Roberto Oliveira Ogando
Multidisciplinary artist specialized in contemporary percussion, he completed his undergraduate studies at the Koninklijk Conservatorium, Hogeschool van Beeldende Kunsten, Muziek en Dans in The Hague, The Netherlands. He continues his studies of “master in music performance” at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin, Dublin City University (DCU) in Ireland, obtaining the distinction “First Class Honors”.
Throughout his career he has given concerts as a soloist, with contemporary ensembles and symphony orchestras, participating in numerous national and international music festivals. Awarded in the fifth edition of the Premios Martín Códax da Música, he has three solo record works “Pparafusxo” (2010), “Diáspora, novas músicas de aquí e de acolá” (2017) and “Argana, estrutura rítmico espiñal” (2020).
Committed to preserve and diffuse the Galician contemporary music, has made presentations under the titles: «Cataloging and digitization of the Macías collection: Description of the materials, digitization problems and cataloging processes of the Enrique X. Macías family collection» and «Electroacoustic Music in Galicia: first sound manipulations of Enrique X. Macías (1974-1980).
Co-founder of ONME Gestión Cultural SL, he is currently a doctoral student at the Faculty of Geography and History of the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (USC), where does the thesis «Electroacoustic structural processes in Enrique X. Macías» on the figure of the Galician composer.
In the last decade, the volume of research on musicians and especially on Galician composers seems to have increased considerably. Despite the more in-depth studies of figures such as Viaño, Groba and Soutullo, which are very recent, I think that in the case of other Galician composers, it is necessary to review and complete the literature that was written about them.
In this work I will deal only with the figure of Enrique Xerardo Macías. Starting from specific and close sources, his family, in particular his brother Javier Macías, with whom I have a relationship, and a long list of friends, musicians and artists, establishing an overview of his life and his work. I will review the existing catalogs by making changes or adding information to create a more precise catalog, and I will focus on one of the main elements of this study, the electroacoustic structural processes of which was the first Galician composer of electroacoustic music.