Patrícia Sucena de Almeida

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Patrícia Sucena de Almeida studied Electroacoustic Music and Composition with the Portuguese composer Joao Pedro Oliveira at the University of Aveiro (Portugal) and in 1997 she finished her degree in Music Teaching. In 1998 she graduated with a master’s degree in Composition from Edinburgh’s University, as a scholarship student of “Fundacão Para a Ciência e a Tecnologia do Ministério da Educação – Portugal, no âmbito do 2º Quadro Comunitário de Apoio”. That same year she started a doctorate program (still as a scholarship student) in Composition at City University of London and in 2000 she continued her composition studies at Southampton University with the British composer Michael Finnissy, finishing her PhD in 2004. Between 2007-13 she developed a Postdoctoral project based on the interaction of music and other media, having created a new concept that characterizes works “combining” various means of artistic expression – Transversal Multi Art. She has participated at the “IRCAM`s Académies d’été, the “40th Internationalen Ferenkursen fur Neue Musik – 2000 and 2007” in Darmstadt; the “Cours du Centre Acanthes 2002 and 2003 at the Chartreuse de Villeneuve les-Avignon and 2004 and 2005 in Metz; the I, II, III and IV Gulbenkian’s Workshop for Portuguese Young Composers and a number of other seminars and workshops with composers such as Emmanuel Nunes, Jonathan Harvey, Luca Francesconi, Hilda Paredes, Gérard Grisey, Brian Ferneyhough, Pascal Dusapin, Luc Brewaeys; experimental workshops and concerts with the Arditti Quartet, the pianist Ian Pace,Yutaka Oya and Filip Fak, Orquestra Gulbenkian, Grupo de Música Contemporánea de Lisboa, Orchestre lyrique de Région Avignon – Provence, L’Ensemble Itinéraire, Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble, Remix Ensemble, OrchestrUtopica, Ensemble Studio New Music; and conductors like Sylvio Gualda, Sarah Ioannides, Igor Dronov, Christopher Bochmann, Guillaume Bourgogne, Pedro Neves, Pedro Amaral.

Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Instrumental Music


Imaginis umbra est lacrimis turbauit aquas, obscuraque motto reddita forma lacu est (2019)
Desperatio ‘Je connais le désespoir dans ses grandes lignes’ (2018)
Instabile Tempus for ensemble (and recorded voices) (2016)
Reditus ad vitam for piano/dancers or film (2012)
In occulto (2009)
Nocturna Itinera (2008)
Res Adversae (2006)
Dulce delirium (2005)
Fatum Hominis (2004)

Music and Video


Vacuum Corporis hominem te esse memento for two pianos and film (2016)

Solo Instrument


Reditus ad vitam for piano/dancers or film (2012)
In occulto (2009)
Fatum Hominis (2004)

Music and Scene


Vacuum Corporis hominem te esse memento for two pianos and film (2016)
Tempus fugit (2010)
Aranea for ensemble (2006)
Silens Clamor (2004)

Chamber Ensemble (5 - 9 instruments)


Sublime volans For Flute, Clarinet Violin, Cello and Piano (2010)

String Quartet


Nocturna Itinera (2008)
Dulce delirium (2005)

Ensemble (10 - 19 instruments)


Res Adversae (2006)

Music and Dance


Silens Clamor (2004)
Aranea for ensemble (2006)
Desperatio ‘Je connais le désespoir dans ses grandes lignes’ (2018)
Dulce delirium (2005)
Fatum Hominis (2004)
Imaginis umbra est lacrimis turbauit aquas, obscuraque motto reddita forma lacu est (2019)
In occulto (2009)
Instabile Tempus for ensemble (and recorded voices) (2016)
Nocturna Itinera (2008)
Reditus ad vitam for piano/dancers or film (2012)
Res Adversae (2006)
Silens Clamor (2004)
Sublime volans For Flute, Clarinet Violin, Cello and Piano (2010)
Tempus fugit (2010)
Vacuum Corporis hominem te esse memento for two pianos and film (2016)