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Pedro Amaral was born in Lisbon in 1972. After studying in Portugal, he moved to Paris in order to study composition with Emmanuel Nunes. He undertook theoretical studies at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, completing a master’s thesis on Stockhausen’s Gruppen in 1998, and a doctoral thesis on the same composer’s Momente and the problem of musical form in serial music in 2003. He also spent three periods working at IRCAM. His work Transmutations, for piano and electronics in real time, represented Portugal at the International Rostrum of Composers (UNESCO) and also the Portuguese Section of the International Society for Contemporary Music, at the World Music Days in Japan (2001). In the same year, Oporto Capital of Culture commissioned the work Organa, for instrumental group and live electronics ad libitum. At the invitation of Peter Eötvös, he was composer-in-residence at the Herrenhaus in Edenkoven, Germany, between February and July 2001. He has been awarded a residency at the Villa Medici by the Académie de France in Rome for 2004 / 2005. EXTERNAL LINK Pedro Amaral