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.

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, being active in the Bay Area experimental music scene.

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