EDSON ZAMPRONHA (Rio de Janeiro) has received two outstanding awards from the São Paulo Association of Art Criticism (Brazil) and won the 6th Sergio Motta Award (Brazil) for the sound installation Poetic Attractor, created with the SCIArts Group.
His works offer a super expressivity in the scene of advanced classical music: a new perspective that opens original paths for music experience and sound exploration, linked with an appealing communication with the audience.
He has received commissions from different groups and institutions, including the Museum for the Applied Arts in Cologne (Germany), the São Paulo Symphonic Orchestra Foundation – OSESP (Brazil), the Mexican Center for Music and Sound Arts – CMMAS, and the XXI Biennial for the Brazilian Contemporary Music – FUNARTE.
His works have been performed in outstanding concert rooms, such as the Auditorio 400 – Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madri; the CBSO Centre in Birmingham – England, and the Sala São Paulo, Brazil.
His compositions are included in three CDs fully dedicated to his works (Sensibile, Modelagens, and S’io Esca Vivo) and in other fifteen CDs released by different record labels and institutions. His catalog includes more than 100 works for orchestra, symphonic band, opera, choir, ballet, theater, sound installation, electroacoustic music, chamber music, and film.
He is the author of the book Notation, Representation and Composition – a new paradigm in musical writing (in Portuguese) and he has organized five other books. He has more than 30 papers published.
He has a Ph.D. in Communication and Semiotics – Music – by the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo and he has developed a Post-Doctorate research on Music at the University of Helsinki (Finland). Furthermore, he is in possession of a Master in Composition by the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and is graduated in Composition and Conducting by the São Paulo State University.
He is a Senior Professor at the University of Oviedo, Spain. He has also collaborated with the Valencian International University, Spain (Consulting Professor), the University of Valladolid, Spain (Visiting Professor), and the Higher Conservatory of Music of Asturias (Senior Professor). He is a former Senior Professor at the São Paulo State University, Brazil.
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