Composer, researcher, sound artist and field recordist 

México, 1987

I am a composer interested in animal communication and natural soundscapes from the perspective of acoustic ecology. My line of research is an interdisciplinary and intercultural perspective of soundscape studies with particular interest in the crossings between art, science and native knowledge. I work with contemporary music, multichannel acousmatics and sound installation.

I am currently pursuing my doctoral studies with Carola Bauckholt with the project: "Biomusic: from animal communication to music composition" at the Anton Bruckner Private University.

I have a master’s degree in Music Creation, New Technologies and Traditional Arts at the UNTREF and Specialization in Objects Theater, Interactivity, and New Technologies at UNA in Buenos Aires, Argentina, supported by FONCA-CONACYT Studies Abroad Program 2015-2017. I graduated with Honors from the Bachelor’s Degree in Music Composition at FAM-UNAM in 2014. I am founder and director of the Acoustic Ecology Lab in Mexico since 2020. LEAM aims to promote the development of environmental sound art with five main axes, artistic creation, research, education and promotion of the crossings between art and science.

I have received several awards and distinctions for my work, the most recent are: "Sharing Knowledge" by the Danish Composers' Society and Art Music Denmark in collaboration with Initiative Neue musik, Berlin; "Internationaler Koproduktionsfonds 2022-2023" by the Goethe Institut, "Jóvenes Creadores 2021-2022" by FONCA; "Composer in Residence 2021" by the Crespo Foundation in the "Art/Nature Nature/Art" program, Glenkeen Garden, Ireland; "Composer in Residence 2019" by the Archiv Frau un Music in collaboration with the Hoschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt, Germany. I was a fellow of the Art, Science and Technology program of FONCA-UNAM 2019-2020, with the project "Biomáquinas-Animales del Viento" specialized in studies of bioacoustics, pre-Columbian acoustic systems and mechatronics. "Ibermemoria Sonora y Audiovisual 2021" in collaboration with Abirds and the Biological Research Center of the UAEM.

I have premiered 50 works in different formats in 14 countries between America and Europe, in international festivals such as Leicht Über Linz, Darmstädter Ferienkurse, Festival Internacional Cervantino, Ars Electronica, Frorum Wallis, among others, which has been performed by internationally recognized performers and ensembles such as Neue Vocalsolisten, Duplum Ensemble, Sarah Maria Sun, Johannes Fischer, Liminar Ensemble, UMS N JIP, among others.

I am director and founder of the Laboratorio de Ecología Acústica in Mexico to promote the development of environmental sound art.

Tania Rubio