[ISEA97] Paper: Ricardo Dal Farra – Music, New Media and Latin America


The electro-acoustic and computer music field have in Latin America a long, interesting, strong, prolific and not very well known (even inside the region) history. My proposal with this paper is to collaborate to know more about electro-acoustic and computer music activities related, in a broad sense, with Latin America. Information about composers born or living in Latin America who have been producing music with electro-acoustic media or computers is compiled on this paper. References are sorted by countries, including:Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay and Venezuela.

  • Ricardo Dal Farra (Argentina), STUDIO DE MUSICA ELECTROACUSTICA. Ricardo Dal Farra was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1957. Composer of electroacoustic, computer, mixed and instrumental music; his works have been played in 30 countries. Consultant on Multimedia at National Ministry of Culture and Education. Music Technology consultant and professor of Multimedia at ORT Technical School. Professor of Acoustic and Electroacoustics at the National Conservatory of Music and Municipal Conservatory of Music of Buenos Aires. Multimedia consultant at IMD. Director of Estudio de Musica Electroacustica. As a live electronic music performer, he played in festivals like the New Music America (1988), Stockholmsfestivalen For ElektroAkustisk Musik (1989), Composer-to-Composer (1989), Subtropics Music Festival (1991), Muestra International de Musica Electroacustica (1992), National Week of Electroacoustic Music (1994), and Festival Latinoamericano de Musica (1995). Member of the Board of Advisory Editors of the (formerly Interface) Journal of New Music Research (The Netherlands) since 1988, and Leonardo Music Journal (U.S.A.) since 1995. Awards, com­missions and grants from: International Computer Music Association (1995), CCRMA of Stanford University (1992) and Rockefeller Foundation (1989,1992, 1994) from U.S.A.; National Endowment for the Arts (1988) and National Rostrum of Composers (1984, 1986, 1992, 1996) from Argentina; Centro di Sonologia Computazionale (1988) of Padova’s University, Italy; Concours International de Musique Electroacoustique of Bourges (1990), France; Fundacao Bienal de Sao Paulo (1989), Brazil.