Composer, Sound Artist, Computer Music Performer
Francisco is a composer, sound artist, and computer music programmer and performer from Mexico City residing in Chicago. He has received numerous distinctions such as the Jury's 1st prize at the NEM Young Composers International Forum, the BMI Student Composer Award, two honorable mentions in the Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, and four nominations for the Gaudeamus Music Prize. He often works with ensembles that integrate instruments and performers from different parts of the world and also composes for traditional classical music formations often including the use of electronics. Francisco is interested in untraditional projects that redefine the way in which we understand and listen to music.
As a performer of computer music, Francisco regularly plays with ensembles and soloists in Chicago such as the Spektral Quartet, Fonema Consort, and Shanna Gutierrez. Francisco is also part of the new music trio Collect/Project.