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Manuel Rocha Iturbide (1963-    )

Manuel Rocha Iturbide, composerManuel Rocha Iturbide was born in Mexico City and studied composition at the Escuela Nacional de Música in the University of Mexico. He received an MFA in electronic music and composition in Mills College, Oakland California, with Alvin Curran, Anthony Braxton, David Rosenboom and Larry Polansky (1991). In Paris, he took a one-year course in composition and computer music at IRCAM, where he studied with Bryan Fernyhough (1991-92). In 1992 he started his doctoral thesis on Granular synthesis techniques with Horacio Vaggione at the University of Paris VIII. In 1993 he won a grant from the Mexican cultural foundation to compose three electroacustic pieces. In France, he worked at studios UPIC, GRM and IRCAM to produce works. He worked as a researcher at IRCAM developing GiST (1994-95) and later as a professor at the University of Paris VIII where he taught synthesis and computer programming (1995-96). In 1996 and 1997 he was nominated at the Bourges Electronic Music Contest in the categories of program tape music and tape with instruments respectively, and in 1996 and 1997 he won the second prize at the Russolo Electronic Music Contest in the category of composition for instruments and electronics and tape alone. He has been invited to different international conferences to present his work (The tuning of the world, 1993; The biennial of art and technology, Connecticut 1994; ICMC 1995, 1996, 1997) and to electronic music festivals such as ABSOLUTE MUSIK in Austria, Experimental Intermedia in USA, etc. He has received commissions from the Festival Internacional Cervantino, and other venues, and has received artistic grants such as Jovenes Creadores from FONCA and the Banff Center for the arts. Besides composing, he has realized sound installations, sound sculptures and intermedia art works presented at important international galleries and museums such as Artists Space in NY NY, the Crousel gallery in Paris, the 1998 Sidney Biennial in Australia, the ARCO art fair in Madrid Spain, SURGE gallery in Tokyo, Kyoto Art Center in Kyoto, Avatar in Quebec Canada, etc. His music has been played through the American, European and Asian continents. In 2000 Rocha spent seven months in Japan with a Japan Foundation Fellowship where he composed new pieces and worked on sound installations. In 2002 he did a two-month residency in Caracas Venezuela with a grant in order to compose a radio artwork.
-  ScoreCologne

COMPOSITIONS                                 Manuel Rocha Iturbide Links     ~ ~ ~     Works by Genre    ~ ~ ~    Iturbide on Iturbide
Five Bi-modal Pieces, piano (1985)
Nine Modal Pieces, piano (1985)
Eight Bitonal Pieces, piano (1986)
El Mar y El Desierto, piano, cello and 3 slide projectors (1986) [6:00]
Trio, clarinet, cello and piano (1987) [6:00]
Los números de Pitágoras, computer generated sounds (1988)
Concertino, clarinet and string orchestra (1989) [8:00]
Trance lumínico, saxophone, xylophone, vibraphone and computer (1989) [5:00]
Avidya, electroacoustic work/digital tape and video (1989) [23:00]
Estudio antimatérico No. 1, electroacustic work/digital tape (1989) [4:00]
(+ * -) = -, sound sculpture (1989)
ATL, electroacoustic work/digital tape (1990) [10:00]
Móviles, 2 pianos (1990) [7:00]
Paisajes Interiores, 3 violins, viola and cello (1990) [7:00]
Frost clear energy saver, refrigerator, double bass and digital tape (1991) [17:00]
Bandas de pueblo, horn, trombone, tenor sax, soprano sax, trumpet, percussion, village band and digital tape (1991) [17:00]
Estudios Arbóreos, electroacoustic studies (1992) [realized with UPIC computer designed by Iannis Xenakis, Massy France]
Ligne d’abandon, electroacoustic work/digital tape (1994) [30:00]
Transiciones de Fase, trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba and computer (1993-94) [11:00]
SL-9, electroacustic work/digital tape (1994) [10:00]
Ligne d'abandon, conceptual sound piece (1994) [in collaboration with Gabriel Orozco]
Móin Mór, electroacoustic work/digital tape (1995) [10:00]
Mechanisms for the absolution of waste, sound installation (1997)
Pocos Cocodrilos Locos, digital tape (1998) [1:30]
Four electroacustic interludes based on Mathias Goeritz, digital tape (1998) [12:00]
Compresión Tiempo-Espacio de un Habitat, electroacoustic work/digital tape (1998) [7:00]
Condensación B-E, clarinet, bass clarinet, flute, violin, viola, cello and percussion (1998) [9:30]
Off side, 3 electroacoustic works with slide show (1999)
Rebicycling, electroacoustic work/4 digital tracks and video (2000-01) [12:00] [also sound installation]
Semi No Koe, flute and digital tape (2001) [8:30]
Parlantes, live electronics with video (2001) [7:00]
Mucho más ricos, electroacoustic work/digital tape (2002) [12:00]
Cantos Rituales, tape (2003) [8:00]
…EVEN…electroacoustic mass (2003) [Introito; Kyrie Eleison; Agnus Die; Sanctus Benedictus]
Boom Box Project, soundscape composition (2003) [53:00; 17 mvts]
El Eco esta en todas partes, electroacoustic work/8 digital tracks (2003) [14:48] [also sound installation]
B-36-A, electroacoustic work/19 tracks (2004)
Bajo el Volcan, electroacoustic work/2 digital tracks (2003) [18:00]
Purusha-Prakrti, electroacoustic work/2 digital tracks (2005) [12:00]
Avanzas, electroacoustic work/2 digital tracks (2005)
Light and Dust, oboe and 2 digital tracks (2006)
Air waves on the fields, electroacoustic work/5 digital tracks (2006)
Tetraktis, string quartet and electronic sounds/4 tracks (2007)
Ecosistemas, electroacoustic work/6 digital tracks (2008)
La selva precede al hombre. El desierto lo sigue, 2 digital tracks (2008) [3:02]
Cinema Revolución, 2 digital tracks (2009)
Pájaros del Altiplano, electroacoustic work for 8 channels (2009) [18:00] [for Acoustic Pavillion at Laberinto Museum]
Módulos, flute in G and live electronics (2010) [8:30]
Hieros Logos, radiophonic work/electroacoustic (2010) [28:00]
Ashimakase, piano and computer (2010) [9:35]


