Electroacoustic Studies

Esa voz ya no es tuya – Electroacoustic Study X (2021) Se te va la voz – Electroacoustic Study IX (2021) Pillow Noise – Electroacoustic Study VIII (2021) Drive & Resonance – Electroacoustic Study VII (2021) Fuzzy Proximities – Electroacoustic Study VI (2020) Open Detuning – Electroacoustic Study V (2019) Plastelastic – Electroacoustic Study IV […]

Vaivén (sound installation)

2019 Commissioned by the Coordination of Cultural Diffusion of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) program note: The piece was composed by processing recorded sounds from the stainless steel sculpture Espacio Presencia created by artist Luciano Matus, with diverse electroacoustic techniques and resources. Different devices and utensils were used to obtain the sounds, such […]

Nave (orchestra)

2018 Commissioned by and composed during the Arturo Márquez Extraordinary Fellowship in Music Composition 2018, of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), and premiered at Sala Nezahualcóyotl (UNAM), Mexico City (MX). program note: The piece was inspired by the myth of the “Stultifera Navis” and the homonymous chapter of Michel Foucault’s “Madness in Civilization”. […]

Algo pasa que no pasa nada (chamber orchestra, electric guitar & electronics)

2018 Commissioned by and composed during the Arturo Márquez Extraordinary Fellowship in Music Composition 2018, of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), and premiered at the University Museum of Contemporary Art (MUAC), in commemoration for the 50 years of the student movement in Mexico and the Tlatelolco massacre of 1968. program note: “Fosas”, the […]

Carraca (tenor sax & electronics)

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 of these large vessels. In the course of the voyage, […]

Scopes (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 a dynamic interaction […]

Detach Return (guitar duo)

2017 Commissioned by Jaime Márquez Diez-Canedo. 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 […]

Cáscara (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”. The core idea of […]

Musikphantome (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 conformed by individual […]

Tianguis (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 spirit of the […]

Effugi Effugiturus (chamber ensemble)

2010 program note: The piece is inspired by the last part of “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 […]