As a composer, I started with Guido Santórsola, after studying with him harmony and counterpoint. Later I studied with Héctor Tosar (approx. 1980-1984). I also participated in composition seminars, in Montevideo and Buenos Aires, with Helmut Lachenmann, Dieter Schnebel and Nikolaus A.Huber. I was invited to visit Germany in 1992 by the Deutscher Musikrat, where I could meet important German composers, among others Helmut Lachenmann (again) and Dieter Schnebel (again).
Apart from some early works, my activity as a composer begins around 1980, when I got a prize in a competition in Uruguay for the "Two pieces for string quartet".
And as you can see, I have written not only for guitar. In fact, for some reason which escapes me, I always tried to keep apart composing and performing, except for some premieres (at the Núcleo Música Nueva of Montevideo. which appears below as NMN) and two recordings.
And if you are curious about what do I do as a composer. some works you may actually download - see for yourself!
For guitar or guitars:
Sonatina (I. Andante – Allegro moderato – Tempo I; II. Presto)
Composed in 1975.
Tres fáciles (1. Pulso – 2. Sobre "Milongueos" de Broqua – 3. Doble)
Composed in 1985. First performance IX/86 by the composer.
Duration ca. 6'. Published: Ricordi Bs.As.(1989) BA 13463. Publication discontinued and rights returned to the composer now, so you can download it here.
A Meditation on "Sakura" (for 4 guitars)
Composed in 1995. First performance 1996 (NMN) by the Cuarteto Gandhara. Dedicated to Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. Published by Gendai Guitar (Japón) (November 2000). Duration ca. 9'. You can see it here.
Astor visits Heitor (for 2 guitars)
Composed in 2000. Dedicated to Shin-Ichi Fukuda. (See Recordings). First performance: Havana, 2000.
Esto sí que es leer (on a Capricho by Goya). Composed in 2014. Dedicated to Jürgen Ruck. First performance Jürgen Ruck, Portugal, 2015. Duration 3' (or thereabouts). The player needs a "helper". Download here
Works for other media:
Psikhé for 4 soprano recorders.
Composed 1982. Under revision Duration 7'.
Formal for harpsichord.
Composed 1982. First performance by Eduardo Gilardoni (1985, NMN). Duration ca. 6'.
Perspectivas (for guitar and strings: 4 violins, 2 violas, 1 violoncello, 1 contrabasso). score, iTunes
Composed in 1982-3, revised 2006. First performance 1986 by the composer and the Orquesta Sinfónica Municipal, Montevideo, cond. Pedro I. Calderón. Duration ca. 12'. Recorded in "Nuestros Compositores" (see Recordings)
Quintet for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn.
Composed 1983. Under revision (these things take time...). Duration ca. 20'
Quiero decir (flute, violín and guitar)
Composed in 1991-2. First performance 1993 by Fernando Hasaj, Gladys Margounato and the composer (NMN). Duration ca. 8'. Dedicated to Fernando Hasaj and Gladys Margounato. Score
Composed 2015, dedicated to Adélia Issa and Edelton Gloeden.