Electroacoustic Music in Spain: An Overview,

by Miguel Álvarez Fernández

The lecture will start with a short historical introduction, describing the recent development of electroacoustic music in Spain and some of its main features. Then, examples of compositions from musicians and artists representing different generations will be presented, in connection with a general panorama of the most active studios and festivals in the spanish electroacoustic scene.

Miguel Álvarez Fernández (Madrid, 1979). Composer, musicologist and curator of sound art projects. Studies of Composition at San Lorenzo de El Escorial's Conservatory and other centers in Germany (Darmstadt, Kürten, Berlin) and Spain. Composer in Residence at the "Residencia de Estudiantes" (Madrid) between September 2002 and August 2005. Founder member of the collective "Disonancia", that joins together composers, performers and musicologists devoted to contemporary music (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/disonancia/).

Currently working as a composer at the TU Berlin, writing a Ph. D. Thesis in Musicology about the connections between voice and electroacoustic media at the University of Oviedo (Spain), and editing a multimedia publication documenting the public art project "Itinerarios del Sonido" ("Itineraries of Sound"), curated by Maria Bella and him between May and September 2005 in Madrid (http://www.itinerariosdelsonido.org).

For more information, please visit http://www.miguel-alvarez.4mg.com