Mario Merz Prize

Edition 1


Arturo Corrales

Composer, conductor, guitarist, professor and architect. Born in El Salvador and studied in San Salvador, Geneva, Lugano and Paris.

Co-founder of the Vortex Ensemble, for the creation of new music; he has participated in many international art festivals as a composer, teacher or conductor.

In spite of the experimental character of his music, his work is influenced by folkloric and popular sources and shows a constant concern for form and time-space perception, in a kind of « human scale music ». Actually he is the professor of composition and analysis in CPMDT (Geneva) and works on a doctoral thesis about «Musical Figures».