Baca-Lobera, Ignacio (b. June 28, 1957, Mexico City). Mexican composer of mostly orchestral, chamber and electroacoustic works that have been performed throughout the world.
Prof. Baca-Lobera began self-taught studies in guitar at age fourteen. He studied composition with Julio Estrada at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in Mexico City in 1979 and with Brian Ferneyhough, Jean-Charles François and Joji Yuasa at the University of California at San Diego from 1985-91, where he earned his MMus and PhD. He also attended Darmstadt in 1990 and 1992.
Among his honors are honorable mentions in the Lan Adomián (1980, for Contornos [withdrawn]) and José Pablo Moncayo (1982, for Movimientos [withdrawn]) competitions, both in Mexico City. More recently, he was a finalist in the New Music Today competition in Tokyo (1988, for Invención No. 2) and for the Kranichsteiner Musikpreis at Darmstadt (1992, for Trios [y dobles]) and won the Irino Prize in Tokyo (1996, for Tierra Incógnita). In addition, he earned an artist's salary from the Fondo Nacional para las Artes in Mexico City (1992-93) and received a Guggenheim Fellowship (2001-02) and has been a member of the Sistema Nacional de Creadores del Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (FONCA) in Mexico City since 1997.
His music has been performed throughout the world, including four times at Darmstadt (1990, 1992, 1994, 2004) and three times at the ISCM World Music Days (1991, Zürich; 1993, Mexico City; 1999, Bucharest/Chisinau), as well as once at the Festival Cervantino (1994) and the Primavera en La Habana festival in Havana (2002) and twice at El Callejón del Ruido festival in Guanajuato (1996-97) and the Foro de Compositores del Caribe (2000, Xalapa Enríquez; 2002, Cali). Among the ensembles, orchestras, organizations, and soloists that have commissioned him are guitarist Magnus Andersson, the Festival Cervantino, flautist John Fonville, the Orquesta Filarmónica de Querétaro, bass clarinettist Harry Sparnaay, the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and pianist Marcel Worms.
Prof. Baca-Lobera is also active in other positions. He served as composer-in-residence to the Orquesta Filarmónica de Querétaro in 1994-95.
He has taught analysis, composition, counterpoint, and ear training as a professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro since 1994.
E-mail address: email@example.com
Street address: Prof. Ignacio Baca-Lobera, Clavel #310, Prados de la Capilla, Querétaro, CP 76176, Mexico
Telephone: + 5244 2215 2247
COMPLETE LIST OF WORKS
STAGE: Music for William (dance music, choreography by Jaime Blanc), 2-track tape, 1999
ORCHESTRAL: Mapamundi, large orchestra (78-90 or more players), 1993; Tabla Rasa, string orchestra, 1995; Tierra Incógnita, large orchestra (71 or more players), 1994-96; Entrada en Materia, string orchestra, 1996; Cinco Piezas de Orquesta, large orchestra (66 or more players), 1999-2000; Tres Miniaturas, 2002
CHAMBER MUSIC: Interacción, string quartet, 1979; Sexteto, flute, oboe, French horn, violin, cello, piano, 1982; Tres Minimams, clarinet, violin, piano, 1986; Invención No. 2, cello, 1987 (also revised as Invención No. 2.1, cello, 1991); Neumas, oboe, ensemble (percussion, 3 violins, 2 violas, 2 celli, double bass), 1990; Trios (y dobles), 3 ensembles (clarinet, 2 celli; flute, trombone, percussion; oboe, trombone, percussion), 1991; Taleas, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, piano, percussion, string quartet, double bass, 1992; Mundos interiores, alto flute, violin, cello, 2 percussion, 1992-93; Dúo, flute, guitar, 1992-93; Fragmento, guitar, double