Aurelio Edler-Copes

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Brazilian composer living in Paris, Aurélio Edler-Copes's work is recognized for its intensity, dynamism and considerable dramatic force. His artistic research has led him to merge electric and acoustic instruments with analog and digital real-time electronics set-ups.

A highly active creator, he collaborates with prestigious soloists and ensembles (Ensemble Intercontemporain, Klangforum Wien, Musikfabrik, Quatuor Diotima, Quatuor Béla, Nieuw Ensemble, L'Itinéraire, Mosaik, Vortex, Taller Sonoro, Orchestras of São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Bilbao, Euskadi, Lorraine, et al.) and has received some thirty international composition prizes, in particular the New Forum Jeune Création Prize, the "Premio de Roma" of the Spanish Foreign Affairs Ministry, and the Georges Wildenstein Prize of the French Académie de Beaux Arts.

He has been composer in residence at the Royal Academy of Spain in Rome, the Casa de Velázquez–Académie de France in Madrid, and KulturKontakt–Federal Chancellery of Austria, in Vienna. He has also worked in residence at the GRAME studios in Lyon, GMEM in Marseilles, and SCRIME in Bordeaux, as well as the Phonos Foundation in Barcelona and the Royaumont Foundation. In the year 2018-2019 he develops a series of residences at IRCAM in collaboration with the ensemble United Instruments of Lucilin.

Aurélio Edler-Copes earned a bachelor degree in guitar with Daniel Wolff at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul—UFRGS, Brazil, and in composition with Gabriel Erkoreka at the Centro Superior de Música del País Vasco–Musikene. He also earned a master's in composition and musical theater with Georges APERGHIS at the Hochschule der Künste Bern–HKB, Switzerland, and completed his training in the Cursus of Composition and Computer Music at IRCAM–Centre Pompidou in Paris.

www.edler-copes.com

Featured Pieces

Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Chamber Ensemble (5 - 9 instruments)


Back to Forward For harp and string quartet (2017)
Untitled November 2011 (2011)

Voices and Instruments


Encore Seul(e) For male or female voice and five instruments (2012)

Instrument and Electronics


For Malevich (2011)
Eclipsis (2008)

String Quartet


Punto rosso for string quartet (2010)

Solo Instrument


Seu(e) Pour harpe et voix (un seul interprète) (2009)

Soloist (Instrument or Voice) and Fixed Electronic Media


Eclipsis (2008)

Chamber Group ( 2 - 4 instruments )


Punto rosso for string quartet (2010)
Rumores de límite 1 Escuchar el viento (2008)

Ensemble (10 - 19 instruments)


Como el aire For ensemble (2007)
Back to Forward For harp and string quartet (2017)
Como el aire For ensemble (2007)
Eclipsis (2008)
Encore Seul(e) For male or female voice and five instruments (2012)
For Malevich (2011)
Punto rosso for string quartet (2010)
Rumores de límite 1 Escuchar el viento (2008)
Seu(e) Pour harpe et voix (un seul interprète) (2009)
Untitled November 2011 (2011)
¿Recuerda el mar a quien camina sobre él? (2011)