Jorge Martínez Valderrama

Voces en el Mar Polar

Electronic Language International Festival

Jorge Martínez Valderrama – Voces en el Mar Polar – Mexico

This work is part of the Polar Sounds project, a collaboration between Cities and Memories, the Helmholtz Institute for Functional Marine Biodiversity (HIFMB), and the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research (AWI). This unique project invites the composers (and audience) to re-imagine some of the little-heard sounds of the Arctic and Antarctic regions, reflecting on climate change and the evolving sounds of polar seascapes, imagining alternative perspectives on scientific data.


As a composer and sound artist, his work reflects on various aesthetic phenomena and concepts within contemporary, electro-acoustic and acousmatic music. Some of his works have been presented in forums, festivals and digital programs inside and outside of Mexico. His work is based on field recording and is developed under the concepts of perception, alteration, poetics and pareidolia.