Born in Mexico in 1977, Edgar Barroso is at the present time living in Barcelona, where he is a composer in residence at the PHONOS Foundation. His education includes a Master in Digital Arts, a Postgraduate Diploma in Composition and Contemporary Technologies and a Bachelor in Music Composition. His works have been interpreted in important forums in North America, Ibero-America, Asia and Europe. During 2006-2007 he was the Grand Prize Winner of the Harvard University Live Electronics International Composition Competition (USA), finalist of the International Composicion Competition "Ensemblia 2007"
(Germany) and he also have been awarded by the State Institute of Culture (Mexico) with the "Artistic Trajectory in Music Composition Grant". In 2005 he received a mention of honour at the Point de Repere International Electroacoustic Music Competition. He has received commissions from the DAAD (2006) Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst, (Germany), Callejón del ruido International Festival (2000, 2001, 2003) and the PHONOS Foundation (2007) among others. In 2005 he was a Scholarship Holder of the Music Technology Group. Barroso received the Fellowship for the Audiovisual and Music for Young Creators given by IUA (Barcelona). In addition he has dedicated to instrumental practice as a cello player, exploring diverse techniques of improvisation with/out live electronics.
Sendungen im ORF KUNSTRADIO:
11. 02. 2007: 100 Jahre Radio - Die Wiederkehr der drahtlosen Fantasie # 2