Monthly Archives: noviembre 2018

Algo pasa que no pasa nada

for chamber orchestra, electric guitar & electronics (2018) program note: “Fosas”, the first movement, is dedicated to the 43 forcefully disappeared students of Ayotzinapa and inspired on the impunity, cynicism and state violence in Mexico. The second movement, “Revuelta de voces”, is inspired by the difference in ideals between the students and the Mexican government. […]

Carraca

for tenor sax & electronics, in collaboration with Roberto Tercero (2018) programe note: A “carrack” was a large sailing ship used for trans-altantic slave trade. And in Spanish, “carraca”, also means “noisemaker”. The piece is meant to evoke the imaginary journey of an African slave, captured by European conquistadors, and brought to America in one […]

Electroacoustic Study III – Inside Out Beach

(2018) Electroacoustic study using granulation, low frequency oscillators and electric guitar sounds processed with a digital delay unit. The music was composed for the short film “Interior. Noche.”, directed by Soledad Violeta. video: yauala.mx

Casa de las Lomas

original music vocals: Claudia Arellano year: 2017 duration: 1 min. country: Mexico director: Sergio Peña production: Beat Image award: Best Music – Pantalla de Cristal, Television/Internet Ad Category, Mexico City (MX).

Detach Return

for two guitars (2017) program note: The piece, initially inspired by the concept of the eternal return, is also based on the following dualistic ideas: unity and division; being and the thought of being; the interpretation of life and the experience of life itself; the construction of the self and the detachment from that construct; […]

Scopes

for electric guitar (2017) program note: Meaning of “scope”: a) Space or opportunity for unhampered motion, activity, or thought. b) To look at or over; examine. c) Extent, limit or range of view, outlook, etc. The concept of this work is to express freely associated thoughts and feelings with sound and image, and to reflect […]

Cáscara

for guitar & tape (2016) program note: The piece is based on three fundamental concepts integrated in the title: 1) Cáscara: a word in spanish which means “shell” or “skin”. 2) Cascar, from the etymology of cáscara, means to “hit”, “thump” or “break”. 3) Cáscara or cascarita: in Mexican slang means a “pick up game”. […]

Musikphantome

for string quartet (2012) program note: Musikphantome is a term used by Christoph Ruths, and can be translated as “ghosts of music”. The initial idea for the piece was to transfigure from psychic imagery to a musical language a recollection of memories which involuntarily kept appearing in my mind. These “ghosts” manifested themselves in groups […]

Tianguis

for mixed choir (2011) program note: The piece is based on the idea of recreating a trajectory through a tianguis (market place) in Mexico City. During one of my walks through one of these popular markets, I ready myself to listen, analyze, study and record some of the audible elements that form part of the […]

Effugi Effugiturus

for chamber ensemble (2010) program note: The pieces is inspired by the “The baron in the trees” by Italo Calvino. premiere: 03/25/11, Tempus Fugit (dir. Christian Gohmer), Anáhuac University, Mexico State, (MX) other concerts: 30/09/11, Manuel M. Ponce Hall, Palace for the Fine Arts, Mexico City (MX); 09/10/11, Theatre for the Arts, National Centre for […]

Interior. Noche.

original music short film year: 2018 duration: 2:30 min. country: Mexico director: Soledad Violeta genre: experimental yauala.mx

El candidato Rayo

original music t.v. mini series year: 2018 duration: 10 min. country: Mexico director: Diego Graue script: Diego Graue, Santiago Mohar & Esteban Sheridan production: Cine Buró & Televisa genre: comedy IMDB

A la hora marcada

original music short film year: 2017 duration: 15 min. country: Mexico director: Jose Luis Rivera script: Jose Luis Rivera production: Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC) genre: western awards: Director’s Choice for Best International Short Film – The Wild Bunch Film Festival (EU), Best Western Short Film Short Film Showcase of Salas de los Infantes (ES), […]

Los paisajes

original music & sound design film year: 2015 duration: 75 min. country: Mexico, France, UK director: Rodrigo Cervantes script: Rodrigo Cervantes & Santiago Mohar co-production: Mexico – France – UK; Happy Together & Linterna Films genre: drama selections: Morelia International Film Festival 2018, Cabos International Film Festival 2016, Talento Emergente 2019 Cineteca Nacional sound mixed […]

And yet it moves…

original music in collaboration with Adrian Bracho & Antonio Mariscal documentary – short year: 2015 duration: 11 min. country: Mexico director: Moisés Aisemberg script: Moisés Aisemberg genre: documentary production: Filmaciones de la Ciudad selection: Guanajuato International Film Festival 2016 IMDB

Mientras la prisión exista

sound design film year: 2015 duration: 68 min. country: Spain director: Nicolás Gutiérrez Wenhammar script: Nicolás Gutiérrez Wenhammar co-production: Spain – Mexico; Cauce Cine & Cine Frontera genre: drama selection: Morelia International Film Festival 2015 IMDB

Nunca regreses

original music in collaboration with Rodrigo Hernández short film year: 2014 duration: 16 min. country: Mexico director: Leonardo Díaz script: Leonardo Díaz production: Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC) genre: drama awards: Best Michoacanian Work and Special Prize I.SAT – Morelia IFF 2014, Best Ibero-American Short Film – Guadalajara IFF 2014, Best Mexican Fiction Short Film […]

Los muertos

original music film year: 2014 duration: 92 min. country: Mexico director: Santiago Mohar script: Santiago Mohar production: Purgatorio Films genre: drama award: Kukulkán Award Rivera Maya Film Festival, 2015 selections: Oaxaca Film Fest 2015, 7º Durango International Film Festival 2015, UNAM International Film Festival 2015, Morelia International Film Festival 2014, Mar del Plata Film Festival […]