WORKS BY GENRE                                      Manuel Rocha Iturbide Links     ~ ~ ~    Iturbide on Iturbide    ~ top of page ~
Soloist(s) w/Orchestra
Concertino, clarinet and string orchestra (1989) [8:00]

Chamber
Trio, clarinet, cello and piano (1987) [6:00]
Paisajes Interiores, 3 violins, viola and cello (1990) [7:00]
Condensación B-E, clarinet, bass clarinet, flute, violin, viola, cello and percussion (1998) [9:30]

Instrument(s) and Tape/Electronics/Computer/Video/Slides

El Mar y El Desierto, piano, cello and 3 slide projectors (1986) [6:00]
Trance lumínico, saxophone, xylophone, vibraphone and computer (1989) [5:00]
Frost clear energy saver, refrigerator, double bass and digital tape (1991) [17:00]
Bandas de pueblo, horn, trombone, tenor sax, soprano sax, trumpet, percussion, village band and digital tape (1991) [17:00]
Transiciones de Fase, trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba and computer (1993-94) [11:00]
Semi No Koe, flute and digital tape (2001) [8:30]
Light and Dust, oboe and 2 digital tracks (2006)
Tetraktis, string quartet and electronic sounds/4 tracks (2007)
Módulos, flute in G and live electronics (2010) [8:30]
Ashimakase, piano and computer (2010) [9:35]

Piano
Five Bi-modal Pieces, piano (1985)
Nine Modal Pieces, piano (1985)
Eight Bitonal Pieces, piano (1986)
Móviles, 2 pianos (1990) [7:00]

