Jep Nuix
(Barcelona 1955-1998)

    Jep Nuix, composer and flautist, was born in Barcelona (Spain).  He studied flute, harmonics and counterpoint at the “Conservatori Superior  Municipal de Música” of the City of Barcelona, and composition and instrumentation with Gabriel Brncic. His contact with composers such as Witold  Lutoslawski, Luigi Nono, Thomas Kessler, Gerald Bennett, Heinz Holliger, Luis de Pablo, Joan Guinjoan, among others, led him to write for all types of music groupings: from solo instruments to symphony orchestras; from all types of electroacoustic music to music for theatre, video and television.
As a performer of contemporary music he formed part of the “Grup Instrumental Phonos“ and of “Vol ad Libitum”.  He also performed his own works as a soloist, and in duets with the percussionist Fede Giberga.
      As a composer, he wrote more than 60 works.  He was commissioned to write for numerous specialised performers and for different institutions, and received a number of scholarships.  One of these enabled him to be resident composer during a course of study of electronic music at he Conservatorium of Basel (Switzerland). His dedication to electroacoustic music basically developed in Barcelona's “Laboratori de Música Electroacústica Phonos”, where he became one of a group  of resident composers.  He also developed his expertise in his personal music studio, and in the “Centre d'Iniciatives i d'Experimentació per a Joves de la Fundació Caixa de Pensions” in Barcelona. He was coordinator of the sound and music laboratory there from 1988 to 1991.  He was invited to participate in the 33. Ferienkurse für Neue Musik‚ (Darmstadt, Germany).
      He was awarded a number of prizes, awards and mentions for his compositions: first prize in “IV C   oncurso de obras de Polifonía”, Madrid (1984, En Efecte, for four mixed chorus); first prize in the “10è. Concurs de Joves Compositors de Joventuts  Musicals  de Barcelona” (1989, –4º a Allschwil, for chamber group);  the INF-ART prize '90 of the “Fundació Caixa de Pensions” for best musical work, Barcelona (1990, for His Master’s Voice for tape). He was selected to represent Spain on the panel of the International Society of Contemporary Music in Varsovia, Poland (1992, Fax, for chamber group).
His works have been performed on numerous concerts and international festivals in Europe, America and Australia.
    Some of these can be found on the solo CDs “Intervals” and “jenji”.  Other works have been recorded on CDs in the company of other composers.
    He was a member of the “Associació Catalana de Compositors“ and a founder member of the “Asociación de Música Electroacústica de España”, and was a member of the group of composers “Grupo del Bierzo”.

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