Hugo Solís García (1976, México City) is a New Media artist that works in Mexico City and Seattle. His main field is the creation of interactive sonic works where the active participation of the observer is fundamental to complete the work. He works on the creation of interactive and multimedia sound installations using antique acoustic pianos extended with sensors, solenoids, and computers. He also creates sonic site-specific experiences and plays with the Juum duet. The use of sound is a key element on his work complemented with video, image, or kinetic sculpture. His work has been shown or performed on national and international venues over the last years.
He is a PhD candidate at DXARTS, University of Washington. While student at UW he participate in several DXARTS concerts and collaborate as composer and pianist with the Dance department on the 3D production. He holds a DEA of Computer Sciences and Digital Communication from the Pompeu Fabra Univeristy. During this time he founded the ensAmble Crumble and collaborated in the making of the audiovisual instrument reacTable*. He holds a Masters degree in Media Arts and Sciences from the MIT Media Laboratory where he developed a system able to analyze graphic “gestures” and transform them -within real time- into traditional music notation. This system is a tool for improvising musicians and allows the coordination of collective improvisation in chamber conformation. He holds a Bachelor in Piano performance form the Escuela Nacional de Música of the UNAM in Mexico City. During this time he collaborated in interdisciplinary projects involving dancers, painters, film and radio makers such as Viandante. During this period he founded the Electroacoustic Music Improvisation Trio Nicrom with which he carried out a concert season in Mexico City. He also studied computer music at NYU participating with the New Music & Dance Ensemble of the New York University.
He has received grants, prices and awards from FONCA, UNAM, TELMEX, MIT, UW, IMEB, 4Culture, Seattle City, among others.