Victor Gama's unique music and instruments have been presented solo, with his ensemble, or in outstanding collaborations featuring pieces for Acrux, Toha, Dino and other instruments from the Pangeia Instrumentos series
Gama has recently collaborated with the Kronos Quartet who premiered his piece "Rio Cunene" at Carnegie Hall in March 2010. He was commissioned by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to write "Vela 6911" a new piece premiered at Harris Theater, Chicago in 2012. His piece "Rio Cubango", commissioned by the the Prince Claus Fund and the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts was presented at the Concertgebow in Amsterdam in November 2011.
Several of his music works have been recorded on CD including Pangeia Instrumentos for Aphex Twin's Rephlex Records and the newly released Naloga on PangeiArt.
A NEW PIECE FOR ENSEMBLE
"The centerpiece of the concert was the commissioned premiere of Victor Gama’s Vela 6911, a work that also explores the intersection of nature and technology in the guise of an atmospheric nuclear test off the coast of Antarctica in 1979.
The best part of the experience was the inclusion of three of Gama’s invented instruments, objects that were as striking visually as they were sonically. The Acrux, Toha, and Dino fall roughly in the string/wind/percussion families, and bear some resemblance to traditional instruments from Africa, Gama’s native continent. An ensemble of strings, bassoon, and timpani performed admirably under the guidance of conductor Cliff Colnot, ...'
Chicago Classical Review