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They/them, Elle/ellx

Rocío Díaz de Cossío (they/them) is a Mexican cellist, composer, and improviser. They are dedicated to exploring the sonic possibilities of their instrument, implementing prepared cello and live electronics. Their performances encompass improvisation, solo and ensemble acoustic and electroacoustic pieces, collective compositions, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Rocío has participated in the Darmstadt Summer Course, the International Ensemble Modern Academy, Festival Expresiones Contemporáneas, The Center for Advanced Musical Studies at Chosen Vale, and Red Ecología Acústica México. Recent commissions include works by Anne Lebaron, Guadalupe Perales, and a solo/duo piece for them and Madison Greenstone by Wilfrido Terrazas. Rocío concentrates their practice in New York City and México, focusing on performer-composer practices and teaching cello.

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