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PhD Candidate
Departamento de Comunicação e Arte | Universidade de Aveiro
Campus Universitário de Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro
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He was born in Vilanova de Arousa (Pontevedra, Spain). He studied percussion at the Vigo Conservatory of Music with Professor Carlos Castro, at ESMAE (Porto) with Miguel Bernat, at the Castellon Conservatory with Josep Vicent and at the Peabody Conservatory of Music at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore (USA) with Robert Van Sice and Jonathan Haas. He has a Master in Music Research degree from the International University of Valencia and is currently studying for a degree in Musicology from the same university and a PhD in Music from the University of Aveiro (Portugal). He complemented his instrumental training by receiving percussion lessons from Tom Freer (The Cleveland Orchestra), Chris Lamb (New York Philharmonic) and Markus Leoson (International Solist) and attending courses taught by teachers such as L.H. Stevens, E. Sejourne, N. Woud, J. Putjens, A. Loguin, M. Rosen, S. Shick, D. Samuels, P. Yancich, M. Rothen and C. Dierstein, among others. He has collaborated with groups such as Fonos21, Barcelona 216, Trio Drummedarios, CGAC Instrumental Group, Jonde Percussion Group, The Peabody Percussion Group, Bilbao Symphony Orchestra, Real Filharmonía de Galicia, Galicia Symphony Orchestra, Xoven Orchestra of Galicia, among others. He has participated in several festivals of contemporary music in Germany, Sweden, Holland, England, France, Switzerland, Portugal, Mexico, Switzerland, USA and Spain. He is currently a percussionist with the Vertixe Sonora Ensemble, a group with which he develops intense activity of concerts, premieres and recordings of works by young composers from all over the world with the aim of spreading the most avant-garde trends in contemporary music, as well as developing debut works for solo percussion. He premiered more than 150 works composed by himself or for groups in which he participated. He received the End of Career Honor Award at the Vigo Conservatory of Music (1997), the first place with Honour Mention from the Jury in the Spanish Youth Musical Competition (Bocairent, 1999) and won ex aequo the III Cycle of Young Interpreters organized by the Pedro Barrié de la Maza Foundation (1999). He was also a scholar of the Provincial Council of Pontevedra and Johns Hopkins University. As a teacher he has performed his professional work at the A Coruña Conservatory of Music and currently at the Xoán Montes Conservatory of Music in Lugo and at the University of Aveiro, besides giving courses and workshops. He has been the artistic director and coordinator of the Lugo’s “MIHLSons-XXI” Contemporary Music Concert Series since 2013.


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Doctoral Project
Concerts for percussion and ensemble in the Spanish context: shared performer-composer research practices
The history of Western classical music was built on the collaboration of the performer-composer, establishing at different times different narratives and paradigms about the roles that both should play in the artistic process. These roles progressively evolved from the alliance of equals that took in the Baroque period to the clear submission of the performer to the composer in the middle of the 20th century. However, despite this separation of functions, the concept of collaboration has been valued in recent years in the field of art and music, both for rejecting the individuality promoted by modernist ideals and for the metaphorical relationship it has established with a post-modernity that has insisted on overturning historically fixed categories. Thus, a new paradigm of collaborative creativity has emerged with the argumentative support of different investigations that have deepened in its cognitive, social, political and artistic aspects, shedding light, at the same time, on the epistemic implications of the knowledge generated. This PhD project is presented with the intention of exploring the creative possibilities that the performer-composer collaboration can bring to the field of contemporary academic music, with focus on the concert for solo percussion and ensemble genre. To this end, previous contributions made in this area will be examined and three creative projects with the composers Iván Ferrer-Orozco, Jacobo Gaspar and Ramón Souto will be carried out, which will affect collaborative aspects not yet explored in the Spanish context.