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 guitar quartet (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 (VI): Xisto (A) for flute and clarinet (2020)
Inverso Sangue (VI): Xisto (B) for flute and saxophone (2020)
Magistri Mei: Beethoven - Raum 3 miniatures for french horn, Bb trumpet and trombone (2020)
Sândalo.prata. for flute and guitar (2018)

Chamber Ensemble (5 - 9 instruments)


Sangue Inverso (V): Rosa do Deserto (A) for flute, clarinet, piano , violin and cello (2022)
Sangue Inverso (I - II - III) - Inverso Sangue (I - II - III) for chamber ensemble (2017)
A Anamnese das Constantes Ocultas for ensemble and electronics (2016)
Sangue Inverso (VI): Olho de Tigre for violin, viola, cello and piano (2015)
Calmodulin Synthesis for 5 spatialized percussionists (2002)

Composite work


Sigma.cobre for cello and piano (2021)

Instrumental Music


Magistri Mei: Bach - vier Sterne for guitar quartet (2023)
Sangue Inverso (V): Rosa do Deserto (A) for flute, clarinet, piano , violin and cello (2022)
Látigo.pele. for recorder, cello and piano (2021)
Inverso Sangue (VI): Xisto (A) for flute and clarinet (2020)
Inverso Sangue (VI): Xisto (B) for flute and saxophone (2020)
Magistri Mei: Beethoven - Raum 3 miniatures for french horn, Bb trumpet and trombone (2020)
Sangue Inverso (IV): Quartzo (A) for flute, clarinet, violin and piano (2020)
Sangue Inverso (IV): Quartzo (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)
Monólito.ébano. for piano (2019)
Aera Excipere for 12 flutes (2018)
Sândalo.prata. for flute and guitar (2018)
Inverso Sangue (I): Âmbar (A) for clarinet (2018)
Inverso Sangue (I): Âmbar (B) for soprano saxophone (2018)
Inverso Sangue (II): Granito (A) for clarinet, violin and cello (2017)
Inverso Sangue (III): Cinábrio for violin, viola and cello (2017)
Sangue Inverso (I - II - III) - Inverso Sangue (I - II - III) for chamber ensemble (2017)
Inverso Sangue (II): Granito (B) for saxophone, violin and cello (2017)
Sangue Inverso (III): Obsidiana (A) for flute, clarinet and piano (2016)
Sangue Inverso (III): Obsidiana (B) for flute, saxophone and piano (2016)
A Anamnese das Constantes Ocultas for ensemble and electronics (2016)
Sangue Inverso (II): Ametista (A) for flute and piano (2015)
Sangue Inverso (II): Ametista (B) for recorder and piano (2015)
Sangue Inverso (I): Magnetite for piano (2015)
Sangue Inverso (VI): Olho de Tigre for violin, viola, cello and piano (2015)
Síntese I For 14 players with conductor (2003)
Lysozyme Synthesis for piano (2003)

Solo Instrument


Monólito.ébano. for piano (2019)
Inverso Sangue (I): Âmbar (A) for clarinet (2018)
Inverso Sangue (I): Âmbar (B) for soprano saxophone (2018)
Sangue Inverso (I): Magnetite for piano (2015)
Lysozyme Synthesis for piano (2003)

Soloist (Instrument or Voice) and Real Time Electronics


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

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)

Ensemble (10 - 19 instruments)


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

Music Theater


Bartolomeu, O Voador Musical theatre for children's choir, narrator, pierrot quintet and electronics (2018)

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


Omniscience Is a Collective - Part IV for vibraphone, cymbal (20’’), triangle and condenser cardiod microphone (2018)
Fluxus, Vortex - Schubkraft for guitar quartet (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 electronics (2004)

Percussion Ensemble


Calmodulin Synthesis for 5 spatialized percussionists (2002)
Sangue Inverso (III): Obsidiana (A) for flute, clarinet and piano (2016)
A Anamnese das Constantes Ocultas for ensemble and electronics (2016)
Aera Excipere for 12 flutes (2018)
Bartolomeu, O Voador Musical theatre for children's choir, narrator, pierrot quintet and electronics (2018)
Calmodulin Synthesis for 5 spatialized percussionists (2002)
Density Study Robots Orchestra (2005)
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 (I): Âmbar (A) for clarinet (2018)
Inverso Sangue (I): Âmbar (B) for soprano saxophone (2018)
Inverso Sangue (II): Granito (A) for clarinet, violin and cello (2017)
Inverso Sangue (II): Granito (B) for saxophone, violin and cello (2017)
Inverso Sangue (III): Cinábrio for violin, viola and cello (2017)
Inverso Sangue (VI): Xisto (A) for flute and clarinet (2020)
Inverso Sangue (VI): Xisto (B) for flute and saxophone (2020)
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 guitar quartet (2023)
Magistri Mei: Beethoven - Raum 3 miniatures for french horn, Bb trumpet and trombone (2020)
Monólito.ébano. for piano (2019)
Nœud.navire. for cello and double bass (2020)
Omniscience Is a Collective - Part IV for vibraphone, cymbal (20’’), triangle and condenser cardiod microphone (2018)
Reificação Espectral I for steel drums and electronics (2004)
Sândalo.prata. for flute and guitar (2018)
Sangue Inverso (I - II - III) - Inverso Sangue (I - II - III) for chamber ensemble (2017)
Sangue Inverso (I): Magnetite for piano (2015)
Sangue Inverso (II): Ametista (A) for flute and piano (2015)
Sangue Inverso (II): Ametista (B) for recorder and piano (2015)
Sangue Inverso (III): Obsidiana (B) for flute, saxophone and piano (2016)
Sangue Inverso (IV): Quartzo (A) for flute, clarinet, violin and piano (2020)
Sangue Inverso (IV): Quartzo (B) for flute, saxophone, violin and piano (2020)
Sangue Inverso (V): Rosa do Deserto (A) for flute, clarinet, piano , violin and cello (2022)
Sangue Inverso (VI): Olho de Tigre for violin, viola, cello and piano (2015)
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)