EarShot: Houston Symphony

March 29-30, 2022

Yue Bao, Conductor

Mentor Composers: Derek Bermel, Jimmy López Bellido, Gabriela Ortiz

Participants: José Martínez, Marina López, Marco-Adrián Ramos, Diana M. Rodriguez

About the Composers

José Martínez’s music incorporates a wide range of influences from Colombian folk tunes to contemporary composition techniques, while borrowing from Latin music, heavy metal and audio sampling techniques. His works range from solo pieces with electronics to orchestral works, passing through chamber ensembles, electroacoustic pieces, and collaborations with dancers and video. Read More

Marina Lopez is a Pittsburgh-based composer, and educator. Born and raised in Mexico City, she has a deep interest in exploring the psychological, ethnomusicological, and physical roots of her heritage. Read More

Marco-Adrián Ramos (1995) is a Mexican-American composer and arranger who has written for a variety of media including works for voice, instrumental and electroacoustic ensembles, and dance. Composers with whom he has had the pleasure of working include Christopher Lacy, Robert Beaser, Christopher Rouse, Martin Bresnick, Mari Kimura, Christopher Theofanidis, Stephen Hartke, Aaron Jay Kernis, and Arturo Márquez. Read More

DM R (Diana M. Rodriguez) was born and raised in Bogotá, has lived in Miami and Boston, and is currently based in NYC. She is a composer of electroacoustic music, a concert series curator (C3 and CanvaSound), and a 90s anime aficionado. Having its footholds in pop culture, Colombian folk, and Rock en Español, her work has been presented by artists like ICE, Yarn Wire, ECCE Ensemble, Ludovico Ensemble, and more. Read More