Miranda, Eduardo Reck (b. 1963, Porto Alegre). Brazilian composer, now based in Europe, of mostly chamber and electroacoustic pieces that have been successfully performed in the Americas, Asia and Europe.
Mr. Miranda graduated in Data Processing Technology but also studied composition and philosophy in Brazil at the University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos and the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul respectively. In 1989, he started his post-graduate research studies in the field of Artificial Intelligence, where he specialized in Formal Logic and developed an in-depth study about logic formalisms for musical composition. In 1991, he received his MSc in Music Technology from the University of York and in 1992, he went on to study at the University of Edinburgh, where he obtained his PhD in Music and Artificial Intelligence in 1995.
His compositions have won many prizes, including awards at the Concours International de Musique Électroacoustique de Bourges (1994), the Concurso de Composição de Londrina (Brazil, 1995) and the Concorso Internazionale Luigi Russolo di Musica Elettroacustica (Italy, 1995, 1998).
His compositions have been broadcast and performed in concerts and festivals worldwide, including the Festival Latino-Americano de Arte e Cultura (Brasília, 1987), the Encompor (Porto Alegre, 1988-89, 1995), the International Symposium for Electronic Arts (Minneapolis, 1993), the Festival Elektronischer Frühling (Vienna, 1993-94), and the Ciclo Acusmático (Bogotá, 1995). More recently, his works have been heard at the Synthèse Festival (Bourges, 1995, 1998, 2001), the International Computer Music Conference (Hong Kong, 1996), the Computer Music Festival in Seoul (1998-99, 2001), and the Festival Música Viva (Lisbon, 1999-2000).
Mr. Miranda is an active researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence in Music. He is currently conducting research for the Sony Computer Science Laboratory in Paris, in the field of simulations of biological natural processes in music and language origins and evolution. His papers have been published by many international journals, including Artificial Intelligence, Computer Music Journal, Journal of New Music Research, Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, Leonardo Music Journal, and Organised Sound.
He has written two books: Computer Sound Synthesis for the Electronic Musician (Focal Press, 1998) and Composing Music with Computers (Focal Press, 2001). He is also the editor of the books Música y Nuevas Tecnologias: Perspectivas para le Siglo XXI (Editora L’Angelot, 1999) and Readings in Music and Artificial Intelligence (Harwood Academic Publishers, 2000).
Edições Musicais Goldberg (Brazil) is the publisher of five of his early scores.
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ORCHESTRAL: Atmos, string orchestra, 1987; Entre o Absurdo e o Mistério, small orchestra, 1993
CHAMBER MUSIC: Parábula, piano, xylophone, 1986; Anátema, flute, oboe, clarinet, 1987; Zenrinbau, berimbau ensemble, 1989; Mônadas, percussion ensemble, 1989; Wee Batucada Scotica, string quartet, 1996; Suíte para Vibrafone, vibraphone, 1996
ELECTROACOUSTIC: Efervescência em 2 Movimentos, tape, 1988; Azteka, tape, 1989; Noises, tape, 1991; The Turning of the Tide, prepared violin, tape, 1992; Gestures, tape, 1993; Deep Resonance, tape, 1993; Ítalo Calvino takes Jorge Borges on a taxi journey in Berlin, tape, 1993; Olivine Trees, tape, 1994; Electroacoustic Sambas I-X, tape, 1991-95; Goma Arábica, tape, 1995; Requiem per una veu perduda, mezzo-soprano, tape, live electronics, 1997; Grain-Streams, piano, tape, live electronics, 1999; Le Jardin de Jérôme, tape, 2001
Olivine Trees. (Simpósio Brasileiro de Computação e Música: NUCOM01, 1995)
Goma Arábica. (Sociedade Brasileira de Música Eletroacústica: SBME01, 1996)
Electroacoustic Samba X. (OOdiscs: 45, 1998)
Requiem per una veu perduda. (Organised Sound: 3/3, 1998)
Electroacoustic Sambas II-III. (IMEB/UNESCO/CIME: LDC 278068/69, 1999)
Electroacoustic Samba I. (Leonardo Music Journal: 10, 2000)
(Last updated on August 18, 2002)