Batista Jr is a Brazilian clarinetist and PhD student in Music (Performance Studies) at the University of Aveiro - Portugal. He is a licensed professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), the same institution in which he completed his master's degree in Interpretive Practices and his bachelor's degree in Music/Clarinet. In Brazil, he develops activities related to chamber music and contemporary music, working with the Abstrai Ensemble - a group dedicated to contemporary music, combining the use of traditional instruments with new technologies, ("Experiences" CD launched in 2018) - and Trio Paineiras – a group dedicated to the research of repertoire and the fomentation of new works for violin, clarinet and piano in Brazilian music "Trio Paineiras Interpreter of Today Composers" CD, released in 2017. Between 2002 and 2012, he was a clarinetist and bass clarinetist at the Symphonic Orchestra of the Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, as well as a guest musician in several orchestras in Rio de Janeiro and Brazil. His current research interests include clarinet and bass clarinet, composer-performer collaboration, chamber music performance and contemporary music.
Extended techniques in chamber music context: collaboration, experimentation and performance
In the area of Performance Studies, the research encompasses, through a multi-case study, the extended techniques in chamber music context, the collaboration between composer and performer and the experimentation in music. The first case study "Trio Paineiras Interprets Today's Composers", analyzes the project for its composition, collaboration and performance and recording, carried out in Brazil by five resident composers from Rio de Janeiro and Trio Paineiras, completed in 2017. The second case study focuses in the composer-performer collaboration and covers the use of extended techniques in chamber music in the clarinet, marimba and piano formation, thus analyzing the composition and collaboration process initiated during the PhD. The third case study analyzes the processes of experimentation in the performance and composition of the artistic products addressed in the research, with emphasis on the experimentation in music as a methodology for the artistic research. The research and the multi-case study are also linked to the Laboratory of Experimentation in Music of the University of Aveiro (XperimusLab), coordinated by Professor Helena Marinho, who is the advisor of this research, with the co-advisor Alfonso Benetti.