López López, José Manuel

Spain
1956

José Manuel López López

was born in Madrid in 1956 and studied piano, composition and orchestral conducting in the Upper Conservatory of Music. Encouraged by Luis de Pablo, he settled in Paris in 1986 to further his studies of computer-related composition at Paris University 8 with Horacio Vaggione and at the Ircam with Tristán Murail among other maestros. He has taught at that University since 1992, and currently directs the composition workshop. With a French government scholarship, in 1996 he lived in Kyoto, an experience which led to profound inflection in his way of thinking about timbre and musical time. He was awarded the Spanish Ministry of Culture’s National Music Prize in 2000. In 2004, he premiered his opera La Noche y la Palabra(the Night and the Word), at a time when he began his collaboration with the painter José Manuel Broto. He has also been teaching composition since 2005 in the Upper Conservatory of Music of Zaragoza. Between 2008 and 2010 he was Artistic Director of the National Auditorium of Music in Madrid. In 2011 is appointed music adviser of the BBVA Foundation and participate as "Composer in Residence" for the Master Class Summer Academy "Mozarteum in Salztbourg. He is member of the Densité 93 assotiation in Paris. His works had been published by (Universal Music Publishing Group), Transatlantiques and Enry Lemoine in Paris.