Docente
Gonçalo Alves Gato Lopes

Gonçalo Alves Gato Lopes
p60***@ulusofona.pt
0018-0663-E262
0000-0002-6888-2674

Resume

Gonçalo Gato was born in Lisbon, Portugal. His works have been performed in UK, Canada, Germany, France, Portugal and Brazil. He was one of the Panufnik Composers associated with the London Symphony Orchestra in 2016-17 and became Young Composer in Residence at Casa da Música during the year 2018. He is currently a Soundhub Associate at the LSO. As a composer, Gonçalo has worked with some of UK’s foremost orchestras: the London Symphony Orchestra, which publicly rehearsed Fantasia (2017), the BBC Symphony Orchestra, whose musicians premiered his octet Vacuum Instability (2013), and the Britten Sinfonia, developing the piece Colour Matters (2016) after having been shortlisted in the OPUS 2016 competition. He has also worked with distinguished ensembles such as Remix Ensemble (Portugal), ensemble recherche (Germany), CHROMA Ensemble (UK) and Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble (Portugal). François-Xavier Roth, Peter Rundel, Baldur Brönnimann and Richard Baker, feature among the conductors which have performed his music. Before moving to London in 2011, Gonçalo was awarded first prize on two occasions: in 2011 with the piece Vectorial-modular, for orchestra, and in 2008 with the piece Derivação, for piano. As composer-researcher, Gonçalo has been most active in the field of computer-assisted composition. He recently finished his doctoral degree at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under the supervision of Julian Anderson, researching how the use of computerised processes affects compositional decision-making. This research led to the publication of a chapter in the OM Composer’s Book 3 (2016), published by IRCAM (Paris), an institution where he has received training and at which he was invited to present ongoing research. He is now exploring computer-assisted orchestration as the orchestra has become an important medium to express his musical ideas.

Graus

  • Doutoramento
    Doctor of Music
  • Licenciatura
    Química Aplicada
  • Mestrado
    Music
  • Licenciatura
    Música
  • Outros
    OpenMusic Experts
  • Ensino secundário
    Curso Complementar

Publicações

Book chapter

  • 2022, O compositor frente à realidade sonora, A Experiência Sonora: Da Linearidade à Circularidade, Sistema Solar (Documenta)
  • 2021, Manual and algorithmic procedures in soundscape composition, Audiovisual e Indústrias Criativas, 1, McGraw Hill
  • 2016, Folk material transformations and elaborations in 'A Vida é Nossa' (2013), The OM Composer's Book, 3, Editions DELATOUR FRANCE/Ircam-Centre Pompidou

Conference paper

  • 2021-06-24, Manual and algorithmic procedures in soundscape composition, 8th International Congress of Audiovisual Researchers

Other output

  • 2021, Finlândia em Concerto, Programme notes for Casa da Música's symphonic event featuring Magnus Lindberg's 'First Piano Concerto' (1991) and Jean Sibelius' 'Third Symphony' (1907).
  • 2021, Copland, Strauss, Elgar and Mendelssohn, Programme notes for Casa da Música's symphonic concert featuring Aaron Copland's 'Fanfare for the Common Man', Richard Strauss' 'Serenade for winds', op.7, Edward Elgar's 'Serenade for Strings' and Felix Mendelssohn's 'Fourth symphony', op.90, em A major, “Italian”.
  • 2018-12-09, 'Bruckner and Haas' concert programme notes, Text featured on the concert leaflet, containing the programme note of my composition 'Ex machina colores', as well as Bruckner's Third Symphony and Haas' Second Violin Concerto.
  • 2018-11-04, 'À volta do Barroco' concert programme notes, Text featured on the concert leaflet, containing the programme note of my composition '#where_we're_going'', as well as Johannes Maria Staud's 'Auf die Stimme der weißen Kreide'.
  • 2018-10-09, 'Trio Adamastor' concert programme notes, Text featured on the concert leaflet, containing the programme note of my composition 'Elementos', as well as Franz Schubert's piano trio n. 2 in E flat major.

Artistic performance

  • 2020-09-07, Elementos, for piano trio [concert], Christuskirche, Freiburg, Germany
  • 2019-01-18, NowState, for piano [concert], Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, London, UK
  • 2019-01-17, Equilíbrio, for ensemble and electronics [concert], O'culto da Ajuda, MISO Music, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2018-12-09, Ex machina colores, for orchestra [concert], Casa da Música, Porto, Portugal
  • 2018-11-04, #where_we're_going, for ensemble [concert], Casa da Música, Porto, Portugal
  • 2018-10-09, Elementos, for piano trio [concert], Casa da Música, Porto, Portugal
  • 2017-11-06, A Walk in the Countryside, for flute [concert], ISCM 2017, Vancouver, Canada
  • 2017-10-21, Equilíbrio, for ensemble and electronics [concert], O'Culto da Ajuda, MISO Music, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2017-04-20, Fantasia, for orchestra [public rehearsal], LSO St. Luke's, London, UK
  • 2016-06-10, A Walk in the Countryside, for flute [concert], Morat Institut, Freiburg, Germany
  • 2015-09-30, Comendador u m'eu quitei, for soprano, tenor and ensemble [concert], Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2015-01-08, A Vida é Nossa, for symphonic wind band [Concert], Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
  • 2015-01-07, A Vida é Nossa, for symphonic wind band [concert], Conservatório de Música de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
  • 2014-07-11, Canti Firmi, for ensemble [concert], Silk Street Music Hall, London, UK
  • 2014-06-07, A Vida é Nossa, for symphonic wind band [concert], Auditório da Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2014-05-30, Twoo Different Pieces, for violin and piano [concert], Natal, Brazil
  • 2014-05-28, Two Different Pieces, for violin and piano [concert], Salvador da Bahia, Brazil
  • 2014-05-26, Two Different Pieces, for violin and piano [concert], Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 2014-02-02, A Vida é Nossa, for symphonic wind band [concert], Casa da Música, Porto, Portugal
  • 2013-03-15, Vacuum Instability, for ensemble [concert], BBC Maida Vale Studios, London, UK
  • 2012-11-20, Shapes, for string quartet, The Forge, Camden, London, UK
  • 2012-07-05, Dégradé, for ensemble [concert], Silk Street Music Hall, London, UK
  • 2012-06, Por um Rio, electroacoustic tape [dance performance], Teatro Meridional, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2012-02, Por um Rio, electroacoustic tape [dance performance], Teatro Joaquim de Almeida, Almada, Portugal
  • 2011-11-04, Por um Rio, electroacoustic tape [dance performance], Balleteatro, Porto, Portugal
  • 2011-09-24, Por um Rio, electroacoustic tape [dance performance], Cinema Teatro Joaquim de Almeida, Montijo, Portugal
  • 2011-05-20, Configurazioni, for ensemble and electronics [concert], Goethe Institut, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2010-07-22, Vectorial-modular, for orchestra [concert], Auditório Municipal da Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal
  • 2010-07, Transformação, for trumpet [concert], Casa da Música, Porto, Portugal
  • 2008-07-26, Derivação, for piano, Auditório Municipal da Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal
  • 2008, Mudos, short opera [opera performance], São Luiz Teatro Municipal, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2008, Looking Around, for orchestra [public rehearsal], Universidade de Algarve, Faro, Portugal

