Zampronha Resume

      EDSON ZAMPRONHA (Rio de Janeiro, 1963) has received two awards from the São Paulo Association of Art Criticism, the most important prize for classical music in Brazil. In 2005 he won, together with SCIArts Group, the 6th Sergio Motta Award, the most outstanding prize on Art and Technology also in Brazil.

He has received commissions from different groups and institutions, as from the Museum of Applied Arts, in Cologne (Germany) for the Cultural Activities developed during the Soccer World Cup 2006; from the designer María Lafuente for her catwalk show at the Pasarela Cibeles 2006 (Madrid, Spain), and from the São Paulo State Symphonic Band for the 100th Anniversary of Sao Paulo State Gallery in 2005 (São Paulo, Brazil).

His rich and creative outputs range from works for orchestra, chamber groups soloists and electroacoustic music, always with strong intensity and deepness. He also composes music for theater, dance, sound installations and opera, always with the same high level art, craft and imagination.

His works have been performed by several orchestras, ensembles, and soloists with or without electroacoustics in renowed outstanding concert rooms, as at the Auditorio 400, at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid, at the CBSO Centre in Birmingham, England, and at the Municipal Theater of Sao Paulo, Brazil. He and invited performers give concerts for piano, electroacoustics and invited musicians.

His compositions are included in two CDs fully dedicated to his works (CD Sensibile and CD Modelagens) and in other fifteen CDs released by different record labels and institutions.

He has given many lectures and courses dedicated to contemporary music, both to explain how his use of semiotics in music allows to create musical meaning and to explain his technical innovations in music. These lectures and courses have been given in outstanding institutions as at the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid, at the University of Birmingham, England, and at the Centro Cultural São Paulo, Brazil.

He has a Ph.D. in Communication and Semiotics Arts by the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, and he has developed a Post-Doctorate research on Music at the University of Helsinki (Finland). He has a Master in Musical Composition by the Rio de Janeiro Federal University, Brazil, and he is a Bachelor in Music Composition and Conducting by the São Paulo State University, Brazil.

He is the author of the book "Notação, Representação e Composição" and has edited, with Maria de Lourdes Sekeff, of the book series Arte e Cultura Estudos Interdisciplinares 5 volumes.

Updated:  February 27, 2010

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