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Lucas Fagin

Lucas Fagin was born in 1980 in Argentina. He lives and works in Buenos Aires and Paris. 

Until 2003, during the Buenos Aires period, he was an outsider while he studied composition with Daniel Montes.

Later, in 2003 Fagin decided to go to France where he studied composition at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris with Marco Stroppa, Stefano Gervasoni and Luis Naón. 
During the last two years he had commissions by Ensemble Intercontemporain, Ars Musica Festival, Teatro Colón Argentina, French State, Teatro Argentino de La Plata, Trio KDM, Radio France, GRM, Ensemble LeBalcon, etc.

Some of the main features of his work are the instrumental and electronic spatialisation, the use of noise giving noise an intrinsic value, the treatment of sound as a plastic material, the mix and use of ordinary objects alongside with traditional instruments for creating an abstract and contextless sound world or the use of visual images to structure his sonic ideas. In most part of his work there are almost no either signs or reference points tending to build columns in time, the bridges of memory are destroyed. The fragmentation of the instrumental discourse creates a constant timbre fluctuation that tends to generate a retroactive and continuous dissolution of the past. 

Lucas Fagin worked with conductors like Guillaume Bourgogne, Zsolt Nagy, Frank Ollu, Rut Schreiner, Tetsuji Honna, Mariano Moruja, Maxime Pascale and with ensembles and musicians such as Multilaterale, Ensemble InterContemporain, L'instant donné, Quatuor Danel, Irvine Arditti, Nicolas Crosse, Trio KDM, Tropi Ensemble, Camerata Aberta, Tokyo Philarmonic Orchestra, Vortex, Reinhold Frederich-Robyn Julkowsky, Squillante, Orchestre de Lauréats du conservatoire de Paris, Le Balcon, Kenichi Nakagawa, Orchestre du Conservatoire de Paris, Ensemble Cairn, etc.

He received commissions by Ars Musica Festival, Ensemble InterContemporain, French State, Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires, SACEM-Ensemble Multilaterale, Rte Lyric Fm (Limerick, Ireland), Trio KDM, Teatro Argentino de La Plata (Argentina), Ensemble Squillante, Teatro San Martín (Argentina),  Radio France, GRM (Groupe de Recherche Musicales) and so on.
His opera La Libertad Total based on a novel by Pablo Katchadjian was premiered on october 2014 opening the Buenos Aires Contemporary Music Festival. 

During the year 2016-2017 he is composer in residence at Académie de France à Madrid, Casa de Velazquez.

He won some international and national prizes, among others:

_Ibermusicas International Composition Prize 2015 (Organization of Ibero-American States)
-National Composition Competition Juan Carlos Paz 2014 (National Arts Fund, Argentina)
-Gisela Timmerman Composition prize 2014 (Mozarteum of Argentina)
-International Composition Prize Pablo Sorozabal 2013
-Ensemble Intercontemporain/IRCAM Tremplin Prize 2010
-Unesco International Rostrum for Composers 2010 (Arquetipo selected one of the best 3 pieces of 2010) 
-French Academy of Fine Arts, Roux et Tronchets Foundation Prize 2009 
-Third Prize Toru Takemitsu Composition Award 2009
-Prix Ars Electronica 2009 (Linz), Honorary Mention por Physiological Mechanics Fantasy
-Board of directors prize , Juan Carlos Paz 2009 (National Arts Fund, Argentina)
-First prize National Composition Competition Juan Carlos Paz 2008 (National Arts Fund, Argentina)
-First Prize National Composition Competition Juan Carlos Paz 2007 (National Arts Fund, Argentina) 
-First Prize International Composition Prize Joan Guinjoan 2006 (Barcelona)
-First Prize International Composition Competition Diffusion 2006 for Electroacoustic Music, CCMCM (Centre for Computational Musicology and Computer Music, Ireland )
-Third Prize International Competition ICC-PIANO 2006 (Japan)
-First Prize National Composition Competition Juan Carlos Paz 2005 (National Arts Fund, Argentina) 
-First Prize International Composition Prize Joan Guinjoan 2004 (Barcelona)
-Scholarship of the Nadia et Lili Boulanger International Fondation, 1st qualified (Paris)
-Scholarships of Meyer and Tarrazi Fondations 2003-2007, France

Featured Pieces

pour sept musiciens
Lucas Fagin
Psychedelic
Instrumentation
for electronic device 5.0
Lucas Fagin
Physiological mechanics fantasy
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for five strings and percussion
Lucas Fagin
Lanterna Magica
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for double bass and electronics
Lucas Fagin
Cronica del Oprimido
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for string quartet
Lucas Fagin
Línea de Universo
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for trumpet and percussion
Lucas Fagin
Jackpot !
Instrumentation
for fifteen musicians spatialized ensemble
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Galaxia Espiral
Instrumentation
for fourteen musicians spatialized ensemble
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Cometas
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for piano
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Austral
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for nine saxophones
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Ilusionario
Instrumentation
for electronic device 5.0
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Filamentos
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for 34 musicians
Lucas Fagin
Arquetipo
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