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

Solo Instrument


Monolito. Ébano. for piano solo (2019)
Lysozyme Synthesis for piano (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)

Music Theater


Bartolomeu, o voardor 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)

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)

Chamber Ensemble (5 - 9 instruments)


Sangue Inverso (I) (II) (III) - Inverso Sangue (I) (II) (III) for ensemble (2017)
Calmodulin Synthesis for 5 percussionists (2002)

Choral Ensemble


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

Percussion Ensemble


Calmodulin Synthesis for 5 percussionists (2002)
Bartolomeu, o voardor Musical Theatre for children's choir, narrator, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and electronics (2018)
Calmodulin Synthesis for 5 percussionists (2002)
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)
Lysozyme Synthesis for piano (2003)
Monolito. Ébano. for piano solo (2019)
Omniscience is a Collective - Part IV for vibraphone, cymbal (20’’), condenser cardiod microphone and triangle (2018)
Sangue Inverso (I) (II) (III) - Inverso Sangue (I) (II) (III) for ensemble (2017)
Voces Excipere for 12 voices [sss aaa ttt bbb] (2017)