Biography

Hugo Solís García (1976, México City) is a Sound Artist. His main field is the creation of interactive sonic works. His work has been shown or performed on national and international venues over the last years. He has received grants, prices and awards from FONCA, UNAM, TELMEX, MIT, UW, IMEB, 4Culture, Seattle City, among others. Currently he is a full-time tenure professor at Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana at the Digital Art program. He is member of the “Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte” of México.

He holds a PhD in Digital Arts and Experimental Media from 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. His PhD dissertation is and art piece that uses oceanographic data and seafloor hydrothermal sound recordings as sound sources.

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 analyse 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. 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.

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