Luis Velasco-Pufleau (1978, Mexico)

Luis Velasco-Pufleau is an electroacoustic music composer, sound artist and musicologist based in Fribourg (CH). His artistic practice includes sound installations, electroacoustic music and radio works, and critically reflects on the relationship between sound, politics and violence in contemporary societies. In particular, he is interested in exploring the political dimension of human voices, aural memories and sound events related to conflict and post-conflict situations. He has presented his work at international festivals and contemporary art forums, such as Lenbachhaus (Munich), Mixtur (Barcelona), ByPass (Toulouse), sonOhr (Bern), Sound/Image (London) and MACLA (Bordeaux). Luis Velasco-Pufleau holds a PhD in Music and musicology from the Paris-Sorbonne University (2011) and a MA in Arts from the Bordeaux Montaigne University (2006). He was composer in residence at the Château des Lumières in Lunéville and SCRIME at the University of Bordeaux. In 2015, he was awarded the SACEM Prix d’encouragement for his diploma in electroacoustic composition at the Bordeaux Conservatoire.

As a sound artist and researcher, Luis Velasco-Pufleau is interested in exploring innovative forms of writing at the crossroads of artistic and scientific research. Since 2012, he has conducted research at the EHESS (Paris), University of Salzburg, University of Oxford and University of Fribourg. He is the editor of the open access blog Music, sound and conflict and an editorial board member of the journal Transposition. Musique et sciences sociales.

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