Bio

Luis Fonseca was born in Recife, Brazil. Graduated in Architecture and professional Double Bass player he studied composition by Prof. Sergio Luque and Prof. Alberto Bernal in the CSKG center in Madrid, where he could also assist to open lessons from Alberto Posadas, Mesías Maiguashca, Enrique Tomás, José Manuel Berengher and Michael Beil. These studies were in the electronic field, but after all, learning computer assisted composition as well as algorithmic composition brought him to another way of composing, with or without electronics in his works. He finds himself developing new ways to generate music algorithmically focusing it on the production of sound through the use of different algorithms, whether acoustically or electronically speaking, as well as the connection to its visual forming graphics. He is nowadays studying a Doctor degree in the algorithmic composition field in the “Universidad Autónoma de Madrid” by José Luis Carles and Sergio Luque. His music has been played in Spain, Brazil, Germany, Australia, United States, Venezuela, Lithuania, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and México. 

Luis Fonseca has a "Honorable Mention" on the "David Walter International Composition Competition 2016" promoted by the ISB (International Society of Bassists/ USA) for his piece "Mandelbrot Sonata" for Double Bass and Piano. He has also been awarded a first prize in the 4th International Competition of Choral Composition “Ennio Morricone” 2017 in Florence - Italy for his piece “Hommage a Rothko” for Choir a Capella and has been newly awarded first prize in the "2018 David Walter International Composition Competition - Double Bass and media category" from the ISB for his piece "homeTown". His piece "Four random pattern sketches" has just received its world première in the Royal Theater in Madrid - Spain (December 2018).

Most of the compositions from Luis Fonseca are published by Da_sh Editions.