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Alexandre Lunsqui, Composer

Alexandre Lunsqui was born in Brazil and now lives in New York City. After studying engineering and music at University of Campinas, he pursued postgraduate studies in composition at University of Iowa, Columbia University, and IRCAM (year-long cursus of composition and computer music). Music teachers include 'recordings of various kinds', Tristan Murail, José Augusto Mannis, Fred Lerdahl, Jeremy Dale-Roberts, among other artists/creators from various areas. His music background also includes brazilian music, jazz and contemporary improvisation. He has participated in Festivals such as Gaudeamus Music Week, Darmstadt, Manca, CrossDrumming, Aspekte, Time of Music, Musica Nova, Beijing Modern, Music at the Anthology, Creative Music Festival, PASIC, and Resonances. His pieces have been played in Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Costa Rica, China, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland, and around the US, by ensembles such as the Ensemble Aleph, Arditti String Quartet, Argento Chamber Ensemble, Ensemble Piano Possibile, Due East, Ensemble counter)induction, Manhattan Sinfonietta, duo Nakamura-Beyer, Nieuw Ensemble, Talea Ensemble, MATA micro-orchestra, International Contemporary Ensemble, Timetable Percussion, among others. He has been awarded the Virtuose Prize given by the Ministry of Culture of Brazil. A monographic CD with his chamber was released in Spring 2008 (check below for details). A second CD featuring four composers from Sao Paulo was released in Fall 2008. Forthcoming projects include premieres by the Nieuw Ensemble (Amsterdam), Ensemble L'arsenale (Treviso) and flutist Mario Caroli, Talea Ensemble (NYC), Loadbang Ensemble (NYC). Other highlights include the French and Japanese premieres of Ligare (with Olivier Maurel and Ayako Okubo), three Irish premieres of the Topografia cycle, and the world premiere of Entresons.Recreo at PASIC (with Greg Beyer and the NIU Percussion Ensemble).


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