composer, sound artist, researcher and guitarist

Miguelángel Clerc Parada


Miguelángel Clerc Parada is a composer, music performer and researcher. His works cover a wide range of artistic productions and aesthetics, always exploring spatial perception and immersive possibilities. He has participated as a speaker at workshops, conferences, and seminars in Chile, England, The Netherlands, Italy and Belgium. Clerc has composed music for soloists and ensembles in Europe, Asia, North and South America, some as the Nieuw Ensemble, Ensemble Klang, Ensemble Modelo62, Het Nederlands Saxofoon Octet, Het Balletorkest (The Netherlands), Ensemble Taller de Música Contemporánea (Chile), Schlagquartett Köln (Germany), among others. For more than a decade he has regularly composed music for dance productions, for choreographers such as Astrid Boons, Cora Bos Kroese, Pedro Goucha Gomes, Karine Guizzo, Marina Mascarell, Dimo Milev, Loic Perela, Ivan Perez, and Heidi Vierthaler.

His music has received the Proms Prize 2006 in Paradiso (Amsterdam) for the piece Paradiso's Pendulums composed in collaboration with Grzegorz Marciniak. He was selected for the Gaudeamus Composition Competition 2008 for What About Woof? for five percussionists. In 2011 he was nominated for Premios Altazor (Chilean awards for the arts) for Eufotica for six percussionists.

Clerc holds a PhD in artistic research from Leiden University and Orpheus Institute in Ghent (docARTES doctoral program). His doctoral research explores various perspectives on the term immersion, and its relation with, and transformation through, his composer's practice. His doctoral research was supervised by Frans de Ruiter, Marcel Cobussen and Richard Barrett.