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José Manuel Serrano (m)
Composer in Residence

Herkunftsland: Argentinien
KKA-Residency: 2016
Webseite: http://josemanuelserrano.com.ar/

Portrait José Manuel Serrano
Portrait José Manuel Serrano
©Nicolas Moser
Born in Argentina in 1982.

Composition studies with Mariano Etkin and María Cecilia Villanueva.

His music has been played in Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Japan, Canada, Sweeden, UK, USA, Latvia, Argentina, Uruguay and Cuba by several ensembles and soloists, including: Quartetto Prometeo (Italy), Ensemble Aleph (France), Ensemble Aventure (Germany), Ensemble XX Jahrhundert (Austria), Latvian Radio Choir, East Coast Contemporary Ensemble (USA), Platypus Ensemble (Austria), The Riot Ensemble (UK), Duo Dillon-Torquati (Italy), Divertimento Ensemble (Italy), Rhythm Method Quartet (USA), L’arsenale Ensemble (Italy), Ensamble Tropi (Argentina) y Nuntempe Ensamble (Argentina).

Music series and festivals
Also his music has been played at international music series and festivals like Tage für Neue Musik (Zürich, 2012); MATA Festival (NYC, 2016), New Directions Festival (Sweden, 2014); “XXIII Festival Internacional de Música Contemporánea de la Habana” (Cuba, 2009); Laboratoire Instrumental EUropéen (LIEU; Paris and Riga, 2010); musica apertaseries (Winterthur, 2011); L’Imaginaire Festival (Strasbourg, 2013); Teatro Argentino de La Plata (Argentina, 2012), Teatro SODRE concert series (Montevideo, 2009), among others.
He received the “Diploma di Merito“ at Accademia Musicale Chigiana in 2014 given by Salvatore Sciarrino, and was selected winner at the “ECCE Ensemble Call for Scores 2014”, “Ensemble Périphérie Call for Scores 2014”, “Ensemble Platypus Call for Scores 2013”, and obtained a Special Mention at the “Lydian String Quartet Commission Prize 2012”.
He was selected Composer in Residence by The Riot Ensemble (UK) for the year 2015.
From 2007 to 2014 he worked as Assistant in Composition with Mariano Etkin at the National University of La Plata.
In the framework of different workshops and festivals for composers he attended classes with Salvatore Sciarrino, Georg Friedrich Haas, Stefano Gervasoni, Tristan Murail, Michael Jarrell, David Lang, Joshua Fineberg, Lee Hyla, Michaël Lévinas and Toivo Tulev, among others.
Selected at several International Workshops and Festivals for Young composers as:Accademia Musicale Chigiana (Siena, Italy, 2014); International Workshop for Young Composers by Divertimento Ensemble (Italy, 2015); 5th and 6th International Workshop for Young Composers (Latvia, years 2010 and 2012); Etchings Festival (Auvillar, France, years 2011 and 2013); “Composit, A New Music Festival 2012″ (Rieti, Italy), Summer Institute of Contemporary Performance Practice 2013 (Boston, USA) and “Escuchar, componer”, (Bariloche, Argentina, years 2010 and 2011).
Since 2014 is the Artistic Director of Distat Terra Festival (Choele Choel, Argentina), a biennal of early and contemporary music.

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