Edgar Barroso

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Edgar Barroso, composer


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LISTEN TO EDGAR BARROSO’S COMPOSITIONS ON LIMENMUSIC WEB TV:

Edgar Barroso – Metric expansion of space
performed by the Italian accordionist, Corrado Rojac
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CONTACTS:

Site: edgarbarroso.net
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BIOGRAPHY:

Born in Mexico in 1977, Edgar Barroso is a PhD Candidate in Music Composition at Harvard University where he worked 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 “Cum Laude” Bachelor in Music Composition. Starting in 2010 he was appointed as Director of the Harvard Group for New Music. As a Teaching Fellow at Harvard he taught Electroacoustic Music Composition, Advance Composition and Music Theory. As a Resident Tutor at Adams House he mentored the “Harvard Composers Association” and he is a Sophomore Academic Adviser. His works have been interpreted in important forums in North America, Ibero-America, Asia and Europe. During 2006-2011 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 granted the “Young Creator Award” by the National Fund for Culture and Arts (Mexico) for his project “Transaxial” in Music Composition. 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 in Barcelona. 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 Fellow at Harvard for the creation of a Multimedia Operetta “Zezenilli”. In addition, he is the founder of the Open Source Creation Group a cluster of Harvard Graduate and Undergraduate students who believe in transdisciplinary collaboration as the platform to enhance innovation and social integration. The Open Source Creation Group designs collaboration strategies to empower student organizations, business incubators, university programs, government programs, NGOs, and citizens who are socially responsible and believe in cooperation. He has scored music for film, documentary, audiovisuals, animation, short films, installations and recently he is exploring with experimental video among other audio visual collaborations. His last score for the film “La Brújula la lleva el Muerto” is Official Selection at the International Tokyo Film Festival.Barroso continues instrumental practice as a cello player, exploring diverse techniques of improvisation with/out live electronics.

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