Latin American Electroacoustic Music Collection

Celso Aguiar (Brazil)

Celso Aguiar was born in Palo Alto, California, in 1957 and grew up in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. He began his musical studies with Swiss-Brazilian composer Ernst Widmer at the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA). Since then he became particularly interested in electroacoustic music and in consequence developed a project at UFBA to construct his own computer-controlled digital synthesiser. He has written music for traditional instruments as well as electroacustic means and his main approach in this area has been the application of new digital signal processing techniques to composition. With these objectives in mind he is currently studying for a Doctorate in Composition at Stanford University.

Among other works he composed "Piece of Mind" for stereo tape in 1995; "Ayahuasca" for stereo tape in 1994; and "Todo Azul, Escrevo com Lápis Azul, Num Céu Azul" for tape in 1996.

Resources available for this composer:
- List of compositions (1 composition)