Dr. Miguel Angel Ortiz Pérez is a Mexican composer and sound artist based in London. Born in Hermosillo Sonora, he has been involved in a vast range of activities related to modern music and sound art. He has worked professionally as a composer, sound engineer, lecturer, score editor, promoter and sound designer.
Sporadically, he takes part as a performer in ensembles such as BLISS, Control Group and M&B; where he explores a vast array of performing mediums ranging from traditional acoustic instruments such as cello and trumpet, to laptop improvisation, performance with bio-instruments and hyper-instruments.
Miguel graduated from the Conservatorio de las Rosas in Morelia, México under his mentor Eduardo Solís Marín before pursuing a Masters degree at the Sonic Arts Research Centre at Queen’s University Belfast under the guidance of Ricardo Climent and Pedro Rebelo. In 2010 he was awarded his PhD at SARC, focusing the use of biosignal interfaces for musical applications under the supervision of Professor Michael Alcorn and Dr. R. Benjamin Knapp.