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Algo pasa que no pasa nada (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. For this movement I processed and manipulated […]

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, […]

Aliat

original music Aliat Claro Que Puedo year: 2018 duration: 1:30 min. country: Mexico director: Thomas Whitmore production: Cine Buró

Casa de las Lomas

original music Casa de las Lomas Naturelle & Piel 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).

Kenzo

original music & sound design Flower By Kenzo Travel Book Mexico City year: 2016 duration: 1:15 min. country: Mexico director: Santiago Mohar production: Jazz Group

Givenchy

original music Givenchy Ange Ou Demon Le Secret Women & Men year: 2016 duration: 1 min. country: Mexico director: Santiago Mohar production: Jazz Group

Detach Return (guitar duo)

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; the constant returning […]

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 […]

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 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 the Arts, Mexico […]

El candidato Rayo (t.v. series)

original music 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 (short film)

original music year: 2017 duration: 15 min. country: Mexico director: Jose Luis Rivera script: Jose Luis Rivera production: Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC) music recorded & mixed at: Pedro y el Lobo genre: western awards: Director’s Choice for Best International Short Film – The Wild Bunch Film Festival (EU), Best Western Short Film Short Film […]

Los paisajes (feature film)

original music & sound design 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 music recorded at: Honky Tonk Studios sound mixed at: Labo Digital selections: Morelia International Film Festival 2018, Cabos International […]

And yet it moves… (documentary short)

original music in collaboration with Adrian Bracho & Antonio Mariscal 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 (feature film)

sound design 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 trailer: clips:

Nunca regreses (short film)

original music in collaboration with Rodrigo Hernández 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 – Monterrey […]

Los muertos (feature film)

original music year: 2014 duration: 92 min. country: Mexico director: Santiago Mohar script: Santiago Mohar production: Purgatorio Films genre: drama music recorded at: Cuarto de Máquinas sound mixed at: Estudios Churubusco award: Kukulkán Award – Rivera Maya Film Festival, 2015 selections: Oaxaca Film Fest 2015, 7º Durango International Film Festival 2015, UNAM International Film Festival […]