A versatile composer, Diogo Carvalho works with art, electroacoustic, popular, Brazilian, and jazz music. His compositions are frequently related to non-musical ideas that generate or inspire creation in several styles.

As the 2018-19 Harn Museum of Art Composer-in-Residence, Carvalho integrates dance, poetry, and music inspired by the museum's collection and architecture (more info here). 

 

Using a language that communicates with diverse audiences, Carvalho’s pieces have been heard internationally, from Brazil to Russia. He serves the international composers community as the Director of the Composers Forum at the Vienna Summer Music Festival and the Artistic Director for the São Paulo Contemporary Composers Festival.

 

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2019

Fabric [chamber ensemble - 9'] +

 

Ink Stone­ [art song cycle for voice, double bass, and piccolo/bass flute - 20'] +

 

Lazy Lizard [microtonal jazz standard - 5'] +

 

Garden Soundscape [quartet for flute, bass clarinet, violin, and cello - 12'] +

 

2018

Afrosamba [chamber ensemble - 11'] +

 

Beet Bait Bet Bat!­ [choir - 8'] +

 

Juxtaposed Colors [quartet for flute, clarinet, violin, and cello - 7'] +

2017

Space Duo [clarinet duo - 6'] +

 

Collage [string quartet - 8'] +

 

Reveal [tape and alto saxophone - 8'] +

 

Echo Chamber [interactive piece for mixed ensemble - 10'-60'] +

2016

Interleaving [percussion ensemble - 11'] +

 

Minuet & Candomblé [flute, horn, violin, and cello - 11'] +

Reveal [tape and guitar]

 

Excursion [concert band]

 

 

2015

Detour [fixed media]

 

Clarinetism [solo clarinet]

 

2014

Cave of the Harmonic Beats [fixed media]

 

Wind Waltz [quartet for trumpet, piano, guitar, and violin]

 

2013

Kitsune [guitar and violin]

 

 

2012

Meditation (Afrosamba) [quartet for flugel horn, piano, guitar, and violin]

 

 

2011

Concert for guitar and orchestra

 

 

2010

Mother-in-Law Suite, Janeiro Escuro [duo guitar and violin]

 

 

2009

Calavento, Ponte das Cordas [guitar and violin]

 

 

2008

Window of the Sun [guitar and violin]

 

 

2007

No Meio da Estrada [clarinet, percussion, and guitar]

 

Concrete Garden [percussion, guitar, and violin]

 

2006

Songs (12) for the album O Show do Planeta

 

2005

Rascunho para o Silêncio [solo viola caipira]

 

Alguém [song]

 

 

2004

Valsa pro Garoto [solo guitar]

Cataclisma [guitar and violin]

 

 

2003

Bons Sonhos [guitar trio]

 

Delírio [alto sax + guitar]

 

2002

Belo Caminhar [guitar trio]

 

Breve Fantasia [solo guitar]

 

Bicheiro [jazz standard]

 

2001

Melodiosa [saxophone quartet + percussion]