Jorge E. Campos, was born in Quito, Ecuador, South America.
Studies: piano and composition in the Concervatorio Nacional de Musica
(Quito) with Marie Renee Portais (France), Elisabeth Waimberg (Russia)
and G. Guevara (pupil of Nadia Boulanger).
First and second prize of Composers of Ecuador (1983-1984). Since
1980 till 1986 participated in many concerts in several countries
in South America as composer and pianist.
In 1987 entered to Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory to continuing studying
in composition and musicology. Among his professors there were such
famous persons as N. Rakov, S. Korndorf, E. Sorokina, Yu. Kholopov,
A. Leman and E. Denissov.
In 1992 finished Moscow Conservatory (with honors) and continued his
post-graduate course of composition that graduated in November 1994.
Since 1993 studies and works at the THEREMIN-CENTER, Moscow, specializing
in electro-acoustic music.
He is the first foreign composer, who works in the field of electro-acoustic
music in Russia.
J.Campos participated in several festivals of Contemporary music in
Europe and Russia (Bartoks festival in Hungary, 1987, Avignon Summer
1988, New Music in Russia, 1993, ALTERNATIVA 1994, 1996, 1997, Russian
Season in 1997).
Instrumental solo compositions:
nocturnes for piano
Variaciones for piano
Andino I for flute solo
Andino II for flute solo
Mirrors for percussion solo
Preludios for piano
Postales for piano
for cello and piano
Tres poemas for voice and violin
Two string quartets
Circles for soprano, clarinet, cello and percussion
Sonata for viola and piano
Quintet for wind instruments
I for string orchestra
Tientos for large orchestra
Antifonias II for large orchestra
for viola, piano and tape
Bora-Bora for percussion and tape
Bora-Bora for bass-clarinet, percussion and
Yaravi for flute, percussion and tape
De profundis for strings, percussion and tape
Lullaby for piano, percussion, tape and dancers
New Moon for soprano, bass-clarinet, glove-power
El jardin de las Delicias
Sequences for Theremin-vox and
Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Kon-Tiki for ovaloid and computer
Glissandi for 6 Theremin-voxs
Shadows of Vyuacheslav Koleitchouk
One of the discoveries of Alternativa was Jorge Campos,
the young Ecuadorian post-graduate student at the Moscow Conservatory
and the member of the Theremin Center for Electro-Acoustic Music.
Campos music astonished the audience with its dimension and conceptual
intensity. The composer has a special kind of sound: not interested
in a great diversity of electronic sounds, he selects only necessary
and specific ones from acoustic resources. Electronic means were used
in his first piece of the festival Yaravi for flute, percussion and
tape, to create archaic color and a remoteness from the listener.
The bewitching, alluring melodies of a bird-flute overlaps those carried
in the atmosphere, and we find ourselves in the different dimension,
in the world of myth and allegory.
Jorges second piece was De profundis for string quartet, percussion
and tape. The performance used various stereo effects: different performers
and amplifiers were situated throughout the concert hall. It was the
titanic history of the universe springing from and reverting back
COMPOSER JORGE CAMPOS.
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