PABLO ORTIZ (b 1956 )
Pablo Ortiz was born in 1956 in Buenos Aires. He has written music for the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players (commissioned by the Koussevitzky Foundation), Chanticleer (commissioned by the Gerbode Foundation), and the Theatre of voices, among others. He has also received commissions from the Terezín Music Foundation and the Centro de Experimentación del Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. He received a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship and an American Academy of Arts and Letters Academy Award.
Recent premieres include Tango Futurista for intonarumori conducted by Luciano Chessa, Trois tangos en marge performed by the Zebra Trio, Concerto for Bandoneon given by the Santa Rosa Symphony and Juan Pablo Jofre, Mores redux performed by the Sinfonie Orchester Biel Solothurn, and Jubilant Burbs given by the Camellia Symphony Orchestra. Ortiz is professor of composition at the University of California, Davis.