Mauricio Silva Orendain
Artist in Residence
Mexican composer and keyboardist Mauricio Silva Orendain works with unconventional tuning systems to explore the bridges between microtonality and sound synthesis, bringing Klangfarbe to the foreground in a search for authentic sound sculptures. He is continuously composing using Vicentino’s Arciorgano from the 16th century as well as the new experimental organs at St. Martin's Church in Kassel, Germany. His innovative approach to the organ, which treats each pipe as a single instrument through stepless registration and dynamic wind, was the catalyst for his research project “A Bridge Between Composition & Sound Design”. His performances explore spatialization as a performance vehicle via both acoustic and electronic instruments.