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DUO RESIDENCIES featuring CHORO TRIBUTES
• INTERVIEWS & BROADCASTS
• Solo Concert:
Jazz Forum at Home
Richard in a live-streamed concert presented by Jazz Forum.
• "MEET THE ARTIST"
Richard Boukas with Frances Wilson, UK
Boukas discusses in this print interview his musical beginnings and forty-plus years of life's work in Brazilian music.
Nelson Faria & Richard Boukas
Nelson and I discussed (in Portuguese) our Duo track "Mexedinho" on his YouTube show "Listen with Me".
See video on the right or click Ouça Comigo above. Scroll to 52:34
• NEW COMPOSITIONS
• "Cantos do Nordeste"
Featuring the rich and diverse genres from Brazil's Northeast.
The work consists of eighteen movements, the largest of the seven suites composed for the Duo.
• "Three Choros for Bass Clarinet and Guitar"
Adaptations of choros originally scored for larger ensembles.
DIÁLOGOS DUO's complete original repertoire: seven suites, 67 movements.
NEXT SUITE: "Sambistas Imortais"
Tributes to Samba composer legends 1920 to the present.
Sopros de PE
Sopros de PE is the premiere clarinet quartet in Northeast Brazil. I met them last year at ClarinetFest, the annual convention of the International Clarinet Association. Shortly after ClarinetFest, I composed an extended work for Sopros de PE, Embolada.
The next piece for the quartet will be "Maestro Duda", an adaptation of a frevo that is part of the new Diálogos Duo suite "Cantos de Nordeste".
Victor Chávez Duo
Select Diálogos Duo works will be adapted for clarinetist Victor Chávez and pianist Eunsuk Jung. This will involve a rewrite of the guitar part for piano. Both Victor and Eunsuk are faculty at Univ. TN/Knoxville.