João Pedro Oliveira won second place in the 2022 Musicworks Electronic Music Composition Contest.  Listen to and read about his award-winning composition!  
"N'vi'ah is an Old Testament word meaning prophetess. A prophetess conveys one or more divine messages often in the form of inspired songs. And often her words are cryptic, requiring interpretation or even translation. This work uses isolated phonemes as musical material. Intelligible words are not articulated, leaving the listener to imagine what their contents and meanings could be.
N'vi'ah was commissioned by the Ibermúsicas Project, and composed at the Human Interaction Laboratory at Diego Portales University in Santiago, Chile. It is dedicated to Federico Schumacher."
João Pedro Oliveira
Composer João Pedro Oliveira holds the Corwin Endowed Chair in Composition for the University of California at Santa Barbara. He studied organ performance, composition, and architecture in Lisbon. He completed a Ph.D. in Music at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. His music includes opera, orchestral compositions, chamber music, electroacoustic music, and experimental video. He has received over seventy international prizes and awards for his works, including the prestigious Magisterium Prize from the International Confederation of Electroacoustic Music and the Giga-Hertz Award from the ZKM Karlsruhe. In 2023 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship. His music is recorded on over fifty CDs and is played all over the world. He taught at Aveiro University (Portugal) and Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil). His publications include several articles in journals and a book on twentieth century music theory.