Sagardía, Composer

Sagardía was born on 2nd of September 1978 in Asuncion, Paraguay. Since 1983 he lives in Germany. He studied composition with Adriana Hölszky, Nicolaus A. Huber and Günter Steinke as well as electronical composition with Dirk Reith; he also took part at the workshop „extending composition“ led by Hans-Joachim Hespos.
Since 2007 he lives and works as a freelancer composer and screenwriter in Berlin.
In recent years his music and screenplays have led him to cooperations with ensembles and musicians as followes: Ensemble Kaleidoskop, Ensemble Gelber Klang, Network Ensemble TESTKLANG, the Helios Quartet, Wolfgang Zamastil, Elmar Schrammel, Marc Tritschler, Scott Roller, Gordon Kampe, Manuel Nawri, Maximilian Marcoll, und Felix Dreher (sound director) as well as with artists from the field of film and graphics: Sandrina Andic (filmmaker), Mestiz (digital media designer), Sebastian Cremers (Designer), Piero Glina (Designer). Sagardía was foundationer of the International Ensemble Modern Academy (one year scholarship) in 2005/2006. In summer 2007 he followed an invitation by the Villa Aurora Los Angeles for a three months stay (scholarship) in the USA. In summer 2008 he is guest at the artists residency of Schreyahn, Germany.
Sagardía ist member of the bands Lab Of The Halo, Diktator Ohne Land, Das Hausstudio and the ensemble TESTKLANG.

Updated: 2010-09-27