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The protein synthesis is the result of a complex and elaborated biochemical mechanism where the genetic information contained in the chromosomes is translated in sequences of amino acids. Lysozyme it is a small enzyme that attacks the protective cell walls of bacteria.
This piece is based on the process of protein synthesis. Lysozyme Synthesis doesn't intend to be an "autopoietic composition". The fact of having a structure based on the biologic concept of the protein synthesis, it doesn't imply that there aren't discretionary processes, on the contrary, they exist. The structure of the piece can be comparable to a draw where the main lines are delineated under a scientific base (being mathematic, physic, biologic or of other kind), which is logic and strict, but for example, the type of pencil is a choice made by the author (still strict by certain parameters defined under the referred scientific base or by the author, according to an identical logic, but not a transcription).
It's the second piece of a cycle of pieces created with the same compositional material. During the whole piece, complementarities of rhythm, dynamic, articulation, harmony and other parameters, are present.
Born in December/1983, at five he started studying music in Seia, where he was taught under the supervision of several teachers, being particularly important the ethnomusicologist António Tilly. His former compositions compositions, for MIDI sequencer, electronics and small instrumental bands started when he was 12 up to 16 years old, when he began studying at Conservatório in Viseu. At 17 he enters Universidade de Aveiro in a music teaching degree, where he has been working on composition and electronic music with Isabel Soveral and Joăo Pedro Oliveira.
Among the several composition courses one can outstand Emmanuel Nunes, Karlheinz Stockhausen, John Chowning, Brian Ferneyhough e Georg Friedrich Haas. He took part in the artistic direction of the festival "Dni Muzyki Portugalskiej w Krakowie" ("Days of Portuguese Music in Krakow"); he was given a mention on the 1st and 2nd Contest Jorge Peixinho, and he was selected for the 2nd and 3th Workshop Gulbenkian for Portuguese Composers.