Enrique Mendoza from Mexico City is an electro-acoustic music artist, focused on live electronics. He has been developing his electro-acoustic composition and performance using DIY analog oscillators, lo-fi mini-synths, custom software, and production music technology; he also works closely with performers to break new ground and gain specific insights into the instruments and the performer’s personal expression.
Mendoza studied the Licentiate degree in Compositional Techniques at CIEM Academy, degree endorsed by Trinity College of London. In 2010 he graduated from a Master’s in Composition for Film at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.
In January 2014 he released his first Electroacoustic Music Album Below Sea Level, edited by Future Music Records in London. In 2016, Cassiopeia for sax and live electronics was nominated as “Best Instrumental Song” in the Independent Music Awards in New York. In 2017 and 2019 he was selected as “Composer in Residence” in the KulturKontakt Austria and the AIR-Niederösterreich programme in cooperation with the Federal Chancellery of Austria.
Enrique has received commissions from: Fonds Podium Kunsten (NL), Reconsil Ensemble (AT), Melisma Saxophone Quartet (NL), Tamhá Trio (ES), The Black Page Orchestra (AT), Zoom Trio (DK), Platypus Ensemble (AT), Jos Zwaanenburg (NL), Boglárka Nagy (HU), Visiones Sonoras (MX).
His music has been performed by Jos Zwaanenburg, Johan van der Linden, Zoom Trio, Melisma Saxophone Quartet, Reconsil Ensemble, The Black Page Orchestra, Tamhá Trio, Mexico City Wind Quintet, Het Trio, Ossia Ensemble, Avlitria Ensemble, Platypus Ensemble, Boglárka Nagy; and it has been performed in diverse forums like IGNM Strommusik in Vienna, Ny Musik Festival in Denmark, 40th International Computer Music Conference (ICMC/SMC 2014) in Greece, Unsafe&Sound Festival in Vienna, Tromp Percussion Eindhoven, 3rd International Forum for Young Composers Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble in Portugal, Amsterdam Blockflute Festival, Miradas de Música Contemporánea in Pamplona, Contemporary Music Festival of Navarra in Spain, Manuel Enríquez International New Music Forum, among many others. He has been the winner of the Tribune of Mexican Music 2004 and 2012, the Composition Contest of Michoacán, and the Tribune of Latin America and Caribbean Music 2004 awards. He represented Mexico in the 51st International Rostrum of Composers held at Unesco in Paris. In 2012, he was selected by the Mexican Music Council to represent Mexico in the 59th TIC, organized by the International Music Council in Stockholm.
The films and Live Cinema shows, in which he has worked on, have been screened in more than 15 International Film Festivals in France, Netherlands, Greece, Italy, Croatia, Mexico, and the USA. One of the films “Mamuth” was nominated to the Ariel award.