December 19, 2015
Francisco's Utrecht released as part of Nouvel Ensemble Moderne new album
Francisco's Utrecht for chamber orchestra written for and premiered by the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne has been released as part of the ensemble's Forum 2014 album. The album also includes music by Artur Akshelyan, Dominique Lafortune, Matei Gheorghiu, Matthew Ricketts, Nina C. Young and Itzam Zapata.
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October 1, 2015
Francisco's TIMESTHREE(4).mus released by Parlour Tapes+
Francisco's TIMESTHREE(4).mus for MIDI Playback has been released by the always innovative, trailblazing label Parlour Tapes+ as part of their 5th album "MINI MIDI Mixtape." Written for three virtual pianos within Finale 2014 (a notation software with playback capabilities) TIMESTHREE(4).mus uses fragile lines that speed up to inhuman speed that even the computer can't handle. The minute-and-a-half piece transforms the technology that Francisco uses to notate his scores into a rushing machine that inevitably crashes as the threshold of the it's computational possibilities is surpassed.
June 16, 2015
Francisco's receives Edes Prize for Emerging Artists
"Composer, performer and multimedia artist Francisco Castillo Trigueros, PhD’13, refers to his winning proposal for the 2015 Claire Rosen & Samuel Edes Prize for Emerging Artists as a song cycle that will depict the town of Xilitla in the mountainous Huasteca region of Mexico.
The annual $30,000 prize will allow Castillo Trigueros to pursue his vision, which will in fact be a transmedia take on the form, incorporating electronically processed field recordings, live performance by the Fonema Consort and visuals ranging from the documentary to the fully abstract."
“It’s an immense honor to get a prize like this, and it’s a huge privilege.” Castillo Trigueros reflects. “In order for young artists to be able to tackle ambitious projects that will actually help them grow and help their voice grow, you need to have generous grants, generous prizes. All of a sudden, next year, I can actually dedicate myself to composing one piece,” he continues. “All of a sudden, you have this possibility of turning to what your goal in life is, which is just to write music, or to make art.”
Read Drew Messinger-Michaels' article about the prize here
November 21, 2014
Francisco's Utrecht given Jury's 1st Prize at the NEM Young Composer's Forum in Montreal
Here are the complete results published by the NEM:
***RÉSULTATS DU FORUM 2014 !***
Après délibération des membres du jury, John Rea (président du jury), Frans Van Rossum, Allain Gaussin, Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez et Lorraine Vaillancourt, voici les mentions honorables :
1ère place : Francisco Castillo Trigueros (Mexique)
2e place ex aequo : Artur Akshelyan (Arménie) et Matthew Ricketts (Canada)
Aucune 3e place n'a été attribuée
Coup de cœur du public :
nomination ex aequo :
Itzam Zapata (Mexique)
Dominique Lafortune (Canada)
November 4, 2014
Listen to Francisco's interview about his participation in the NEM Forum broadcasted by Radio Canada (in Spanish)
September 9, 2014
Nominated: A video interview with Francisco Castillo Trigueros at the Gaudeamus Music Week in Utrecht.
See the interview here: http://www.vpro.nl/vrije-geluiden/media.program.44771273.html
May 4, 2014
Francisco selected for the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne's Forum
Francisco has been commissioned by the Nouvelle Ensemble Moderne to compose a new piece during the Forum International des Jeunes Compositeurs.
October 22, 2013
Francisco nominated for Gaudeamus Prize
Francisco's piece Sur les debris for Bass Flute and Electronics, which he wrote for Shanna Gutierrez in 2012-13, has been nominated for the prestigious Gaudeamus Prize in The Netherlands. Francisco is one of five composers nominated for the prize. The other nominees are: Anna Korsun, Benjamin Scheuer, Marina Poleukhina, and Hikari Kiyama.
September 3, 2013
The Chromochord featured in Scientific American
September 10, 2013