Alberto Carretero (ES 1985) studied Composition (cum laude) at Conservatorio Superior de Música de Sevilla. He also holds degrees in Computer Science Engineering (cum
laude), History and Music Sciences, Journalism, and received his PhD for a thesis “The process of Music Composition by means of bio-inspired techniques of Artificial Intelligence”. For his compositions, he received many prizes, among which the CajaMadrid – “Andaluces del Futuro” Prize, the “Injuve” Contemporary Music Composition Award, and the “Real Maestranza” Award. He has been lecturer at the International Conference on Music Technology at the University of Seville and teacher at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid and the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Sevilla.
He has composed electroacoustic music for the International Biennial of Conterporary Art of Seville participated in the 2013 and 2012 Matrix Academy (SWR Experimental Studio Freiburg), in the last three editions of Manifeste Festival – Academy IRCAM, and in the 2011 DAFX International Conference on Digital Audio Effects in Paris (IRCAM).
Alberto Carretero took part in the special workshop Choir and Electronics that was organized in collaboration with Sibelius Academy. He wrote: it would be very helpful in the development of my musical works. This experience will greatly amplify my conception of sound and my compositional ideas for vocal and electronic music, that is, in the growth of my personal musical lexicon.