ARES is the second individual compact disc by the composer Emanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta.
Since the early 80s Pimenta has developed a technology of three dimensional musical notation using Virtual Reality.
Using this Virtual Reality technology, ARES was developed in three movements. It was based on some researches on nanotechnology as well as on ancient Zen aesthetical principles. The concert was ellaborated to be integrated into an installation specially projected by MUON Group of nanotechnology art in Tokyo, Japan.
Emanuel Pimenta is commissioned composer for Merce Cunningham since 1986, and his pieces have been played by important musicians as John Cage, David Tudor, Takehisa Kosugi, the Manhattan Quartet, John Tilbery, Michael Pugliesi and Martha Mooke among others. Emanuel Pimenta received the ABM Prize in 1977, the APCA Prize in 1986 and the Lac Maggiore Prize in 1994. He was also nominated for the Rolex Prize and the Unesco Prize, in 1992 and 1993.
Pimenta was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 1957. Since 1985 he lives in Lisbon and New York, developing several projects on music using Virtual Reality and cyberspace technologies.
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