Composer and multi-instrumentalist Angélica Negrón was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1981 and is currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Interested in creating intricate yet simple narratives that evoke intangible moments in time, she writes music for accordions, robotic instruments, toys and electronics as well as chamber ensembles and orchestras. Her music has been described as “wistfully idiosyncratic and contemplative” (WQXR/Q2) and “mesmerizing and affecting” (Feast of Music) while The New York Times noted her “capacity to surprise” and her “quirky approach to scoring”. She was recently selected by Q2 and NPR listeners as part of “The Mix: 100 Composers Under 40” and by Flavorpill as one of the “10 Young Female Composers You Should Know”.
Las Desaparecidas for cello and electronics (2016)
“Las Desaparecidas” is a piece for cello and electronics written for Amanda Gookin’s Forward Music Project. It’s inspired by young girls abducted and used for human trafficking, more specifically the case of the disappeared girls from Juárez in Mexico. Through processed vocal samples, found sounds & restless rhythms the piece focuses on the loss of innocence and the exhaustion of survival instincts as well as the role of machismo and sexism in gender-directed violence.