Musical composition

  • 2020-08, 128 Bits, piano
  • 2018-09, Ex machina colores, orchestra, 8 min
  • 2018-08, #where_we're_going, Ensemble, 8 min
  • 2018-07, Elementos, piano trio, 8 min
  • 2018, NowState, piano, 9min
  • 2017, Fantasia, symphony orchestra, 3min 30s
  • 2017, Equilíbrio, fl., cl., vln., vlc., pno., electr.
  • 2016, A Walk in the Countryside, solo flute
  • 2015, Comendador u m’eu quitei, soprano, tenor and ensemble (fl., cl., vln., vlc., pno.)
  • 2015, Agnostos, symphony orchestra
  • 2014, Two Different Pieces, violin and piano
  • 2014, Canti Firmi, fl. (+ a. fl.), ob., cl. (+ b. cl.), perc., pno., vln., vla., vlc., 4 min
  • 2013, Vacuum Instability, fl., cl. (+ cl. bx.), fg., tpt., trbn., vla., vlc., pno., 7min 30s
  • 2012, To the Muses, soprano and piano
  • 2012, Dégradé, fl. (+ picc.), cl. (+ cl. bx.), vln., vlc., pno., 8 min
  • 2011, Vectorial-modular, 2(+ picc.).2(+ cor. ing.).2(+ cl. bss.).2 – 2.2 – 1.1 – archi, 8min
  • 2011, Shapes, string quartet
  • 2011, Cradle Song, tenor sax. and soprano voice
  • 2011, (kind of) A waltz, 4-hand piano, 2 min
  • 2010, Imponderabilidade, tenor sax, piano
  • 2010, Configurazioni, fl., cl., vln., vlc., piano
  • 2009, Três formas, ob., cl., bsn.
  • 2009, Transformação, solo trumpet, 3 min
  • 2009, Singularidade, fl., cl., cl. bx., sax. alto, fg., tpa., tpt., gtr., vln., piano, 4 min
  • 2009, Recta e Curva, 2 fl. (+ picc.), ob., 2 cl., fg., vc., 7min 30s
  • 2008, Looking Around, orchestra. 2.2.2.2 – 2.2 – 0.1 – archi, 6min
  • 2008, Libertação, 2 fl., 2 cl., cl. bx., sax. alto, sax. tenor, fg., trbn. tenor, 2 vlns., 2 vla., vc., cb., 4min 30s
  • 2008, Derivação, piano, 10min
  • 2007, Sobrecer, string orchestra, 5min
  • 2007, Pedra de Vento, fl., ob., cl., cl. bx., sax. alto, trpa., tpt., trbn. tenor, marimba, vla., cb., piano, 3min 30s
  • 2007, Aquecimento Global, fl., cl., sax. sop., sax. alto, fg., trbn. tenor, vln., 2 vlas., vlc., cb., 8min
  • 2006, Tríptico, clarinet, 12min
  • 2006, Cinco Cores, wind quintet, 8min

Audio recording

  • 2020-06-11, NowState
  • 2020-06-11, Equilíbrio
  • 2020-06-11, Elementos
  • 2020-06-11, Dégradé
  • 2020-06-11, Derivação
  • 2020-06-11, A Walk in the Countryside
  • 2020-06-11, #Where_we're_going
  • 2011, Transformação, for trumpet
  • 2009, Derivação, for piano

Preface / Postscript

  • 2020, NowState CD

Conference abstract

  • 2016-11-24, Computer-assisted composition based on a XVII century madrigal, Old is New

Thesis / Dissertation

  • 2016-06-11, PhD, Algorithm and Decision in Musical Composition
  • 2010-07-07, Master, Morphological Aspects of Rhythm in Musical Composition

Online resource

  • 2014-12-24, IRCAM Forum 2014 Demo Patches, http://forumnet.ircam.fr/user-groups/openmusic/forum/topic/ircam-forum-2014-demo-patches/

Magazine article

  • 2013-10-07, Vectorial Harmony, The Ear Reader
  • 2012, Composers' Forum: 'Três Formas' para trio de palhetas, Double Reed News

Journal article

  • 2005-11-07, Dioxygen reduction by multi-copper oxidases; a structural perspective, Dalton Transactions

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