About

Iván Ferrer-Orozco (Mexico City, 1976) is a composer, electronic media performer and sideman. His music is a mix between unbridled energy and meticulous crafted structures to hammer mind and body. Music is vigorous energy, present pure; within it elements as sound, territory, new media and space are shaped to unveil experiences related with memory, sensual reaction and intuition. Sound and space are carefully shaped within thoroughly planned structures to stir public’s intuition, so that music becomes a path in which the world can be consciously and profoundly experienced beyond language.

Ivan's music has been performed in festivals and concert series of Mexico, Spain, Canada, Argentina, Chile, South Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Germany, Italy, Cyprus and USA. He has been artist in residence at La Residencia de Estudiantes (Spain), Camargo Foundation (France), I-Park Foundation, MacDowell Colony, VCCA and Djerassi (USA); Arts Centre of San Luis Potosi and CMMAS (Mexico), Hooyong Performing Arts Centre (South Korea), Park in Progress-ARTos Foundation (Cyprus), Schleswig-Holsteinisches Künstlerhaus and Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus (Germany); and Ibermusicas-Tropi Ensemble (Argentina). He was guest composer at the Conservatory of Music of Montreal in 2003-2004, resident composer of the Contemporary Ensemble of Montreal in 2004 and of Tropi Ensemble (Argentina) in 2019.

 

He has been awarded at several calls of works: New York City Electroacoustic Festival (USA, 2020), OUA Electroacoustic Music Festival (Japan 2019), A Tempo Ensemble-CMMAS (Mexico 2018), 44th and 43rd International Computer Music Conference (NYC 2019, South Korea 2018), IV and II Electroacoustic Music Festival UC (Chile 2016, 2018), Seoul International Computer Music Festival (South Korea 2016), Sonosintesis Festival (Mexico 2016), LEMATS (Spain) and the University of Montreal (2014), the MATA Festival (USA 2011), the San Diego New Music Festival and the NOISE Ensemble (2010), and at the Seattle Latin American Music Festival (2008). In 2014 he was invited to participate at the European Night of Young Creation in Cyprus, and in 2010 to be artist in residence at the III Iberoamerican Art Exhibition in Mexico.

From 2013 until 2020 Iván was musician, production and new media manager of NEOPERCUSION -avant-garde Madrid based ensemble. Beside his work as composer Iván is an active performer of electronic media and creative coder, he often performs as soloist and collaborates with other soloists and ensembles from Spain and abroad. In 2019 he was awarded with the fellowship Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte, program of the Mexican government awarded to outstanding artists of all disciplines.

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