Short Cuts (f) Luís Tinoco

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8 mins

Small Ensemble Quartet

2 Vibraphone, 2 Marimba

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percussion quartet

Programme note

Short Cuts was commissioned by the Apollo Saxophone Quartet in 2003/4 and was originally scored for two sopranos, one tenor and one baritone.

This new version, however, asks for a different scoring of two vibraphones and two marimbas.

The work’s main purpose is to play with two possible meanings for "short cuts". That is, both with the idea of sharp and cutting musical gestures and the idea of taking a different, shorter, path to reach a specific destination. But, most of all, it was written thinking of the wonderful sonority and the rare qualities of the ASQ, to whom the work was dedicated.

The work also exists in 5 other versions:

Saxophone quartet

Saxophone quartet, piano and percussion

Wind and percussion chamber ensemble

Clarinet quartet and percussionist


  • 10 Nov 2018 | 7:30pm |

    Conservatorio de Música Jesús Guridi, Plaza de la Constitución 9, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Portugal


    Drumming percussion ensemble - Pedro Gois, Daniel Araujo, Jorge Pereira, Miquel Bernat


  • 12 May 2018 |

    festival "Mostra Sonora" in Sueca (Valencia, Spain)


    Drumming Percussion Group

  • 22 May 2016 | 5:00pm |

    Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon


    Metropolitana Percussion Group (with Marco Fernandes, Andreo Rico and the Metropolitana students)

  • 14 May 2016 | Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal | Quarteto de Percussões da Metropolitana, dir. Marco Fernandes
  • 19 Mar 2013 | 9:30pm |

    Casa da Música, Porto


    Pulsat Percussion Group (André Dias, Nuno Simões, Pedro Góis, Renato Peneda)

  • 11 May 2010 | 7:30pm |

    Casa da Musica, Porto


    Perkool Quartet