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Rodrigo Martinez Torres
2024 New Music Festival

Rodrigo Martinez Torres

April 20, 2024

This event occurred as part of the 23/24 Music Department season. This is an archived view.

A timeless piece of music where precepts of time and space are conjured.

New Music Festival

Rodrigo will be performing a piece entitled A Palace in Time using an instrument he devised, the Electromagnetic Monochord.

Rodrigo Martínez Torres is a Mexican composer interested in the abstraction of popular musical languages as a tool for new creations. He is also a multi-instrumentalist who performs in different genres and styles. He's currently traversing the spatio-temporal possibilities embedded in radio broadcasting technologies. He studied music composition in Academia de Arte de Florencia and in Núcleo Integral de Composición (CDMX). He holds a Master's Degree in Electroacoustic Composition from Centro Superior Katarina Gurska (Madrid, Spain), and is currently pursuing an MFA in Sonic Practice at Dartmouth College.

He was granted the Arts Integration Grant by the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth in 2023 for a project that mixes visual arts, architecture and music. He was a grant holder in the Mexican program Jóvenes Creadores by FONCA in 2018-2019, to write a piece for symphonic orchestra inspired by salsa. He was awarded a MacDowell fellowship (New Hampshire) in October 2019 to write a Drum Kit concerto.

Rodrigo was the grand prize-winning composer of the 2020 Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble Composition Competition. He also won the 2017 Arturo Márquez composition competition with his piece Mambo Urbano for chamber orchestra. His music has been played by German accordionist Eva Zöllner, Dutch ensemble Modelo 62, Mexican ensembles CEPROMUSIC, Liminar and Ensemble Tamayo, as well as by Italian pianist Gloria Campaner.

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