Federico Llach (Photo by Gaby Goldberg)


MA Composition, Fall 2013;

PhD Compsition, Fall 2017;

Certificate in College and University Teaching, Fall 2017


Musically raised in Buenos Aires as a jazz performer, music for media producer and classical composer, Federico Llach creates music that seeks to combine the old and the new, as well the intimacy of concert music with the energy of popular music. His sound palette has been forever changed as a result of his experience with modular synthesizers and electronics of all kinds, something that can also be heard in his acoustic pieces. His works have been presented at venues of such geographical and aesthetic diversity as Festival Internacional de Jazz Buenos Aires and Darmstadt Ferienkurse.

Llach’s compositional interests are enriched from the perspective of the musicologist, the music technologist and artistic practice as research. His PhD thesis and forthcoming Tempo journal article suggest multidisciplinarity as a solution to inward-focused approaches in new music composition. Llach has founded and directs Now Hear Ensemble, resident at UCSB, a group of classically trained musicians collaborating with composers working with electronics and intermedia.