"I could not think of thee as piecèd rot" 2014


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The Work

This work brings together two poems: one by Fernando Pessoa and other by James Joyce.
"I could not think of thee as piecèd rot" is about the madness and the poetics of losing someone. A hallucination. The moment when no one can perceive the reality. It´s about death.´s not about death but about what remains in life.

The Composer

Nuno da Rocha studied Composition with Vasco Mendonça, Carlos Marecos, Luís Tinoco, Carlos Caires and António Pinho Vargas. He took masterclasses with composers such as Nigel Osborne, Louis Andriessen, Richard Ayres, Martijn Padding, Jan van de Putte, Micheal Smetanin and Helena Tulve. He was selected to take part in the ENOA Workshop "Composing for Voice" with Magnus Lindberg and Barbara Hannigan. In September 2014 his orchestral work "I could not think of thee as piecèd rot" for Soprano and Orchestra was performed by the Gulbenkian Orchestra and the soprano Inês Simões conducted by Magnus Lindberg. Nuno da Rocha is one of the nominated composers for the TOTEM (Théâtre Opéra Texte et Écriture musicale) 2017-18 at the Festival d’Avignon in France.