Luís Antunes Pena

Luís Antunes Pena (1973) is a composer of electroacoustic and instrumental music. He describes his approach to music and composition based on the consciousness of uncertainty which is a method for promoting the ambiguity of the writing, sound and form using various manifestations of noise.
His works often include different instruments and sounds from low-fi custom-made electronic circuits and megaphones to acoustic instruments of the western music tradition as well as other percussion instruments such as stones, sounds of analog synthesizers and computer-generated structures.
Luís Antunes Pena was born in Lisbon, Portugal, and is currently settled in the city of Cologne in Germany. He studied in Portugal composition with Evgueni Zoudilkine, Christopher Bochmann and António Pinho Vargas at the Escola Superior de Música in Lisbon and in Germany with Nicolaus A. Huber, Dirk Reith and Günter Steinke at the Folkwang University of Arts and the Institute for Computer Music and Media of the same university. He received important impulses from Gérard Grisey at the IRCAM in Paris and from Emmanuel Nunes at the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon.

January 12, 2024
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