Selected works (1993-2017, videos and recordings)

La niña helada

(full version, 19 scenes for five soloist voices, ensemble and electroacoustic sounds)

Compañía HELADA:

Mezzosoprano: Ximena Biondo
Sopranos: Lucia Lalanne, Ana Lignelli, Micaela y María Sol Sánchez Polverini
Baritone: Juan Peltzer

Flute: Sergio Catalán
Guitare: Gabriel Evaraldo
Harp: Gabriela González Czerednikow
Horn: César Leiva
Chelo: Fabio Loverso
Contrabass: Manuel Volpe
Percussion: Arauco Yepes, Luciano Contartese

Stage, scenography and dress design, light design: Alejandro Cervera
Conductor: Ezequiel Menalled
Vocal couch: Diego Ruíz
Stage assistant: Paz Corinaldesi
Stage assistant voluntiers (NSAM): Luna Barneix , María Belén Loiza
Photographer: Alejandro Held
Video Registration: Sebastián Durán, David Cardona
Camarographer invited: Painé Barrientos
Graphic design: Sebastián Wenger
Libreto: Mariano Saba
Music, artistic direction, production: Patricia Martínez


Propio amor

2016, Interdisciplinary performance / Performing cartography for female voice/performer, video, lights, chalk and electroacoustic sounds.

Performer: Nati Iñon

Work that was part of Abrasadas, conceived and created by Nati Iñon for OSDE Foundation, and the Cycle: Music in dialogue with other arts, curated by Marcelo Delgado.


La niña helada  I  The frozen little girl   I  Das vereiste Mädchen 

2016, Chamber opera for five voices, ensemble, video and electroacoustic sounds. Scenes I-VIII

Patricia Martínez, music; Mariano Saba, libretto.

Selected at The International Music Theatre Competition Darmstadt
Premiere: July 30, 2016, Staatstheater Darmstadt
48 Ferienkurse für Neue Musik - Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt (IMD), 2016

Singers: Aki Hashimoto, Susan Lee, David Pichlmaier, Isabelle Rejall, Katja Stuber
Staatstheater Darmstadt Ensemble
Conductor: Johannes Harneit
Reggie: Dirk Schmeding, assistant: Sebastian Gühne
Customes: Christoph Ernst
Voices on electroacoustic sounds: Jason Federmeyer, Lola Mascia.
Dramaturgy and Production: Katharina Ortmann
Sound: Sebastian Franke
Pictures: Vincent Stefan
Camera, Video: Patricia Martínez

Jury: Chaya CzernowinThomas Schäfer, Will Humburg, Sergej Newski, Karsten Wiegand, Samir Odeh-Tamimi


BREVE SUEÑO / SHORT SLEEP -  REEL

Short sleep / Breve sueño

(2014/15, Interdisciplinary diptych: Beyond and The Sleepers)
Commissioned by The Experimentation Center of the Colón Theatre-CETC

Composition and general direction: Patricia Martinez; Choreography: Melanie Alfie; Production: Barbara Scotto; Performance and light design: Sergio Iriarte; Visual art: Mariela Yeregui; Visual art assistance: Paula Guersenzvaig; Sound: Gerardo Morel; Dancers: Maria Aguirregomezcorta, Luciana Brugal, Ivanna Ramonino; Tenor: Esteban Manzano, Facundo Echeverria; Sopranos: Lucia Lalanne, Nadia Szachniuk; Mezzo: Veronica Nostro; Trombone: Pablo Fenoglio;
Clarinets: Federico Landaburu; Cello: Carlos Nozzi; Bass: Carlos Vega; Percussion: Arauco Yepes; Conductor: Santiago Santero; Assistant conductorr: Diego Ruiz.

