Rael Toffolo

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Rael Bertarelli Gimenes Toffolo (born March 18th 1976 in São Paulo) is a Brazilian musician,[1] composer and musicologist.

Toffolo holds a Bachelor of Music in composition and conducting from the Universidade Estadual Paulista and a master's degree in Musicology [2] He is also professor in composition and musical Theory at the Universidade Estadual de Maringá. His work as a researcher is in the field of Ecological Psychology, Neural Nets, Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Science applied to musical composition.

Toffolo works within contemporary classical music. He has composed for various formations including chamber music, solo instruments and electroacoustic music.

List of works[edit]

  • Tempesta di Mare (2011)
  • O resto no copo (2010)
  • Sturm und Drang (2010)
  • Estudo para violão (2008)
  • Mutazione (2008)
  • El mar y las campanas (2008)
  • Beethoven através do Espelho I (2008)
  • 2 Estudos para piano (2005)
  • Af for dance (2004)
  • Beethoven através do espelho - inventio (2005)
  • Sem Título, lápis sobre papel, técnica mista (2001)
  • Peça para Voz e percussão Múltipla (2000)
  • Peça para grupo instrumental (2000)
  • O Tempo da Espiral (2000)
  • Omaggio? (2000) - para sons eletroacústicos
  • Peça Para Piano e Percussão (1999)
  • Seven Ocean Waves
  • Anhatomirin (1996)


  • Second Place (tie) for solo flute - National Competition Rhythm and Sound - UNESP - work with Ocean Waves Seven (1998)
  • Third Place - 1st International Electroacoustic Composition Contest - State Conservatory "Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira" to work for Af Dance (2006)
  • Award for Classical Composition of Funarte bass and real-time processing with the work on The Rest Cup 2010