Gabriel Valverde

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Gabriel Valverde

Gabriel Valverde (born January 24, 1957 in Buenos Aires ) is an Argentine composer .


Valverde was twelve years old when he started studying guitar. Until 1982 he studied composition with Manuel Juárez at the Conservatorio Nacional Superior de Música in Buenos Aires. From 1982 to 1983 he continued his studies in musicology (diploma) with Dominique Patier at the University of Poitiers in France and from 1983 to 1984 in electro-acoustic music with the Groupe de musique expérimentale de Bourges . He also attended seminars in composition and electronic music with Helmut Lachenmann , Horacio Vaggione , François-Bernard Mâche , Ivo Malec and Francis Miroglio .

From 1986 to 1992 he was composition assistant at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata and teacher of music theory at the Conservatorio Municipal de Buenos Aires . With Manuel Juárez, Mariano Etkin , María Cecilia Villanueva and Erik Oña , he founded the composer group Línea Adicional in 1988 . From 1990 to 1992 he was a guest composer and conducted research in the field of computer music and composition at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York . In 1992 he founded the Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Música Contemporánea (CEAMC) in Buenos Aires, where he is president of the foundation and teaches composition as a professor . In 1996 he was a juror and speaker at Forum 96 at the University of Montreal .

In 2006 he published the book La Música Utópica with Guillermo Lema . He has been teaching since 2007 and is the deputy head of the "Licenciatura en Música" course at the Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero (UNTREF) in Caseros. As a guest lecturer he was a. a. at the University of Music, Drama and Media Hanover , the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile , the University of Brasília and the Mozarteum Salzburg .

His music has already been played at the World Music Days ( ISCM ) in Hungary, Germany, Sweden, Romania , Croatia and Hong Kong .


  • Funding by the " Cámara Tribuna Nacional de Compositores ", Argentina (1984/85)
  • Funded by the " Fondo Nacional de la Artes ", Argentina (1988)
  • Winner of the " Concours International de Bourges " in France (1990)
  • Forum for Young Composers of the WDR in Cologne (1992)
  • Primer Premio Municipal of the City of Buenos Aires (1994)
  • Segundo Premio Nacional de Música Argentina [National Prize for Music 2nd Class] (2004)

Works (selection)

  • Pequeno cuarteto , string quartet, 1982
  • Ek-Stasis for piano and electronic sounds, 1986
  • Reberverancias , electro-acoustic ballet music, 1987
  • Cumulos , electroacoustic composition, 1987
  • Confines for oboe or clarinet, cello, piano and percussion, 1988
  • Pulsion for flute, 1990
  • Y una linea de luz , electroacoustic composition, 1990
  • Obra a realisar en el Estudio de Música Electroacústica de la Musik-Akademie der Stadt Basel , 1991
  • 5000 voces for instrumental ensemble, voices and percussion, 1994
  • El silencio ya no es el silencio for harp solo, 1995
  • Canto XII for soloists, choir and instrumental ensemble, 1996
  • Sexteto for instrumental ensemble, 1997–98
  • Sonora soledad , quintet, 1998
  • Vox ignota for four percussionists, 2000
  • Solo for trumpet solo (commissioned for Americo Bellotto ), 2002
  • Las orillas del Mundo for piano, 2002
  • Es decir callar for soprano, harp, trumpet and two percussionists, 2003
  • KLEE, en el azul for English horn, bassoon, viola and guitar (commissioned by musica aperta / Ensemble Sortisatio ), 2012



  • Gabriel Valverde . In: Ricardo Lorenz (Ed.): Scores and Recordings at the Indiana University Latin American Music Center . Indiana University Press, Bloomington 1995, ISBN 978-0-253-33273-8 , p. 63.
  • Valverde, Gabriel . In: Miguel Ficher (Ed.): Latin American classical composers. A biographical dictionary . The Scarecrow Press, Lanham / London 1996, ISBN 0-8108-3185-6 , p. 579.

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