Areas of Interest: Trilingual musician, creative technologist, sound engineer and digital artist. Interested in the exploration of new technologies for audio production, live performances, and audio/visual interactive experiences.
TechMD INC. Burbank, CA. June 2017 – Present
Associate engineer at Technical Multimedia INC. a company that designs, constructs and delivers themed
experiences with high-end technology. Working as A/V programmer and sound engineer.
Brandwood Global, Valencia, CA. June 2016 – May2017 : Front-end developer for a local Start-up. Testing, debugging, design and implementation of their website. Any other technological task such as IT support as well.
23rd International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA 2017), Manizales, Colombia. June 2017: Workshop and Performance about Biofeedback devices and their applications to art and bio-creation.
Digital Arts Expo, CalArts, May 2016 http://martancho.com/dae-2016/
Digital Arts Expo, CalArts, May 2015 http://martancho.com/dae-2015/
CalArts Community Arts Partnership (CAP), Los Angeles, CA. 2015-2016: Music Technology Instructor. Teaching high-school level kids the basics of sound and technology using a laptop as main tool for learning.
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA. January 2016: Pure Data Instructor. Curriculum design and implementation of a 2-week intensive course about the open source, visual object programming software Pure Data.
California Institute of the Arts, Teaching in Music Technology, Valencia, CA. 2015 – 2016: Student Instructor. Master’s requirement course. Preparing plans and delivering lessons for the undergraduate music tech courses taught at CalArts such as sound synthesis and interface design.
Centro Atico, Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia. 2012: Teaching Assistant. Assisting students with assignments. Introduce them to all the gear, audio equipment and facilities at Centro Atico in the Javeriana University (multimedia building).
Live Concert Production
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA. 2014 – June 2016: Concert Production. Recording, live streaming, light design, live sound for the concerts that take place at the school’s venues. Worked in over 100 concerts.
Smoking Molly & Le Cabaret, Bogota, Colombia. 2013: Sound Engineer Manager. Miking and mixing live bands playing at the bar. Set up and break down the sound system from the venue. Worked and produced over 100 concerts.
Studio Audio Production
Studio G, Brooklyn, NY. 2014: Sound Engineer Intern at Grammy Nominated Studio G. Assist with everything at the studio, setting up microphones, tracking and editing sessions.
Loop-Sonico Estudio, Bogota, Colombia. 2012 – 2013: Sound Engineer. Assist with everything at the studio, setting up microphones, tracking, editing and mixing sessions.
Spanish: Native. French: Advanced (Baccalauréat). English: Advanced (TOEFL)
California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Valencia CA. Master of Fine Arts in Music Technology, Interaction, Intelligence and Design – 2016
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana(PUJ), Bogotá, Colombia – BM in Music with emphasis in Sound Engineering – 2013
AES Convention (Audio Engineering Society) 2011, 2012, 2013 New York and San Francisco.
3D sound AES Convention Latin America Bogotá, Universidad Javeriana – 2010
Lycée Français Louis Pasteur, Bogota, Colombia – 2007
|Pro Tools||MAX/MSP-PureData||Final Cut||Yamaha LS9||control 24|
|Ableton Live||ChucK||Adobe Illustrator||Yamaha M7CL||D-command|
|Logic Pro||Processing||Sketchup Pro||Yamaha PM5D||Icon D-control|
|Native Instruments||Python||Raspberry Pi||Presonus Studiolive|
Grants, Honors and Awards
March 2015 CalArts Interdisciplinary Project Grant worth $1500: Awarded for the project “Someday, somehow” in collaboration with Paúl Rosero from the Art and Technology department.