We’re delighted to kick off our 2019-20 season by welcoming Colombian composer Jorge Garcia Moncada back to Birmingham for a short visit. No stranger to BEAST, Jorge is enjoying a growing reputation both as an emerging figure of importance in the burgeoning Latin American scene and internationally. Since leaving the U.K. Jorge has established his own concert system, BLAST, and founded a significant festival, Spectra, now in planning for its third edition. During his visit, Jorge will be involved in an exciting range of activities (links for info):

October 9

11:30 MiniBEAST Concert presenting an overview of Latin American Electroacoustic Music

14:00 Research event alongside composer Rajmil Fischman (Peru/U.K.) on the same topic

October 10

18:30 BOMble BEAST – Jorge will discuss his own compositional work as part of the inaugural event of this informal meet up series co-presented with Birmingham Open Media.

October 12

17:00 Garcia / Mahtani / Wilson / Nyström at ARKH – Improv performance at Art Rooms Kings Heath


Hope to see some of you there for this exciting range of events!

Scott Wilson


Jorge Garcia’s visit was made possible with support from the Universidad de los Andes.los andes logo