A Bridge Between
Composition & Sound Art
My name is Mauricio Silva Orendain, I am a composer and diverse keyboards player from Mexico City currently based in Basel, Switzerland. My current work emphasises the exploration of timbre, orchestration and microtonality specifically on unconventional organs and synthesisers recalling the importance of the physical aspect of vibrations in regards to how it affects the listeners experience.
Last year I had the unique opportunity of coming in contact with a brad new instrument; the Experimentalorgel at St. martins Church in Kassel, Germany. This happening triggered a new artistic concept in my music. Having the opportunity to work with such a flexible instrument for long periods of time opened my ears and mind to new compositional concepts giving birth to my current research project "A Bridge Between Composition & Sound Art".
I am currently commissioned to compose for the Grosse Orgel at St. Martins Church in Kassel, Germany for the upcoming International Organ Festival 2022 "Brandneu", as well as to compose the music for the Theater Production Neus Vom Tage by Les Arts Scéniques in Basel, Switzerland.