(b. 1958, Buenos Aires).
Argentinean composer of mostly chamber works that have been performed in the Americas and Europe.
Mr. Mastropietro studied composition with Mariano Etkin, Gerardo Gandini and Manuel Juárez at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, where he earned his degree in 1987. He later attended a brief seminar in composition with Nicolaus A. Huber in Montevideo in 1993 and an extended seminar in composition with Coriún Aharonián in Buenos Aires in 1994.
Among his honours are Tercer Premio in the annual concert Blas Parera of the Facultad de Bellas Artes of the Universidad Nacional de La Plata and the Associació Catalana de Compositors in Barcelona (1988, for Hermógenes Cayo), two awards in the Régimen de Fomento y Estímulo a la Producción e Industria Editorial Musical Argentina, Grabaciones en Casete in Buenos Aires (prize in the category Song or Various Instruments, 1989, for Aparecida and Hermógenes Cayo; prize in the category Chamber Ensemble, 1989, for D. A. K.), an award for publication and CD from the Asociación Editar in Buenos Aires (1995, for La Otra Orilla), and a mention in the competition for music for guitar Jaurés Lamarque Pons of the Intendencia Municipal de Montevideo (1998, for Violín hechizo). His work Memoria del borde was later selected to represent Argentina at the ISCM World Music Days (1999, Bucharest/Chișinău; the performance was cancelled) and he earned First Prize in the competition for composition of the International Society of Bassists (2000–01, for En una cara). His music has been performed in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, Peru, Switzerland, Uruguay, and the USA.
He has taught composition as an associate professor at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata since 1993 and has taught orchestration there as Profesor Titular since 1995. In addition, he has worked as a researcher there since 1994.
COMPLETE LIST OF WORKS
Les Mariés de la Tour Eiffel (incidental music, play by Jean Cocteau), flute, clarinet (+ alto saxophone), trumpet, trombone, violin, double bass, percussion, 1988 (its three sections may be performed separately as concert works: Discurso del General; Inmovilización de la Boda; Ritornello)
Malos Presagios (dance music, choreography by the company Traspiés), double bass, live electronics, 1993 (collaboration with Carlos Vega)
Viejo final de partida (spectacular, after Endgame by Samuel Beckett), 2 actors ad libitum, alto flute, bass clarinet, trombone, bass drum, 1998 (also concert version for alto flute, bass clarinet, trombone, bass drum)
Instantes nulos (music for spectacular Manchas en el silencio, after Samuel Beckett), 2 actors, trombone, cello, 2 percussion, 2000 (also concert version for trombone, cello, 2 percussion)
D. A. K., guitar, violin, 1984
Imagen de Prueba Final, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, violin, viola, cello, double bass, 1986
Discurso del General, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, violin, double bass, percussion, 1988 (section of Les Mariés de la Tour Eiffel; may be performed separately as a concert work)
Inmovilización de la Boda, flute, alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone, violin, double bass, percussion, 1988 (section of Les Mariés de la Tour Eiffel; may be performed separately as a concert work)
Ritornello, double bass, 1988 (section of Les Mariés de la Tour Eiffel; may be performed separately as a concert work)
Trabajo de Hormiga, bass clarinet, cello, double bass, piano, 1990
Aparecida 1991, flute, oboe, clarinet, 2 violins, viola, 1991 (version of Aparecida)
La Otra Orilla, flute, viola, piano, 1994–95
Memoria del borde, oboe, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, 1996
En una cara, double bass, 1996
El Robo del Siglo, 'Música para circo' (music for a film never made), 9 tuned bottles (blown; 2 players), any 8 or more wind/brass/non-traditional instruments, double bass/bass guitar, percussion/2 percussion, 1997
Violín hechizo, guitar, 1998
Viejo final de partida, alto flute, bass clarinet, trombone, bass drum, 1998 (concert version of stage work)
Inclinados objetos ocre, string quartet, 2000
Instantes nulos, trombone, cello, 2 percussion, 2000 (concert version of stage work)
Malavés, 1 or more percussion, 2001
La Chinche, violin, double bass, piano, bandoneón, 2005
Canción, guitar, ensemble (10 or more guitars), 2006
Hermógenes Cayo (text by Hermógenes Cayo [from film Hermógenes Cayo (Imaginero) by Jorge Preloran]), soprano (+ quijada [jawbone from the Americas]), flute, French horn, snare drum, any low drum with two membranes, 1985 (also version for soprano, flute, French horn, snare drum, any low drum with two membranes, quijada, 1985)
Aparecida (text from phonemes), 2 sopranos, flute, violin, 1986 (also versions as Aparecida 1991; Aparecida 2007, 2 female voices, 2007)