[p]ers[on]a mis[ce]llanea

New CD coming out with Odradek Records.


[p]ers[on]a mis[ce]llanea


Works by Manuel M. Ponce

Release date: 30 October

Artistic Residency at Fabrica de Criatividade

Artistic Residency from 15th October to 2nd November 2020 in Fabrica de Criativide in Castelo Branco (Portugal) with Festival DME & Lisboa Incomum as part of Artistic Research from Lund University (Sweden).

Académie annuelle Le Cerisier - Projet Bloom

BCA will be in residence in July 2020 at La tour de guet to work again in the free improvisation duo with artist Tânia Geiroto Marcelino and premiere works by Jean-Marc Chouvel, Colin Roche and himself.

PhD Artistic Research at Lund University (Sweden)

PhD Artistic Research

BCA will start an Artistic Research Doctoral Program (2020-2024) at the Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts in Malmö, Sweden, based on the "Plastic Extension of Music" (Porto, 2015), to make further experimentation on how to "perform" music in different formats.

Improvisation Performance with Haarvöl

New video

Improvisation performance with Haarvöl at Maus Hábitos. [September 2018 - Porto, Portugal]

New video of Nasiye by Michael Finnissy

New video

Nasiye (2002) by Michael Finnissy performed by Bertrand Chavarria-Aldrete

kokoro (2020)

New installation

Images from kokoro installation of 3 photographies and 4 paintings.

pômrô (2020)

New recording

Premiere recording of pômrô 

poem for voice, guitar, stones, sirimcho and electronics, composed and played by Bertrand Chavarria-Aldrete.

Improvisation performance

New video

Improvisation performance on a sirimcho with Tânia Geiroto Marcelino & BCA [February 13th 2020 - Lisbon, Portugal]

kokoro - solo exhibition in Valladolid, Spain.

kokoro (installation)


At Centro Cívico Canal de Castilla (Paseo Jardín Botánico, nº4) 

from 2.03 until 16.03

Residence at Lisboa Incomum // 11-16 February

- 11.02 | 18:30 ESML (Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa)
Conferência (Lecture) “Bússola rota” - A composição é para perder-se

- 12.02 | 18:30 | FBAUL (Faculdade de Belas-Artes)
Conferência (Lecture) "Pulsações dilatadas” - Uma extensão da música nas artes plásticas

- 13.02 | 19h30 | Lisboa Incomum
Recital, works by Manuel M. Ponce, Francisco Tárrega, Salvatore Sciarrino, Jaime Reis, Pascale Criton (for guitar in 1/12th tuning) and the world premiere of pômrô by Bertrand Chavarria-Aldrete a poem for guitar, sirimcho, voice and electronics, followed by a performance with artist Tânia Geiroto Marcelino. 

- 14-16.02 | EMNSC - Escola de Música Nossa Senhora do Cabo, 

- 14.02 | 19h | EMNSC - Escola de Música Nossa Senhora do Cabo
Recital works by Manuel M. Ponce, Francisco Tárrega, Salvatore Sciarrino, Jaime Reis, Pascale Criton (for guitar in 1/12th tuning) and the world premiere of pômrô by Bertrand Chavarria-Aldrete a poem for guitar, sirimcho, voice and electronics.

Concert The Spheres (Pescara, Italy)

16 December at 19h - The spheres, Pescara-Montesilvano, Italy

Playing works of Manuel M. Ponce, Francisco Tárrega, Salvatore Sciarrino, Johannn Sebastian Bach, Edgar Cortés and Nikita Koshkin,

New work (installation with 2 paintings, 2 sculptures and sound)

New work (Wall extension - 120x170x35 cm)

New work (3 paintings 65x50 cm)

[a linguagem é um atrito]

(trans: language is an attrition)


Solo exhibition at Galeria Rua do Sol in Porto, Portugal from 31st October until the 9th November. Paintings, drawings and sculpture works by Bertrand Chavarria-Aldrete.

Video of the live performance of (de)cor(o) in Amares, Portugal during the Festival Encontrarte with the residents of the CAO-Valoriza (special needs residence).

BCA will be playing Spazio elastico by Olga Neuwirth and Les Cris des lumières by Clemens Gadenstätter with Ensemble Linea (Strasbourg, France) at Festival Musica the 30th September 2019.

BCA will be playing Scar by Rebecca Saunders with Remix ensemble (Porto, Portugal) in Casa da Música the 17th September 2019.

(de)cor(o) - A new mixed electroacoustic work by Bertrand Chavarria-Aldrete to be premiered during an artistic residency at the Festival Encontrarte in Amares, Portugal in the month of July 2019.

New photos: The Vida muerta (coreografía de los objetos) collection and some other photos.

Esta es la tierra que nos han dado, it's the plastic extension of Sonata Mexicana by Mexican composer Manuel M. Ponce.

Solo photography exhibition by Bertrand Chavarria-Aldrete from the 15th until the 30th April 2019 in Centro Cívico Las delicias in Valladolid, Spain. 

Hear and see the live video recording of the string quartet douleur exquise by Bertrand Chavarria-Aldrete played by Quatuor Molinari in Montréal, Canada.

Second prize at 7e Concours International de Composition Quatuor Molinari.

Bertrand Chavarria-Aldrete won the second prize at the 7e Concours International de Composition Quatuor Molinari with his string quartet douleur exquise in Montréal, Canada.

World Premiere of douleur exquise by Quatuor Molinari (Montréal, Canada)

World Premiere of the string quartet douleur exquise by Quatuor Molinari.


Concert des lauréats du 7e Concours International de Composition Quatuor Molinari.

works by Beebe, Oh, Peistikos and Chavarria-Aldrete.

