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Daniel Mancero Baquerizo (Ecuador, 1983) is a composer, jazz pianist, and computer music designer. Since 2015, he has been a part of the Centre de recherche Informatique et Création Musicale CICM laboratories as well as the Musidanse laboratory at the Université Paris VIII where he works on his research-creation thesis under the direction of Alain Bonardi and Makis Solomos. In 2017, he was selected to take part in the project Musique à l'encre fraiche (“music with fresh ink”) and published “Turgescences” for mandolin, guitar, and flute (commissioned by the CDMC — Ariam Île-de-France). In parallel, his work “Estambre Urdido” for an ensemble of 5 percussionists was selected for the “XIII Festival Ecuatoriano de Música Contemporánea” in Quito. In 2013, was invited as both a composer and pianist to the International Vienna Jazz Festival as well as the Festival Iberoamericano de Música — Uruguay 2013. From 2007 to 2009, he was part of the artistic direction of the jazz trio Rarefacción (winners of the Festival Internacional de Jazz de la Habana 2008 ) and the music project Kichwa « Shuk Shimi Waranka Shimi » by Mariela Condo. From 2004 to 2017 he published 15 independent albums as a pianist, musical director, arranger, and composer.

Art & illustrations by David Jara ©2018