Composer & Multimedia-Artist
"I make music to avoid losing my mind, to communicate with the world. Besides, I greatly enjoy making music. I decided to become a musician having one memory in mind: it was me playing and singing as a child. I thought: “What a delight would it be to continue this game my whole life!”
Sabina Covarrubias, PhD (1977-) is a composer, multimedia artist, and a researcher in the field of computer music. She is a researcher and professor (ATER) at the EDESTA doctoral school of Université de Paris VIII.
Her works encompass a wide array of genres, such as visual music, electroacoustic music, "musique mixte" , experimental electronic music, symphonic, which have been shown in highly renowned concert halls and festivals in Mexico, United States, Scottland, Italy and France. Performances of her compositions have taken place in the International Festival for Women in Art in the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, Vision'R festival in Paris, France, Sonica Festival, in Scotland UK, Tate Modern Museum in London UK, Saturnalia Festival in Milano, Italy, Keroxen Festival in Tenerife , Mercat de Musica Viva in Barcelona, among others.
Covarrubias received a PhD degree in Aesthetics, Science and Technology of the Arts from the University of Paris 8. She earned a Master’s degree in Musicology, Creation, and Society in 2010 from the University of Paris 8 (France), where she specialised in Computer-assisted composition and Ethnomusicology. In 2016 she received a Bachelor of Music Composition degree in 2006 from the National School of Music at the UNAM in Mexico City. She holds the MAX certification, advanced level from IRCAM. Since 2009 she has attended numerous workshops and residencies at the IRCAM, Centre Pompidou in Paris, France, including “Design Sonore”, “Techniques de Synthèse avec MAX MSP”, "Jitter", "Max for Live ", "CAO dans Max avec la librairie bach", “Audiosculpt”, “Spatialisateur”, among others. Sabina has also studied and trained to program with languages such as Java and C++, among others, at the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico. She studied "Mastering Techniques" at Berklee Music College.
Photo: Christian Taillemite