Edgar Barroso received his Phd in Music Composition from Harvard University, where he was director of the Harvard Group of New Music, and worked with Hans Tutschku, Brian Ferneyhough, Helmut Lachenmann, Michael Gandolfi and Chaya Czernowin. In 2013 he was selected as part of the Inaugural Society of Harvard Horizon Scholars and from 2010 – 2012 was the appointed Director of the Harvard Group for New Music. From 2015 – 2018 he became a member of Mexico’s National System of Art Creators. His music has received awards and performances in Russia, Europe, Asia, North America and Latin America. His compositional interest revolve around transdisciplinary collaboration, allusive sonic streams, technology, energy conflict and the embodiment of sound through objects and gestures. His music has been played by some of the best ensembles and soloist specialized in contemporary music such as MusikFabrik, Mario Caroli, Elision Ensemble, Diotima Quartet, International Contemporary Ensemble, Garth Knox, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, Sonodualis, Gabriel Diaz, Matthias Miller, the Callithumpian Consort, Ensemble Nikel, Corrado Rojac, Argento Ensemble, among others. Barroso has scored music for film, documentary, audiovisuals, animation, short films, installations and recently he is exploring with experimental video among other audio visual collaborations. Edgar combines his career as a composer and entrepreneur creating several startups and laboratories that promote creativity and transdisciplinary collaboration for innovation and social purposes.


Immersion, Absorption, Connection

Release Date: October 9, 2015
Catalog Number: RR7917
21st Century
On his debut Ravello Records release IMMERSION, ABSORPTION, CONNECTION., composer Edgar Barroso presents a retrospective collection of works that explore his interest with modern science and technologies, social customs, spirituality, and more, using a variety of ensemble combinations and extended techniques for an array of textures and tonal colors.