Scrapyard is a performance series of Lo-Fi music shows. The aim of which is to have a mixture of DIY and Lo-Fi music, with contemporary classical music.
During these events, we employ many different aspects of performance art, technology and media which results in a complete interdisciplinary experience.
Ensemble for New Music Tallinn is bringing to the stage a choreographic ensemble of musicians and musical instruments with expanded capabilities. The concert program includes several highly effective and technically complex works by composer Hugo Morales Murguia.
Interdisciplinary projects that include technology and combined different media are a very important part of the repertoire of possible new music, and here is the desire of the Tallinn Music Ensemble to once again present these works to the Estonian audience. That's how TUMA started the Scrapyard series of concerts three years ago, to show how the boundaries of different fields began to blur more and more in the arts of the last century. Similar processes also take place in music, where modern composers are looking for new tools and integrating various artistic fields in their works.
Founded in 2012, Ensemble for New Music Tallinn (ENMT) is internationally the most active Estonian contemporary music ensemble, being an important platform for experiencing new music and expanding the possibilities for composers. The ensemble wants to bring the most remarkable part of new music to the listeners and offer contemporary creators an outcome for the first performance of their work. Since its creation (in 2012), the Ensemble for New Music.
Tallinn has remained faithful to its musical mission, enriching both local and international cultural life with a carefully selected program and a fresh approach.
The ensemble works closely with several Estonian music festivals and has collaborated with many festivals and associations across Europe: Mixtur festival in Barcelona, Warsaw autumn, ORF Musikprotokoll in Graz, CrossRoads in Salzburg, Ostrava Music Days, MusicOlomouc festival, Classical:NEXT, reMusik festival in St. Petersburg, Inner Sound New Arts festival in Bucharest, Berlin University of the Arts (UdK), Salzburg Mozarteum, Resonanta Association in Paris, Unerhörte Musik in Berlin, Fylkingen in Stockholm etc.
After concluding his studies at the Center of Research and Musical Studies (CIEM) in Mexico City, Hugo Morales Murguía moved to The Netherlands to continue his postgraduate studies with the support of “The Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education” (Nuffic), NL, “Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes” (FONCA),MX, “Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds” and “Fonds Podiumkunsten” (NL). He holds a master's degree in Music Composition from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, a master's degree in Sonology (with “Distinction”) from the Institute of Sonology in The Hague, and a PhD degree from the Centre of Contemporary Music Practice (CCMP) Brunel University, London.
He is mainly working on the boundaries between traditional instruments, found objects, performance technique and technology, as the development of alternative forms of sound generation for music composition is essential in his work.
Hugo Morales Murguías works has been performed and commissioned by ensembles such as: The Arditti Quartet (UK), L'Ensemble Intercontemporain (FR), ASKO|Schoenberg (NL), Ensemble Klang (NL), CHROMA Ensemble (UK), NeopercusiÛn (ES), Liminar Ensemble (MX), Exaudi Vocal Ensemble (UK), Champd'action (BE), IKTUS Percussion Quartet (US), Talea Ensemble (US), Slagwerk Den Haag (NL), Trio G·man (DK), Studio for New Music Ensemble (RU), Vortex Ensemble (CH), London Contemporary Orchestra (UK), Ensemble MAE (NL), Sur Plus Ensemble (DE), Ascolta Ensemble (DE) and Continuum (CA), among others.