1 February 2019 at 19h30

Salle de concert du Conservatoire

4750, avenue Henri-Julien 

Montréal, QC H2T 2C8 Canada

(Photo: Visual device made by BCA to explain douleur exquise and a parallel universe theory applied to the creation of the quartet)

"Dialogue sur le Plateau" with Quatuor Molinari (Montréal, Canada)

7e Concours International de Composition Quatuor Molinari.

Extraits and discussion of the string quartet douleur exquise by Bertrand Chavarria-Aldrete.

29 January 2019 at 19h30

Maison de la culture Plateau Mont-Royal (Montréal, Canada).

(Photo: Visual device made by BCA to explain douleur exquise and a parallel universe theory applied to the creation of the quartet)

Recitals in Spain and Russia in November

3 November - Museo de Bellas Artes in Vitoria (Spain)

14 November - Kungur (Russia)

15 November - Concert and Masterclass in Perm, Sound 59 Festival (Russia)

Playing works of Zuriñe F. Gerenabarrena, Álvaro Carlevaro, Ramon Lazkano, Gabriel Erkoreka, Teresa Catalán, Mikel Urquiza, Iñaki Estrada. And the World Premiere of "Color" by Carlos Fontcuberta.

Concert with electronic music collective Haarvöl

8th September 2018 at 22h : Concert at Maus-Hábitos in Porto with Haarvöl at the Noite Crónica consort series.

capricci - new photo collection

New photo collection by Bertrand Chavarria-Aldrete

Collaboration for a new piece "Brumal" with electronic music collective Haarvöl

New electronic music piece collaboration with a 12 string guitar and sirincho for the new album "Peripherad Debris" at Moving Furniture Records. 

Preorder available at https://movingfurniturerecords.bandcamp.com/album/peripherad-debris

"douleur exquise" in final at Molinari String Quartet Composition Competition

The string quartet "douleur exquise" by Bertrand Chavarria-Aldrete it's on the final of the 7th International Composition Competition for string quartet.


The final will take place the 1st February 2019 in Montréal, Canada in a concert held by Quatuor Molinari.

An extract of the score douleur exquise.

More info on the competition results.

New photo at the "elásticas" collection

"kleinigheig" new photo on the "elásticas" photo collection and new French text explaining the work.

Recital and Workshop in Festival DME (Lisbon)

Bertrand Chavarria-Aldrete will be playing and giving a lecture in Lisbon the 19th and 20th May 2018 at Festival DME (Dias de Música Electroacústica). The recital will feature music by: Rita TorresJaime Reis, Vincent Airault, and Joan Riera Robuste. More information here.


Linea Academy for Contemporary Music

Bertrand Chavarria-Aldrete will be teaching at the Linea Academy for contemporary music from the 27th August to the 2nd September 2018 in Strasbourg, France. More information HERE.


Description and photos of "Coyote", plastic extension of "Pièce pour guitare seule" of french composer Elisabeth Angot by Bertrand Chavarria-Aldrete

New photos

New photos posted.

La nef des fous

Description and photos from the musical tableau vivant "La nef de fous" by Bertrand Chavarria-Aldrete

World premiere of "La nef des fous"

29th September 2017 - World Premiere of the Theatre Piece/Tableau Vivant "La nef des fous" by Bertrand Chavarria-Aldrete at Teatro Rivoli in Porto, Portugal.

VIPA Academy with SMASH

3-8 of July 2017 - 8 World premieres with SMASH ensemble soloists: Richard Craig, flute, Carola Schluter, soprano and Eric-Maria Couturier, cello. Link to the VIPA Academy.

Concert in Centro Portugues de Fotografía (Porto)

25/6/17 - Quatro reflexõ(e)s
Cuatro reflexiones en que espejismos (fata morgana) sonoros se reflejan hacia el oído por el tratamiento histórico de la música. Music by Haendel, Ohana, Dowland, Angot, Henze, Hortigüela/Cabezón and Reis.

Interview at Neuguitars

Interview by Andrea Aguzzi to Bertrand Chavarria-Aldrete at Neuguitars. Link to interview

Review of carpere fide(s)

Review at Neuguitars of the recording carpere fide(s). Link to review

Review of Bypass 2.1

Review at Neuguitars of the recording Bypass 2.1 by Bertrand Chavarria-Aldrete. LInk to review

Concert with ensemble Linea

Marteau sans Maître by Pierre Boulez with ensemble Linea at Fondation Royaumont from 1-8 April 2017.

Review of carpere fide(s)

Review at Anaclase of the recording carpere fide(s). Link to review

Photo exhibition "elásticas" in Valladolid, Spain

Solo photo exhibition at Centro J.L. Mosquera in Valladolid from 1-14 February 2017. More information about elásticas.

Concert at vaisseau vert (Paris)

29/1/2017 Solo guitar concert at "vaisseau vert" with works by Barrios, Ponce, Haendel, Ohana, Tárrega, Sciarrino, Dowland and Angot.

a supressão da (in)utilidade

Publication of the book a supressão da (in)utilidade in Porto at the FBAUP the 28th January 2017.
[Publication/Edition - 52 pages]

A [de]con[struction] of the poem Des livres inutlies by Sebastian Brant (1458-1521) in the Das Narren schyff (The ship of fools) [1494] translated from german by Madeleine Horst in 1977. More information about the book.


...pas digun ne vedeva sa cara (uma vontade de foder)

Exhibition at Porto with ...pas digun ne vedeva sa cara (uma vontade de foder) from 22-27 January 2017 at FBAUP. More information about the piece.

Carpere fide(s) - New solo recording

November 2016 - carpere fide(s) vol.1 - Spanish contemporary music for guitar. by Bertrand Chavarria-Aldrete at Odradek Records. Music by Erkoreka, Hortigüela/Cabezón, Urquiza, Mendoza, Riera and Lazkano. Link to recording

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