José María Sánchez-Verdú


José María Sánchez-Verdú
“Music FROM the physics”

Intervention in XVI Encuentro Música-Filosofía.
How the physics has been the basis for music creation in 20th century. The echo of the harmony of the spheres can be still heard in the quest of many contemporary composers. 20th century has been paradigmatic on this debate. A reflection about different physical elements as the integration of the acoustic perception in space, manipulation of sound waves, Markov chains, the use of fractals, theory of expansion of gasses,… and even Nature as essential operator involved in the development of a musical piece are the very content of a successful and intriguing relationship.

(Algeciras, 1968)

Composer and conductor. Law studies. Composition teacher at Robert Schumann Hochschule (Dusseldorf) and Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón. PhD from UAM. Awards: Premio Nacional, Siemens (Munich), Irino (Tokyo), Bergische Biennale, Ibn Arabi. Guest teacher at Sibelius Academy, Biennale di Venezia, Hanyang University, etc.