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Anibal Vidal is a Chilean composer based in London, whose multifaceted career spans concert music, music for media, and multidisciplinary projects. Drawing on his South American heritage and diverse musical influences, he creates immersive works characterised by gestural repetition and timbral experimentation.

His creative process embraces the self-discovering nature of his approach to both, traditional and unconventional instruments, incorporating the raw nature of objects and human voice. By blending these elements within a classical music setting, he cultivates an imaginative sound palette driven by the physicality of sound and by direct contact with its source. 

He has participated in various festivals including the Manifeste Festival in Paris, Time of Music Festival in Finland, Impuls Festival in Graz, Cheltenham Festival and Music Panel in Croatia.

His compositions have been performed by ensembles and orchestras in Europe, Asia and South America, including the Ensemble Intercontemporain, Quatuor Bozzini, Britten Sinfonia, RCM Philharmonic, MI Orchestra, East Anglia Chamber Orchestra, Divertimento Ensemble, Cikada Ensemble, Ensemble U:, Ensamble Taller Sonoro, The Carice Singers, Synchronos ensemble, BCN216 ensemble, Ensamble Fractura, among others. Furthermore, he has collaborated with soloists such as Yuko Sano, José Luis Urquieta and Lucie Cure.

In 2022, he was awarded the 20th Joan Guinjoan International Prize for his orchestral work 'Gliding Murmuration'. Additionally, he won the DYCE Competition for Young European Composers 2022 award for his ensemble piece 'Liquidity', which led to a commission for his new ensemble piece 'Tonada'.

He has scored the soundtracks of the TV series Pacto de Sangre (2018), Río Oscuro (2019), Helga & Flora (2020) and Cromosoma 21 (2022), as well as the features films Canasto de Cangrejos (2018) and Mientes (2020).

Looking ahead to 2024, Anibal looks forward to releasing his first chamber music album featuring string quartet works, generously supported by the PRS Foundation Open Fund for Music Creators, RCM Accelerate, The Robert Anderson Trust and Penny Wright.

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