about the artist
inti figgis-vizueta (born 1993) is a New York-based composer who captures the sounds of the magically real, braiding a childhood of overlapping immigrant communities and Black-founded Freedom schools—in Chocolate City (DC)—with direct Andean andIrish heritage and a deep connection to the land. figgis-vizueta is the recipient of the National Sawdust Hildegard Award, The ASCAP Foundation Fred Ho Award, and fellowships from Dumbarton Oaks, Civitella Ranieri Foundation, and the American Composers Orchestra. This year’s projects include Amaru for cellist Jay Campbell with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, music by yourself for Kronos Quartet, Seven Sides of Fire for Attacca Quartet with the American Composers Orchestra, Earths to Come for Roomful of Teeth with animator Rose Bond, and hushing for Adam Tendler’s Inheritances project, among others. The Washington Post says, “er music feels sprouted between structures, liberated from certainty and wrought from a language we’d do well to learn.”
Upcoming projects include new works for the Kronos Quartet, Cramer Quartet, The Rhythm Method, Ensemble Reflektor with Podium Esslingen, and Ensemble Connect at Carnegie Hall.