The Corwin Chair and CREATE present saxophonist Henrique Portovedo

Event Date: 

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 7:00pm

Event Date Details: 

Event Location: 

  • Karl Geiringer Hall (UCSB)

Event Price: 

Free

Event Contact: 

Adriane Hill
Marketing and Communications Manager
UC Santa Barbara Department of Music
(805) 893-3230
Henrique Portovedo, saxophone
 
The Corwin Chair and CREATE present saxophonist Henrique Portovedo on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 7 p.m. in Karl Geiringer Hall. This concert features works that have been recorded for a new album at Studio Varèse, during Portovedo's residency at UCSB. It will also feature works for HASGS augmented saxophone composed by USCB composition students. 
 
Program: 
Une Autre Nuit, N. Jacquot
Collapsed, P. Jodlowsky 
Approximating PI, C. Barlow
Somnambulicq, A. Khubeev
Pieces by UCSB composition students
 
About the program:
The phenomenon of interaction between instrumental and electroacoustic sounds has become a fundamental point of interest of contemporary music. In the 21st century, artists may become more concerned with finding ways to allow us to sense the invisible. The rationality of the senses may shift, and new perceptual modes may be uncovered. As science develops greater sensitivity to life processes and art acquires new means of realization, artists may work more directly with forces and fields rather than simply representing them and engage more directly in their implementation rather than with their implication. This concert features works that have been recorded for a new album at Studio Varèse, during Portovedo's residency at UCSB. It will also feature works for HASGS augmented saxophone composed by USCB composition students. 
 
Bio:
Henrique Portovedo found his place in contemporary music by working with composers such as R. Barret, P. Ferreira Lopes, P. Ablinger, P. Niblock, M. Edwards, among others. Portovedo has more than 40 works for saxophone dedicated to him. As a soloist, he has played with L’Orchestre d’Harmonie de la Garde Republican, Trinity College of Music Wind Orchestra, Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble, and more. He was Artistic Director of Aveiro SaxFest, and he recorded for several labels including Naxos and Universal. Portovedo has been researcher at CITAR - Portuguese Catholic University, artist in residency at ZKM, visiting researcher at Edinburgh University, and visiting researcher at  UC Santa Barbara supported by The Fulbright Foundation. Henrique is a member of the European Saxophone Comité, Tenor Sax Collective, President of the Portuguese Saxophone Association and was artistic director of the European Saxophone Congress 2017. Henrique gave concerts and masterclasses at some of the most prestigious festivals and conservatoires such as Real Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Madrid, Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles, Conservatori Superior de Música de les Illes Balears, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, Hochschule fur Musik Karlsruhe, and more.
 
 
 
Saxophonist Henrique Portovedo