Carlo Diaz (b. 1994) is composer who explores the physicality of historical, rudimentary, and simplified instruments and the relationship between music, history, place, and sensation. At Northwestern University, he studied with Jay Alan Yim, Hans Thomalla, and Juan Campoverde. In Fall 2014 he studied visual cultures and composition with Patricia Alessandrini at Goldsmiths College, University of London, and in Summer 2015 returned to the U.K. to conduct historical musicology research at the British Library and the London Metropolitan Archives regarding the Jew’s harp in early modern England. His music has been performed in the U.S. and Italy in co-operation with Make Music Chicago, the Bienen School of Music, Ensemble Linea, the highSCORE New Music Festival, Studio 22 Productions, and Continental Players. He is a graduate of Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Music in composition and interdisciplinary arts and a minor in music technology. In September 2016 he began a Master of Music in composition with Wim Henderickx and Willem Jeths at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.

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