Palíndromo (2013) – for berimbau trio - (5:00)




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Program Notes: 


Over the summer of 2013 I was experimenting with ideas for solo berimbau, planning ahead for the trio that I had agreed to write for Projeto Arcomusical later that fall. One of these solo ideas became the main theme of the trio, and I used the piano to expand and define the harmonic landscape for the piece. The main theme served as the basis for an expanded model of call and response. Through the technique of hocket I created an upper line using the smaller wires of all three instruments together that fits neatly inside the main theme below. After the main theme and upper voice are presented fully, the collection of subsequent sections of the work creates a set of variations (rhythmic and otherwise) upon this theme and countermelody.


Palíndromo is released on the album MeiaMeia: New Music for Berimbau from Innova Recordings. Score and album are both available for purchase at