INTERESTS & PROJECTS    


I am a composer, sound artist and performer working primarily in jazz music, improvisation and multimedia.

In 2013, I obtained a Masters degree in Composition and Music Theory, where I conducted research on the relations between music and painting, and their compositional processes. I also have a graduation in Music - Jazz (Performance in Saxophone), concluded in 2011.

I had the opportunity to perform, integrated in (and in collaboration with) different groups,  as further explained in the full c.v.

As a composer, I've been working towards developping a regular collaborative basis with artists from other performance and creative areas. My music draws on a wide range of influences from Jazz and Contemporary Music to Electronic Music. I have a particular interest in the music of Vincent Herring, Will Vinson, João Guimarães, Soweto Kinch, Steve Lehman, Dorian Concept and Slow Magic among others. I also take many influences from the field of abstract painting  (Kandinsky and Vieira da Silva) and philosophical writing (Albert Camus and Roland Barthes).

My writings reflect my approach to creative practice within a wider understanding of contemporary culture and emerging technologies.

I built a schematic interests pool, in order to clarify the way I see myself thinking and acting both in the professional and the personal world I chose.

Main Interests:

 

[Arts]>[Music]&[Visual Arts]>[Performance]&[Composition]

^[Programming]>[Max/Msp]&[Processing]&[Google Apps]

^[Writing/Critics]> [Exploratory studies]&[reviews]

^^[Strategy]>[Integrated Creativity]&[Sistemic]

^^[Objectiv]>[Academic]&[Familiar]

^^^[Preference]>[Symmetry]

^^^[Intuition]>[18]

 

 

Projects:

 

            Research:


Serialismo Triádico (Triadic Serialism) – 2011


Escalas Simétricas: Estudo exploratório (Symetric Scales: Exploratory study) - 2011 to 2012.


< | > - Estudo sobre as relações entre Música e Pintura e processos composicionais.
[< | > A study about the relations between Music and Painting and composition processes].

Master in Composition and Music Theory (ESMAE-IPP).
- 2012 to 2013

 

Audio time travel (C.N.P.) - 2010 and 2014

 

< > | detachment, projection and imaginary (D.P.I.) - 2014 in progress

 

            Work projects (developed and ongoing):

 

- Duo Igor Domingos & Omar Hamido - 2005-2008

[violin; guitar; piano; alto and soprano sax]

- Tuítao - 2005-2008

            Never was admittedly a band, more a group of musicians who loved playing, all studying at the Music Conservatory. The repertoire                    focused on standards. Corresponds to a stage where I begun to explore improvisation.

[Igor Domingos: violin and piano, Omar Hamido alto and soprano sax; Sara Gabriel: voice; Gerson Coelho: piano; Carlos Gabriel: electr.bass]

- Sax Paint (2010)

            Superior School of Arts and Design - Caldas da Rainha (Portugal). During the months of May and June 2010 I developed, in collaboration             with an artist, a project of exploration and articulated artistic improvisation between two forms of expression - musical and pictorial. 

- Sintaxe musical (v1 and v2) (2010; 2012)

- Escalas Simétricas: Estudo exploratório (Symetric Scales: Exploratory study) (2011-2012)

- Serialismo Triádico (Triadic Serialism) (2011- in progress)

- Escaleno (2011-2012)

[Omar Hamido: alto sax; João Grilo: piano; Tomás Marques: counterbass; Pedro Alves: drums]

- Duo Omar Hamido & Pedro Alves (2013)

[sax; drums]

- Duo Paula Rocha & Omar Hamido (2013-2014)

[keyboard; alto sax]

- Paula Rocha Quartet (2014)

[Paula Rocha: keyboard; Omar Hamido: altosax; Luís Fialho: guitar; Michel Mounier: drums]