Ricardo Eizirik (b.1985) is a composer with an extended artistic production ranging from chamber music to installation and performance works. His work focuses on themes such as 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.
Ricardo Eizirik 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, MUSICA, Nordic Music Dayt among others.
He took his Bachelor in Music Composition under Antonio C. B. Cunha at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. In 2012 he completed a Master in Composition under Isabel Mundry and in 2013 a Master in Transdiziplinarität, both at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (CH). He is presently enrolled in a Doctoral program at the Kunst Univerität Graz (Graz – A)/ZHdK.
He is artistic co-director (together with Andreas Eduardo Frank) of Basel-based new music ensemble Ensemble Lemniscate and has previously worked as artistic director/curator of the concert series Contemporanea-RS (2009/10), GENERATOR-ICST/ZHdK (2013) & KOMPAKT am Montag (created together with Michele Ziegler, 2014-2016).