Born in Mexico City in 1971, Mauricio Vázquez starts his musical studies at the age of 10, taking electronic organ lessons and developing a great interest in analog and digital synthesizers of the time. Since then, he developed a growing passion for synths, drum machines, samplers and sequencers programming, as well as the MIDI protocol.

In 1985 he takes the "Summer Five Week Program" at Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA.

From 1987 to 1991 works as a keyboard player for several commercial music groups and singers in Mexico City: Magneto, Antonio De Carlo, Laura Flores and Tatiana.

From 1990 to 1998 studies Music Composition at the National School of Music of the U.N.A.M. University, in Mexico City.

Between 1995 and1996 he participates in Franco Donatoni's Third and Fourth Contemporary Music Composition Courses, in Mexico City.

In 1998 he studies Music Composition at the "Giuseppe Verdi" Music Conservatory of Milan, in Italy, with the composers Alessandro Solbiati and Alessandro Melchiorre and with the conductor Guido Maria Guida. In 2003 he obtains his Music Composition Degree.

In 2001 studies with the German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen in Kürten, Germany.

From 2005 to 2006 studies Audio Engineering and Recording at the Institute of Audio Research in New York City.

Later, from 2006 to 2007, works as an assistant engineer, MIDI mock-up programmer and copyist for the American film score composer Philip Glass, in New York City.

During this period, the workflow was:

  1. Programming of MIDI mock-ups for every cue of a film, from the composer's written music, using virtual orchestral instruments. With each mock-up, the director had a clear idea of the sound result of the music score for his film.
  2. Once the music score was completely accepted by the director, preparation of the score and parts for the musicians of the recording session.
  3. During the music score and sound effects recording sessions, assist the recording engineers.

Through this period, Mauricio works for the films: "The Reaping", from the director Stephen Hopkins (film score rejected by Warner Brothers) and "No Reservations", from the director Scott Hicks.

From 2008 to present, works as a music composer and collaborator for the Mexican-American composer, music supervisor and sound editor Ruy García of   Sonido Mambo (New York - Mexico City). During this period he has co-written music for documentaries and films.

Also, from 2008 to present, works as the Post-production and Web Content Manager at Grupo Real Eventos, S.L. During this period he has written music and done sound editing for publicity videos and web animations for the company's websites.

More recently, he has collaborated with Riot Cinema Collective and with cinematographer Luis Enrique Carrión (XSstudio) as a post-production sound editor for short films and publicity.

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