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Rúben Borges (1994), studied clarinet at the Academy of Music of Costa Cabral. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Composition from Escola Superior de Música, Artes e Espetáculo (ESMAE) in Porto and received a Masters’ degree in Composition with honors (cum laude) from the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp. Currently he is studying at the Advanced Master’s Program in Contemporary Music under the guidance of ICTUS ensemble and SPECTRA ensemble at the Royal Conservatory/School of Arts in Ghent.
Has collaborated with several musicians from the Portuguese national panorama and was awarded in the 6th and 7th editions of the “21st Century Composition Award”, organized by ARTEAM. In 2018 was a resident artist at the Estalagem da Ponta do Sol Contemporary Music and Electronics Residency, in Madeira (Portugal). Co-founded the collaborative structure BANQUETE, of multidisciplinary research and creation in the arts, of which he is an associate researcher and creator.
His music has been heard in Belgium, Germany, Portugal, and Spain, including performances at the DDD Festival, the Cycle Estado da Nação (Porto), the Aveiro_Síntese biennial, the Reencounters of Contemporary Musica, the Música Viva Festival, the Operafest Lisbon, the Synthesis - XIV Cycle of Contemporary Music, International Symposium on Contemporary Art (Guarda), and the XII Ciclo de Musica Atual (Badajoz). Recent commissions and collaborations include works for the Síntese - Contemporary Music Group, Hodiernus Ensemble, Arte no Tempo, and soloists Adam Starkie, Eva Boesch, Karin de Fleyt, Katie Porter, Keiko Murakami and Marc Tooten.
He has participated in masterclasses with Åke Parmerud, Francesco Filidei, Gilbert Nouno, Harrison Birtwistle, Jessie Marino, and Patricia Alessandrini, among others.
Collaborates regularly with other artistic creators in the development of performances in which he assumes the role of sound and visual artist.
Voice(less) for prepared thunder sheet and vocalising performer (2021)
What the thunder said? for soprano and 12 instruments (2021)
...strela do dia for spatialized vocal octet and objects (2021)
Soloist (Instrument or Voice) and Fixed Electronic Media
Limen for bass clarinet and electronics (2019)