"Carlotta Ferrari, Luis Serrapio and Gerson Bastista, winners of the ISCM- International Society for Contemporary Music / Musika Bulegoa Choral Composition Competition 2022"

"The sailor is, according to the author, “a metaphorical description of life and the passage of time in a globalized world.” The jury has highlighted its “originality in the use of voice and its effectiveness in shaping sound environments”."

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My new piece "palavras flutuadas" ("floated words"), composed for the Flute Orquestra of the University of Aveiro, will have its premiere on the 20th of July in the Azores, and it will be part of the new FLUTUA concert series, which includes only new repertoire written for the purpose, by me and a fantastic group of colleagues.

The image is composed of the 2 first pages of the piece superimposed.




My newest piece, "CONNECTING DOTS", commissioned by the Hangzhou Contemporary Music Festival, will be premiered on October 24, by the Shanghai New Music Ensemble, during the Hangzhou Contemporary Music Festival 2022.

CONNECTING DOTS | Gerson Batista
for the Shanghai New Music Ensemble

🎼 Image of an excerpt of the "insert nº3"


My most recent work "Risky Tale!"[2022] is one of the three finalist of the "Grazia Deledda" International Music Composition Competition, in Italy, along with "La notte, un sonetto d'autunno" by Marco Lizzeri and "Quasi (parole) di Grazia" by Emanuele Piras.

The final concert and the awards ceremony will take place during the month of October, at the auditorium of the Scuola Civica di Musica Antonietta Chironi of the Municipality of Nuoro.

🔴"Risky Tale!" was written in my "free time" between bureaucracy, commissions and rehearsals of the last few months, so it was a "risky tale" in all its core, but it ended up having the happiest possible ending.

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It is with great joy that we announce that "O GRANDE SOUSINI" will be premiered on the 27th of May at Fábrica das Ideias in Gafanha da Nazaré.

Sousini is a composer and pianist, tired and fed up with writing, that hides a secret in a box that could change the world. Simultaneously, he is constantly pursued and approached by his shadow, which has come to life and speaks to him from behind a mirror.
Everyone admires the Great Sousini, yet he thinks he is a hoax.
Sousini just wants to "stop and be happy somewhere far from the limelight... Love and a cabin!" But his shadow has different plans!

O GRANDE SOUSINI | Conception, music and texts by Gerson Batista
Interpretation by Tiago Matos and Gerson Batista

*Project supported by the GEPAC Portuguese Ministry of Culture and 23 milhas.

Another very challenging work is COMPLETE!
Arpejo Editora assigned me with the task of writing 10 pieces for 5 different degrees of voice difficulty (low and high register) plus piano accompaniment.
This fantastic pedagogical project by Arpejo Editora takes 90 new pieces, by 9 Portuguese composers, to all music education schools in the country!

The music scores just arrived, and I took the opportunity to dust off the piano.

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