C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

D0 note (18.35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

F0 note (21.83 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

G0 note (24.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

A0 note (27.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

Ribeiro, Ricardo 




RICARDO RIBEIRO was born in Aveiro on January 30, 1971. After having graduated in Composition at Lisbon Superior School of Music, supervised by Christopher Bochmann and António Pinho Vargas, he took the Course of Alto Perfezionamento Musicale (Composizione) in Italy for the two years after. The course was coordinated by the composer Franco Donatoni. Between 1998 and 2002, he carried out his composition and investigation work in Paris with the composer Emmanuel Nunes, who has been since then a crucial influence on his creative path. In addition he participated in different courses directed by the composers Magnus Lindberg, Philippe Manoury, Tristan Murail, Salvatore Sciarrino, Jonathan Harvey, Brian Ferneyhough, among others. In 2003 he became Master in Esthétique et Pratique des Arts by the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, supervised by Antoine Bonnet. At the moment he is working with the same supervisor on a PhD thesis entitled "Dimensions complémentaires constitutives du temps". Throughout his artistic and academic path, he was awarded different scholarships such as Scholarship for Artistic Improvement by Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (1997 a 2001) and PhD Scholarship by FCT (Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology). His pieces have been ordered by several European institutions and directed by conductors such as Beat Furrer, Guillaume Bourgogne, Pedro Neves, among others.

During seven years Ricardo Ribeiro practically stopped writing, searching for new ways of expression. He decided to withdraw a lot of works from his catalogue. This period was a time of transition from complexity and density towards simplicity and more space, which presently define his creation in accordance with the motto: “to express the maximum with the minimum”. In his work the composer engages spectral techniques and gives a lot of attention to new qualities in music.




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