Mauricio Rodriguez (Mexico, 1976). He holds the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Composition granted by Stanford University, where he worked with Brian Ferneyhough as advisor. He earned the bachelor in composition and the masters in Sonology at the Royal Conservatory The Hague in The Netherlands, where studied with Clarence Barlow (composition), Konrad Bohemer (electronic music) and Paul Berg (computer programming). He also studied composition, piano and ethnomusicology at the Laboratory of Musical Creation led by Julio Estrada at The National School of Music University of Mexico (UNAM).
His music has been written and performed by acclaimed musicians such as the Arditti String Quartet, JACK String Quartet, Ensemble SurPlus, Curious Chamber Players, Talea Ensemble, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) New York, Earplay, sfSound, Soundgear Japan, Formalist Quartet, Either/Or Ensemble, Ensemble Vortex, SpazioMusic Project, guitarist Magnus Anderson, flutist Wilfrido Terrazas, Onix New Ensemble of Mexico, Ensemble Ossia, Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Ensemble für Neue Musik Zürich & Proyecto Guerrero Ensemble among others.
As a composer and player he has participated at the Internationales Ferienkurse Darmstadt, Germany (2012, 2000 & 1998), Palaeophonics Conference UK (2011), Forum for New Music Mexico (2012, 2010, 2003 & 2000), 3 Generations of Mexican Music New York City (2008), Encontro de Ani Portugal (2007), Festival Archipiel Geneve (2006), Radar Mexico (2006), Uno-Uno Prima Italy (2006), INJUVE Composition Encounter Spain (2005, 2004 & 2002), Centre Acanthes France (2004), World New Music Days (2004) Switzerland, The International Musical Festival Conlon Nanacarrow (1999) Mexico, and Musicalia Havana (2001) Cuba.
He has completed artistic residencies at the University of California Santa Cruz (WACM-Workshop in Algorithmic Computer Music), International Centre for Composers (Gotland-Sweden), Xenakis Centre (CCMIX), Formations Professionnelles Royaumont Foundation and Superior Institute of Art Havana Cuba.
He has received several scholarships, awards and distinctions by institutions such as The British Council, The Fund for Culture and Fine Arts of Mexico, The National Council for Culture and Fine Arts of Mexico, The Mexican Institute for Aesthetics Research, Telmex Foundation, The Medal University of Mexico, The National System for Research of Mexico, The National Institute for the Youth (Spain), The Center of Diffusion for Contemporary Music CDMC (Spain), Stanford University, Zaffaroni Fund, Royaumont Foundation and Honorific Mention by Frederic Mompou International Award.
His musical writing is influenced by processes of graphical representation, by a multi-parametric conception of sound and musical structure, by intuitive-based algorithmic processes and by experimentation as a fundamental method of construction.