Angélica Castelló

Recorder player, composer, improviser, sound artist, curator, teacher.

Born in Mexico City in 1972, Castelló studied music in her native town at the Conservatorio Nacional de México, at the Université de Montréal, at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, at the Konservatorium der Stadt Wien and at the Department of Composition and Electroacoustics at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Since 1999, she has lived in Vienna. In the year 2004, she founded the concert series “Neue Musik in St. Ruprecht” (New Music in St. Ruprecht), which she organizes to this day. Even though she remains devoted to old music, new and electroacoustic music take center stage in her work. She has cooperated with Maja Osojnik, Billy Roisz, Katharina Klement, Tamara Wilhelm, Burkhard Stangl, Olga Neuwirth, Wolfgang Mitterer, Martin Siewert, John Butcher, Dafne Vicente-Sandoval, Franz Hautzinger, Isabelle Duthoit, dieb13, Jerome Noetinger, Mario de Vega, Kazu Uchihashi, Bonnie Jones and others. Frequent concerts in Europe and America in festivals such as Klangspuren Schwaz Festival, Salzburg Easter Festival, musikprotokoll, music unlimited, Ulrichsberger Kaleidophon, Kontraste and Imago Dei, Osterfestiva, LMC festival, taktlos-bern festival, Grabenfesttage, Numusic, Interpenetration, Radar, Konfrontationen and Visiones Sonoras a.o.

As a composer, she writes for her own instruments (mainly the Paetzold sub great bass recorder, with and without electronics) as well as for ensembles (a.o. Danubia Saxophonquartett and the Haydn Piano Trio). Her music has been published by the labels Mosz, einklang_records, Mandorla Label, Mikroton Recordings, and chmafu nocords, amongst others. Numerous composers, including Hilda Paredes, Daniel de la Cuesta, Katharina Klement, Burkhard Stangl, Jorge Sánchez-Chiong, and Mario Lavista, have worked with Angélica Castelló or dedicated pieces to her.

In recent years, Castelló’s work has included installations that operate at the interface of music, performance and visual arts. She has received numerous awards and scholarships.