Latin American Electroacoustic Music Collection

Manuel Rocha Iturbide (Mexico)

The early works by Manuel Rocha Iturbide (born in Mexico City, in 1963) with electroacoustic medias are: "Los números de Pitágoras", for computer generated sounds, from 1988, produced with the digital system by artist Juan Luis Diaz; "Trance lumínico" for saxophone, xylophone, vibraphone and computer, "Avidya", electroacustic composition for digital tape and video, and "Estudio antimatérico no.1", for digital tape, produced with an Oberheim Xpander synthesizer, all works composed during 1989. The following year he composed "ATL" for digital tape, and then in 1991: "Frost clear energy saver" for refrigerador, double bass and digital tape, and also "Bandas de pueblo" for French horn, trombone, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, trumpet, percussion, Mexican village band and digital tape. In 1992 he composed "Estudios Arbóreos", working with the UPIC system and then in 1993 "Ligne d'abandon", a digital tape piece for an exhibition with installations by artist Gabriel Orozco. Bewteen 1993 and 1994 Rocha composed "Transiciones de fase", an interactive work for trumpet, French horn, trombone, tuba and computer; and then two tape pieces: "SL-9" in 1994 and "Moin Mor" in 1995.

During 1998 Manuel Rocha composed "Pocos Cocodrilos Locos", "Four electroacustic interludes based on Mathias Goeritz" and "Compresión Tiempo-Espacio de un Habitat", all pieces for digital tape. From 1999 is "Off side", an electroacustic work with slide show. From 2001 are his pieces: "Rebicycling", for 4 digital tracks and video; "Semi No Koe" for flute and digital tape; "Cantos Rituales", for live electronics; and "Parlantes", for live electronics with video. "Mucho más ricos" for digital tape, is from 2002.

(last update by RDF: March, 2004)

Resources available for this composer:
- List of compositions (8 compositions)