Biography

Writer

Its literary production is vast, although little known. The dissemination of his poems, chronicles and other writings has been restricted to the inclusion in some collections, collective books and newspapers and magazines. In 1998 the Hemisfério Sul publisher of Blumenau, Brazil, published his book for children A Morte do Arco-íris (The Death of the Rainbow). In 2001 he won first place in the contest of the magazine Poiésis. In 2006 he received an honorable mention at the Yage Tales Competition in Salzburg, Austria.

Literature

Jorge Antunes, known nationally and internationally as composer and conductor, has done literature since his adolescence. He was born on April 23, 1942 and from 1962 onwards became recognized in the musical world as the precursour of Electronic Music in Brazil.

In addition to graduating in Violin, Musical Composition and Conducting, he also has a scientific background, having graduated in Physics. He holds a PhD in Aesthetics from the Université de Paris VIII. He was Professor of Music at the University of Brasília from 1973 to 2011 when he retired.

Its literary production is vast, although little known. The dissemination of his poems, chronicles and other writings has been restricted to the inclusion in some collections, collective books and newspapers and magazines. In 1998 the Hemisfério Sul publisher of Blumenau, Brazil, published his book for children A Morte do Arco-íris (The Death of the Rainbow).

In 2001 he won first place in the contest of the magazine Poiésis. In 2006 he received an honorable mention at the Yage Tales Competition in Salzburg, Austria.

His production of youth approached several of the academic forms (sonnet, trova, song, etc), but already in 1963 adhered to the free verse and the alliteration. His musical experience as an avant-garde composer led him to the search for an onomatopoeia in his poems, which he still uses to give his poetry a strong percussive and musical character.

In November 1967 Antunes participated in the Carioca launch of the Poema-Processo movement, alongside Alvaro de Sá, Newton Sá and Wladimir Dias Pino, exposing his poems in the famous and controversial show at ESDI at Rua do Passeio.

In 1990 Jorge Antunes performed concert, at the Teatro Nacional de Brasília, called SONS E LETRAS in which, in a performative way, he presented his minimalist poems, written with large styrofoam letters, live on large screens, with the simultaneous presentation of his Cutting-edge musical works. This new aesthetic chain created by Antunes consists of the invention of poems formed by verses extracted from a single word. Some of these poems are included in the collection of the series “Livro na Rua”, published by Thesaurus Editions, under the coordination of writer João Carlos Taveira.

The current phase of Antunes, in the field of poetic art, focuses on innovative stylistics with the use of verses, in intimate poems, which are written retrograde, to be read backwards. Some of these erotic poems can be read here.

The current musical production of maestro Antunes adopts language with syntactic structures using language figures characteristic of poetry. In this work, he proposes new principles of what he calls Figural Music.

 

Books published:

Technical-Musical Books:

ANTUNES, Jorge- The correspondence between sounds and colors. Brasília: Thesaurus, 1982.

ANTUNES, Jorge- Notation in Contemporary Music. Brasília: Editora Sistrum, 1989.

ANTUNES, Jorge- New Sounds for the Piano, the Harp and the Guitar. Brasília: Editora Sistrum, 2003.

ANTUNES, Jorge- New Sounds for Winds and Strings. Brasília: Editora Sistrum, 2005.

ANTUNES, Jorge- New Sounds for the Voice. Brasília: Editora Sistrum, 2007.

ANTUNES, Jorge- New Sounds for Percussion. Brasília: Editora Sistrum, 2009.

 

Literature:

ANTUNES, Jorge- The Death of the Rainbow (Romance, children’s literature). Blumenau: Hemisfério Sul Publishing House, 1998.

ANTUNES, Jorge- Poems (booklet, “The Book on the Street” series) Brasília: Thesaurus Publishing House, 2008.

 

In Collections and Magazines:

Several published works.

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