Biography

Sergio Luque (1976) is a composer of vocal, instrumental and electroacoustic music, and a researcher in computer music.

He lives in Madrid where he co-directs and teaches in the Master in Electroacoustic Composition program at the CSKG and he is a guest lecturer at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague.

He is a member of the National System of Art Creators of Mexico and his music has been performed by the Schönberg Ensemble, the Nieuw Ensemble, Garth Knox, the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and Les Jeunes Solistes, among others.

He has a PhD in Musical Composition from the University of Birmingham, where he studied with Jonty Harrison and Scott Wilson, and was a member of BEAST (Birmingham Electroacoustic Sound Theatre). During his PhD, he worked on the development of Iannis Xenakis’s stochastic synthesis and of the BEASTmulch software (a tool for the presentation of electroacoustic music over multichannel systems).

In 2006, he received a Master’s Degree with Distinction in Sonology, with specialization in Composition, from the Institute of Sonology at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, studying with Paul Berg and Kees Tazelaar. In 2004, he received a Master’s Degree in Composition from the Conservatory of Rotterdam, studying with Klaas de Vries and René Uijlenhoet. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Composition from the Musical Studies and Research Center (CIEM, Mexico), where he studied with Víctor Rasgado, Vincent Carver and Alejandro Velasco. From 2000 to 2003, he studied Composition with Ignacio Baca Lobera. He has participated in masterclasses with Klaus Huber, Luca Francesconi, Toshio Hosokawa and Jukka Tiensuu.

His compositions have been performed in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, the United States, Mexico, Cuba, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Japan and Australia.

He has given lectures and workshops on algorithmic composition, sound synthesis, stochastic synthesis and SuperCollider in: Barcelona (Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya), Berlin (Technische Universität and Universität der Künste), Buenos Aires (Centro Cultural cheLA), Cologne (Universität Köln), The Hague (Royal Conservatory), London (Goldsmiths, University of London), Madrid (Medialab Prado and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía), Mexico City (Centro Nacional de las Artes) and Morelia (Centro Mexicano para la Música y las Artes Sonoras).

He has received grants and prizes from the University of Birmingham (United Kingdom), the Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (Mexico), the Schönberg Ensemble (Netherlands) and the Centre Acanthes (France).