Crowl is a Brazilian-American composer of classical music born in
Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on October 6th, 1958. First music studies in
his native town. He went on to study in the US with Charles Jones,
both privately and at the Juilliard School of Music. Later, he also
earned a degree in English and Portuguese in Brazil. Further
composition studies under Peter Sculthorpe in Dartington, England.
His music is very expressive and dense with poetic, oniric,
abstract, and mostly, non-linear structures. It draws on many
influences including early Portuguese polyphony, Brazilian colonial
religious music and 20th century musical and aesthetical trends. He
is also interested in literature and visual arts in general.