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, Manifeste, MUSICA, Nordic Music Days 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 has worked as artistic director of Basel-based new music ensemble Ensemble Lemniscate (2017-19) and previously as assistant artistic director/curator of the concert series Contemporanea-RS (Porto Alegre, 2009/10), artistic director of the concert series GENERATOR-ICST/ZHdK (Zürich, 2013) and created and directed (together with Michele Ziegler) the concert series KOMPAKT am Montag (Zürich, 2014-2016).