Sebastián Verea is a composer, performer musician and multimedia artist born in Argentina. He is the Director of the Sound Arts Area at M. Kagel Art Institute of the University of San Martín, Buenos Aires (UNSAM), where he also directs the post-graduate programme on expanded music. His research focuses on the intersection between musical composition and sound arts.
He is the composer of over twenty original theatre soundtracks for directors such as Oscar Araiz, Diana Szeinblum, Leonardo Cuello or Gerardo Hochman and companies such as the Balet Folklórico Nacional (Argentina). He has also composed work and frequently performed solo (Deutsche Grammophon’s Yellow Lounge , Radialsystem V Berlin, Sónar Festival Buenos Aires, etc.) and in collaboration with artists such as soprano Nadja Michael, mandolinist Avi Avital, composer Sven Helbig or the Ensamble Vocal Contemporáneo.
His network includes international collaborations with the Juillard School in New York (lead team coordinator for Cracked Orlando’s avatar creation), the Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM, Centre Pompidou) in Paris (lead organiser of the IRCAM’s Forum in Buenos Aires), the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG) (research project leading to the sound and visual installation Sounds of the Anthropocene) and several other institutions.
His composition work has been presented at exhibitions and theatres in Berlin, Buenos Aires, Edinburgh, Mexico, Rome and Turin, among others.