Toro-Pérez Germán

Compositions

# Title Year of Originsort icon Duration Instrumentation Category
1 Pedro Páramo - Music theater after Juan Rulfo 2014
2 Diálogos Inciertos 2014 17m
3 Fugaz 2013 3m
4 Microstudies - Generative composition environment 2013
5 Ascending/dissolving - for 33 loudspeakers 2013 25m
6 Cantos de Sombras - 4 scenes for vocal ensemble (8 voices) and electronics after texts by Juan Rulfo 2013 - 2014 22m
7 Signos Oscilantes - (verworren und schwankend) 2012 17m
8 Figuras y espejos 2011 17m
9 Cantos / toques - Hommage à Luigi Nono 2010 13m
10 A la sombra 2010 - 2011 16m
11 Ecos III / Mittersill 2010 9m
12 Blicklandschaften / camera obscura 2010 - Sound installation 2010
13 N.N. 2009
14 En vilo 2008
15 Untitled 2008 2008
16 Rulfo / voces II: - für Violine solo 2005 9m
17 Rulfo / voces III: vacío el cielo azul 2004 ~ 9m 30s
18 quiet calling 2004
19 Rulfo/voces - 4 Estudios según Juan Rulfo 2003
20 Untitled 2002 - Music for 17 Wind Instruments, Accordion and Percussion 2002 15m
21 Untitled 2002¹ - Music for a Youth Ensemble 2002
22 Stadtplan von New York - Music after Adolf Wölfli 2001 ~ 12m
23 5 Studies after Italo Calvino 2001 10m
24 Rothko III 2000 - 2001
25 Rothko II 2000 - 2002
26 Nuper rosarum flores 2000
27 Ulixes/Kassandra - Macht und Ohnmacht der Sprache 2000
28 Inventario III 1999
29 Inventario I 1999
30 12 akustisch-visuelle Fragmente aus einer experimentellen Animation 1999
31 Memorial 1998 12m
32 Inventario II 1998 - 1999
33 Domus Daedali 1997
34 Aire 1997 - 1998
35 Ficciones 1996 - 1997
36 Stichworte 1996
37 Arco 1995 18m 30s
38 Un caminar tranquilo 1995 15m
39 ...en continuo movimiento... 1994 9m 40s
40 Musique de Saxophone 1994 12m
41 Estudio de ruidos y campanas 1994 12m
42 Rastro 1992 13m
43 Drama en Gente - für 15 Spieler und 6 Solostimmen 1992 - 1993 30m
44 Azogue - für zwei Orchestergruppen 1992 11m
45 Vocal 1 - für Tonband 1990 9m 20s
46 Cuarteto para Arcos - Streichquartett 1990 18m
47 Seis Fragmentos 1990 10m
48 Earth, Light and Blue, Homenaje a Mark Rothko - für Streichorchester 1990 - 1991 12m
49 Vocal 1 1990
50 Sechs Fragmente - für Flöte solo 1990 10m
51 Fantasie für zwei Klaviere 1988
52 La Luna 1987 2m 30s
53 Tambores del Magdalena - Mapalé für gemischten Chor a cappella nach einem Volkslied von Lucho Bermudez 1985 4m
54 Rothko II - Freiburger Fassung

General Information

Year of Birth:  1964
Date of Birth:  4. March 1964
Place of Birth:  Santafé de Bogotá
Country of Birth: 

Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation
1974 - 1978

lessons (Carlos Ramirez)

1980

school leaving examination

1981 - 1984

Universidad de los Andes: electrical engineering

1982 - 1985

music theory

1983 - 1985

harmonics and composition (Zuleta Luis Torres)

1984 - 1985

lessons (Sergio Mesa)

1985

graduation

1986 - 1992

composition

1988 - 1991

lessons (Alejandro Geberovich)

1990 - 1992

conducting

1992

diploma with distinction

1996

Institute for Electro-Acoustics and Experimental Music: degree with distinction

workshop on computer music

various master classes and courses

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
1981 - 1985

member in different jazz, rock and pop groups in Colombia

1996

co-founder of the ensemble with a focus on electroacoustic music

2007

ever since professor for electroacoustical composition and director of the Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology (ICST)

2012

professor for composition

teacher at the Institute for Electroacoustics, Experimental and Applied Music

member of the composer group

intensive study of electroacoustic music

planning and implementation of contemporary music projects

numerous performances as a musician and conductor

Performances (Selection)

PeriodPerformanceCompositionOrganisationLocation
1997
1997
1997
1998
1999
1999
1999

Cycle de concerts de Musique par ordinateur, Université Paris VIII

1999
1999

Lange Nacht der Neuen Klänge

1999
2000

Festival de Música Contemporanea, La Habana

2000

Festival Humor y Aliento, Mexico

2000

composer portrait

2001
2001

Cycle de concerts de Musique par ordinateur, Université Paris VIII

2001
2002

Commissions (Selection)

PeriodCommissionCompositionCommissioner (Organisation)Commissioner (Person)
1994
1996

Colombian Culture Institute

1998
1998

Institut International de Musique Electroacoustique, Bourges

1999

Institut International de Musique Electroacoustique, Bourges

1999
2000

Jeunesse Austria

2000
2001
2001
2002

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
1989

talent scholarship

1990

scholarship

1995

composition sponsorship

1996

Colombian Ministry of Culture: work scholarship

1996

1st prize at the composition competition (ex aequo with Christian Ofenbauer)

1997

City of Bogota: composition award

1997

state scholarship for composition

1998

City of Bogota: composition award

1999

recognition award

2001

work scholarship of the experimental music studio

2001

composition award

2002

work scholarship of the experimental music studio

talent scholarship

Description of Style

"From the start, my music was on the one hand driven by the desire to adopt aspects of life, of everyday life and reality as a starting point and to turn them through abstraction processes in musical form. On the other hand, my music is characterized by recurrent discussions: with Borges, Pessoa, Rothko, Wölfli, Arguedas, Rulfo [...] This, and especially through those 'Conversations with the Dead', I have dealt with topics that touch on existential nuclei: the contradictory, prismatic identity of modern man and the Word being the basis of the design of worlds. Especially by addressing José María Arguedas and Juan Rulfo I have gotten in touch with the insurmountable mythical foundation of the Latin American culture which goes encrypted in the language. "

 

Germán Toro-Pérez, 2015

 

Press Reviews

5. November 2001

With the composition award from "Erste Bank", the world premiere of the ensemble piece "Stadtplan von New York" was a fascinating attempt by German Toro-Perez to transcribe into music the vocabulary of the hermetic cartography of the artist, as it manifests itself in a clearly patterned but unrealistically ornamented system between order and chaos.

Salzburger Nachrichten

Discography, Projects

Discography:

  • 2011: KoFuMu#15 (Ein_klang records)
  • 2010: In Short Cuts (Ein_klang records)
  • 2010: 102 Masterpieces (Capriccio)
  • 2007: In Newton (Ostblock records)
  • 1998: ACME (Colombian Society of Electroacoustic Music)
  • 1996: Elektronischer Frühling 1992-1996 (Österreichische Gesellschaft für Elektroakustische Musik)

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Contact, Links

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