Basic Information


Jorge García del Valle Méndez (1966*) grew up in Spain, where he studied bassoon and composition. Since 1996 he lives in Dresden, Germany and studied at the Hochschule für Musik Dresden: composition and electronic music.

His compositional style is based on the articulation of time through sound structures, habitually through electronic means as sound generators or as a method of composition.

His compositional career has definitely taken an international course. His works are performed and broadcasted worldwide since 1993. He frequently receives commissions from various international institutions.

Through electronic music he became interested in digital analysis and sound processing, which he has applied to his theoretical works as well as his musical compositions. He has also researched into digital analysis in Bassoon multi-phonics and their sound possibilities in the application to contemporary music. In 2005 and 2012 he was scholarship holder of the "Kulturstiftung Sachsen". Prices: Salvatore Martirano Memorial Composition Award Competition of the University of Illinois (USA), 4th Composition Award of the Sächsischer Musikrat (Germany) both 2006. 5th Composition Award of the Sächsischer Musikrat (Germany) in 2007.

He has participated in numerous festivals, including the Festival Bernaola (Spain), the Electronic Music Midwest Festival EMM (USA), the SICMF Festival (South Korea), the NYCEMF (USA), the ICMC, the EMUFest (Italy) and the WOCMAT (Taiwan).