Hugo Morales Murguia & reConvert

About Hugo Morales Murguia & reConvert

Hugo Morales Murguia is interested in approaching traditional instruments as cultural artifacts and inventing instrumental implementations of rudimentary objects. Many of his works intend to explore the figure of the instrumentalist as a versatile music performer, a musician that beyond mastering their instrument is capable of transforming any object into a musical instrument. His works develop from physical exploration in which instrumental architecture, acoustics and technique relate to each other, generating musical structure as the piece unfolds.

After concluding his studies at the Center of Research and Musical Studies (CIEM) in Mexico City, he moved to The Netherlands to continue his postgraduate studies with the support of institutions such as the The Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education and the “Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes”. He holds a Master’s degree in Music Composition from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, a Master’s degree in Sonology from the Institute of Sonology, and a Ph.D. from the Centre of Contemporary Music Practice at Brunel University in London. He currently teaches electronic music composition at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague.

reConvert is a collective operating at the intersection of percussion and electronics working with instruments, objects, elements, and interfaces. Víctor Barceló is a percussionist from the Canary Islands who has focused his work on experimenting with different concert formats and the use of multimedia to create experiences that go beyond the level of acoustics. His music is heavily influenced by techno, free jazz and noise. Roberto Maqueda is a heterodox percussionist interested in avant-garde art, new forms of communication as well as their implementation in the sound-musical creation of our time. His projects propose an aesthetic and conceptual review of the current panorama of musical creation.

iii’s residency program is also made possible through the support of Creative Industries Fund NL.