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Gabriel Bolaños

Gabriel José Bolaños (b. 1984, Bogotá, Colombia) is a Nicaraguan-American composer of solo, chamber, orchestral, and electronic music. He holds a Ph.D. in composition from UC Davis and a BA from Columbia University. His principal composition teachers include Mika Pelo, Pablo Ortiz, Laurie San Martin, Fabien Lévy, and Sebastian Currier. He studied orchestration with Tristan Murail. He likes to write music that explores unusual timbres and structures, and is interested in computer-assisted-composition, auditory perception and linguistics. His recent music engages with theories of ecological listening: how our sense of hearing evolved primarily to interpret our environment. He enjoys listening to music by Harvey, Furrer, Ligeti, Grisey, Cerha, Romitelli, Messiaen, Os Mutantes, Sabicas, and Bach.

For more information and to listen to his music please visit gabrielbolanos.com

 

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