February 7, 2014
Carlos Iturralde (Mexico City 1976)
Inspired by concepts like impossibility and human error, his work, which includes instrumental, electronic, improvised and interdisciplinary pieces, is a magnifying glass that provides a new context for every day life sound objects.
Iturralde’s work has won awards like Impuls (Austria), and has been performed in Europe and North and South America by ensembles such as de Ereprijs, Eastman Broadband Ensemble, ICE, Klang, Klangforum Wien , Modelo 62, NEM, Nieuw Ensemble and Vortex among others.
He began his musical studies as a self-taught musician. Later, he studied classical guitar and composition privately, as well as at several institutions in Mexico City, where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in composition from the Musical Studies and Research Centre under the wing of Victor Rasgado. After graduating, he first continued studying composition in Querétaro, Mexico with Ignacio Baca Lobera, and later at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, Holland, where thanks to a scholarship from the Mexican Fund for Culture and Arts (FONCA), he specialized in sonology and obtained a master in composition, having Richard Ayres, Clarence Barlow, Paul Berg, Gilus van Bergeijk among others as main teachers.
Since 2007 he is based in Mexico City, where he earned the “Jóvenes Creadores” grant from the Mexican Fund for Culture and Arts (FONCA) in 2008. Iturralde was recently admitted as a member of the National System of Creators (FONCA).
Upcoming projects: February 22 2014, premiere of “Remains” for 5 percussionists by and Slagwerk Den Haag.