Paulo Ferreira Lopes

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Born in 1964, Paulo Ferreria-Lopes studied composition with Constança Capdeville, Emmanuel Nunes, Antoine Bonnet and Horacio Vaggione, as well as Computer Music with Curtis Roads, having attended the Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in Darmstadt where he worked with Karlheinz Stockhausen. He also made research at the Département d'Esthétique et Technologies des Arts of the University of Paris 8, having been resident artist and researcher at the ZKM - Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie in Karlsruhe. Since 2000 Paulo Ferreira-Lopes has been professor at the Art School of the Catholic University of Portugal in Porto, and he also seasonally teaches at the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe.
Among his various activities one should emphasize the work dedicated to the development of artistic education in Portugal – he created the Electronic Music Studio C.C.I.M. and the summer courses Olhares de Outono at the Catholic University of Portugal in Porto. In 2004 he founded the CITAR – Research Center for Science and Technology of the Arts at the same University, which he directed until 2007.
Paulo Ferreira-Lopes' works are regularly presented both in Portugal and abroad, and as the composer himself says in the Questionnaire / Interview published on www.mic.pt in September 2014: "[In my music] there are (…) elements, resulting from a profound research around the concept of noise, and which have guided my work (…) within composition. With respect to instrumental music, since many years I have been trying to explore the relation between extended instrumental techniques and the mimicry of noise by musical instruments."
Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Soloist (Instrument or Voice) and Real Time Electronics


AdE for oboe and live electronics (2008)
Three short pieces from the Darkness Book for saxophone and live electronics (2007)
Sotto Voce for cello and live electronics (2002)

Ensemble (Instruments or Voices) and Fixed Electronic Media


Eu hei-de voltar for ensemble and electronics (2008)
CeT for ensemble and electronics (2006)

Solo Instrument


De Profundis for violin (2006)

Chamber Group ( 2 - 4 instruments )


Schlaf der Schatten for ensemble (1997)
AdE for oboe and live electronics (2008)
CeT for ensemble and electronics (2006)
De Profundis for violin (2006)
Eu hei-de voltar for ensemble and electronics (2008)
Schlaf der Schatten for ensemble (1997)
Sotto Voce for cello and live electronics (2002)
Three short pieces from the Darkness Book for saxophone and live electronics (2007)