Víctor Rasgado

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Víctor Rasgado (born July 8, 1959 in Mexico City ) is a Mexican composer .


Rasgado had piano lessons from the age of six and appeared publicly as a pianist and composer for the first time in 1975. Until 1978 he studied piano and composition at the Escuela Nacional de Música with Luis Mayagoitia , then at the Centro de Investigación y Estudios Musicales Tiamatinime and until 1986 at the Royal School of Music in London.

At the Centro de Investigación y Estudios Musicales , he taught Solfège from 1979 to 1986 , and after studying history at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, from 1984 he also taught music history. 1986–1987 he took courses in counterpoint and fugue with Timothy Baxter in London. In 1987 a scholarship from the Instituto Nacional de Belas Artes enabled him to study with Franco Donatoni in Italy.

In the summer of 1989 Rasgado attended courses in composition and orchestral conducting at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, after which he studied composition, electronic music, organ, Gregorian singing and instrumentation at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Milan until 1992 . With the composer Juan Trigos he founded the chamber music ensemble Sones Contemporáneos , which was dedicated to the performance of contemporary Mexican compositions.

In 1992 he was general director and head of the live electroacoustic music project at Festin en el Mictlán . From 1993 he assisted Franco Donatoni in his composition courses at the Conservatory and the Ecuela Nacional de Musica in Mexico.

In 1995 a Fulbright scholarship enabled him to study at the Juilliard School of Music in New York. (Inglaterra), en el Conservatorio G. Verdi (Milán), en la Academia Chigiana (Siena) and en la Aecademia de Alto Perfeccionamiento Lorenzo Perosi de Biella (Italia).

Rasgado received two Gaudeamus awards from UNESCO . In 1993 he received first prize at the Alfred Casella International Composition Competition for his composition Revontulet . In 1994 Anacleto Morones was awarded the Orpheus for contemporary chamber opera, which is awarded by the Teatro Lirico Sperimentale , the Vienna Chamber Opera and the Ricordi publishing house in Milan.


  • Tres preludios ritmicos for piano, 1986
  • Rumores de la tierra for flute, trumpet and percussion, 1986
  • Canto florido for tenor, percussion and orchestra, 1987
  • Axolote , 1988
  • La vida que tú me dejaste for choir and percussion, 1988
  • Royo nocturnal , 1989
  • Seis gestos sobra las cuartas for piano, 1989
  • Anacleto Morones , lyrical opera in one act for soloists, choir, chamber orchestra and tape, 1990–91, 1996
  • Clamoroe for clarinet and tape, 1991
  • HueHue Cuicatl for tenor and tape, 1991
  • Trio for piano, flute and clarinet, 1992
  • Reguero for clarinet, piano and percussion, 1992
  • Emphasis for bassoon, 1992
  • Arcana for two flutes, 1992
  • Revuelos for trumpet, piano, double bass and percussion, 1992
  • Mictlán for drums and tape, 1992
  • Zan Tontemiquico for tenor and chamber orchestra, 1992
  • Alaviaos for choir a cappella, 1992
  • In Xochitl in Cuicatl for choir a cappella, 1992
  • Carrus navalis for trombone and percussion, 1993
  • Revontulet , Fantasy for piano, percussion and instrumental ensemble, 1993
  • Dies Solis , music video for the Venice Biennale, 1993
  • Domo for contralto, harp and flutes, 1994
  • Quimera for bassoon, clarinet and piano, 1994
  • Quetzaltepec for symphony orchestra, 1994
  • Alebrijes , orchestral suite , 1994
  • Amnios for electronic instruments, 1995
  • Teocuitlacoztic for tenor, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn, 1996
  • Ónix for flute, percussion, violin, cello and piano, 1996
  • Lo tuve que tirar for soprano, double bass and tape, 1996
  • The Golden Gate for two cellos, 1997
  • Rabinal achí for symphony orchestra, choir, tenor and electronic media, 1997–2001
  • Canción de cuna for voice and piano, 1998
  • Tres epigramas for clarinet, 1998
  • Ollin for bass clarinet, cello, double bass and two flutes, 1998
  • El conejo y el coyote , children's opera based on 16 pictures by Francisco Toledo , 1998–99
  • Click for piccolo and contralto, 1999
  • Calatayud for piano and symphony orchestra, 1999–2000
  • Carrizal for piano, 2000
  • Frontera , for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and double bass, 2000
  • Fanfarria for symphony orchestra, 2001
  • Continuum motus for symphony orchestra, 2001
  • Ventus for wind instruments, 2002
  • Kukarikarus for flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin and cello, 2002
  • Kaskarikarus for flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, saxophone and trumpet, 2002
  • Body Notes for symphony orchestra, 2004–05

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