Carlos Zárate

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Carlos Zárate is a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music. He was born and raised in Mexico City. He is interested in live electronics, generative systems applied to music, audiovisual art, and exploring different ways in which other artistic expressions can foster musical ideas.
Carlos holds a M.M. in Interdisciplinary Digital Media Composition from Arizona State University, where he studied as a Fulbright fellow under Fernanda Aoki Navarro and Gabriel Bolaños. He previously got a Bachelor's Degree in Composition and Music Theory at Centro de Investigación y Estudios de la Música. He will move to Chicago this fall to start a PhD in Composition & Music Technology at Northwestern University under Alex Mincek, Hans Thomalla and Jay Alan Jim.  His music has been performed in festivals such as Impulse New Music Festival, PRISMS New Music Festival, Festival Visiones Sonoras, and Foro Internacional de Música Nueva "Manuel Enríquez." 
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Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Orchestral Music


Between transparency and the invisible for orchestra + electronics (2023)

Chamber Ensemble (5 - 9 instruments)


Situación #3 for sextet + electronics (2022)

Instrumental Music


Between transparency and the invisible for orchestra + electronics (2023)
Situación #3 for sextet + electronics (2022)
Situación #2 for amplified acoustic guitar & two performers (2021)
On the chances of María Palitos appearing in sight for flute, bass clarinet, bassoon + electronics (2018)
Between transparency and the invisible for orchestra + electronics (2023)
On the chances of María Palitos appearing in sight for flute, bass clarinet, bassoon + electronics (2018)
Situación #2 for amplified acoustic guitar & two performers (2021)
Situación #3 for sextet + electronics (2022)