Sergio Luque

I write instrumental and electroacoustic music. I was born in Mexico City and live in Madrid.

I have a PhD in Musical Composition from the University of Birmingham, where I studied with Jonty Harrison and Scott Wilson, and was a member of BEAST (Birmingham Electroacoustic Sound Theatre). During my PhD, I worked on the development of Iannis Xenakis’s stochastic synthesis and of the BEASTmulch software (a tool for the presentation of electroacoustic music over multichannel systems).

In 2006, I received a Master's Degree with Distinction in Sonology (with specialization in Composition) from the Institute of Sonologyat the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, studying with Paul Bergand Kees Tazelaar. In 2004, I received a Master's Degree in Composition from the Conservatory of Rotterdam, studying withKlaas de Vries and René Uijlenhoet. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Composition from the Musical Studies and Research Center (CIEM, Mexico), where I studied with Ma. Antonieta Lozano, Kavindu Alejandro Velasco, Vincent Carver and Víctor Rasgado. From 2000 to 2003, I took private composition lessons with Ignacio Baca Lobera.

I have participated in masterclasses with Klaus Huber, Luca Francesconi, Toshio Hosokawa and Jukka Tiensuu.

My instrumental compositions have been performed by the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Garth Knox, the Schönberg Ensemble, the Nieuw Ensemble and Les Jeunes Solistes, among others.

My acoustic and electroacoustic music has been presented in Mexico, Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, France, the United States, Chile, Spain, Australia, Switzerland, Cuba, El Salvador, Austria and Japan.