Texts from Testi orientali inediti dormiente di sopra I sette Ephesus (IV d.C) collection and translation of Ignacio Guidi (1884-1885);
Death Be Not Proud (1609) by John Donne.
Photo Michel Marcu; Cameras: Painé Barrientos, Marcos Franciosi / Valeria Martinelli, Patricia Martinez, Colon Theatre; 
Video editing and post-production: Patricia Martinez


Poliedro Buenos Aires

(2015, electroacoustic, for Poliedro Project)


Más allá / Beyond

( 2014, chamber orchestra: flute -dbl. alto/picc-, oboe, clarinet in Bb, Bass Clarinet Bb -dbl. cl-, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, piano, 2 violins, viola, cello, bass, 2 percussions; dance and video)

Prize Ibermúsicas/Iberescena

Music composition, video, texts: Patricia Martínez; Choreographer: Melanie Alfie; Custom design: Al Mendoza; Light design: Xóchitl González; Musical Conductor: José Luis Castillo

                             CEPROMUSIC / CEPRODAC Ensembles

"ENSAMBLE IBER DANZA Y MUSICA": GALA DE DANZA Y MUSICA CONTEMPORANEA PALACIO DE BELLAS ARTES | 9 DICIEMBRE, 2014


Holly

( 2014, for fl/bass fl, cl/bass cl, ob, bassoon, alto sax., tpt, tbn, perc, pno, vn, vla, vc, cb)

First performance: Usina del Arte, Compañía Oblicua Ensemble

Sergio Catalan, flutes
Ma. Eugenia Marsili, oboe
Javier Mariani, clarinets
Julieta Di Fede, basoon
Emiliano Barri, Martín Proscia, saxs
Javier Mas, trumpet
Axel Juárez, trombone
Diego Ruiz, piano
Gonzalo Perez, percussion
Pablo Boltshauser, guitarr
Elena Buchbinder, violin
Mariano Malamud, viola
Fabio Loverso, violoncello
Matías Cadoni, contrabass

Marcelo Delgado, conductor (October, Buenos Aires)

 

 


Inverosímil

(2013, multidisciplinary work for music, actors, video and puppets) 

Performes: Román Lamas, Mara Mantelli, Patricia Martínez
Scene, puppets: Román Lamas
Music composition, video: Patricia Martínez
Direction: Patricia Martínez and Román Lamas

Multidisciplinary work freely based on texts by Ramón Gómez de la Serna. ‘Inconceivable’ poses a number of playful scenes as poetic microcapsules, where the narrative guides a labyrinthine journey that leads to a complex of multiple transversalities of aesthetic languages. Live music and music deferred in other temporalities. Images, video windows that come into contact with Other realities. Puppets and scenic spaces that open unexpected places. Characters playing life. The healing of the body, bodies that heal themselves. Bodies that are soul: soulbody.

First Prize "Francisco Kröpfl" 2013 to the best electroacoustic work by SADAIC (Argentina Society of Music Composers and Authors)


tan feliz / so happy

(2013, countertenor, piano, violin, cello, flute, clarinet and percussion)

Firs performance: Encuentros Ensemble,
Martín Oro, countertenor. Alicia Terzian, conductor.


de repente / suddenly

(2012 , eight soloist voices)

Work selected at the First National Competition for Soloist Voices Composition, organized by Melos Publishers and Nonsense Ensemble.

Nonsense Ensamble Vocal de Solistas

Valeria Martinelli, conductor

First Performance: National Library, March 2013.


pull it


(2012, french horn, video and electroacoustic sounds)
 

to Delphine Gauthier-Guiche
Commissioned by conDIT

Pull it proposes a reflection on an extremely delicate subject: the way our most carnal humanity is immersed in the power of capitalism and the terrible sad event on 9/11.


Present / Presente

(2011, bass clarinet, accordion and electric guitar)

Performers: Matthias Badczong, Klarinetten; Christine Paté, Akkordeon; Seth Josel, E-Gitarre.

First Performance: 2011, CCRMA, Stanford University.

Berlín performance: June 5, 2012, BKA-Theater. 

This work was composed specially for the trio with Seth Josel (electric guitar), Christine Pate (accordion) and Matthias Badczong (bass clarinet). This piece is part of Confío/I trust, a cycle of works focused on different aspects of entailment between early and contemporary music, as a way to question, reaffirm, and spread out new music's potentialities.


 

volar / to fly

(2011, string quartet)

Performers: The Jack String Quartet (NY) /
Arditti String Quartet

First Performance: The Jack, CCRMA, Stanford University / Arditti String Quartet, UNQ.


