Igor C. Silva (1989 - )

Born in Oporto in 1989, Igor C. Silva graduated in composition at the Escola Superior de Música, Artes e Espectáculo (ESMAE) in 2011, currently attending the Masters in Composition and Music Theory, working up with teachers as Fredrick Gifford , Fernando Lapa, Dimitris Andrikopoulos, Eugénio Amorim and Carlos Guedes. Also attended seminars with Magnus Lindberg, Jonathan Harvey, Pauline Oliveros, Kaija Saariaho, Wolfgang Mitterer, Betty Olivero, Marko Ciciliani, Bruce Pennycook among others.

In April 2009, saw his work “Sombra de uma Memória”, for ensemble, presented in a workshop with the Remix Ensemble, conducted by Peter Rundel.

"Chouette!" for flute, cello and piano was premiered in September 2009 in Austin (USA). It was also presented in October 2009 Casa Da música, at "Future Places Festival", and in December in Porto Conservatory of Music.

In May 2010 he participated in the European project "Sound Art In City Spaces", where he made an installation / performance in Porto, along with several foreign artists.

He won the 1st Prize of the "2nd Composition Competition Casa da Música / ESMAE" with "Terminus" for viola and live electronics, released in April 2010, at Casa da Música by Trevor McTait, violist of the Remix Ensemble. He also won the 1st Prize of the "5th International Composition Competition of Povoa de Varzim" with "FlipBook" quintet and electronics, premiered in July 2010 by Sond'Ar-te Electric Ensemble, conducted by Pedro Amaral, at the "International Festival of Povoa de Varzim".

Currently, he is part of the project "Ensemble343", group of improvised and electronic music, as guitarist and electronic controller, also working regularly with soloists, jazz groups and ensembles, dedicating a part of his musical and compositional activity to improvisation and interactive performance with electronic and multimedia such as video and light, as a composer and performer.


In May 2011, it was selected for the "1st International Young Composers Sond'Ar-te Electric Ensemble Forum" in Lisbon, with the work "FlipBook", conducted by Pedro Neves.

This composer has 2 works on AvA:


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