Bio

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Composer and flutist. Master Degree in Composition and Doctor Degree in Musical Language and Structure. Professor or Harmony, Analysis and Composition in School of Music of Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Continuous activity and many musical works performed and recorded in Brazil and overseas. Resident composer of ABSTRAI Ensemble in 2012 season with support of Secretary of Culture of Rio de Janeiro State. Guest composer of 2012 season of the group of composers Preludio 21. Prized twice with comissions for Contemporary Brazilian Music Biennials – 2013 and 2015 by National Foundation of Arts – FUNARTE. Participation, in 2015, as panelist and composer, in EXPO 2015 Milano, and in I Virtuosi XXI Century Festival, in Recife. Works on CDs National Symphony Orchestra plays Today Composers (2016) and  Trio Paineiras plays Today Composers (2017). Participation in International Festival RC4  with his autoral concert, Liberjongo (2017). Founder and member of the research group MusMat, focused in applications of mathematical models in composition, from 2013 to 2020. Coordinator of Post-Graduation Program in Music of Federal University of Rio de Janeiro from 2015 to 2019. Member of ABSTRAI Ensemble since 2011. Participation in the 2019 and 2020 seasons of the group of composers Preludio 21.

Currently, the researcher develops the Partitional Theory in the direction of musical applications from the latest arisen concepts designed in collaboration with the associated research groups (Performance Today and MusMat). Among them, the creation of works based on different Partitional Models stands out, but mainly those based on a pragmatic and performative approach (based on concrete elements of performance – body, behaviors, flows, modes). This effort resulted in articles, musical compositions, instrumental performances, participation in festivals as a guest speaker or composer, and advanced classes in the Graduate Program in Music at UFRJ. At present, Pauxy Gentil-Nunes is organizing the IV Volume of the biannual publication of the Brazilian Association of Music Theory and Analysis – TeMA.


Pauxy Gentil-Nunes – Currículo Lattes