duration: 6 minutes
Dogma: A belief, principle or doctrine..........?
Somehow our brain is always dealing with many ideas at the same time,
relationships, expectations and feelings. When talking, writing, listening
or composing we are taught to concentrate to avoid any "external"
idea, we must think in only one thing!………. Maybe this multiplicity
of impulses is what give us the chance to see things differently and from
Dogma seeks to experiment with the
fact that the links between short ideas do not need to be in any particular
order, musical gestures in the guitar do not need to be linear.
Pablo Gomez premiered Dogma at the
Bolivar Hall in London in 2000. The score and performance information
for the piece is available from www.rodrigosigal.com.
Rodrigo Sigal (b. Mexico City, 1971)
has a BA in composition from the Musical Studies and Research Center (CIEM)
in Mexico City, and was part of the composition workshop directed by Prof.
Since 1991 he has been working as composer, sound and recording engineer
in his private studio in Mexico and London, composing for dance, video,
radio and TV, and he was the coordinator of the Computer Music Lab at
the CIEM from 1994 until 1998.
He has received awards from the Mexican National Fund for Culture and
the Arts (FONCA), The CIEM, The Banff Center for the Arts in Canada, the
ORS in England and the LIEM Studios and The Ministry of Culture in Spain,
the 1st. Prize (Cycles, 1999) and an honorary mention (Tolerance,
2000) in the 1999 and 2000 Lugi Russolo Composition Prize.
He is now a MPhil-PhD student at the Music department at City University,
London, with Denis Samlley and Javier Alvarez.
Some of his works are available on CD, and his CD "MANIFIESTO"
(CIEM006), has received positive reviews and radio broadcast in Mexico
and abroad (www.rodrigosigal.com).
His music has been performed in Mexico, USA, Canada, Argentina, Brazil,
Belgium, Spain, Italy, England, France, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Venezuela,
Austria, New Zealand, Hungary, Ireland, Malaysia and China.
Since 1998 takes active part in DAM, a group of six composers that is
working together with The Maarten Altena Ensemble in a project to be presented
in Mexico, France and The Netherlands.
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