José Manuel Berenguer
Director of the Chaos Orchestra and the Música 13 Festival, founder of Nau Côclea, member of the Bourges International Academy of Electroacoustic Music and Honorary President of the UNESCO International Music Council’s International Conference of Electroacoustic Music, he has been bestowed with awards and distinctions from institutions such as the Internationale Ferienkurse Darmstadt, Gaudeamus Foundation, Prix de Musique Electroacoustique de Bourges, Concorso di Musica Elettronica - Fondazione Russolo-Pratella, CIM-UNESCO International Rostrum of Electroacoustic Music, Barcelona Contemporary Music Festival, National Spanish Radio and the Castile-La Mancha Video Award. In recent years, he has tended to express his artistic ruminations through installations and real-time computing devices, therein reflecting on philosophy and scientific history, the limits of language, ethics, life and artificial intelligence, robotics, information metabolism and the limits of human perception and comprehension. His most recent works include installations, such as Silenci, Transfer, La Casa de la Pólvora, Mega kai Mikron and Autofotóvoros, and performances such as Minf, On Nothing, Lambda-Itter (with Jane Rigler), Expanded Piano (with Agustí Fernàndez) and Desde dentro, for microscope, electric guitar and electronic sound and image generation. His composition Luci, sin nombre y sin memoria was awarded the ARCO/BEEP 2008 Electronic Art Award.