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Jorge Antunes

Jorge Antunes, one of the most important Latin American composers of electroacoustic music, was born in Rio de Janeiro on April 23, 1942. He studied Violin, Composition and Conducting at the University of Rio de Janeiro. He also majored in Physics at the National Faculty of Philosophy. In 1961, after constructing himself some generators, filters, modulators and other equipments, Antunes founded the Chromo-Music Research Studio, and has since been recognized as the originator of electronic music in Brazil. In 1965 he began to research the correspondences between sound and color, and wrote works that he called “Cromoplastofonias”, for orchestras, magnetic tapes, lights, using also the senses of smell, taste and touch.

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