JAVIER MUNOZ BRAVO

Javier Muñoz Bravo was born in Chili. He is a Musical Composition graduate of the Conservatory of the University of Chili in Santiago where he studied with Andrés Maupoint and Cirilo Vila. He studied in the Conservatory of Strasbourg (France) with Mark Andre before obtaining his postgraduate diploma in composition in the Superior Academy of Music of Strasbourg, under the direction of Philippe Manoury and Annette Schlünz, where he also follows the electro acoustic music classes of Tom Mays. He has participated in the master classes Miller Puckette, José Miguel Fernandez, Martin Matalon, Thierry Blondeau, Haspeter Kyburz, Luca Belcastro, among others. Javier Muñoz has presented his compositions in many festivals and music concerts such as at the French Institute of Culture in Barcelona, the VI to VIII Electroacoustic Festival Ai-Maako, the VII to XI Contemporary Music Festival of the University of Chili, the 39th Festival of Bourges 2009 (France) and the Contemporary Music Festival of Lima 2012 (Peru). In the Conservatory of Strasbourg he presented his “Electronic Mass ballet” for dance and video for Jean-François Dudoure’s choreography (2012). In 2013 he presents the dramatic piece “El canto de las moscas” in Strasbourg and at the Conservatory of Basel (Switzerland). In 2014 Javier presents his Concerto for piano in Strasbourg and his electronic piece “Décombres” in two sessions, in the IRCAM – Paris and the Darmstadt summer course 2014 in Germany, as well as in the acousmatic composition contest France- Taiwan as a finalist. At the 3rd World Forum on Democracy he composed the music for the multimedia light setting of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg with the AV-Exciters collective. Additionally, he participated in the 43rd Cervantino International Festival 2015 (Mexico) with the “Vertebrae ensemble”. Finally, he presented a composition in the Saxopen 2015 and to Musica Festival 2015 in Strasbourg and participates to the first composition academy “Manoury – Musica”.

In his work Javier is interested as much in instrumental music as in electronic music in real time. He uses natural phenomenons such as reflection or the undulatory behavior of light as a source, as well as engaged music.