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
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,
Efecte, for four mixed chorus); first prize in the “10è. Concurs
de Joves Compositors de Joventuts Musicals de Barcelona” (1989,
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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