Pedro Carneiro
 

Solo Recitals

1. Classical Marimba Recital

Although being a percussionist, Pedro Carneiro is a regular guest in several international classical music festivals and concert series, such as the Folles Journées, Schumannfest in Düsseldorf or the Festival Classique au Vert in Paris. This programme is perfect for a classical/chamber music festival or concert series. Carneiro's profound musicianship allows him to perform these transcriptions - either his own or by others such as L. H. Stevens - and his mastery of the baroque, classical and romantic violin and keyboards repertoire, performed on a 5 octave marimba, makes for an intimate programme, far from the usual fireworks of percussion playing.

Carneiro has in repertoire works by Bach (G Minor Violin Sonata BWV 1001, OR one of the Cello Suites, OR Lute Suites AND several chorales), Schumann (excerpts from Album for the Young, op. 68) Debussy (Children's Corner) Khachaturian (The Adventures of Ivan) and Bartók (excerpts from Sz. 42)


2. Complete Cello Suites, J. S. Bach

Transcribed for solo five octave marimba by Pedro Carneiro. To be performed in two separate concerts OR in one long concert with two breaks

3. Complete Lute Suites, J. S. Bach

Transcribed for solo five octave marimba by Pedro Carneiro. To be performed in two separate concerts OR in one long concert with two breaks

4. Mixed Marimba Recital

This recital includes classical and contemporary works, such as Bach's Sonata in G Minor BWV 1001, excerpts from Schumann's Op.68, as well as several contemporary works by Viñao, Zivkovic and others. Please browse through Pedro Carneiro's complete repertoire to build up your programme, or contact Teresa Simas in order to receive repertoire suggestions.

5. Contemporary Marimba Recital

Commissioning new repertoire is vital and has been the core of Pedro Carneiro's work. He has commissioned and premiered (either as soloist or conductor) over 70 works. Please browse through Pedro Carneiro's complete repertoire to build up your programme, or contact Teresa Simas in order to receive repertoire suggestions.

6. 20th Century Classics Percussion Recital

A programme featuring some of the most important works written for percussion in the 20th Century. These works changed the way we perceived percussion and their influence is deeply felt in all recent works. This recital is a monumental display of Pedro Carneiro's virtuosity and musicianship, as it involves dozens of instruments on works of profound difficulty and depth.

The King of Denmark, Morton Feldman
Corporel, Vinko Globokar
Time, Minoru Miki
Rebonds, Iannis Xenakis

interval

Four pieces from Eight Pieces for Four Timpani, Elliot Carter
Zyklus, Karlheiz Stockhausen
Five Scenes from the Snow Country, Hans Werner Henze
Psappha, Iannis Xenakis


7. Mixed Percussion Recital

Pedro Carneiro often performs solo recitals on several percussion instruments. These programmes, which he presents to the audience in an informative way, feature works for marimba, snare drum and multi-percussion set-ups. The programme below serves only as a guideline - if you want to feature a particular work or composer in your festival/concert series, please browse through Pedro Carneiro's complete repertoire. If you are not able find a particular work, please feel free to contact Teresa Simas in order to discuss any particular repertoire and suggestions. Please note Pedro Carneiro comments the recital, making it a particularly informative musical experience.

Example of a Mixed Percussion Recital:

Sonata no. 1 in G minor BWV 1001, J. S. Bach (marimba transcription P. Carneiro)
Excerpts from Album for the Young, Op. 68, Robert Schumann (marimba transcription L. H. Stevens and P. Carneiro)
Variations on Japanese Children's Songs, Keiko Abe (marimba)

interval

Kím, Áskell Másson (snare drum)
Corporel, Vinko Globokar (body percussion)
Bongo-0, Roberto Sierra (bongos/voice)
Two Movements for Marimba, Toshimitsu Tanaka (marimba)
Velocities (Moto Perpetuo), Joseph Schwantner (marimba)
Rebonds B, Iannis Xenakis (multi-percussion set-up)


8. Pedro Carneiro: Rewired

Pedro Carneiro commissioned works for solo marimba and computer to composers world-wide. The live interaction between marimba and computer make a strong, poetic programme. For instance, in Climent's work, Carneiro uses gloves with tilt sensors, creating a visual impact (the choreography of the hands) which can be directly experienced/heard/seen by the audience. A project in which technology colaborates with the wonders of human imagination and creativity.

Pedro Carneiro: Rewired

A Gravidade Liberta, Ricardo Climent
Without Words, Paul Wilson
Reflections, Petra Bachratá
Music for Marimba and Computer, Cort Lippe

interval

To a world free from religions, Pedro Rocha
DoubleJeu, Federico Schumacher
Lâminas Liquidas, João Pedro Oliveira
One Study One Summary, John Psathas

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