Alfonso García de la Torre Rey

Vitoria-Gasteiz, 1964

Was born in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Araba/Álava, Spain in 1964. He studied Piano with Luisa Rey and Ignacio Lopez de Luzuriaga, Composition with Carmelo Bernaola and Electronic Engineering at the University of the Basque Country. He undertook Composition courses in the Gabinete De Música Electroacústica De Cuenca (Spain), the Fundación Phonos (Barcelona), the Computing and Music Electronics Laboratory LIEM-CDMC and the Complutense University (Madrid), the Centre Acanthes (Villeneuve-lez-Avignon, France) and the Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique IRCAM (Paris), among others.

Since 1987, he has collaborated with internationally recognised groups and soloists, premiering numerous works by contemporary composers. He participates in productions for dance, theatre, film and video, as well contributing to magazines, specialized publications and conferences including the virtual magazine Espacioluke, the musical education review Eufonía, the Society for Basque Studies Eusko Ikaskuntza, the International Society of Music Education and the International Computer Music Conference, among others.

He composes instrumental and electroacoustic works, sound installations, multimedia, sound art, etc., being submitted to cycles and festivals in Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Canada, USA, Mexico, Chile, South Korea and Australia.

He is Professor of Acoustics and Electroacoustic Composition at the Conservatory of Music in Vitoria-Gasteiz, where he heads the Electroacoustic Music Laboratory.

He also promotes the International Music Festival, "Carmelo Bernaola", and the Electroacoustic Music Festival, "Sinkro". Currently, he heads "Espacio Sinkro", a multidisciplinary project dedicated to developing new means of expression in musical creation, interpretation and dissemination.