ÓSCAR MASCAREÑAS (b. 1975)
Transcendental Poet working in the fields of sound, light, movement and letters, based in Clare, Ireland. Interested in observation and attention, the poetics of everything, the power, clarity and completeness of knowing by oneself, the future of artistic inquiry and education, and the materiality of poetry which lies at the centre of observation.
PhD in Music and MA in Chant and Ritual Song (University of Limerick, Ireland); BSc in Industrial Physics and Engineering (ITESM, Mexico).
Has published work extensively in Europe, Africa and the Americas for the past 26 years, and collaborated with artists from the fields of dance, music, theatre, visual arts and film.
His research covers a wide range of subjects and disciplines: from poetry, composition and performance in contemporary practice, to monochromatic photography, Gregorian chant, early music, Zen and radical pedagogy.
Lecturer and researcher in sound and trans-disciplinary practice at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance in the University of Limerick, he also works independently as a composer, pedagogue and performer internationally.