João Pedro Oliveira


FILE Sao Paulo 2022 | Hypersonica
Electronic Language International Festival



“N’vi’ah” is a word from the Old Testament that means prophetess. A prophetess conveys one or more divine messages often shaped as inspired canticles. Her words are often enigmatic, requiring interpretation or even translation. This artwork utilizes isolated words as building materials. The words don’t reach their full form, but intend to give the listener the possibility for imagining their content and meaning. “N’vi’ah” was ordered by the Projeto Ibermúsicas and composed in the Laboratorio de Interacción Humana — Universidade Diego Portales in Santiago de Chile. It is dedicated to Federico Schumacher.


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 PhD in Music at the University of New York at Stony Brook. His music includes opera, orchestral compositions, chamber music, electroacoustic music and experimental video. He has received over 50 international prizes and awards for his works.