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date: 10 August 2020

Vázquez, Carloslocked

  • Marysol Quevedo

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(b Mayagüez, PR, March 9, 1952). Puerto Rican composer, concert producer, university professor, lecturer, and editor. Vázquez is one of the leading figures in electroacoustic music composition in Puerto Rico. He has also contributed to the symphonic, choral, chamber, and musical theater repertories. He studied at the University of Puerto Rico, and obtained the masters degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1976. Vázquez has also studied composition at New York University and La Sorbonne in Paris, where he completed the doctorate. His composition professors include Rafael Aponte Ledée, Frank McCarty, and Bruce Saylor. Vázquez has been a professor and the director of the Electronic Music Lab at the University of Puerto Rico since 1978. He is also the founder of the National Association of Puerto Rican Composers. His works have been premiered and performed by diverse ensembles in Europe and America, and he has participated in several contemporary regional and international contemporary music festivals, such as the Latin American Music Festival of Caracas, and the International Electroacoustic Music Festival of Varadero, Cuba. In ...

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