Participant in
SoundLAB VI – sonic art project environments
soundPOOL – a challenge for imagination

Jorge Antunes was born in 1942, in Rio de Janeiro, where he studied Violin, Composition and Conducting. He also majored in Physics at the National Faculty of Philosophy. In 1961, after constructing himself several generators, filters, modulators and other electronic equipment, Antunes founded the Chromo-Music Research Studio, and has since been recognized as the originator of electronic music in Brazil. In 1965 he began to research the correspondences between sound and color, and wrote works that he called Cromoplastofonias, for orchestras, magnetic tapes, lights, using also the senses of smell, taste and touch. From 1969 until 1973 he won scholarships to study in Buenos Aires, Utrcht and Paris. Jorge Antunes is professor of composition at the University of Brasilia and is president of the Brazilian Society for Electroacoustic Music. In 2002 he received many homages for his 60th birthday anniversary. In Amsterdam and in Zwolle, Holland, the Gaudeamus Foundation organized one full week of concerts of his works. The Ministry of Culture of the French Government gave him the title of Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Antunes received also homages of the Brazilian Government and the distiction of Honorable Citizen of Brasilia. Antunes was a winner of the most important composition competitions in the world and his scores are published by Salabert, Breitkopf&Hartell, Suvini Zerboni, Zimmermann, Ricordi, Sistrum and Billaudot.