Latin American Electroacoustic Music Collection

Eleazar Garzón (Argentina)

Eleazar Garzón (born in Pozo del Molle, Córdoba, 1948) graduated as Professor in Harmony and Counterpoint at the School of Arts of National University of Córdoba (UNC). He also studied stochastic music and new compositional algorithms with César Franchisena.

Garzón composed, among other works: "Radizapping" in 1987; "Machu Picchu" for tape in 1989; "Espejo Humeante" in 1990 and "Espejo Humeante (II)" in 1991; "Nasca" for tape in 1992; "Coñi" for tape in 1993, "La morada del cóndor", also for tape, in 1994, realized at the studio of the School of Arts; "Gritos" in 1997; "Concierto para arpa y sonidos electrónicos" in 1996; a soundscape, "Nubwaora" and "Eleas", both in 1999. "Virtual Strings", "orlEGm's Creatures", and "Xibalba", based on "The holy wood" by Marilyn Manson and "Tenebrae Responsories for Holy Saturday" by Carlo Gesualdo, all three pieces in 2000; "Heteróclita" in 2001; "Dollar o'mine", and "El otro lado", for tape, realized at LIEM (Laboratorio de Informática y Electrónica Musical), Spain, both in 2002; "Winter", realized between 2002 and 2003; and "Antártida" composed in 2003. Other pieces by Garzón are: "Ancestros" and "Rugosidades en los pliegues de Oniria".

He has composed also music for theatre and video. Some of them are: "Doors" from 1993, and "Las instalaciones en Córdoba" from 1996, both videos.

Garzón has been also developing software for musical application, like: "Sinapsis", described by his author as "a self-generating system of musical discourses", introduced in 1995 during the II Brazilian Symposium on Computer Music held in Canela; and "Mus-ario" described as a "simulator of musical discourses based on artificial life", introduced in 2001 during the VII Brazilian on Computer Music held in Fortaleza.

At present Eleazar Garzón is Professor of Composition, as well as Counterpoint, at the aforementioned School of Arts. He is also Researcher at the Philosophy and Humanities Faculty of National University of Córdoba. His actual research line is aimed to the development of genetic algorithms (artificial life) applied to computer-assisted musical composition.

(last update by RDF: March, 2004)

Resources available for this composer:
- List of compositions (10 compositions)