Pedro Alvarez

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Alvarez is an independent composer, improviser, and educator. His creative work looks for new forms of musical narrative, often articulating highly detailed textures in contrast with abrupt forms. Research interests include music notation, aesthetics and politics, postcolonialism, and musical thinking since the 1960’s.

In 2014 Alvarez completed a PhD guided by Liza Lim, obtaining the ‘Vice-Chancellor’s Award for an outstanding Research Degree Thesis’ at the University of Huddersfield, where he also took editorial responsibility of issue 4 of the CeReNeM Journal. Previous degrees include a Master of Philosophy from Goldsmiths, University of London, and a Master of Arts and Licentiate from Universidad de Chile, both awarded with ‘maximum distinction’. Beside formal studies, in 2006 a Chilean Arts Council scholarship allowed Alvarez to study composition privately with James Dillon in London and to benefit from numerous workshops including with  Julio Estrada, Chaya Czernowin and Pierluigi Billone.

After years of what he describes as nomadism (Chile-UK-Mexico-Austria…), Alvarez is currently based in Perth, Western Australia, land of the Whadjuk-Noongar people, where he works as a freelancer.

Biography

Alvarez is an independent composer, improviser, and educator. His creative work looks for new forms of musical narrative, often articulating highly detailed textures in contrast with abrupt forms. Research interests include music notation, aesthetics and politics, postcolonialism, and musical thinking since the 1960’s.

In 2014 Alvarez completed a PhD guided by Liza Lim, obtaining the ‘Vice-Chancellor’s Award for an outstanding Research Degree Thesis’ at the University of Huddersfield, where he also took editorial responsibility of issue 4 of the CeReNeM Journal. Previous degrees include a Master of Philosophy from Goldsmiths, University of London, and a Master of Arts and Licentiate from Universidad de Chile, both awarded with ‘maximum distinction’. Beside formal studies, in 2006 a Chilean Arts Council scholarship allowed Alvarez to study composition privately with James Dillon in London and to benefit from numerous workshops including with  Julio Estrada, Chaya Czernowin and Pierluigi Billone.

After years of what he describes as nomadism (Chile-UK-Mexico-Austria…), Alvarez is currently based in Perth, Western Australia, land of the Whadjuk-Noongar people, where he works as a freelancer.

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