Tonewood

2010-11 listen

“Tonewood generally refers to any wood which may be used in the construction of a musical instrument. Many acoustic properties are often assigned to specific wood species; however the description of these properties is itself a large subject and beyond the scope of this article. The term is frequently used in the context of stringed instruments.”

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Hugo Morales Murguía MX

Working the boundaries between traditional instruments, found objects, performance technique and technology, for Hugo Morales Murguía the development of alternative forms of sound generation for music composition is essential in his work. Elements in his ideas are frequently extensions of traditional instruments or instrumental implementations of rudimentary items whereby intricate techniques, multi-parametric notation, physical sound transformations and lo-fi inventions are common agents delimiting a musical vocabulary. He has been commissioned and performed by several international ensembles such as: The Arditti Quartet (UK), L’Ensemble Intercontemporain (FR), Champ d’Action (BE), Ensemble Klang (NL), Talea Ensemble (US), CHROMA Ensemble (UK), Exaudi Vocal Ensemble  (UK), IKTUS Percussion Quartet (US),), Trio Gáman (DK), Liminar (MX), Vortex Ensemble (CH),Ensemble MAE (NL), Slagwerk Den Haag (NL), Vertixe Sonora (ES) and Modelo62 (NL), among others. He currently works full-time as an independent composer/sonologist based in The Netherlands.

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Hugo Morales Murguía