Anibal Vidal is a Chilean composer based in London, whose multifaceted career spans concert music, music for media, and multidisciplinary projects.
He draws on his South American heritage and diverse musical influences to produce immersive works characterized by gradual processes of gestural repetition and timbral experimentation.
His creative process embraces the self-discovering nature of his approach to both, traditional and unconventional instruments to create an imaginative sound palette.
His compositions have been performed by renowned ensembles in the UK and Europe, including the Ensemble Intercontemporain (Paris), Quatuor Bozzini (Finland), Divertimento Ensemble (Milan), Cikada Ensemble (Oslo), Ensemble U: (Tallinn), Ensamble Taller Sonoro (Seville), Synchronos ensemble (Zagreb), BCN216 ensemble (Barcelona), RCM Philharmonic (London), East Anglia Chamber Orchestra (Cambridge), among others.
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'.
Looking ahead to 2023 and 2024, Anibal looks forward to recording and releasing his first chamber music album featuring string quartet works, supported by the PRS Foundation Open Fund for Music Creators and RCM Accelerate.
"Anibal Vidal makes versatility the trademark of his work, moving continuously between different music genres”
Las Últimas Noticias, Chile. July 2020.
"For pop culture, Ennio Morricone is synonym of westerns and cowboys, but that label doesn’t make justice at all to his career that developed in multiple ways”
Column of opinion, El Mercurio, Chile. July 2020
“With Pacto de Sangre in its last episodes, Vidal has initiated his new project “Río Oscuro”,
which will be the new fiction series of Canal 13” Publimetro, Chile. April 2019.
“Anibal Vidal composed the music for the series Helga y Flora which will be premiered at the of the year”
Diario Concepción, Chile. July 2019.
“How the original soundtrack of Pacto de Sangre was made”
El Mercurio, Chile. October 2018.
“One of the most distinctive ingredients of this production (Pacto de Sangre) is its soundtrack composed by the chilean musician Anibal Vidal”
Soloartistaschilenos.cl/ March, 2019.
“The creator of renowned soundtracks as Pacto de Sangre and Helga y Flora, talked to us about his creative process, pandemic and his future projects which include the premiere of his opera”
Soloartistaschilenos.cl/ July, 2020.
“One of the biggest features of Helga y Flora (…) is its original music” Cooperativa.cl/ June, 2020.
“The music contributes suspense and intrigue to the script, which is the constant psychological state of the characters”
Biobiochile.cl/ July, 2020.