Saturday, December 1st, 2012, 19.00 SHUT UP AND LISTEN! AWARD 2012 Aurélio Edler-Copes (BR/F) Cantiga - For accordion and sound projection Cantiga for accordion and sound projection In "Cantiga" (“Song”) I have taken as reference the Cantigas de Santa Maria, of Alfonso X - in particular those of number 1, 252, and 326 - with the aim of bringing to mind  archaic sonorities establishing a dialogue with the sound universe of the electronic  music. The accordion seemed to me the ideal instrument due to its high pitch and technical  potentials which allow it to approach some textures typical of the electronic music as  the same time as it creates sounds and articulations close to instruments of medieval  music. [Aurélio Edler-Copes] Aurélio Edler-Copes Aurélio Edler-Copes (Brazil, 1976) Graduated in Composition with Gabriel Erkoreka at the Basque Country Advanced Centre of Music, Spain; Master Degree in Composition at the  Hochschule der Künst Bern by the tutelage of Georges Aperghis; postgraduate in  Composition and Computer Music at the annual IRCAM’s Cursus in Paris. He also studied  with Sciarrino, Saariaho, Furrer, Ferneyhough, Lang, Leroux, Hurel, Andre, López-López, Sotelo, Sánchez-Verdú, among others, in festivals as Acanthes, Impuls, Matrix, Injuve… His pieces have been awarded in a dozen of composition competitions (Injuve, Franz  Joseph Reinl-Stiftung, Ensemblia, Pablo Sorozabal, Cátedra Manuel de Falla, Fundación  Autor’s Prize, Verdi Competition, BAMDialogue, HIC-USA, Francisco Escudero, Prix Roma…) and are interpreted by soloists and ensembles as Klangforum Wien, MusikFabrik, Quatuor Diotima, Itinéraire, Vortex, Sond’ar-te Ensemble, OENM, Grup Instrumental de Valencia, Bilbao’s Symphonic Orchestra, Orchestra National de Lorraine, among others. He was Prix Roma of the Spanish Government working as composer in residence at the Royal Academy of Spain in Rome in 2010- 2011. He was also artistic member and composer in residence at the French Academy in Madrid - Casa de Velázquez in 2011-2012. He currently lives in Paris, works in different composition projects and is artistic director of the Krater Ensemble, from Spain. From July to September 2013 he will be composer in residency at the Kyoto Arts Center in Japan. ABOUT          PROGRAMME          SUAL AWARD           PRESS          IMPRINT          SUAL HOME shut up and listen! 2012 Interdisciplinary Festival for Music and Sound Art