Rodrigo Barriga

Is a Mexican composer and performer.

His work explores group relationship and communication through the use of openness and guided improvisation. In his compositions, the ensemble works toward a unified goal without hierarchy. Free time, open form, spontaneity, and cued actions grant freedom while also forcing performers into attentive listening, their playing being interdependent. In an effort to promote inclusivity, his work also incorporates open ensemble scores.

As a performer and improviser, his playing explores extended techniques on his main instrument, the electric bass. Barriga has played at many different venues in Mexico City, Puebla, and Xalapa, including the 2011 Vive Latino Festival, and in the United States.

With a background in audio engineering, he records and mixes his own work.

Barriga is currently a graduate student at Mills College in Oakland, California, where he studies with Roscoe Mitchell, Zeena Parkins, William Winant and others.
Twitter              Instagram