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.

Featured Pieces

for ensemble (photography and film)

20 E
Instrumentation
String Quartet Nocturna itinera, sum in magna animi perturbatione...

10 E
Instrumentation
Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Instrumental Music


Imaginis umbra est lacrimis turbauit aquas, obscuraque motto reddita forma lacu est for guitar(s) and voice(s) (scenario) (2019)
Desperatio ‘Je connais le désespoir dans ses grandes lignes’ for piano (film) (2018)
Instabile Tempus for ensemble (and recorded voices) (2016)
Reditus ad vitam for piano (dancers/scenario or film) (2012)
In occulto for piano (actor/scenario) (2009)
Nocturna Itinera String Quartet Nocturna itinera, sum in magna animi perturbatione... (2008)
Res Adversae for orchestra (2006)
Silens Clamor orchestra version (actors/dancers/scenario) (2005)
Dulce delirium String Quartet En Hommage à Ophélie (2005)
Fatum Hominis for Piano (actors/scenario) (2004)
Monstrum Horrendum for orchestra (actor/scenario) (2004)
Mens Sana in Corpore Sano for orchestra (actors/scenario) (2004)
Mens Sana in Corpore Sano ensemble version (actors/scenario) (2004)
Monstrum Horrendum ensemble version (actor/scenario) (2004)

Music and Video


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

Solo Instrument


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

Chamber Ensemble (5 - 9 instruments)


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

Music and Scene


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

String Quartet


Nocturna Itinera String Quartet Nocturna itinera, sum in magna animi perturbatione... (2008)
Dulce delirium String Quartet En Hommage à Ophélie (2005)

Ensemble (10 - 19 instruments)


Res Adversae for orchestra (2006)

Orchestral Music


Mens Sana in Corpore Sano for orchestra (actors/scenario) (2004)
Monstrum Horrendum for orchestra (actor/scenario) (2004)

Music and Dance


Silens Clamor for ensemble (actors/dancers/scenario) (2004)
Aranea for ensemble (and film) (2006)
Desperatio ‘Je connais le désespoir dans ses grandes lignes’ for piano (film) (2018)
Dulce delirium String Quartet En Hommage à Ophélie (2005)
Fatum Hominis for Piano (actors/scenario) (2004)
Imaginis umbra est lacrimis turbauit aquas, obscuraque motto reddita forma lacu est for guitar(s) and voice(s) (scenario) (2019)
In occulto for piano (actor/scenario) (2009)
Instabile Tempus for ensemble (and recorded voices) (2016)
Mens Sana in Corpore Sano ensemble version (actors/scenario) (2004)
Mens Sana in Corpore Sano for orchestra (actors/scenario) (2004)
Monstrum Horrendum ensemble version (actor/scenario) (2004)
Monstrum Horrendum for orchestra (actor/scenario) (2004)
Nocturna Itinera String Quartet Nocturna itinera, sum in magna animi perturbatione... (2008)
Reditus ad vitam for piano (dancers/scenario or film) (2012)
Res Adversae for orchestra (2006)
Silens Clamor orchestra version (actors/dancers/scenario) (2005)
Silens Clamor for ensemble (actors/dancers/scenario) (2004)
Sublime volans For Flute, Clarinet Violin, Cello and Piano (2010)
Tempus fugit for ensemble (photography and film) (2010)
Vacuum Corporis hominem te esse memento for two pianos (film) (2016)