Composer and keyboard player Juan Sebastián Lach Lau’s recent instrumental and electroacoustic music, as well as sound installations, are based on algorithmic processes and harmonic microtonal inquiries, a field in which he obtained a doctorate in artistic research at the University of Leiden, Holland, in 2012. He has a bachelor’s (2003) and a master’s (2005) degree from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, Holland, and for the past four years has taught composition at the Las Rosas Conservatory in Morelia, Mexico. He has been involved in jazz and rock groups (Psicotrûpicos, Santa Sabina) and has composed music for theatre, film and radio. His music has been played and recorded by diverse groups in various countries.

Albums

Islas

Release Date: January 1, 2013
Catalog Number: NV5894
21st Century
Chamber
Electroacoustic
Electronic
Percussion
Mexican composer Juan Sebastián Lach Lau's music presents an amalgam of technology and sound without self-prescribed historical justification. With subtle influences ranging from Stockhausen, Cage and the New York avantgarde of the 50s, up to Satie, dub music and Thelonious Monk, Lach Lau's music blends programming and algorithmic generation with traditional instruments, creating diverse, unique works that define their own aesthetic.
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Sculpting the Air

Release Date: June 1, 2011
Catalog Number: NV5852
20th Century
Chamber
Large Ensemble
Wind Ensemble
SCULPTING THE AIR is a collection of modern works featuring brass and flute instrumentations from composers Samuel Barber, James Adler, Russ Lombardi, Jan Van der Roost, Barry Seroff, Brian Gillett, Juan Sebastian Lach Lau and Richard Crosby. The works on this disc range from a rhapsodic wind quintet originally composed for winds, strings and piano to a musical representation of a familial argument to a spectral piece based on one of Satie's Gymnopédies.
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