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Luis Fonseca (Brazil 1974 -)

Luis Fonseca (Brazil, 1974-) is a polyvalent artist; architect, professional Double Bass player, profesor and composer stablished in Madrid. He studied composition by Prof. Sergio Luque and Prof. Alberto Bernal in the CSKG center in Madrid, where he could also assist to open lessons from Alberto Posadas, Mesías Maiguashca, Enrique Tomás, José Manuel Berengher and Michael Beil. These studies were in the electronic field, but after all, learning computer assisted composition as well as algorithmic composition brought him to another way of composing, with or without electronics in his works. This brought him to a PhD personal investigation in the algorithmic composition field in the “Universidad Autónoma de Madrid” by professors José Luis Carles and Sergio Luque, which he finished in 2021 with a Cum Laude mention. He finds himself nowadays developing new ways to generate music algorithmically, focusing it on the production of sound through the use of different algorithms, whether acoustically or electronically speaking, as well as the connection to its visual forming graphics. He also mixes other compositional techniques such as gestures, center-tone or spectralism together with the algorithmic generated musical material, which brings him to an unique sounding style. His music has been played in Spain, Brazil, Germany, Australia, United States, Venezuela, Lithuania, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and México. 

Luis Fonseca has several international prizes such as the "Honorable Mention" on the "David Walter International Composition Competition 2016" promoted by the ISB (International Society of Bassists/ USA) for his piece "Mandelbrot Sonata" for Double Bass and Piano; first prize in the 4th International Competition of Choral Composition “Ennio Morricone” 2017 in Florence - Italy for his piece “Hommage a Rothko” for Choir a Capella and also a first prize in the "2018 David Walter International Composition Competition - Double Bass and media category" from the ISB for his piece “homeTown" for Double Bass, video and electronics. His piece "Four random pattern sketches" has received its world première in the Royal Theater in Madrid - Spain (December 2018) and his piece “Sabbath v.2 (2019)” for live video and live electronics has been selected in the Call for scores from the “23rd computer and electronic music days” 2019 promoted by the JIEM - Madrid - Spain and received its world première in the Auditorio 400 at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid in March 2020.

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