Jorge Antunes graduated in violin, composition and conducting. In 1961 he stood out as a forerunner of electronic music in Brazil. He carried out post-graduate studies in Argentina, the Netherlands and France. He was a Full Professor at the University of Brasilia from 1973 until 2011 when he retired. He has won several national and international awards. He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Music. His works are published by Salabert, Breitpkof & Hartell, Gerig, Ricordi, Sistrum, Billaudot and Suvini Zerboni.