Miguel Espinel (b. 1986) is a Venezuelan composer, performer, and improviser based in Denton, TX.
He is currently studying ethnomusicology with Dr. Cathy Ragland at the
University of North Texas, where he also obtained his MA in Music
with a concentration in composition.
Espinel has a BA in Music from Texas A&M University,
where he also focused on composition.
He has received individual lessons from Peter Lieuwen, Jeff Morris,
Panayiotis Kokoras, Andrew May, David Stout, and Sungji Hong.
Performances of Espinel's music include the SEAMUS National Conferences at
St. Cloud State University (2017) and the University of Oregon (2018),
the 2018 UNT/FSU Composer Exchange (Collevoxus) at Florida State University,
Sounds Modern's Listening In(ward) concert at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth,
the 2017 NJ Digital Audio Concert (NJDAC) at Rutgers University,
and the 2015 Electric LaTex Festival at Rice University.
At UNT, he's had the chance to perform with the NOVA (new nusic), Bwana Kumala (gamelan),
Traditional Chinese, and Brazilian ensembles; directed by Elizabeth McNutt, Ed Smith,
Yuxin Mei, and José Aponte, respectively.
He currently performs in the electroacoustic improvisation duo Monte Espina,
along with fellow Venezuelan improviser and visual artist Ernesto Montiel and the blackened
noise doom act Cacodemon.
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