CARLO DIAZ

I am a composer and concert producer: Founder and Artistic Director of the experimental baroque orchestra Stile Nu, Program Assistant for the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory at the University of Chicago, and PhD candidate on the docARTES trajectory at Leiden University and the Orpheus Institute.

As composition, arrangement, editing, curation, and concert production, my work explores the historical and political rhetoric embedded within contemporary musical practices. I have collaborated with ensembles including Stile Nu, the Nieuw Ensemblewild UpEnsemble Linea, and Ugly Pug and participated in festivals including the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra‚Äôs National Composers Intensive, the Prix Annelie de ManMake Music Chicago, and the Tampering Festival. In 2019 I released my debut single with Stile Nu and in 2020 I’ll release additional recordings with Stile Nu and Ugly Pug, the latter of which will also present three performances of my music in Amsterdam this April.

Yo-Yo Ma and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago perform along the Chicago Riverwalk as part of Make Music Chicago 2019

I received my Master’s degree in composition from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in 2018, where I studied with Richard Ayres, Willem Jeths, and Wim Henderickx. In 2016 I received a Bachelor of Music in composition and interdisciplinary arts from Northwestern University under the guidance of Jay Alan Yim and Hans Thomalla. In 2014 I spent a semester studying visual cultures and composition with Patricia Alessandrini at Goldsmiths College in London and in 2015 I returned to the U.K. to conduct historical musicology research at the British Library, National Archives, and London Metropolitan Archives.

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