Antunes Pena, Luís International Festival of Contemporary Music Warsaw Autumn

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born in 1973 in Lisbon, he moved to Germany in 1999 and currently lives in Cologne. He studied composition with Evgeni Zudilkin, Christopher Bochmann, and António Pinho Vargas at the Escola Superior de Música in Lisbon and with Nicolaus A. Huber, Dirk Reith, and Günter Steinke at the Folkwang University of Arts and the Institute for Computer Music and Media of the same university. He received important impulses from Gérard Grisey at IRCAM in Paris and Emmanuel Nunes at the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon. 

His work has been commissioned by institutions and festivals such as the Donaueschinger Musiktage, Gulbenkian Foundation, ZKM Karlsruhe, Essen Philharmonic, Acht Brücken festival, Cologne, Casa da Música, German Music Council, German Radio, German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, MisoMusic, Kunststation Sankt Peter Köln, Kulturstiftung Cottbus, WDR, and SWR, among others. 

He has worked with ensembles such as Nadar, Mosaik, asamisimasa, handwerk, Drumming, Remix. With percussionist Nuno Aroso and cellist Francesco Dillon, he founded the trio ruído vermelho. 

His music is documented on several recordings, including two portrait CDs on Wergo: Terrains vagues (2013) and Caffeine (2016).
During his studies, his interest for promoting actual music led him to establish the international contemporary music festival Jornadas Nova Música in Aveiro (with Diana Ferreira and João Miguel Pais, 1997–2001). From 2018 until 2021 he chaired the Cologne New Music Society (KGNM). Currently he teaches composition, computer and electronic music at the Zurich University of Arts and at the High School of Music in Karlsruhe. 

Selected works: ...winterlich ruhende Erde... for cello (2000), Klangspiegel for microtonal trumpet, tam-tam and 4-channel tape (2003), Anatomia de um Poema Sonoro for female voice, speaker, saxophone, percussion, piano and electronics (2004), Sonorous Landscapes for 4-channel tape (2005), Vermalung II – Donny G. for 8-channel tape (2006), Três quadros sobre pedra for percussion and electronics (2009), Fragments of noise and blood for bass clarinet, cello, percussion, piano and electronics (2009), Im Rauschen Rot for double bass, percussion quartet and electronics (2009), Eyja allajokull for organ (2010), Hyperventilation for orchestra (2011), Im Rauschen Cantabile for double bass and electronics (2012), Man on Carpet for female voice, percussion and electronics (2012), Music for White Keys 1+2 for piano (2013), Music for 30 cymbals (2013), Vermalung V – Western Music for double bass, flute, clarinet, percussion, trumpet / tuba, electric guitar and electronics (2013), RAU for ensemble (2013), Hi-Fi Noise Study – Pecking Chickens for electronics (2013), Konvolut for alto flute, clarinet, piano, violin, cello and electronics (2014), 1441 for orchestra (2014), Acceleration for orchestra (2014), Lied vom Staub for dancer, four metal plates, 14 transducers and electronics (2014), Nomás for bass flute, bass clarinet, electric guitar, percussion, piano, viola, cello and electronics (2015), K-U-L-T for piano and electronics (2011–16), Resonant Bodies for dancer, 15 megaphones and electronics (with Jana Griess, 2016), The Hunter for bass clarinet, accordion and electronics (2017), O -Balance for two percussionists and ensemble (2017), Tracking Noise #4 for three performers, loose jack cable, light, dimmer and MIDI buttons (2018), Disorder/Resonance 1–5 for electronics (2019), Tracking Reality #1 for three performers and electronics (2019), Realities for two clarinets, piano, MIDI keyboard, violin, viola, cello, double bass and electronics (2019), Too Low To Fail for tuba with integrated microcomputer (2020–21), AZIO-RIFF for accordion, theorbo, electric guitar, electronics and video (2021), Das Gedächtnis Gebrauchsanweisung for ensemble, cello, percussion and electronics (2021), SPLITTER, music for a dance production of Mara Tsironi (2021), sound installations.