Roberto Morales Manzanares as a composer, he has written music for theatre, dance, movies, TV and radio, an have pieces been commissioned by  LOOS, Wire Works, Simphonic Orchestra of Guanajuato  and participated in festivals in Europe, US Mexico and Latin-America like, Festival Internacional Cervantino, ICMC (International Computer Music Conference), CIM (Contemporary Improvised Music Festival) Nderlands the  festival of Electro-Acoustic Music in Sweden among others. He has been invited as a composer in residence at: CNMAT in UC Berkeley, San Jose State University, CRCA in UC San Diego, Yale University in US, McGill University in Canada and ZKM in Germany. As an interpreter and improviser, Morales-Manzanares has participated on his own and collaborated with other composers such as George Lewis, Roscoe Mitchell,  Mari Kimura, David Wessel, Ake Parmerud, DJ Spooky among others. As a researcher, he has been invited to different national and international conferences such as ICMC, International Join Conference on Artificial Intelligence IJCAI and Symposium on Arts and Technology and has several publications. In 1988, he was co-founder of the first computer music studio in Mexico at the Escuela Superior de Musica and in 1992 founder of LIM at the University of Guanajuato. He has organized festivals such as “La Computadora y la Musica” at the National Institute of Fine Arts Mexico, “Callejon del Ruido” in Guanajuato and  “Nuevos enfoques y expresiones en composición y tecnología” at Centro Nacional para la Cultura y als Artes. His music can be found in ICMC recordings, Victo label www.victo.qc.ca[if !supportNestedAnchors][endif] (Leyendas in colaboration with Mari Kimura) and the most recent publications in Computer Music Journal.

Ivan Manzanilla. Mexican percussionist Iván Manzanilla is a specialist in contemporary music for percussion instruments. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and a master’s and doctorate from the University of California, San Diego. Iván Manzanilla’s work focuses on the exploration and dissemination of new music and art. His teaching practice and commissions for new works that explore sound, language and gesture reflect his commitment to new generations of percussionists, musicians and contemporary art forms. His work has been recognized by different institutions such as the Rockefeller Foundation, the National University of Mexico, the National Institute of Fine Arts of Mexico, the National Fund for Culture and the Arts and the Darmstadt Summer School. Iván Manzanilla is founder of Duplum together with Mexican clarinetist Fernando Domínguez and member of ONIX Ensamble. He is regularly invited to participate with a wide variety of ensembles and orchestras in Mexico. Iván Manzanilla is the head of the Percussion Department at the University of Guanajuato, Mexico and a recipient of the 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Established Artist Grant.

Gasti Bichenda (there is no trick here). Collaborative piece for small percussion set, ocarina, flute, Sea Shell and live electronics.