ÓSCAR ESCUDERO

(1992) I am a multimedia composer and performer currently working with sound, video and physical/virtual performative spaces. My work environment is what Y Generation considers as native: a hybrid world where technology has blurred the analogical concepts of “body”, “time” or “stage”.

 

My works have been commissioned and played by, among others, ensemble mosaik (DE), Sarah Maria Sun (DE), Neue Vocalsolisten Sttutgart (DE), Aksiom (NO), PHACE (AT) or CrossingLines (ES). Numerous international festivals and stages have presented my pieces, some examples are Heidelberger Frühling (Heidelberg), Wittener Musiktage für Neue Kammermusik, Nordic Music Days (Aarhus), Donaueschinger Musiktage “Next Generation”,  Attacca Festival (Basel), Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart), Fundación Juan March and Museo Reina Sofía (Madrid), E-Werk (Freiburg) or Repnet Hot House Festival (Malmö). Besides, my work has been recognized with several international prizes such as the Busoni Förderpreis 2017 (Akademie der Künste, Berlin), Premio Jóvenes Compositores SGAE-CNDM 2015 (Spanish Ministry of Culture) or the First Prize of the Thailand International Composition Festival 2013 (Bangkok).

 

My educational background comprises Musical Composition at Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón (Jesús Rueda, Agustí Charles), Oboe (Francisco Gil), Master at the Royal Academy of Music Aarhus (Niels Rønsholdt, Simon Steen-Andersen) and Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität (Carola Bauckholt). Also, I consider mandatory to mention the deep influence of personal advices given by Stefan Prins, Michael Beil, Rebecca Saunders or Chaya Czernowin, among others.

 

As a fellow, I have worked on projects supported by Residencia de Estudiantes and Fundación Antonio Gala (Madrid) and I founded in 2015 the Aarhus-based FACES Ensemble. Also, I have been faculty member of the Master in Musical Research at the International University of La Rioja (2014-16).

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