Rodrigo Sigal was born in 1971 in Mexico City. He
holds a PhD in Electroacoustic composition from
City University in London and a BA in composition
from the Musical Studies and Research Center (CIEM)
in Mexico City, and was part of the composition
workshop directed by Prof. Mario Lavista.
He also studied with Denis Smalley, Javier Alvarez,
Franco Donatoni, Judith Weird, Michael Jarrel, Alejandro
Velasco and Juan Trigos among others. He is now
pursuing a postdoctorate at the National School
of Music in Mexico.
Rodrigo Sigal is in charge of the Mexican Center
for Music and Sonic Arts (C+).
Since 1991 he has been working as composer, sound
and recording engineer in his private studio in
Mexico, London and Santiago, composing for dance,
video, radio and T.V..
Rodrigo Sigal was the coordinator of the Computer
Music Lab at the CIEM from 1994 until 1998.Rordigo
Sigal has received awards from the Mexican National
Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA), The CIEM,
The Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada, ORS and
The Sidney Perry Foundation in England and the LIEM
Studios and The Ministry of Culture in Spain, the
1st. Prize (Cycles, 1999), honorary mentions (Tolerance,
2000 and Twilight, 2001) at the Luigi Russolo Composition
Prize and finalist at Bourges 2002 (Twilight). “Friction
of things in other places” won the 3rd place
at the JTTP prize in 2003 by the CeC (Canada) and
the SAN (UK).
Rordigo Sigal’s work is available in more
than 10 compact discs, and his CDs "Manifiesto"
and “Space within” had received excellent
reviews and radio broadcast in Mexico and abroad.
His music is performed constantly in different countries.
Since 1998, Rodrigo Sigal takes active part in DAM
(www.dam-music.org), a group of six composers that
is working on different interdisciplinary projects
including “Altenative Sessions” with
The Maarten Altena Ensemble presented in Mexico
and The Netherlands, and since 2004 he is a member
of the Latin-American Sonic Arts Network (www.redasla.org).
Future activities include concerts and seminars
in different countries and a new piano and electroacoustic