Puerto Rican-born composer and multi-instrumentalist Angélica Negrón writes music for accordions, toys and electronics as well as chamber ensembles and orchestras. Her music has been performed at the Bang on a Can Marathon, the Ecstatic Music Festival, and by TRANSIT Ensemble, Face the Music, NYU Symphony Orchestra and the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, Sō Percussion, and others. Her work has been commissioned by MATA Festival 2011, Choral Chameleon, janus trio, among others. Angélica has curated concerts for El Museo del Barrio and Pregones Theater. She writes frequently for film, theater, and installation art. Angélica also founded and performs with electro-pop group Balún, singing and playing violin and accordion.
Angélica is a teaching artist for New York Philharmonic’s Very Young Composers Program, Lincoln Center Education, and Little Orchestra Society’s School Partnership Program, and recently co-founded the Spanish immersion music program for children ¡Acopladitos! Angélica is the 2014-2015 Van Lier Fellow at American Composers Orchestra. Angélica is currently pursuing a doctorate at The CUNY Graduate Center and holds degrees from the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico and NYU.
Me He Perdido (I’ve Gotten Lost)
“Me he perdido” (I’ve Gotten Lost) is a new piece written by I wrote for American Composers Orchestra featuring an ensemble of mechanical instruments by instrument builder Nick Yulman. Inspired by the surrealist poetry of Argentine poet Oliverio Girondo, the piece explores the vastness of emptiness and the sensation of getting lost and vanishing from oneself. Incorporating traditional gamelan instruments with robotic modules as well domestic found sounds (sampled woks and pans from my kitchen) along with a symphony orchestra, the piece inhabits a space which embraces mystery and uncertainty as a place of profound beauty and inexplicable revelations.