03-13 · MUSLAB – Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL




16 · Enlarge Your Sax – XI BIMESP – São Paulo, BRAZIL

13 · Conferencist – Atelier Contemporâneo – São Paulo, BRAZIL

10-12 · Enlarge Your Sax/MUSLAB – La Habana, CUBA

04-08 · Enlarge Your Sax – Festival Visiones Sonoras – Morelia, MEXICO

03 · Enlarge Your Sax – Instituto Mexicano de la Radio – México DF, MEXICO




24 · Artistic Residence at CMMAS with Horacio Vaggione – Morelia, MEXICO

23 · Enlarge Your Sax – UAM Xochimilco – México DF, MEXICO

22 · Master Class – UAM Xochimilco – México DF, MEXICO

1 - 16 · ABSTRAI ensemble – I Bienal de Ópera Atual (org. Mario Ferraro) – Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL




31 · ABSTRAI ensemble – I Bienal de Ópera Atual (org. Mario Ferraro) – Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL

18 · ABSTRAI ensemble – Cidade Olímpica – CMRMC – Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL

08 · ABSTRAI ensemble – Funarte Série Olímpica – Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL

03 - 13 · Ballet - Villa Lobos – OSTM – Maestro Tobias Volkmann – Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL




14 · Soloist – Orquestra de Sopros da UFRJ – Sala – Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL

08 · Conferencist – UNESP – São Paulo, BRAZIL

07 · Enlarge Your Sax – 12° CMMR 2016 – São Paulo, BRAZIL




12 · Orquestra Sinfônica Nacional – Maestro Tobias Volkmann – Niterói, BRAZIL




31 · Conjunto de Sax da UFRJ – Música no Palácio – Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL

16 · Soloist – Orquestra de Sopros da UFRJ – Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL

10 · ABSTRAI ensemble – Série Tendências – UFRJ – Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL

10 - 13 · Conferencist – SIMPOM – UNIRIO – Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL

06 - 07 · Orquestra Sinfônica Nacional UFF – Sala – Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL




24 · BFRJ/Nivaldo Ornellas – Sala – Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL




14 · ABSTRAI ensemble – Audio Rebel – Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL




Enlarge Your Sax

Sax & Electronics

ENLARGE YOUR SAX is an interactive performance with sax, electronics and digital images. All the pieces in this project are for solo sax (sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, bass) and electronics, and were premiered by Pedro Bittencourt.


 CD by Wergo, edition ZKM Electronic

 Premiere at ZKM - Karlsruhe, Germany





ABSTRAI ensemble

Contemporary Chamber Music

ABSTRAI ensemble is dedicated to contemporary chamber music with electronics, in collaboration with composers from Brazil and abroad. ABSTRAI ensemble realizes concerts and didactic activities, such as workshops, master classes and commented concerts. The repertoire of the group combines traditional acoustic instruments with the last digital technologies.


ABSTRAI ensemble was founded in 2005 in France by Pedro Bittencourt, who besides playing the saxophone is also the artistic director of the group. ABSTRAI ensemble has done concerts in Paris, Karlsruhe and Lisbon from 2005 to 2009. Since 2011 ABSTRAI ensemble is based in Rio de Janeiro, brazil, and has done concerts and workshops in many Festivals in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte and Londrina.


The main goal of ABSTRAI ensemble is stimulating the production and circulation of new musical works, developing collaborations with composers from all over the world and thus contributing to raise the audience for contemporary music in Brazil.








Waves By Poets

Chamber Music, Video, Poetry

The project "Waves by Poets" is an assemblage of chamber music, electronics, poetry and video. The theme of the poems is the sea. As transitions between the musical pieces of the evening they will be read out in the original version (French, German, Spanish and Portuguese) and sometimes accompanied by videos. A number of the videos form an essential element of the compositions, which will be interpreted by ABSTRAI ensemble. The compositions were especially produced for this project.


 Premiere at ZKM - Karlsruhe, Germany




Conjunto de Sax da UFRJ

Sax ensemble

Sax ensemble from the School of Music of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. From 2 to 12 saxes, the group has an eclectic repertoire with many new Brazilian pieces, and has already done many concerts in Brazil since 2009, such as the 5th International Sax Encounter of Tatui Conservatoire (São Paulo), Panorama da Música Contemporânea Brasileira (Rio de Janeiro), Preludio 21 concert series and Casa da Ciência (Rio de Janeiro).







Pedro Bittencourt plays Selmer saxophones (sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, bass) and Vandoren reeds and mouthpieces.


Pedro Bittencourt