I am a composer, conductor, and arts administrator; Director of the early+new music ensemble Stile Nu, Production Coordinator for the Chicago-based International Music Foundation, and Master’s student under Willem Jeths, Wim Henderickx, and Richard Ayres at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.

Carlo Diaz at the Tivoli Vredenburg in Utrecht on 22 April 2018 (photo by Jaap Kroon) photo by Jaap Kroon

My work explores the concept of music as rhetorical oration through the lenses of impossible originality, unattainable authenticity and the creativity of performance, has been performed by ensembles including the Nieuw Ensemble, wild Up, Ensemble Linea and Ugly Pug, and has appeared in festivals including the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra’s National Composers Intensive, Make Music Chicago, and the Tampering Festival. In 2018 I present debut concerts of my new baroque orchestra Stile Nu in Amsterdam and Chicago and a world premiere with the Symfonieorkest van het Conservatorium van Amsterdam in Amsterdam and Utrecht.

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, University of London, and in 2015 I returned to the U.K. to conduct historical musicology research at the British Library and the London Metropolitan Archives.