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Sofía Matus Cancino (b.1994) is a composer and digital artist whose main interest is the research and production of visual music.


Matus studied piano at the Conservatory of Music of the State of Mexico (COMEM, 2007-12). She graduated with honors from both the B.A. in Digital Art (UAEMEX, 2012-17) and the M.A. in Music Technology, at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. (UNAM, 2020-22). She is a former member of the INTAC network (International Art Collaborations 2015-18) being the facilitator and mentor of the collective in Mexico. Within INTAC, she collaborated with students and faculty at several Universities, such as TAMK(FIN), OCADu(CAD), and the Osaka University of Arts(JP).

Her work has been showcased at several contemporary music and visual art festivals such as SEAMUS, NodoCCS, Sound:Frame, Visiones Sonoras, PRISMS, Music by Women Festival among others.


Sofía has studied with composers such as Rodrigo Sigal, Hugo Solís, João Pedro Oliveira, Fernanda Navarro and Gabriel Bolaños. She has received the Mykytyn Distinguished Composition Award (ASU - 2022), the State Youth Award PEJ-2020, and the Creatividad Emergente Award from the Ministry of Culture of the State of Mexico. Currently, she is a Doctoral Candidate and a Teaching Assistant at Arizona State University, where she holds a Presidential Graduate Scholarship.

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Sofía Matus Cancino es una compositora y artista digital interesada en la investigación y producción de música visual.

Matus Cancino estudió piano en el Conservatorio de Música del Estado de México (COMEM, 2007-12). Se graduó con con honores de la Licenciatura en Arte Digital (UAEMEX, 2012-17) y de la Maestría en Música - Tecnología Musical, en la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. (UNAM, 2020-22). Fue miembro de la red INTAC (International Art Collaborations 2015-18) y facilitadora del colectivo en México, su trabajo ha sido presentado en festivales y conferencias de arte visual, música y arte sonoro como SEAMUS, PRISMS Contemporary Music Festival, Music by Women Festival, NodoCCS, Sound:Frame, entre otros.

Sofía ha sido alumna de Rodrigo Sigal, Hugo Solís, João Pedro Oliveira, Fernanda Navarro y Gabriel Bolaños, además 

ha recibido los premios Mykytyn Distinghished Composition Award (ASU), Premio Estatal de la Juventud 2020 y Creatividad Emergente por parte de la Secretaria de Cultura Edo.Mex. Actualmente es doctorante y docente de teoría musical en Arizona State University donde recibió una beca de posgrado presidencial.

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For collaborations, inquiries, or purchasing scores.

sofmatusc@gmail.com

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