva 2015, ISCM World Music Days 2014, Música Viva 2014, Música Viva 2012, Festival Trieste Prima 2012, Festival de Leiria 2011, Shanghai International Electroacoustic Week 2009, Música Viva 2008, Berliner Festspiele, 2008, Música Portuguesa Hoje-Centro Cultural de Belém 2008, Música Viva 2006, Dresden Festival 2005, Festival Colla Voce, Atlantic Waves 2004, Festival do Estoril 2004, Música Viva 2003, Festival dos 100 Dias/Expo'98

.COMMISSIONS

Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian – ACARTE, Fundação Casa da Música, RTP-ANTENA2, Centro Cultural de Belém/Casa da Música, Centro Tempo Reale/RAI, Companhia Nacional de Bailado, Festival Aveiro-Síntese, Festival Reencontros de Música Contemporânea, Festival dos cem dias-Expo98, Grupo de Música Contemporânea de Lisboa, Misomusic Portugal, Companhia Nacional de Bailado, Câmara Municipal de Almada, Sinfonietta de Lisboa, Ensemble d'Arcos, Ensemble DME, Lisbon Ensemble 20/21-CROMA

 

.LIST OF COMPOSITIONS PRESENTED IN CONCERT

2023. "Stereotype, fracture and coda" Recorders, Piano and Percussion.
Commissioned by Borealis Ensemble.

 

2023. "One from All-in-One" Oboe and  Electronics.
Commissioned by  Associação Arte no Tempo.


2022. "Propagation". mixed quintet and electronics.
Comissioned by Misomusic Portugal (2021/22)

 

2021. "Pedal and Coda"
Flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, violin, viola and cello. Orquestra Sinfónica Juvenil, Lisboa

 

2020. "5P_in4.4&Loop" Cello and  Wlectronics.
Commissioned by  Associação Arte no Tempo.

 

2020. "Uníssono", for ensemble and eletronics. Commissioned by Associação Arte no Tempo

 

2020. "Ludwig Sonate",
Trio for Viola , Cello and Piano. Commissioned by Fundação Centro Cultural de Belém  CCB

 

2019. "Os sons em volta (v2)"
Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Viola,Cello, Harp, Piano, Pecussion and electronics.
Commissioned by Grupo de Música Contemporânea de Lisboa.
[Grupo de Música Contemporânea de Lisboa, conductor: Vasco Pearce de Azevedo] 

 

2018. "Vai e vem"
Didactic work.
Piano and electronics. Commissioned by Aveiro Síntese, Aveiro.

 

2018. "Quattro (Rev 2018)"
Percussion ensemble and electronics.
(Score review and update of real-time electronics programming).

 

2017. "Os sons em volta (v1)"
Acousmatic.
Work included in co-produced performance “Projeto Constança: Jornada de homenagem a Constança Capdeville”.

 

2017. "Pianissimo", for Wind band, Piano and electronics
[Score]
[ESML Wind Band, Ana Telles - Piano, Alberto Roque - conductor]

 

2016. "Procissão, for Wind band".
Commisioned by Banda Filarmónica Nossa Senhora das Neves, Ponta Delgada.
[Aveiro University Wind Band, Alberto Roque - invited Conductor]
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2016. "Bamarim-marim-im-im"
Didactic work.
Marimba and electronics. Commissioned by Aveiro Síntese, Aveiro.

 

2016. "Formigas"
Orchestra. Commisioned by Companhia Nacional de Bailado.

 

2014. "O Prato, sobre um poema de Salette Tavares"
Piano and Tenor.
Commissioned by Câmara Municipal de Almada.

 

2013. "Canto o Presente, e também o passado e o Futuro"
Mixed choir, male recitant and electronics.
Commissioned by Fundação Casa da Música.
[Casa da Música, Choir Paul Hillier - conductor, António Miguel teixeira - recitant]

 

2012. "All-in-one expanded, para orquestra and electronics".
Orchestra and electronics.
Commissioned by Fundação Casa da Música.
[Porto Casa da Música Orchestra, Pablo Rus Broseta - conductor]

 

2012. "SAH".Guitar, Flute and electronics.
Commissioned by Misomusic Portugal
[Monika Streitová - Flute, Pedro Rodrigues - Guitar]

 

2011. "Instante",  Orchestra and electronics.
Commissioned by da RTP/Antena2.
[Score]
[Gulbenkian Orchestra  Pedro Neves - conductor]

 

2010. "All-in-one". Ensemble and electronics.
Commissioned by Fundação Casa da Música.
[Score]
[Remix Ensemble, Peter Rundel - conductor]

 

2010. "Frentic minute”
Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Piano.
Commissioned by Misomusic

 

2009. "Crossfade"
Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano Harp and Pecussion
Commissioned by Grupo de Música Contemporânea de Lisboa.
[Grupo de Música Contemporânea de Lisboa, conductor: Jean Sébastien Béreau] 

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2009. "Painting wordpainting"
Ensemble, choir ssaattbb and electronics.
[Orchestrutopica, ESML Chamber choir (cond. Paulo Lourenço), Mihhal Gerts - conductor]

 

2008. "Horizon, para quarteto de cordas and electronics"
String quartet (Violin I, Violin II, Viola and Cello) and electronics.
Commissioned by Misomusic Portugal.
[Score]
[Smith Quartet]

 

2005. "Memos"
Piano, 2 Percussionists and Ensemble
Temporarily removed from catalog (ongoing revision)

 

2005. "Quattro"
Percussion ensemble and electronics.
Commissioned by Centro Tempo Reale / RAI, Italy.
[Score]
[Gruppo di percussioni Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale RAI, Pierre-André Valade - conductor]

 

2002. "Limiar"
Clarinet and electronics.
Commissioned by Fundação Casa da Música and Centro Cultural de Belém.
[Score]
[Nuno Pinto - clarinet]

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2001. "Duetto"
Piano and electronics.
[Ana Telles - Piano]

 

1998. "Clepsidra"
String orchestra.
Commissioned by Sinfonietta de Lisboa
[Score]
[Sinfonietta de Lisboa, Varco Avevedo - conductor]

 

1998. "Retábulo-Melodrama"
Piano, tenor and recitante.
Commissioned by Festival dos 100 dias
Prize ACARTE - Madalena Perdigão.

 

1997. "Indícios de oiro"
Piano and soprano,
Commissioned by ACARTE.

 

1996. "Wordpainting"
Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Piano and female voice.
Prize Claudio Carneyro.

 

1995. "Al niente..."
Ensemble.
Prize Joly Braga Santos.
[Score]
[Orchestrutopica, Cesário Costa - conductor]

 

.FILM MUSIC/SOUND
4 States of matter: Music and Sound design , 2017, Festival Monstra
Compositio III: Music and Sound design, 2012, Festival Monstra