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Guilherme Ribeiro


Guilherme Ribeiro

Research Fellow

Guilherme Ribeiro, 1994, is a young Brazilian composer. He graduated in composition at the University of São Paulo in 2019, and is currently developing his Master’s research (since 2020), at the same institution, in Creative Processes, Composition and Sonology, under the guidance of Prof. Silvio Ferraz, whose research line is the Extended Instrumental Technique in Contemporary Music. Ribeiro’s compositions have already been presented in places such as: Sala Cecília Meireles, Theatro São Pedro, Municipal Theatro Municipal de São Paulo (Salão Nobre), MAC Ibirapuera, Sesc Paulista, among others. As a composer, he received national and international awards, such as: XXII Bienal de Música Brasileira Contemporânea, XXVIII Panorama da Música Brasileira Atual, 25º Programa Nascente da USP, II Atemporánea Festival (Buenos Aires, Argentina), among others. During his graduation at USP, Ribeiro carried out a Scientific Initiation research (2016-2018), under the guidance of Silvio Ferraz, with a FAPESP grant, entitled: Extended Technique as the Primary Material of Music Compositon. This research resulted in national and international participation in meetings: 25º SIICUSP (São Paulo), III Simpósio Internacional CESEM (Lisbon, Portugal), VIII Encuentro Internacional de Compositores (Santiago, Chile), XXIX Congresso da ANPPOM (Pelotas), 5º EnCom (Londrina), 2nd NCMM 2021 (Lisbon, Portugal). As well as resulted in the publication of an article in Revista Vórtex, vol. 5, no. 1 (2017). While still under graduation, in 2017, Ribeiro was selected for a research exchange scholarship (Santander/USP) and developed work at Universidade Nova de Lisboa under the supervision of Prof. Isabel Pires. At the same time, since 2018, Ribeiro has been publishing ‘dialogues about today’s musical creations’ in his program DENTREIDEIAS (dentreideias.com), with international projection and performance. Currently (2021), Guilherme Ribeiro is a FCT research fellow in Lisbon (Portugal) and develops his work together with CESEM and ESML, under the guidance of Prof. Carlos Caires.


RIBEIRO, Guilherme; FERRAZ, S. . Guero: Música concreta instrumental e direcionalidade na peça-estudo para piano de Helmut Lachenmann. REVISTA VÓRTEX, v. 5, p. 1-22, 2017.

RIBEIRO, Guilherme. Os quatro modelos da técnica instrumental estendida. In: XXIX Congresso da ANPPOM, 2019, Pelotas.

Post-Doc/PhD/Master Thesis
Title Masters Degree Thesis: TÉCNICA INSTRUMENTAL ESTENDIDA: aspectos sonoros, mecânicos e culturais na prática de experimentação instrumental da música contemporânea

Silvio Ferraz

Scholarship Reference: UIDB/00693/2020-CESEM/IPL/BI/6M

The extended instrumental techniques of contemporary concert music of the 20th and 21st centuries had their title between the 1970s and 80s. In the same period, contemporary instrumental catalogs and manuals began to appear, whose relevant portion will concentrate mainly on the mechanical aspects of extended techniques. With this master’s research we intend to analyze the extended techniques cataloged and described in some instrumental manuals published between 1970 and 2010, as well as those contained in some works by composers such as Luciano Berio, Helmut Lachenmann, Brian Ferneyhough, aiming at their sound, mechanical aspects – these two aspects analyzed by the proposal of sound synthesis by physical modeling, by Claude Cadoz – and his propositions of cultural aspects, based on their references and intercultural transmissions – this last aspect analyzed by the proposal of hybridization, by Néstor Canclini.

Research Group:

Contemporary Music

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