Pulsat Percussion Group
Tuesday | 7:30 p.m
André Dias, Eduardo Cardinho, Nuno Simões, and Pedro Góis
invited Joana Valente half-soprano
Mátyás Wettl Nocturno, for 16 switches and lamps
Christopher Cerrone Goldbeater’s Skin, for percussion quartet and half-soprano
Daniel Martinho new work
Formed in 2012 by four young percussion talents, the Pulsat Percussion Group has excelled in interpreting a diverse repertoire ranging from John Cage or Steve Reich to the current music of Portuguese composers such as Luís Tinoco, Igor Silva, among many others. O Nocturno, by Hungarian composer Mátyás Wettl, is part of action as simple in everyday life as turning the light on and off, resulting in a piece that explores both the sound and the visual components. Acclaimed for his timeless explorations and multimedia collaborations, Christopher Cerrone was inspired by the American poet G. C. Waldrep to write a cycle of songs that seeks to balance forces as diverse as voice and percussion. The program also includes the world premiere of a work by Daniel Martinho, a young Portuguese composer who has projected his career internationally.