Jaime Reis

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Jaime Reis (b. 1983) is a Portuguese composer.

He studied Composition and Electroacoustic Music with João Pedro Oliveira, Emmanuel Nunes and K. Stockhausen. He continued his PhD Studies at NOVA University in Ethnomusicology.

Reis’ music is informed by both his keen interest in cutting-edge research in the natural sciences, and his abiding attention to Asian musical - and indeed spiritual - traditions.

One of his focuses is the dynamics of forms, forces and fluxes in music. He explores spatial polyphonic paths through dome-shaped immersive sound systems.

Another striking feature of his music is the presence of fairly complex concepts which underpin the construction of his pieces, whilst not in any manner distracting from their sensible beauty.  Ideas work as hidden functions which, their intellectual rigour notwithstanding, generate voluptuous musical forms.

Reis is Professor of Composition and Electroacoustic Music in the Lisbon College of Music (ESML), and a researcher at the Nova Institute of Ethnomusicology. He is the artistic director of Festival DME and of Lisboa Incomum, both of which develop an intense activity of research and creation in contemporary music.  

His music has been performed worldwide by ensembles and musicians such as Christophe Desjardins, Pierre-Yves Artaud, Aida-Carmen Soanea, Ana Telles, Ensemble Fractales, Ensemble Horizonte, Grupo de Música Contemporânea de Lisboa, Machina Lírica, Orchestre de Flûtes Français and Aleph Gitarrenquartett. 

Biography by Monika Streitová, flutist and Professor at the University of Évora (Portugal)

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Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Chamber Group ( 2 - 4 instruments )


Magistri Mei: Bach vier Sterne For 4 guitars (2023)
Látigo.Pele. For recorder, cello and piano (2021)
Nœud.Navire. For Cello and Double Bass (2020)
Magistri Mei: Bach for 2 guitars and electronics or 1 guitar and electronics with pre-recorded guitar (2020)
Inverso sangue xisto for flute and clarinet (2020)
Inverso Sangue (VI) -Xisto (B) For flute and saxophon (2020)
Magistri Mei: Beethoven Raum 3 miniatures for french horn, Bb trumpet and trombone (2020)
Sândalo.Prata. For flute and guitar (2018)

Composite work


Sigma.Cobre For cello and piano (2021)

Instrumental Music


Magistri Mei: Bach vier Sterne For 4 guitars (2023)
Látigo.Pele. For recorder, cello and piano (2021)
Inverso sangue xisto for flute and clarinet (2020)
Inverso Sangue (VI) -Xisto (B) For flute and saxophon (2020)
Magistri Mei: Beethoven Raum 3 miniatures for french horn, Bb trumpet and trombone (2020)
Sangue Inverso: Quartzo (IV) for flute, clarinet, violin and piano (2020)
Sangue Inverso: Quartzo (IV) (B) for flute, saxophone, violin and piano (2020)
Nœud.Navire. For Cello and Double Bass (2020)
Magistri Mei: Bach for 2 guitars and electronics or 1 guitar and electronics with pre-recorded guitar (2020)
Monolito. Ébano. for piano solo (2019)
Aera Excipere for 12 flutes (2018)
Sândalo.Prata. For flute and guitar (2018)
Inverso Sangue: Âmbar (I) for clarinet solo (2018)
Inverso Sangue: Âmbar (I) (B) for saxophone soprano solo (2018)
Inverso Sangue: Cinábrio (III) for violin, viola and cello (2017)
Sangue Inverso (I) (II) (III) - Inverso Sangue (I) (II) (III) for ensemble (2017)
Inverso Sangue: Granito (II) (B) for saxophone, violin and cello (2017)
Inverso Sangue: Granito (II) for clarinet, violin and cello (2017)
Sangue Inverso: Obsidiana (III) for flute, clarinet and piano (2016)
Sangue Inverso: Obsidiana (III) (B) for flute, saxophone and piano (2016)
Sangue Inverso: Magnetite (I) for piano (2016)
A Anamnese das Constantes Ocultas Ensemble and electronics (2016)
Sangue Inverso: Ametista (II) (B) for sopranino and alto recorder and piano (2015)
Sangue Inverso: Olho de Tigre for violin, viola, cello and piano (2015)
Sangue Inverso: Ametista (II) for flute and piano (2015)
Magnetite For Piano (2015)
Estudo de Densidades II (2008)
Síntese I For 14 players with conductor (2003)
Lysozyme Synthesis for piano (2003)

Solo Instrument


Monolito. Ébano. for piano solo (2019)
Inverso Sangue: Âmbar (I) for clarinet solo (2018)
Inverso Sangue: Âmbar (I) (B) for saxophone soprano solo (2018)
Sangue Inverso: Magnetite (I) for piano (2016)
Magnetite For Piano (2015)
Lysozyme Synthesis for piano (2003)

Music Theater


Bartolomeu, o voador Musical Theatre for children's choir, narrator, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and electronics (2018)

