tags: Hugo Morales Murguía

States of Union

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

On Wednesday April 11th Liminar returns to join forces with the outstanding Friends of MATA (FOM) ensemble and vocalists Carmina Escobar, Jeffrey Gavett and Steven Hrycelak in an ecstatic clamorous celebration of sound. Bodies resonate into each other, divas reflect on fame, and fissures come together. The program will include works by Kristin Boussard (Sweden), Sky Macklay (USA), Valentin Pelisch (Argentina), Alessandro Perini (Italy), and Michael Winter (USA), and the premiere performance of a newly commissioned work from MATA alumnus David T. Little (MATA 2008).

Wednesday, April 11

8PM at the The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, NYC

Tickets available at The Kitchen

Hugo Morales Murguia (Mexico / The Netherlands): Generador I (2013/18) WP Revised Version
Valentin Pelisch (Argentina): a Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) AP
Sky Macklay (USA): Density Dancity (2016) NYP
Kristin Boussard (Sweden): Ecdysis (2012) AP
David T. Little (USA): New Work (2018) WP MATA Alumni Commission
Michael Winter (USA): pedal, triangle machine, and (perhaps) coda (2010) NYP

The Friends of MATA

Carl Christian Bettendorf, conductor

Jeffrey Gavett, baritone
Steven Hrycelak, bass
Carmina Escobar, soprano

Hugo Morales Murguía

Friday, February 8th, 2013


(Mexico City, 1979)

Composer and sound artist based in The Netherlands.

His work focuses on the development of alternative instruments for sound generation. Whether extensions of traditional instruments or instrumental implementations of rudimentary objects; technique, notation, physical modification and various uses of technology are usually elements defining his music composition and performance.

After concluding his studies at the Center of Research and Musical Studies (CIEM) in Mexico City, he moves to The Netherlands to continue his postgraduate studies with the support of “The Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education” (Nuffic), NL, “Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes” (FONCA),MX, “Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds” and “Fonds Podiumkunsten” (NL). He holds a master’s degree in Music Composition from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, a master’s degree in Sonology (with “Distinction”) from the Institute of Sonology in The Hague, and a PhD degree from the Centre of Contemporary Music Practice (CCMP) Brunel University, London.

His work has been awarded in competitions like:  Mexican Music Council 2003, International Jurgenson Competition 2007, International Gaudeamus Music Week 2008, SPNM Shortlist 2008-11, and International Forum of New Music 2010. Being performed in Mexico, Canada, Spain, England, The Netherlands, Poland, Greece, Switzerland, Sweden, Germany, Russia, Egypt, South Korea, Serbia and Taiwan, by ensembles such as The Arditti Quartet, L’Ensemble Intercontemporain, El Cuarteto Latinoamericano, Ensemble Klang, Modelo62, Broooomm! and Ensemble MAE among others

He currently lives in The Hague as a freelance composer.