Nuno Peixoto de Pinho studied guitar and composition at the São João da Madeira’s Music Academy. He graduated from the Escola Superior de Música e das Artes do Espectáculos in Porto, in 2007 (Superior Course of Composition). Currently he works with the Spanish composer Eneko Vadillo Perez.
His works were presented in several festivals and music centers: Black and White 2006 Festival; Peças Frescas, 2006 in the São Luiz Theatre in Lisbon (the piece … para um Futuro Microtonal); in the Cultural Center of Vila Flôr, Guimarães and in the Helena Sá Costa Theatre, Porto (his first piece for orchestra, Hio); and in 2007 his piece Croquis d’un Jour is performed by the Remix Ensemble under Rolf Gupta. In the extent of electronic music, in 2004 and 2005, he presented his works in the Short Play Movies International Festival in Porto and in the concert cycle Doenças Digitais (Digital Diseases) and in 2007 he participates with the piece Atzira in the Festival música viva in Casa da Música (Porto).
The score of the piece …para um Futuro Microtonal is published in the Águas Furtadas Magazine Nº 10, and it is accompanied with the corresponding recording. His music is recorded on the CD by the Chamber Choir of São Joao da Madeira.
In 2008 he is selected to make a residence in the Laboratório Electrocústico da Criação.
He currently works at Casa da Música, as a teacher-trainer and member of the ideas and projects laboratory – Factor E – and also as a teacher at the Academia de Música de Barcelos, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Escola Superior de Música e das Artes do Espectáculos, and the Viseu’s Instituto Superior Piaget.
… para um future microtonal
… for a microtonal future is a piece for bassoon solo which pretends to simulate an instrument with electronic characteristics, namely the Doepfer, through an acoustic instrument.