Rodrigo Barriga

          Performance at Indexical, Santa Cruz

The Rodrigo Barriga Ensemble will be performing at Indexical, Santa Cruz, on January 28. We will be premiering two new works, Traces by Rodrigo Barriga and Ketchup Packets by Christopher Pierandozzi Everingham.

Traces is a text-based score which explores the collective creation of melodic ideas and seeks to establish conditions for the participants to collectively navigate from one section to another in a context that lacks predetermined musical material.

Ketchup Packets is a series of photographs taken by composer Christopher Pierandozzi Everingham. The images show Ketchup packets stepped on by passersby in different visual configurations, functioning as graphic scores open to interpretation.

Lydia Barrett - Voice
Balakrishnan Gayathri Raghavan - Voice
Joe Finkel - Alto Saxophone
Chris Everingham - Bassoon
Sean Keenan - Electric Guitar
Rodrigo Barriga - Electric Bass


Residency at Blue Mountain Center

This past August, I was one of thirteen artists and activists in residence at Blue Mountain Center in New York. I am incredibly grateful for this opportunity, which has significantly impacted me and my work.

Although I had initially determined a project to be completed as part of the program, during the first few days of the residency, my interactions with the space and my fellow residents inspired me to begin something anew in response.

The result was two performance pieces elaborating on my previous work around physical space and a text-based score inspired by the early sculptural work of minimalist artist Richard Serra. I am very excited about this new work and cannot wait to show it to the public ︎.

Many thanks to everyone I shared this experience with for making it so wonderful and unique.

     Premiere of Quartet 

My last composition, Quartet, was performed on May 20th by the Yarn/Wire ensemble at the Tenri Institute in New York as part of their residency at the Univversity of California Santa Cruz. New compositions by four students of the Composition DMA program at UCSC were premiered as part of this concert, in addition to two works by composers Ben Leeds Carson and Paul Pinto.

     Performance at April in Santa Cruz festival

A new work, Interactions for percussion ensemble, will be performed by the UCSC percussion ensemble during the April in Santa Cruz festival at UCSC on April 29 2022.


     TNMAS Honourable Mention

In December 2021, my work Quartet for open instrumentation received an honourable prize in the Thailand New Music and Arts Symposium Call for Scores


Quartet, for open instrumentation, live in Viena

Last October, my Quartet for open improvisation was performed at a live concert in Vienna by the austrian improvisatión collective  - spontaneous network for improvised music - who gave an awesome performance which you may listen to with the above player 👆🏼 💋️.  

You can learn more about the snim on their Fb page, and please do listen to their music, available on streaming platforms, it’s great.

    New album! - Quartet

I’m so happy to finally be able to release this set of recordings - perormed by the Rodrigo Barriga Quartet - the result of various months of playing with and getting to know these amazing players. The ensemble consists of Emily Cardwell - Voice, Benjamin Westfall - Guitar, Patrick Talesfor, Jr. - Percussion, and myself on Bass.

The album includs two of my compositions and Ben Westfall’s own Cartoon Panels, conducted by Cory Sibu Tripathy.
Recorded by myself and mixed and mastered by José Antonio Alvarado, with whom I worked on my previous release. Available on Spotify, Apple Music, y and streaming platform.

* All album sales made through Bandcamp will be donate to Causa Justa, an organization that supports low-income communities in San Francisco and Oakland. *


    Concierto de Bajo Eléctrico desde Casa

As part of my ongoing exploration as performer, I am playing a concert consisting of works by other composers. This one will include graphic, text, and improvisation-based scores to be interpreted on the electric bass.

This is the first of a possible series of concerts, in which I seek to promote works by artists from around the world.
The program for this edition includes composers from Iran, South Korea, United States, and my fellow mexican Wilfrido Terrazas.

As most of us are still remaining at home for the time being, the performance will be broadcast on streaming platform Twitch.

Link to stream:

Full Program

    Westben Performer-Composer Residency

I’m fortunate to be one of the selected artists to participate in this year’s residency, hosted by the Westben Centre for Connection & Creativity in Ontario, Canada. This has been a great opportunity for collaborating with people from other countries and musical backgrounds.

Learn more about this amazing program at


    Theme and Variations

My score, Theme and Variations, for open instrumentation, performed by the Mills College Improvisation Workshop, directed by Roscoe Mitchell.


This album includes my first compositions, which reflect the early development of my creative style. Recorded in the United States by myself, and in Mexico City by Emilio Anaya and Luis Guitérrez in Estudios Noviembre. Mixed and mastered by José Antonio Alvarado. Performances are by myself and some of my closest colleagues.

Available on Spotify, Apple Music, or your platform of choice.