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Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez, composer

Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez

Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez was born in Mexico City in 1964 and now lives in the New York tundra, where he teaches at the Eastman School of Music.  He studied with Jacob Druckman, Martin Bresnick, Steven Mackey, and Henri Dutilleux at Yale, Princeton, and Tanglewood, respectively.  He has received many of the standard awards in the field (e.g., Barlow, Guggenheim, Fulbright, Koussevitzky, Fromm, American Academy of Arts and Letters).  He likes machines with hiccups and spiders with missing legs, looks at Paul Klee's Notebooks every day, hasn't grown much since he reached adulthood at age 14, and tries to use the same set of ears to listen to Bach, Radiohead, and Ligeti.

February 23, 2009