Mariano Agustín Fernández

(b. 1974, Buenos Aires).

Argentinean composer of mostly chamber, vocal and electroacoustic works that have been performed in the Americas and Europe; he is also active as a musician.

Mr. Fernández studied composition with Alejandro Iglesias Rossi and Gabriel Valverde at the Centro de Estudios Avanzados en la Música Contemporánea (CEAMC) in Buenos Aires from 1994–99. He later studied musicology with Horacio Vaggione at the Université Paris-VIII in Saint-Denis, where he earned his master's degree. In addition, he participated in the Stage de Informatique Musicale at IRCAM in Paris in 2005.

Among his honours are Primer Premio in the competition for electroacoustic music Sonoclip in Buenos Aires (1998, for quiere olvidar las alas... [withdrawn]), a mention in the competition for music for guitar Lamarque Pons in Montevideo (1998, for La Vía Láctea) and a mention in the Premio TRINAC in Buenos Aires (1999, for La Vía Láctea). He has also received the Premio TRIME from the section in Argentina of the UNESCO International Music Council (2000, for Refugio y temblor; 2004, for Ceremonia de sangre y piedra) and the selected work in the category Under-30 at the UNESCO International Rostrum of Electroacoustic Music (2000, for Refugio y temblor). His music has been featured at many festivals, including once at the ISCM World Music Days (2002, Hong Kong).

As a musician, he co-founded the ensemble Fronteras del Silencio in Buenos Aires in 2001, of which he has been a member since 2001, and has also been a member of the Orquesta de Instrumentos Autóctonos y Nuevas Tecnologías of the Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero in Buenos Aires since 2004, in both of which he plays electric guitar, glass harp, percussion, and piano. In addition, he has performed tangos as a pianist in Europe.

He taught electroacoustic music and music technology at CEAMC in 2001–02 and has taught both subjects at the Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero since 2002.

In addition to the works listed below, he has composed much music for stage productions.


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La Vía Láctea, guitar, 1998

Saxra, harp, theorbo, computer, 2007


Ceremonia de sangre y piedra (text from an ancient source in Quechua [also Spanish translation]), male voice, fixed media (2 tracks), 2003

El Océano del cielo (text from an ancient source in Quechua), male voice, fixed media (2 tracks), 2006


Refugio y temblor, fixed media (2 tracks), 1998

Huellas del olvido, fixed media (2 tracks), 1999

Las Gárgolas invisibles, fixed media (4 tracks), 1999

Como una luna en el agua, fixed media (4 tracks), 2000


La Simple razón, 1995 (Tristan Gicovate)

Suicidas, 1999 (Jorge Barneau)

Negro Che, 2006 (Alberto Maslíah; collaboration with Pedro Furio, Julieta Szewach)


Inomata Zoenka, 2005 (Julio Bertolotti)