bass, 1992-93; Tres Pequeñas Piezas, cello, piano, 1993; Breathing, clarinet, piano, 1993; Cuarteto, string quartet, 1993-94; Septeto, oboe (+ English horn), clarinet (+ bass clarinet), violin, cello, double bass, piano, percussion, 1994; Cinco Miniaturas, violin, cello, 1994; Fase II, 4 percussion, 1995-96; Seis Piezas para Tres Clarinetes, 3 clarinets, 1995-96; Taleas II, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, piano, percussion, string quartet, double bass, 1995-96; Discantus, flute, piano, 1996; Invención No. 5, oboe, 1991-97; Sin Título, oboe, 2-track tape, 1997; Invención No. 4, percussion, 1997; Invención No. 6, clarinet, 1997
CHAMBER MUSIC: After W., clarinet, 1999; Tres Piezas de Guitarra, guitar, 1999; Fix, cello, 1999; Dúo II, oboe, percussion, 1999; Second String Quartet (5.1), 1999; Recollection, soprano saxophone, trombone, guitar, percussion, 2000; Recollection II, flute, oboe, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano, percussion, 2000; Notes from the Basement, flute, 2-track tape, 2000; Recall, guitar, 2-track tape, 2000; Archipiélago, bass clarinet, 2-track tape, 2001; Estudio de Resonancia III, flute (+ bass flute), clarinet (+ bass clarinet), violin, cello, piano, 2001; Tempi III, flute, 2-track tape, 2002; Doppelgänger, bass clarinet, 2002; 1 Axs, any saxophone, 2-track tape, 2002; Estudio, bass clarinet, organ, 2002; Dúo IV, guitar, percussion, 2002; Non Mesurato I (In Memoriam), flute (+ bass flute), oboe, cello, 2002; Un día como cualquier otro, percussion, 2-track tape, 2002; Non Mesurato II, flute (+ bass flute), oboe, clarinet (+ bass clarinet), trombone, string quartet, double bass, piano, percussion, 2-track tape, 2002
CHAMBER MUSIC: Hjadi, guitar, double bass, 2003; The Classical Style, tuba, 2-track tape, 2003; Dobles, 2 clarinets, 2 bass clarinets, 2003; Tempi II, piano, percussion, 2003; Memento, soprano recorder (+ tenor recorder), 2-track tape, 2003; Occasional Exit, bass clarinet, percussion, 2004; Unknown Skills, cello, 2-track tape, 2004; Rational Repertoire, flute, bass clarinet, piano, 2004
CHORAL: Hai (text from various Otomi words), soprano, baritone, boys' chorus, large orchestra, 2001; Pmej (text from various Otomi words), mixed chorus, 2002
VOCAL: Cuatro Piezas Vocales y un Preludio (text by Vicente Huidobro), mezzo-soprano, clarinet, cello, 1988; Entrada a la Madera (text by Pablo Neruda), soprano, mezzo-soprano, oboe, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion, 1990-92
PIANO: Estudio, microtonal piano 4 hands, 1983; Estudio de Resonancia I, piano, 2-track tape, 2001; Blues, piano, 2-track tape, 2002
HARPSICHORD: Variación, harpsichord, 2 boomboxes (2 operators), 2001
ELECTROACOUSTIC: Five Pieces, 2-track tape, 1999-2000; 1 X, 2-track tape, 2000; Estudio de Resonancia II, 2-track tape, 2001; Absynth I (7 de septiembre), 2-track tape, 2001; Absynth II (27 de diciembre), 2-track tape, 2001; Tape 2 (4 de enero 02), 2-track tape, 2002; Tempi IIIa, 2-track tape, 2003
Mundos interiores. Rand Steiger/Sonor Ensemble (Einstein Records: EIN 014, 2000)
Tres Piezas de Guitarra. Pablo Gómez, guitar (Quindecim Recordings: QP01067, 2001)
Fase II. Tambuco (Quindecim Recordings: QP01081, 2001)
Hai. Byung-Lyul Lee, soprano; Katsunori Kono, baritone; Saeko Hasegawa/Little Singers of Tokyo; Kazumasa Watanabe/Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra (Live Notes: WWCC-7414, 2001)
Dúo II. Jorge Rivero, oboe; Gustavo Ramos, percussion (Luna Negra Records: CDLN-20, 2003)
Estudio de Resonancia III. Ónix Nuevo Ensamble de México (Urtex, 2004)
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