Bruno Gabirro in residency at the LEC in May
In May 2015 the composer Bruno Gabirro is in residency at the Lab for Electroacoustic Creation - LEC by Miso Music Portugal, where he is working on his work, which will be presented at the Música Viva 2015 Festival in the second half of this month at O'culto da Ajuda.
Bruno Gabirro has already been composer-resident at the LEC two times, in 2006 and 2011. He studied violin at the Academia de Amadores de Música de Lisboa and then composition at the Lisbon Superior School of Music. Since 2003 he has participated in the Composition Seminars at the Gulbenkian Foundation, conducted by Emmanuel Nunes. In 2008 he received his Master's Degree in composition at the Royal Academy of Music in London where he worked with Peter Maxwell Davies. In the same year he was winner of the Eric Coates Prize for Composition. In 2014 he realized an artistic residency in Madrid granted by Casa de Velázquez and the Ibero-American Secretary. He is now preparing his Doctorate Thesis on Luigi Nono's and Emmanuel Nunes' String Quartets under the guidance of Paulo de Assis at Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
In his music Bruno Gabirro valorizes, above all, the idea of discourse as "the active reason, and vital energy, which animates everything." Silence, repetition and live electronics are other means, which this composer has incorporated into his musical language. "My silences are (…) rather complex objects within their simplicity and in the relations which they establish; they are silences with sound (…) [whereas] (…) live electronics (…) puts reality inside music, materializing it in the instruments…" says Bruno Gabirro in the questionnaire/interview published in September 2011 in the In Focus section of the MIC.PT.