úlio Augusto S. Santos (1983) is a composer and performer. He graduated in Composition and Direction at the Universidade Federal da Bahia (Brasil). He holds a Master’s degree in Music Composition by the University of Aveiro, and also a Master’s degree in Music Education (Composition Analysis and Techniques) by the same university. He is currently a PhD student at the University of Aveiro.
He teaches at Collegium Musicum – Conservatório de Música de Seia, Escola Profissional da Serra da Estrela and at Conservatório Regional de Castelo Branco, where he also coordinates the Jazz courses.
He studied with Paulo Costa Lima, Fernando Burgos, Wellington Gomes, Agnaldo Ribeiro and Sara Carvalho. Túlio actively participates in classical and popular music. He performed in Brazil, Portugal, Sweden, the Netherlands, Belgium, England, Israel, France, Spain, Denmark, Qatar and Italy. His work has been performed by ensembles such as ICE (internation Contemporary Ensemble), Performa Ensemble, Ensemble DME, Duo Robatto, grupo Cron, Ensemble MAB, Orquestra da Universidade Federal da Bahia, among others. As a performer, he has presented his own work for electric guitar and harmonica in several contexts (solo concerts, jazz groups, mixed ensemble, electronic music, symphonic orchestra).
Intertextual dimensions: compositional dialogues between tradition and contemporaneity
This work deals with the investigation of compositional processes driven by the intertwining of structural aspects and elements of popular and classical music. Its main principle is the intertextual attitude as a motivating approach. It is an investigation in the field of compositional theory and practice based on intertextuality in music as a creative tool. However, it aims to broaden the approach of reframing elements of popular tradition culture, even maintaining recognizable elements circumscribed within the Portuguese-speaking sphere.