A Portuguese composer born in 1941 in Lisboa.
Having studied at the Lisbon Music Academy, Emmanuel Nunes followed the classes of Pierre Boulez, Henri Pousseur and Karlheinz Stockhausen (1963-1967); in 1971 he won an æsthetics prize at the Paris Conservatory with Marcel Beaufils. His output is characterised by high-level research in the domain of rhythmic, contrapuntal structures and of their setting in dynamic space. Since 1989 he has found in the technologies of Ircam, with regard to spatialisation and real time, the means for realising his musical thought. His works include Litanies du feu et de la mer (1971), Voyage du corps (1974), Ruf (1976, premiered at the Royan Festival in 1977), Nachtmusik I (1978), Einspielung II (1980), Tif'Ereth (1985), Musik der Frühe (1987), Lichtung I (1991), Quodlibet (1991), Épures du serpent vert 1 (2004), an opera Das Märchen (2008). Also a pedagogue, he taught, notably, at the Paris Conservatory from 1992 to 2006.