Germán Toro Pérez
Born 1964 in Bogotá. Minor in music theory at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, composition studies with Erich Urbanner and master degree in arts at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna. Conducting courses with Karl Österreicher and Dominique Rouits. Studies on electroacoustics and computer music with Tamas Ungvary in Vienna and at IRCAM in Paris.
His catalogue includes instrumental, electroacoustic and mixed compositions, as well as works in collaboration with graphic design, painting and experimental video. His music theater work "Viaje a Comala" after "Pedro Páramo" by Juan Rulfo will be premiered in May 2017.
Publications and texts on artistic research, composition theory, performance and aesthetics of electroacoustic music, as well as on history and identity of Latin American music.
He was director of the computer music course and guest professor of electroacoustic composition at the University of Music in Vienna. Since 2007 he is director of the ICST and professor for electroacoustic composition at the Zurich University of the Arts. He was professor for composition at the International Summer Courses in Darmstadt 2012.