Luiz CASTELÕES

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Brazilian composer, professor at Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora (Brazil) since 2009, and postdoc researcher at Integra Lab (Birmingham Conservatoire, UK) in 2015-16. He holds degrees from Boston University (DMA, 2009), and UNIRIO (MM, 2004, and BM, 2001); highlights of awards, residencies, internships, and grants include: Ibermúsicas (2015), UFRJ School of Music (honorable mention, 2012), IRCAM (2011), CMMAS (2011), Boston University (2007), CAPES/Fulbright (2005-09), Festival Primeiro Plano (Best Sound Editing, 2003), and Funarte (1st prize in the XIV Brazilian Contemporary Music Biennial, 2001); recent performances/recordings of his music have been given by Ensemble Linea (France, 2019), Contemporary Music Basel (Switzerland, 2019), Aleph Gitarrenquartett (Spain, 2019), Ecce Ensemble (France, 2018), Ensemble Mise-En (South Korea, 2018 and 2017), Quartetto Maurice (Italy, 2016 and 2014), Mivos Quartet (Spain, 2015), Szlachta String Quintet (USA, 2015), Duo Promenade Sauvage (Italy, 2015), and Ensemble Arsenale (Italy, 2013); recent articles/chapters published in OM Composer’s Book Vol. 3 (France, 2016), Sonic Ideas (Mexico, 2015), El oído pensante (Argentina, 2013), and IRASM – International Review of the Aesthetics and Sociology of Music (Croatia, 2009). Research interests: Algorithmic Composition, Image-to-Music Conversion, and Brazilian Popular Music.

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Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Chamber Group ( 2 - 4 instruments )


...Processions... for Flute, Clarinet, Viola, and Cello (2019)
5 Sounds for Noel Rosa for String Quartet (2014)

Mixed Ensemble


G for Flute, Percussion (Vibraphone, Tam-tam), Piano, and Violin (2018)

String Quartet


5 Sounds for Noel Rosa for String Quartet (2014)

Chamber Ensemble (5 - 9 instruments)


G for Flute, Percussion (Vibraphone, Tam-tam), Piano, and Violin (2018)
Continuum Etude for String Quintet (2 violins, viola, cello, contrabass) (2012)

Solo Instrument


3 Transcriptions for Solo Piano (2011)
Pop Suite for Solo Piano (2007)
...Processions... for Flute, Clarinet, Viola, and Cello (2019)
3 Transcriptions for Solo Piano (2011)
5 Sounds for Noel Rosa for String Quartet (2014)
Continuum Etude for String Quintet (2 violins, viola, cello, contrabass) (2012)
G for Flute, Percussion (Vibraphone, Tam-tam), Piano, and Violin (2018)
Pop Suite for Solo Piano (2007)