Listening for Latin America in Álta Voz:
by Marc Gidal - Ethnomusicologist (Ph.D. Harvard University)

"A Latin American Composers Consortium in the U.S.Álta voz (“loud speaker, loud voice”) is a consortium of five art-music composers – Jorge Villavicencio Grossman, Pedro Malpica, Mauricio Pauly, José Luis Hurtado, and Felipe Lara – from Brazil, Peru, Costa Rica, and Mexico.  Having become friends in Boston while earning graduate degrees in composition, they decided to co-produce concerts of their music and thereafter formed the organization with an advisory board consisting of their composition teachers and a few more established Latin American composers in the U.S.: Mario Davidovsky, John McDonald, Theodore Antoniou, Lukas Foss, Tania León, and Carlos Sánchez Gutiérrez..."

AltaVoz (.doc)