DIGITAL MUSIC is the first individual compact disc by the composer Emanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta. This compact disc has the recordings of four pieces of Pimenta. RINGS (1989) is a piece which works with overtones, based on fragment elements from Ravel. ROZART (1989) is his contribution for the legendary concert together with John Cage in New York. STRUCTURES II (1988), like the other pieces, was composed inside virtual environments. Finnally, ShortWaves 1985 is his first piece for Merce Cunningham, which has been performed in Fabrications.
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 Locarno, Switzerland, and in New York, developing several projects on music using Virtual Reality and cyberspace technologies.
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