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Óscar Escudero

Óscar Escudero (1992) is a multimedia composer and performer currently working with sound, video and virtual performative spaces. His focus points on the gaps between the former-analogical concepts of “body”, “time” or “stage” and their current state as total virtual representations. His works have been commissioned and played by, among others, ensemble mosaik (DE), Sarah Maria Sun (DE), Neue Vocalsolisten Sttutgart (DE), CrossingLines (ES), Lluïsa Espigolé (ES) or PHACE (AT). They and other artist brought them to numerous international festivals and stages, some examples are Heidelberger Frühling (Heidelberg), Kontakte Biennale (AdK Berlin), Donaueschinger Musiktage “Next Generation” (Donaueschingen) ZKM (Karlsruhe), Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart), Fundación Juan March and Museo Reina Sofía (Madrid), E-Werk (Freiburg) or Repnet Hot House Festival (Malmö). Besides, his work has been recognized with several international prizes such as the Giga-Hertz Spezialpreis 2018 (ZKM, EXPERIMENTALSTUDIO), Busoni Förderpreis 2017 (Akademie der Künste, Berlin), Premio Jóvenes Compositores SGAE-CNDM 2015 (Spanish Ministry of Culture) or the First Prize of the Thailand International Composition Festival 2013 (Bangkok). His educational background comprises Musical Composition at Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón (Jesús Rueda, Agustí Charles), Oboe (Francisco Gil), Master at the Royal Academy of Music Aarhus (Simon Steen-Andersen, Niels Rønsholdt, Joanna Bailie) and Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität (Carola Bauckholt). Also, he considers mandatory to mention the deep influence of personal advices given by Stefan Prins, Michael Beil, Rebecca Saunders or Chaya Czernowin among others. He has received several fellowships from, among others, the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung (Progetto Positano) or the Fondation Idella and annual residencies at the Residencia de Estudiantes and Fundación Antonio Gala. Also, he has been faculty member of the Master in Musical Research at the International University of La Rioja (2014-16). Besides, he works in team with the musical dramatist Belenish Moreno-Gil in the creation of music theatre works, as well as being faculty member of KUNSTWELTEN, the pedagogic program of the Akademie der Künste in Berlin.