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Electro-acoustic composer and sound artist Manuel Rocha Iturbide presents his distinctive aural work that explores sonic forms beyond the boundaries of instrumental music.
Situating his practice within the context of Mexico City’s rich experimental music and arts scene, Rocha Iturbide also traces the influence that the socio-political context of Latin America has had on its sound artists and musicians.
In addition to his compositional and artistic activities, Rocha Iturbide is active as a scholar, teacher, and curator and is instrumental in the organization of Arte Sonoro, Mexico City’s international sound art festival.
He has written and taught extensively about the history of electro-acoustic music and sound art in Mexico, and the aesthetics of sound installations and sculptures, and his sound works have been featured in major exhibitions such as the Sydney Biennale (1998), while his musical compositions have been premiered in music venues and festivals the world over.
About CCA's 2014-15 Graduate Lecture Series
Entitled Sound & Vision, the 2014–15 Graduate Studies Lecture Series, examines the rich landscape of contemporary music and sound art. In performances, audio lectures, and conversations an international roster of some of today’s most compelling and innovative practitioners and thinkers will present projects and discuss ideas and histories of interest in the aural field.
Generous support for CCA public programs in San Francisco has been provided by Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.