ÓSCAR MASCAREÑAS (b. 1975)
Transcendental Poet working in the fields of sound, light, movement and letters, based in Clare, Ireland. 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 interests cover 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 music and contemporary 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.