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Alejandro Escuer: Flying

Americas Society

November 20, 2012
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Join Music of the Americas for an audio-visual concert experience where ancient and new music interact with art photography, electronic music, classical music composition, sonic art, and improvisation. This event will feature flutist-composer Dr. Alejandro Escuer, "one of the best performers and multidisciplinary artists today" (El Universal). It will also include guest artists from Mexico and the United States.

- PROGRAM -

En el aire                        Alejandro Escuer

Vida Lunar                      Rodrigo Sigal

Red antisocial                 Felipe Pérezsantiago

Templos                           Alejandro Escuer

Lipstick                            Jacob TV

Luminae                           Alejandro Escuer

Levitarium                       Alejandro Escuer
                                        Felipe Pérezsantiago

Thakitha                          Ganesh Anandan

Códigos secretos             Alejandro Escuer
                                        Gabriela Ortiz
                                        Alejandro Viñao

Escuer is a prominent virtuoso flutist, composer, and noted scholar on faculty at the Escuela Nacional de Música of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico. In 1999, he was selected to design and become a founding member of the first graduate program in music performance in Mexico. He was appointed as a member of the Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (Arts and Letters Board) since 2001 and serves as a member of the Consejo Mexicano de la Música (International Music Council/UNESCO).

In 1999, Escuer was a soloist with Orquestra Sinfónica Nacional for the opening concert that celebrated the twentieth anniversary of the most important new music festival in Mexico. Escuer has been the recipient of numerous prizes and awards, including a Rockefeller Foundation Award in 1995 and several from Mexican institutions. As a soloist and composer, Escuer is constantly seeking to broaden the interpretive, aesthetic, and acoustical capabilities of his instrument. He is the founder and artistic director of Onix Nuevo Ensemble de México, a unique group devoted to Mexican and international new music concerts, forums, and lectures. Onix has revitalized the musical scene in Mexico with numerous premieres by Mexican composers and other international works that had never been performed in the country. Escuer holds two bachelors degrees from Conservatorio Nacional de Música and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. He completed a masters degree in flute performance from Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam in 1991 and earned a Ph.D. in flute performance at New York University in 1995.

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