Esa palidez/that pallor

(2010, three voices)

Performers: Nonsense Vocal Soloists Ensemble

First Performance: Prismas international Festival, Buenos Aires, 2010.

Recording: Contemporary Music Festival at the National Cervantes Theater, 2013.

Juan Francisco Ramírez, tenor
Martín Díaz, tenor
Javier Lezcano, baritone


los tiempos del alma / Soul’s times

(2009, flute and cello)

          Performers: COX duo (EEUU) Lisa Cella, flute / Franklin Cox, cello

First performance: CCRMA, Stanford University.

Performances: MATA Festival (New York, 2011); Bicentenary festival, National Argentina Radio, Buenos Aires, Arg, 2010; Kaparilo Contemporary Concerts, Rosario, Argentina, 2013; Latin American Chamber Music Festival by Quinteto Latino, California, United States, 2013.

This piece it is inscribed in Levinás's concept of humanism. It is about love and how it is necessary to understand and accept the soul's times in the sensing of our own identity.


un abismo encendido de miradas/
an abyss ignited with glances

 (2009, voice, violin, cello, percussion and flute)

2015 Casa de las Américas Composition Prize

Performers: Stanford New Ensemble.
Conductor: Martín Fraile.

Performances: Tsonami International Festival, 2009, BA; CCRMA, Stanford University.


The nature of things /
La naturaleza de las cosas

(2008 for trumpet, trombone, bass trombone, bass tube and percussion)
 

Performers: SFSounds Ensemble (United States)
First performance: CCRMA, 2008, Stanford University.


         El mundo caerá en éxtasis a tus pies  
The world will roll in ecstasy at your feet

(2008, to SurPlus Ensemble)

instrumentation
oboe
trombone
contrabass
percussion

This piece is based on the book "Seven Spiritual Laws of Success" by Deepak Chopra.

Performance: CCRMA, Stanford University.


 

El canto de los sueño

(2008, five Laptops)

 First Performance: Stanford Laptop Orchestra, CCRMA.


Tenue brillantez /  Tenuous Brilliance 

(flute, oboe, percussion, violin, cello, 2007)

Surplus Ensemble, Conductor: James Avery

This project allowed the use of the famous “In Nomine” (from the 16th Century) as a starting point for a work. I loved this proposition because I worked with early music in most of my music from more than fifteen years.
The connection with early music is related specially with my concept of “little deaths”. I believe that one of the more relevant characteristics on the early music is the particular way that this music “glorified” the moment of the cadences or endings. Cadences are a metaphor of the death. I call them “little deaths” when cadences are transitory (closure of a section or just a phrase). The strong connection of early music with the idea of the death as a “closure to open a new door” is something fascinating to me, because this little deaths are following surviving moments.This succession of "little deaths" in the music allows for an organic sense of temporality: life and death, night and day, opening and closing of the eyes.


 

Al trasluz del recuerdo

(2006, visual music)

 First performance: CCRMA-Stanford University, February 2006.


 

we-u.s. | they-them

(2006, visual music)

3-min short about spies, coded messages and the Dewey Decimal system.

By Patricia Martinez & S.E. Perez


Desde el silencio / From the silence

(2005/6, feature art film)

Duration: 50 minutes

Arsis Ensemble, Federico Gariglio conductor.


Primer Silencio

(for ensemble - from "Desde el silencio")
(2005, Bang on a Can Summer Institute Ensemble)

Conductor: Logan Young

Laura Barger, piano
Eric km Clark, violin
Frances Elliott, flute
Nathan Koci, French horn
Ross Lafleur, guitar
Colin MacDonald, saxophone
Jonathan Shapiro, percussion
Jody Redhage, cello
Sara Phillips, clarinet

Performance: MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, USA)
Ph © Bang on a Can


 

Smiling - Sonriendo - Lächeln.

