Musiké Magazine- VOL. 8 -Collaborators

Collaborators (articles)


Agustín Muñoz Ríos (San Juan, 1981) He studied four Puerto Rican languages, theory, and music theory at the Francisco López Cruz Foundation, and composition in the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music with Manuel Ceide, having taken guitar courses with Leonardo Egúrbida and Luis Enrique Juliá. In 2018 he presented his graduation recital, The hurricane of my people. He is a founding member of the group Pavlov's dogs, with two musical productions, and was in the Singer-Songwriters Workshop Cooperative, belonging to its Board of Directors in 2008. He was also part of the Symbiosis Collective, a group of composers from Puerto Rico that promotes artistic endeavors. Since 2011 he has been part of the theater collective Paper Machete, being musical director of his Gang since 2013. During 2015 and 2016 he was artist in residence at the Crab Workshop House under the auspices of AgitArte, Inc.


Juan Luis O'Halloran Acevedo He entered the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music in 2015, from which he graduated and obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Performance with a specialization in classical trumpet, in 2021. That same year he entered the music school at University College Dublin, Ireland, in which he studies in Ethnomusicology and Historical Musicology. In 2022 he graduates with high honors and obtains his Master's Degree in Musicology with a specialty in music and culture. Since 2020, he has collaborated with Simbiosis Puerto Rico within the Simbiosis Conversations Podcast, in which he serves as producer, editor and host of interviews and episodes of historical and musical discussion. His areas of interest include the history of Puerto Rican music, nationalism and music, and marching band traditions in Puerto Rico.


Luis Quintana is a Puerto Rican composer of instrumental, vocal and electronic music who develops his work in France and abroad in the field of contemporary music, expanding the borders of his musical universe from concert music to acousmatic works and sound installations. He has been the winner of several international competitions and awards, including: first prize in the International Composition Competition'New Classics' from the Moscow Conservatory, as well as the first prize at the Iannis Xenakis International Electronic Music Competition (Greece), the Martirano Prize (USA), the Grand Prize of the Ise-Shima Art Committee (Japan), and the composition prize of the Academie des beaux-arts (France).


Carlos E. Rovira Valentín He was born on August 15, 1998 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and his interests in music and history began to emerge early on. Already in high school, he participated as a collaborator in the youth magazine Logón of the newspaper El Nuevo Día, writing articles related to music and politics and later participated in the Model United Nations Program (of the United Nations Organization) for students. of secondary school. Later he worked for several years as a volunteer at the General Archive of Puerto Rico, especially in the Music and Sound Unit as an archive technician. Later, while pursuing his high school studies in guitar performance at the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music (which began in 2016), he carried out a brief collaboration as a researcher with Mr. Andrés Yambó for the Casa Historica de la Música Cayeyana. At the Conservatory he studies under the tutelage of Professor Luis Enrique Juliá and graduates with Magna Cum Laude distinction in 2021. He is currently pursuing studies leading to a master's degree in history at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, from where he hopes to graduate. to pursue doctoral studies in historical musicology.


Luis F. Ruiz-Pacheco is a Peruvian composer. He studied at the Luis Duncker Lavalle Regional Conservatory of Music (Peru), from which he graduated in the specialty of Professional Artist with a mention in Musical Direction and in which he has worked as a teacher on some occasions. Then, he completed his bachelor's degree in musical composition at the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Prof. Alfonso Fuentes, having obtained "Summa cum laude" honors. He is attached to the Círculo de Compositores del Perú (CIRCOMPER) and is a co-founding member of the Círculo de Compositores Opus XXI-Arequipa. Luis's compositions involve various genres including orchestral suites, string quartets, choral works. He has also made string arrangements influenced by various classical and pop styles. His pieces have been premiered by the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra (Bulgaria), the Arequipa Symphony Orchestra (Peru), the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra of the Universidad Católica San Pablo (Peru) and the Young Artists Concerts Orchestra (YACO-PR) (Puerto Rich). Likewise, he has served as a violinist in the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra of the San Pablo Catholic University, the Puerto Rico Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Arequipa Symphony Orchestra; and occasionally serves as orchestra director. He is currently pursuing a master's degree in musical composition at Texas State University (TXST) under the tutelage of Dr. Michael Ippolito.


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