Gil Monteagudo Ruiz
Gil Monteagudo studies composition with a focus on contemporary music at the conservatory of Gennevilliers with José Manuel López López and is completing his artistic research at the department of musicology at the University of Paris 8, where students are educated as researcher-composers, encouraging students to let their research and musical practice influence each other.
Monteagudo’s research focus lies on the concept of time. In his first-year thesis, he developed an introduction to temporal harmonics and the link between frequency and tempo, supervised by Alain Bonardi and Makis Solomos. The main goal was to propose technical tools for composers who want to explore this way of thinking about time in music, and to how these tools can be applied to a score.
For his second-year thesis, he will go deeper in the study of the temporal harmonics and their link with metrical modulations. The purpose of the master’s research will be to propose the idea of harmonic time, not only as a conceptual idea, but also as an array of tools that composers can implement.
Since 2020, Monteagudo has been composing pieces for the ensemble 2e2m, the ensemble Cairn, the ensemble TM+, the ensemble Sinkro, the trio KDM, the ensemble Nomos, the ensemble Edgar-Varèse and the ensemble Les Offrandes, among others.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in classical guitar with high honours as well as a bachelor’s in computer-assisted composition from the University of Paris 8, where he studied with Anne Sèdes, Alain Bonardi and José Manuel López López.