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Gonçalo Gato

Gonçalo Gato was born in Lisbon, Portugal. His works have been performed in UK, Canada, Germany, France, Portugal and Brazil. He recently released a monographic CD — NowState (2020) — with the prestigious Austrian label KAIROS. Gonçalo was one of the Panufnik Composers associated with the London Symphony Orchestra in 2016–17, subsequently becoming Young Composer in Residence at Casa da Música during the year 2018, developing new works for the in-house Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto and the Remix Ensemble. In the UK, Gonçalo worked with foremost orchestras: in addition to the London Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Britten Sinfonia. Distinguished ensembles such as ensemble recherche (Germany), Chroma Ensemble (UK) and Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble (Portugal) have performed his pieces. As composer-researcher, he has been most active in the field of computer-assisted composition, having completed his doctoral degree at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under Julian Anderson's supervision. This research led to the publication of a chapter in the OM Composer’s Book 3 (2016), published by IRCAM (Paris), an institution where he has received training and at which he was invited to present ongoing research. He currently teaches sound-related subjects at ULHT Lisbon.