Andres Solis [MEXICO CITY, 1971] is a composer and sound artist. His work has focused on exploring free musical forms that intend to dilute the rigid constraints imposed by traditional musical structures. He has sought to assimilate his environment to find his own language through computer assisted composition, improvisation and interdisciplinary artistic collaborations.
A special attraction for the performing and cinematic arts has led him to collaborate on dif- ferent projects of theatre, dance, video art, sound design and film music. He has also worked with prepared turntables and modified acoustic instruments in combination with analogue and digital processing tools. His work has been performed in Europe, U.S.A., India and México.
His academic training starts in 1989 in Mexico City at the C.I.E.M. (Musical Studies and Re- search Centre). Then he moved to Holland to continue at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, where he studied with Clarence Barlow. Later, in Paris, with the support of a grant from the French Government he concludes a postgraduate degree (D.E.A.) under the supervision of Horacio Vag- gione in the department of Sciences of Performing Arts in Paris 8 University, Saint-Denis. He was co-director of the experimental music festivals AURAL and RADAR in Mexico City. In 2012 he en- ters the National System of Art Creators of FONCA, México.
Currently he is a fellow in residence at the Montalvo Arts Centre in California. He was recently commissioned by the Montalvo Arts Center and the Santa Clara University, to compose and stage a requiem for choir, organ, live electronics and dance in memory of the 43 disappeared students in Ayotzinapa and the victims of violence in Mexico. This work was premiered in January 15, 2016 at the Mission Santa Clara de Asis, California, U.S.A. Along with colombian choreographer Sandra Milena Gómez, he co-founds “UDÂNA Plataforma de Creación Escénica”, a collective platform intended to research and promote works in the fields of performing arts such as dance, theatre, music and performance.