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

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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

Prendas, Jorge - M - Portugal 

 
 

 

Biography

Jorge Prendas was born in Oporto in 1968.
He started his musical studies at the age of 10. He studied at the Conservatory of Oporto where he finished the intermediate course of Composition. After graduating from Computer Science at the University of Oporto, he restarted his musical studies at the University of Aveiro, choosing the course of Composition. At this time he began to work on composition and electronic music with teachers like João Pedro Oliveira and Evgueny Zouldilkine.

Two of his electronic works were distinguished at the Música Viva International Festival. In 2002 “A aparente ilusão de um som” got an Encouragement and was selected to be performed at the Seoul International Computer Music Festival 2002. In 2003 “Uma leitura possível para um poema de Eugénio de Andrade” received Honourable Mention and was performed at the Festival Synthèse 2004 in Bourges. Jorge Prendas composes for different instruments and ensembles and some of his works have already been recorded in CD. In 2010, with his piece “Qualche respiro”, he was one of the three finalists at the Harvey G. Phillips Awards for Excellence in Composition.

Actually he teaches Composition, History of Music and Acoustics at the Academy of Music Óscar da Silva in Matosinhos and  at the Academy and Professional School of Music in Espinho. In September 2007 he started to work at the Casa da Música (Porto) at the Educational Service, where as coordinator he developed various socially oriented projects. He has also collaborated with Orquestra Nacional do Porto in educational concerts, being at the same time the artistic director of the  Orquestra Som da Rua. Jorge Prendas is also the founder of the most well known Portuguese a cappella group, “Vozes da  Rádio”, with which has already recorded several CDs.

 
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