Graham Reynolds + Coka Treviño + Felipe Pérez Santiago + Orión García
MXTX was curated by: Graham Reynolds (Austin, TX), Coka Treviño (Monterrey, MX / Austin, TX), Felipe Pérez Santiago (Mexico City, MX), and Orión García (Austin, TX)
Called “the quintessential modern composer” by the London Independent, Austin-based composer-bandleader-
From Monterrey México, Coka Treviño has worked extensively in art and music, holding every position imaginable within the cultural scene, curating being her favorite. In 2009 she founded The Projecto, looking to facilitate cultural exchange with different cities and artistic expressions. In 2010 The Projecto moved to Austin where they have been hosting international artists and collaborating with different local institutions to enable dialogue and community enrichment. She also works as Curator and Director of Programming at Big Medium.
Felipe Pérez Santiago
Considered one of the most active and recognized composers of Mexico’s musical scene, Felipe Pérez Santiago has received several prizes and recognitions in Europe, United States and Latin America. His compositions have been played and commissioned in more than 40 countries by internationally renowned orchestras and ensembles, and he has been invited as resident composer to conservatories, universities and institutions all over the world. Felipe is the current artist-in-residence at California’s SETI Institute.
Orión García is best known for his consistent contributions to cultural blendings of music and art. He has been writing, composing and performing varying styles of music for over fifteen years. In 2007 he founded Peligrosa, the widely known Latin/o/a/x collective of djs, producers and artists, who continue to promulgate music and visuals from a variety of diasporas with a considerable focus on sounds from Latin America, the Caribbean, and parts of Africa and Europe.