Electronic/Tape
Los números de Pitágoras, computer generated sounds (1988)
Avidya, electroacoustic work/digital tape and video (1989) [23:00]
Estudio antimatérico No. 1, electroacoustic work/digital tape (1989) [4:00]
ATL, electroacoustic work/digital tape (1990) [10:00]
Estudios Arbóreos, electroacoustic studies (1992) [realized with UPIC computer designed by Iannis Xenakis, Massy France]
Ligne d’abandon, electroacustic work/digital tape (1994) [30:00]
SL-9, electroacustic work/digital tape (1994) [10:00]
Móin Mór, electroacustic work/digital tape (1995) [10:00]
Pocos Cocodrilos Locos, digital tape (1998) [1:30]
Four electroacustic interludes based on Mathias Goeritz, digital tape (1998) [12:00]
Compresión Tiempo-Espacio de un Habitat, electroacustic work/digital tape (1998) [7:00]
Off side, 3 electroacoustic works with slide show (1999)
Rebicycling, electroacoustic work/4 digital tracks and video (2000-01) [12:00]
Parlantes, live electronics with video (2001) [7:00]
Mucho más ricos, electroacoustic work/digital tape (2002) [12:00]
Cantos Rituales, tapes (2003) [8:00]
…EVEN…electroacoustic mass (2003) [Introito; Kyrie Eleison; Agnus Die; Sanctus Benedictus]
El Eco esta en todas partes, electroacoustic work/8 digital tracks (2003) [14:48] [also sound installation]
B-36-A, electroacoustic work/19 tracks (2004)
Bajo el Volcan, electroacoustic work/2 digital tracks (2003) [18:00]
Purusha-Prakrti, electroacoustic work/2 digital tracks (2005) [12:00]
Avanzas, electroacoustic work/2 digital tracks (2005)
Air waves on the fields, electroacoustic work/5 digital tracks (2006)
Ecosistemas, electroacoustic work/6 digital tracks (2008)
La selva precede al hombre. El desierto lo sigue, 2 digital tracks (2008) [3:02]
Cinema Revolución, 2 digital tracks (2009)
Pájaros del Altiplano, electroacoustic work for 8 channels (2009) [18:00] [for Acoustic Pavillion at Laberinto Museum]
Hieros Logos, radiophonic work/electroacoustic (2010) [28:00]

Sound Installation/Sculpture
(+ * -) = -, sound sculpture (1989)
Ligne d'abandon, conceptual sound piece (1994) [in collaboration with Gabriel Orozco]
Mechanisms for the absolution of waste, sound installation (1997)
Rebicycling, sound installation (2000) [also electroacoustic work/4 digital tracks and video]
El Eco esta en todas partes, sound installation (2003) [also electroacoustic work/8 digital tracks]
Boom Box Project, soundscape composition (2003) [53:00; 17 mvts]


ITURBIDE  LINKS                                                          Works by Genre     ~ ~ ~    Iturbide on Iturbide      ~ top of page ~
El Arte Sonoro. Hacia una nueva disciplina (Sound Art. Towards a New Discipline) (Manuel Rocha Iturbide, Resonancias)
The First Retrospective of Mexican Electroacoustic Music (Manuel Rocha Iturbide, CEC)
Sound Art in Mexico (Manuel Rocha Iturbide)
Sound, Its Relationship to the Art Disciplines and to the New Technologies (Manuel Rocha Iturbide, RIXC)

Composer's website   . . .   contact Manuel Rocha Iturbide:  here

Iturbide @ Wikipedia
Iturbide @ Wikipedia (Spanish)
Iturbide @ arcaute arte contemporaneo
Iturbide @ artnet.com
Iturbide @ ArtSlant
Iturbide @ Bitácora del webmaster de Mexicanos en España
Iturbide @ Casa del Lago (translated by google)
Iturbide @ Center for Music & Technology, Sibelius Academy
Iturbide @ En un Experimentaclub (in Spanish)
Iturbide @ Facebook
Iturbide @ Free and Uncontrollable Sound
Iturbide @ Institut International de Musique Electroacoustique de Bourges        also     here  (via google)
Iturbide @ IRCAM
Iturbide @ Koninklijk Conservatorium, Artesis Hogeschool Antwerpen
Iturbide @ LugarCero    also    here  (via google)
Iturbide @ MySpaceMusic     also    here
Iturbide @ Offbeat Japan
Iturbide @ Queens Nails Projects
Iturbide @ Radiotopia
Iturbide @ ScoreCologne
Iturbide @ UNESCO
Iturbide @ Walter and McBean Galleries

Publisher
Iturbide @ Composer's website

Streaming Audio
Iturbide @ Composer's website
Iturbide @ Casa del Lago
Iturbide @ Internet Archive
Iturbide @ Kamikaze Podcast (in Spanish)
Iturbide @ MySpaceMusic
Iturbide @ Play.com

Recordings
Iturbide @ Discogs

Video
Iturbide @ YouTube
Iturbide @ Google Video
Iturbide @ Vimeo

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Iturbide on Iturbide: At Kamikaze Podcast (streaming audio)
Manuel Rocha Iturbide, composerComposers Speak on the Web at Pytheas
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