music composition

Luciano Leite Barbosa

Luciano Leite Barbosa, born in Brazil in 1982, grew up inspired by choral music, Brazilian poetry and contemporary theater. During his early formative years in Rio de Janeiro, he discovered the symbolist movement in Brazilian literature, as well as the work of Geração 80, a group of Brazilian artists active during the 1980s, which would nourish his music. His inspiration comes from the intersection of multiple art forms, plastic arts, symbolist poetry, theater...

Today he is a composer and is interested in computer-assisted composition and sound synthesis. 


He studied music composition with Joshua Fineberg at Boston University where he received his Ph.

Before moving to the United States, he studied acoustic and electroacoustic composition at UniRio, Brazil, with Marcos Lucas and Vania Dantas Leite. His music has been performed in numerous concerts and festivals by ensembles such as the Nieuw Ensemble, Les Cris de Paris, Ensemble Meitar, Jack Quartet, and Ensemble Dal Niente.

In 2017-18, Luciano Leite Barbosa attended the Cursus composition and computer music training at IRCAM. He collaborated with accordionist Jean-Étienne Sotty and researcher Benjamin Matuszewski for the creation of Color Fields, a piece for XAMP microtonal accordion, smartphones and electronics. The artist is currently collaborating with the guitarist Rémy Reber for the composition of a piece for electric guitar and electronic sounds.


He was a laureate of the 2013 New Music Meetings in Canada and of the National Foundation of Arts "Funarte" of Brazil. The latter awarded him the "Funarte de Composição Clássica" prize in 2016 and in 2019.
Luciano Leite Barbosa was also recipient of the Music Committees of the Cité internationale des arts in 2017.

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