Soloist (Instrument or Voice) and Real Time Electronics


Omniscience is a Collective - Part IV for vibraphone, cymbal (20’’), condenser cardiod microphone and triangle (2018)

Ensemble (10 - 19 instruments)


Aera Excipere for 12 flutes (2018)
Síntese I For 14 players with conductor (2003)

Ensemble (Instruments or Voices) and Fixed Electronic Media


Fluxus, Vortex - Schubkraft for guitar quartet (2018)
Fluxus, Drag for cello, double bass and electronics (2016)
Sinais no Tempo For amplified guitar and tape (2007)

Chamber Ensemble (5 - 9 instruments)


Sangue Inverso (I) (II) (III) - Inverso Sangue (I) (II) (III) for ensemble (2017)
A Anamnese das Constantes Ocultas Ensemble and electronics (2016)
Sangue Inverso: Olho de Tigre for violin, viola, cello and piano (2015)
Estudo de Densidades II (2008)
Calmodulin Synthesis for 5 percussionists (2002)

Choral Ensemble


Voces Excipere for 12 voices [sss aaa ttt bbb] (2017)

Soloist (Instrument or Voice) and Fixed Electronic Media


Fluxus, Dimensionless sound (B) for flute and electronics (2017)
Fluxus, Transitional Flow for viola and electronics (2013)

Other Orchestral Ensembles


Density Study Robots Orchestra (2005)

Instruments and Electronics


Fluxus, Vortex - Schubkraft for guitar quartet (2018)
Omniscience is a Collective - Part IV for vibraphone, cymbal (20’’), condenser cardiod microphone and triangle (2018)
Fluxus, Dimensionless sound (B) for flute and electronics (2017)
Fluxus, Drag for cello, double bass and electronics (2016)
Fluxus, Transitional Flow for viola and electronics (2013)
Sinais no Tempo For amplified guitar and tape (2007)
Reificação Espectral I for steel drums and electrónica (2004)

Percussion Ensemble


Calmodulin Synthesis for 5 percussionists (2002)
Sangue Inverso: Obsidiana (III) for flute, clarinet and piano (2016)
A Anamnese das Constantes Ocultas Ensemble and electronics (2016)
Aera Excipere for 12 flutes (2018)
Bartolomeu, o voador Musical Theatre for children's choir, narrator, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and electronics (2018)
Calmodulin Synthesis for 5 percussionists (2002)
Density Study Robots Orchestra (2005)
Estudo de Densidades II (2008)
Fluxus, Dimensionless sound (B) for flute and electronics (2017)
Fluxus, Drag for cello, double bass and electronics (2016)
Fluxus, Transitional Flow for viola and electronics (2013)
Fluxus, Vortex - Schubkraft for guitar quartet (2018)
Inverso Sangue (VI) -Xisto (B) For flute and saxophon (2020)
Inverso sangue xisto for flute and clarinet (2020)
Inverso Sangue: Âmbar (I) for clarinet solo (2018)
Inverso Sangue: Âmbar (I) (B) for saxophone soprano solo (2018)
Inverso Sangue: Cinábrio (III) for violin, viola and cello (2017)
Inverso Sangue: Granito (II) for clarinet, violin and cello (2017)
Inverso Sangue: Granito (II) (B) for saxophone, violin and cello (2017)
Látigo.Pele. For recorder, cello and piano (2021)
Lysozyme Synthesis for piano (2003)
Magistri Mei: Bach for 2 guitars and electronics or 1 guitar and electronics with pre-recorded guitar (2020)
Magistri Mei: Bach vier Sterne For 4 guitars (2023)
Magistri Mei: Beethoven Raum 3 miniatures for french horn, Bb trumpet and trombone (2020)
Magnetite For Piano (2015)
Monolito. Ébano. for piano solo (2019)
Nœud.Navire. For Cello and Double Bass (2020)
Omniscience is a Collective - Part IV for vibraphone, cymbal (20’’), condenser cardiod microphone and triangle (2018)
Reificação Espectral I for steel drums and electrónica (2004)
Sândalo.Prata. For flute and guitar (2018)
Sangue Inverso (I) (II) (III) - Inverso Sangue (I) (II) (III) for ensemble (2017)
Sangue Inverso: Ametista (II) for flute and piano (2015)
Sangue Inverso: Ametista (II) (B) for sopranino and alto recorder and piano (2015)
Sangue Inverso: Magnetite (I) for piano (2016)
Sangue Inverso: Obsidiana (III) (B) for flute, saxophone and piano (2016)
Sangue Inverso: Olho de Tigre for violin, viola, cello and piano (2015)
Sangue Inverso: Quartzo (IV) for flute, clarinet, violin and piano (2020)
Sangue Inverso: Quartzo (IV) (B) for flute, saxophone, violin and piano (2020)
Sigma.Cobre For cello and piano (2021)
Sinais no Tempo For amplified guitar and tape (2007)
Síntese I For 14 players with conductor (2003)
Voces Excipere for 12 voices [sss aaa ttt bbb] (2017)