Biography - Luís Antunes Pena

Luís Antunes Pena, composer of electroacoustic and instrumental music, was born in 1973 in Lisbon, Portugal. He studied composition in Lisbon and Essen with A. P. Vargas, Nicolaus A. Huber, Dirk Reith and Guenter Steinke.

His compositions arise from intense focus upon computer-generated analysis and its instrumental and electronic transcription. Many of his pieces reflect a particular interest in the rhythmical aspects of sound. The author refers to The consciousness of uncertainty as the artistic statement which better explains the latest production: the integration of noise in the compositional process.

Recent engagements include collaborations with the SWR and the Donaueschinger Musiktage, the ZKM | Karlsruhe , the Society for New Music Ruhr (GNMR), the Philharmonie Essen, the Deutschlandfunk or the Gulbenkian Foundation.

His music is documented in two portrait CDs: Caffeine (Wergo/DeutscherMusikrat 2016) and Terrains Vagues (Wergo/Villa Concordia/ZKM 2013).