Member Profile: Diogo Carvalho
Diogo Carvalho, born in São Paulo, Brazil, is a composer, scholar, performer, and professor with experience in electroacoustic, concert, popular, jazz, and Brazilian music. He is currently a doctoral composition student at the University of Florida. Carvalho stands out with his ample knowledge and musicality. In "Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra" (2011), the composer explores Brazilian musical gestures in classical form. In the electroacoustic piece "Cave of the Harmonic Beats" (2014), Carvalho merges guitar sonorities with computer processing, using the metaphor of a bat moving in the dark while hearing its movements from sound reflections on the walls. "Clarinetism" (2015) consists of an experiment with the idiomatic characteristics of a solo clarinet, focusing on articulation and timbre. As a scholar, Carvalho embraces the relationship between art and research. His studies on the compositional processes of Debussy and Ravel were linked to the realization of the transcriptions of the pieces for solo guitar, recorded in the CD "Impressionism – Acoustic Guitar Solo" (praised as “highly recommended” by Classical Guitar Magazine).