Described as “otherworldly and mysteriously familiar” (Chicago Classical Review), and as exciting and clear... with a striking boldness" (Luigi Nono Competition Prize), Igor Santos’ music has been performed internationally, by leading musicians such as Ensemble Intercontemporain, Ensemble Dal Niente, Alarm Will Sound, eighth blackbird, Spektral Quartet, POING, the American Composers Orchestra, and The Florida Orchestra.
His works aims at engaging sound with individuality and clarity, carefully crafting unpredictable narratives and complex soundscapes. His electronic music focuses on expanding the acoustic properties of instruments, and dramatizing them as having physical—organic—bodies.

Igor has earned degrees in Music Composition from the University of Chicago (Ph.D. 2018), the Eastman School of Music (M.A. 2012), and the University of South Florida (B.M. 2010). Additional studies include workshops and festivals such as Mizzou (2018), Impuls (2017), Time of Music (2017), ManiFeste (2015), Fontainebleau (2010), among others. Igor has won first prize in the Luigi Nono International Competition, second prize in the Salvatore Martirano Award, and was also awarded Best Sound Design from Theatre Tampa Bay.

Igor is a native of Curitiba, Brazil, and is currently based in Chicago, IL. Beyond composing concert music, he also writes for theater productions throughout the US and Europe.
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