A composer of sound worlds which invite reflection and shared imagination.
The music of Pablo Peula (*1990, Alhama de Granada) often draws on literary, cinematic and scientific works. He sees himself as a storyteller who shapes sound and plays with listeners’ perception. In this quest, his creations make an eclectic use of compositional resources.
Peula’s work has received numerous recognitions: a Working Scholarship for Composition 2020 from the Austrian Federal Ministry for Arts and Culture, the First Prize at the XXXII Choral Composition Competition of Segorbe 2018, the Prix de la SACEM at the VI International Composition Competition for Ensemble Boulogne-Billancourt 2017, the First Prize at the VII Composition Competition ‘RCSMVE’ Granada and the Young Creation Programme INJUVE 2016, among others.
His works have been commissioned and interpreted by performers like Taller Sonoro (ES), Webern Ensemble Wien (AT), Ensemble DAI Contemporain (FR), Ensemble dell’Arte (AT), Jane Chapman (UK), José Luis Estellés and the Young Orchestra of Valencia (ES). These and other artists have taken Peula’s music to festivals and concert halls across Europe, such as the ORF RadioKulturhaus (Vienna), the Fringe Festival Torroella (Girona), the Salle d’Art Lyrique du CBB (Paris), the Spanish Music Festival (Cádiz), the Festival ‘Prix Annelie de Man’ (Amsterdam) and the Ensems Festival at the Palau de les Arts ‘Reina Sofía’ (Valencia).
Pablo Peula studied composition in Granada under Francisco González Pastor and Juan Cruz-Guevara, and in Vienna under Detlev Müller-Siemens. He has also benefited from the generous advice of composers like Alfredo Aracil, Pierluigi Billone, Peter Eötvös, Cristóbal Halffter, Dimitri Kourliandski, Ramon Lazkano and Simon Steen-Andersen.
He is currently working on a new ensemble piece which will be presented at the ‘Avantin Suvisoitto’ Festival (Finland). His music has been published by Piles SA, Valencia. He lives and works in Vienna, participating in the city’s vibrant cultural life, and incorporating numerous impulses into his creative work.