Manuel Rocha Iturbide

Manuel Rocha Iturbide in his Installation »Cuarteto para el fin de los tiempos«
Year of birth, place
1963, Mexico City, Mexico
lives and works in
At the ZKM
  • 2023

Manuel Rocha Iturbide studied composition at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). He completed an MFA in electronic music and composition at Mills College. In Paris, he obtained a PHD in Computer Music at the University of Paris VIII in 1999. He worked and produced compositions in different studios, including UPIC, GRM, IRCAM, LIEM, BANFF, IMEB. He received prizes and honors at various international competitions such as Bourges, Russolo, Ars Electronica and the Schaeffer Prize. His music has been performed not only in America, Europe, Asia, but worldwide by important ensembles such as the Arditti String Quartet and performers such as Aki Takahashi and others. He is also an artist and his works have been exhibited in important galleries and museums such as Artist Space NY (1997), Sydney Biennale (1998), ARCO (1999), Art or Sound exhibition at Prada Foundation Italy (2014) and others. Iturbide is a researcher and professor in Mexico at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM).