Edgar Barroso


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Born in Mexico in 1977, Edgar Barroso is a PhD Candidate in Music Composition at Harvard University where he works with Hans Tutschku, Brian Ferneyhough, Helmut Lachenmann, Michael Gandolfi and Chaya Czernowin. His education includes a Master in Digital Arts, a Postgraduate Diploma in Composition and Contemporary Technologies and a Bachelor in Music Composition. Starting in 2010 he was appointed as Director of the Harvard Group for New Music, Teaching Fellow and a Resident Tutor (Adams House) at Harvard University. His works have been interpreted in important forums in North America, Ibero-America, Asia and Europe. During 2006-2009 he received “The Bohemians” (New York Musicians Club) Prize (USA), the Francis Boott Prize in Music Composition (USA), 1rst Prize at the Jurgenson International Composition Competition for young composers (Russia), Best Audio Award from International Black&White Multimedia Festival (Portugal) he was the Grand Prize Winner of the Harvard University Live Electronics International Composition Competition (USA), 3rd Prize at the Ensemblia 2007 International Composition Competition (Germany), and he has also been awarded by the State Institute of Culture (Mexico) with the “Artistic Trajectory in Music Composition Grant”. He has received commissions from the DAAD (2006) Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst, (Germany) and the PHONOS Foundation (SPAIN) among others. In 2005 he was a Scholarship Holder of the Music Technology Group. Barroso also received the Fellowship for the Audiovisual and Music for Young Creators given by the University Institute for Audiovisual (Barcelona). He is currently holding a CONACYT – Fundación México en Harvard Fellowship and a Film Study Center at Harvard Fellowship for the creation of a Multimedia Operetta “Zezenilli”. In addition he is currently a member of the Open Source Creation Group. He has scored music for film, documentary, audiovisuals, animation, short films, installations and experimental video among other audio visual collaborations. Barroso continues instrumental practice as a cello player, exploring diverse techniques of improvisation with/out live electronics.

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