Rafael Nassif
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Nassif Rafael

Compositions

# Title Year of Originsort icon Duration Instrumentation Category
1 empty-forms 2016 - 2017 ~ 5m-7m
2 present, without expectations 2015 8m-13m
3 ventura 2015 - 2017 ~ 5m
4 bondade amorosa 2015 - 2017 ~ 5m
5 egalanimeco 2015 - 2017 ~ 5m
6 mitgefuehl 2015 ~ 5m
7 mudita 2015 ~ 5m
8 upeksha 2015 ~ 5m
9 (new choir piece) 2014 - 2015 ~ 8m
10 (new vocal piece) 2014 - 2015 ~ 12m
11 flow of knowing 2014 - 2016 13m-16m
12 dust devil 2014 - 2015 ~ 50m
13 nachgehoert 2014 9m 19s
14 the artists meeting 2014 - 2016 ~ 23m
15 karuna 2014 - 2015 ~ 5m
16 o brega sublimado - solo songs for different voices 2014 - 2017 ~ 25m
17 eugostaria de ouvir \ ich wuerde es gerne hoeren 2013 - 2014 13m
18 schlager für fortgeschrittene - audio playback in six parts (stereo) 2013 ~ 6m
19 werk_statt_incanto 2012 12m 09s
20 suonare, ascoltare, trasfigurare 2011 - 2013 ~ 8m 30s
21 musica d'incanto - for an oboe off-stage and a trio of very low instruments far apart 2011 - 2013 ~ 31m
22 esboço de monumento 2011 - 2012 6m 30s
23 still life with music by piet mondrian - music for Hans Richter's silent movie "Rhythmus 21" (1921) 2011 2m 32s
24 a mizmar happening - (second) music for H. Richter's silent movie "Rhythmus 21" 2011 2m 32s
25 ainda que sob véus 2010 - 2012 ~ 5m
26 floresta anônima - for an ensemble of twelve double-reed instruments around the listeners 2010 - 2011 ~ 15m
27 silhuetas de uma dança imaginária 2010 11m 11s
28 quinteto radiante 2010 ~ 8m
29 um vitral no tempo - for 8 performers with tuned crystal glasses around the listeners 2010 9m 50s
30 caminho a desvelar 2009 - 2010 11m-13m
31 a desvelar caminho 2009 - 2010 11m-13m
32 salve silma 2009 6m 30s
33 outras cores sob véus 2008 - 2009 17m
34 esboço de pavana 2008 - 2009 4m 30s
35 refúgio 2008 8m
36 os olhos são a luz do corpo 2007 10m
37 véus sobre cores 2007 5m 32s
38 ballo padano 2007 5m
39 noturno - for 18 strings/string-orchestra 2006 9m
40 ... como os regatos e as árvores 2006 ~ 5m
41 como interrupção 2006 1m
42 hip! hip! hoover! 2004 ~ 6m
43 primeiro contato de serafim e a malícia 2002 - 2003 ~ 4m
44 impressões 2000 ~ 3m
45 meditação 2000 2m

General Information

Year of Birth:  1984
Nationality: 

 

Brazilian composer based in Europe, whose work concentrates on timbric and spatial aspects.

 

Nassif received his Bachelor's degree in Composition at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (2003-7), studied at the Federal University of Bahia on an exchange program in 2006, and received his Master's degree from the State University of Music and Performing Arts of Stuttgart (2009-12, class of Caspar Johannes Walter; seminars on Sonology with Oliver Schneller and Marco Stroppa); at the same University he concluded in 2014 with honor the "Konzertexamen" in Composition, last musical degree in Germany.
He has also received various awards for his works, among them first prizes in events such as the Irino Prize 2011 (Tokyo) and the BMI Student Composer Awards 2009 (NY), as well as commissions (a.o. from the Philharmonic Orchestra of Minas Gerais, CordaNova guitar quartet, ensemble cross.art, SWR-Vokalensemble).
In partnership with several musicians, he has organized and participated in an extensive number of concerts in the cities where he has resided, such as the contemporary music series "eu gostaria de ouvir" (Belo Horizonte, 2008-12). In 2015 he has obtained the Kunstpreis Berlin in the AdK and for the second time the Irino Prize (for "musica d'incanto").
His varied parallel interests (Experimental Art, Philosophy, Meditation, Pranayama and others) reverberate in his recent works.

 

Source: Composer's homepage, May 2018

Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation
1994 - 2001

Brazilian Conservatory, Cataguases

1999 - 2002

private lessons with André Pires

2003 - 2008

diploma in composition at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte (Brazil)

2006

student-exchange at the Bahia Federal University, Salvador

2009 - 2012

MA-studies of composition

2012 - 2014

Konzertexamen of Composition

2013

master-classes during the Impuls Festival a.o. with Beat Furrer, Georg Friedrich Haas and George Aperghis

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
2008

Premio Tinta Fresca – Minas Gerais Philharmonie, Belo Horizonte

2009

BMI Student Composers Awards, New York

2010

Premio FUNARTE, Rio de Janeiro

2011

Premio Camargo Guarnieri – Campos do Jordão Musikfest

2011

Irino Prize, Tokyo

2013

Karl Sczuka promotional award

2015

Kunstpreis Berlin-Musik

2015

Irino Prize, Tokyo

2017

working scholarship

Discography, Projects

Discography:

  • 2015: "a mizmar happening" on the CD of the Kunststifung-BW
  • 2014: "esboço de pavana" on the CD of the cellist Cláudio Urgel
  • 2013: CD "musica d'incanto" with own music
  • 2012: CD "eduardo bértola - chamber music" (as curator/producer)
  • 2011: parts of "floresta anônima" on the CD "Ressonanz 2011" of the Musikhochschule Stuttgart
  • 2010: "véus sobre cores" on tghe CD of the festival "Ostrava Days 2009"
  • 2008: "noturno" on the CD "eu gostaria de ouvir"

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