Rodolfo Acosta (composer)

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Rodolfo Acosta (born 1970) is a Colombian composer, primarily of electroacoustic music.


Rodolfo Acosta was born in Bogotá, Colombia in 1970. He carried out musical theory and composition studies in Colombia, Uruguay, France, U.S.A., Mexico and the Netherlands, with Coriún Aharonián, Graciela Paraskevaídis, Klaus Huber, Roger Cochini and Brian Ferneyhough, among others, and at several institutions such as the Institut International de Musique Electroacoustique de Bourges (IMEB), Fondation Royaumont, Studio for Electro Instrumental Music (STEIM) and Berklee College of Music.

He has received prizes and other national and international distinctions. His work — both acoustic and electroacoustic — has been performed in some twenty countries of the Americas and Europe, and has been published in score and on CD by Matiz Rangel Editores, the Ministry of Culture of Colombia, Editorial Musical Sur, ACME (Colombian Electroacoustic Music Association), the Colombo-French Alliance, the District Institute for Culture and Tourism, Quindecim Recordings and the Francisco José de Caldas District University.

He works as full-time professor in the areas of composition, analysis and history at the School of Arts, Academia Superior De Artes De Bogotá (ASAB).

He is founder and Artistic Director of Ensamble CG, a group dedicated since 1995 to the performance of contemporary repertoire, with a special emphasis on the music of Latin America, carrying out dozens of Colombian and world premières.


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