(2005,  clarinet/bass cl; violin; clave; flute and video in real time)

Performed by Ensamble Musas. Flute: Natalia Carelli; Clarinet: Ivana Papini; Saxophone: Iliana Muzzio; Violin: Viviana Dupertuis; Violoncello: Patricia Hein; Piano: Alejandra Bontempi - Mariana Pretto; Percussion: María Misael Gauchat; Conductor: Jorge Diego Vázquez; Artistic Director: María Misael Gauchat; Assistent Conductor: Facundo Nicolás Llompart.


Improvisations with Seraphim Ensemble

 

2010, Gabriel Evaraldo, guitar; Horacio Fleitas, recorders, percussion; Patricia Martínez, voice, piano, laptop


Gotas caen

(2004, prepared piano and tape)

Performance: P. Martinez, MASS MoCA (USA); Elctroacoustic music Festival, Buenos Aires, 2005; Stanford University; In constant Flux, Santa Monica (2007); Nuevas Musicas por la memoria Festival, ECUNHi, 2013.


Zhéffiro Ensemble

 

(2000/06, Improvisation) 

 

Celeste Wiede, clarinets

Soledad Mascia, flutes

Gabriel Evaraldo / Wenchi Lazo, guitar and objects

Patricia Martínez, piano, electronics, objects

 


(AN)TRIEB -- (IM)PULSION

EXTRAITS -Dance work by Marilén Iglesias-Breuker
Music : Patricia Martinez (video1: from minute 6:16 until the end of the first video; video2: from 1:14-4:07), Oval Syste Misch, Luzmila Carpio.
Conseil Artistique : Luc Petton / Lumières : Sylvie Vautrin. Conseil Musical : Laurence Meisterlin.


Vértices

(2005, residency-commission by The Experimental Center of the Colón Theatre -  CETC)

Music: Patricia Martínez / choreography: Walter Cammertoni

Dancers: Lucio Baglivo, Noelia Leonzio, Pablo Castronovo, Mariana Tellechea, Gabriel Marino, Soledad Galoto, Juan Irigoyen, Eugenia
Schvartzman, Elina Rodríguez y Alina Ruiz.

ensamble Compañía Oblicua
Performers: Elena Buchbinder (violin), Fabio Loverso (violoncello), Luis Orias Diz (guitar), Daniel Serale (percussion), Sergio Catalán (flute and piccolo), Federico Landaburu (clarinet) y Mariano Nardini (alto and soprano sax).
director: Marcelo Delgado

scenography: Gastón Joubert; dress design: Martín Coronel; light design: Eli Sirlin


Quien me diese alas como de paloma

(2001, ensemble and electronics)
by Patricia Martínez

Commissioned by the Ciclo de música contemporánea
del Teatro Municipal General San Martín
, curated by Martín Bauer

Performers:
Conductor: Santiago Santero
Bass trombone: Enrique Scheneveli, violoncello: Martín Devoto,
piano: Manuel de Olaso, electric guitar: Hernán Vives, percussion:
Pablo La Porta, bass clarinet/clarinet: Guillermo Sanchez.


...se desprende y cae...

(1997, pour violoncelle et dispositif électronique)

Information sur la création
30 September 1997, Paris, Ircam, Espace de projection, Cursus de composition, par Antoine Ladrette.
Information sur le studio : Ircam, Cursus de composition et informatique musicale. 
RIM (réalisateur(s) en informatique musicale) : Richard Dudas (encadrement pédagogique) 
Dispositif électronique : temps réel

Note de programme
point de départ..................................................... le monde sonore hérité
dessein....................... l'emmener vers différentes limites de l'imaginable
excuse............................................................... manipuler la fantaisie
quelques mots........ temps........ secrets...... désirs....... convoitises..... folie
matériaux........restes d'une culture qui cohabitent et jouent dans un espace volé aux rêves
.................................................................................................. rien
tout...........................................................................................


Electroacoustic music:

Conciencia pura de invención                   Restos de nada                                             Espejos de tiempo I

(2013)                                                                                (1996)                                                                         (1994)                


Suite dedoafónica

(1994, piano)

Performer: Patricia Martínez


El alma al cuerpo 

(1993, piano and electroacoustic sounds)


Patricia Martinez, composer, performer.

Residence Prize at GMEB (Bourges, France, 1993)