An important composer of Brazilian pop/rock who was the unofficial leader of the TitÃ£s, Arnaldo Antunes had many of his songs recorded by Marisa Monte, Jorge Ben Jor, and others. He also is an internationally celebrated poet. In the late '70s, Antunes was a member of the group Aguilar e Banda PerformÃ¡tica, which recorded an independent LP. Soon afterwards, he joined an octet called TitÃ£s do IÃª-iÃª. The band opened in August 1982 in the alternative Teatro da Lira Paulistana (SÃ£o Paulo), where the vanguarda paulista movement was born in that period. In 1983 the group became the TitÃ£s, and Antunes recorded seven albums with them before departing for his solo career. He wrote big hits like "Bichos Escrotos" (with SÃ©rgio Britto/Nando Reis), "Comida" (with Marcelo Fromer/SÃ©rgio Britto), "O Que," "FamÃlia" (with Tony Bellotto), "MisÃ©ria" (with SÃ©rgio Britto/Paulo Miklos), and "O Pulso" (with Marcelo Fromer/Tony Bellotto). While he was with the TitÃ£s he continued to write and publish poetry books. After leaving the band, he continued to write songs for them, having his songs included in Titanomaquia (1993), Domingo (1995), AcÃºstico (1996, in which he participated on one track), and Volume 2 (1998). In 1988, Antunes participated in Golpe de Estado's LP Golpe de Estado. In 1993, he released the album/book/video Nome, followed by NinguÃ©m (1995), O SilÃªncio (1996), and Um Som (1998). Among the many interpreters who have been recording his songs are Marisa Monte (among others, "Beija Eu," "Volte Para o Seu Lar," "Alta Noite," "Bem Leve," and "De Mais NinguÃ©m," the last two in partnership with the singer), Jorge Ben Jor ("Cabelo"), Gilberto Gil ("A CiÃªncia em Si"), Rita Lee ("O Que VocÃª Quer"), and Ney Matogrosso ("Comida"). Arnaldo Antunes is a celebrated name in Brazilian contemporary poetry, and his works have been included in international compilations. In 1997, he published the book Dois Ou + Corpos No Mesmo EspaÃ§o. In 1999, he wrote the soundtrack to the dance show "O Corpo" (released on CD in 2000) by the group of the same name. ~ Alvaro NederPortions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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