BOOK ONE is the fourth individual compact disc by the composer Emanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta.
BOOK ONE is a concert performed in Lisbon in 1997. Totally digital, created inside Virtual Reality, this music was created using seven overlaped movements. Pimenta used musical references from the most varied times and cultures. Palestrina, the Japanese music of Gagaku, Bach, Monsieur de Sainte Colombe, Beethoven, Indian ragas, Josqin des Pres, Debussy, Mahler, Thelonious Monk, Edgar Varèse and John Cage are some of his references in this concert. The result is a surprising texture as a logical travel in time. BOOK ONE is also a music for words: a radio emmission and a fragment of the Biblical text Exodus, spoke in Hebrew, but by digital means.
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
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