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 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 as metallic guitar slides, superballs, mallets, wires, amongst others. live presentation: 14&25/10/2019, Explanada de le […]

Nave (orchestra)

2018 program note: The piece was inspired by the myth of the “Stultifera Navis” and the homonymous chapter of Michel Foucault’s “Madness in Civilization”. premiere: Orquesta Juvenil Universitaria Eduardo Mata (OJUAM), 12/05/2019, Sala Nezahualcóyotl, Centro Cultural Universitario UNAM, Mexico City (MX). director: Gustavo Rivero Weber Commissioned by and composed during the Arturo Márquez Extraordinary Fellowship […]

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, […]

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 […]