Jorge Berdullas del Río

Category: Musician and composer
Birth Date: 20th August 1960
Birth Place: Vilagarcía de Arousa (Pontevedra)

He started to work in the metal sector when he was fifteen, studying music and working eight hours a day at the same time for seven years. He studied at the Conservatoire in A Coruña, Santiago and Madrid, taking a degree to become a music teacher. He conducted choirs and became a professional musician in 1985, being successful in a public competition. In 1986, he founded a group of contemporary music called 'Talea'. In 1987, he became a member of the Galician Association of Composers. As a composer, he is especially interested in mathematical structures applied to the musical language. Therefore, he creates scores with a not very common complexity.

 Work & Activities

These are some of his most important compositions: El Paso (1st and 2nd part) op. 15a and 15b. Six and twelve percussionists (1989); Biomecánicas (litany for the day of human rights) op. 17. Piano and bass (1990); Proun (homage to El Lissitzky) op. 19. Strings quartet number 2 (1991); Alogón (the power of chaos) op. 20. Orchestra of strings and four mixed voices (1991); Las estructuras del Caos, op. 23. Methodology to establish a movement science and simultaneous times in music (1995-1996); Res facta (under the impulse of Neoriel) op 24. Five orchestral groups (vocal and instrumental) and five conductors temporised by means of a computer device (1998-2000) and El Apocalipsis según San Juan, op. 25. Twelve orchestral groups (vocal and instrumental), twelve reciters and twelve conductors temporised by means of a computer device (2001-2003). There are several articles about his work in important Publications such as the Galician Encyclopaedia, Universal Encyclopaedia of Galicia and Dictionary of Spanish and Latin American Music.

 Other Interesting Aspects

We can also find information about his life and work at the International Who's Who in music and musicians directory (Cambridge), the American Biographical Institute, Gran Encilopedia Gallega, Encilopedia Universal de Galicia and Diccionario de la Música Española e Hispanoamericana.