Ricardo Eizirik (born 1985 in Brazil) is a composer with an extended artistic production ranging from written music to installation art and performance works. His work focuses on themes such as bodily perception, colonial history, banality, the mechanization of society, and the by-products of daily life (i.e. junk, trash, noise, etc), He has also shown a keen interest in the historical depictions of these themes and often appropriates objects, sounds and movements from historical sources into his work.
He has received numerous grants and prizes and worked with ensembles and festivals such as Ensemble Mosaik, ensemble Recherche, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Collegium Novum Zürich, Ensemble Adapter, Athelas Sinfonietta, Internationale Ensemble Modern Akademie, Ensemble Talea, Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik, ECLAT, Maerz Musik, KLANG, Archipel, Manifeste, MUSICA, Nordic Music Days among others.
Ricardo Eizirik studied composition with with Antonio C. B. Cunha and Isabel Mundry in Porto Alegre and Zürich as well as a Master in Transdisciplinary Arts (also in Zürich) 2006-2012.
He is based between Berlin and Zürich.