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Mendes, Gilberto (1922–2016) By Bezerra, Márcio

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1266-1
Published: 01/10/2016
Retrieved: 21 June 2024, from


Gilberto Ambrósio Garcia Mendes was born in Santos (São Paulo state), on 13 October 1922. Despite his unorthodox musical career — he did not start to study music until the age of nineteen, and, in addition, worked in a bank until his retirement in 1975 — he has achieved wide recognition as one of the leading Brazilian composers of the present. He is a local pioneer in the fields of chance, concrète, and microtonal music, mixed media, and musical action.

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Bezerra, Márcio. Mendes, Gilberto (1922–2016). Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism, Taylor and Francis,

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