Resume

Martin VELEZ

Cell: 917- 601- 4668 E-mail: martancho@gmail.com  http://martancho.com/

 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.

Professional Experience

Web Development

Brandwood Global, Valencia, CA. June 2016 – Present : 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.

Creative Technology

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/

 Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco, CA. Summer 2015: JavaScript and Processing Instructor. Teaching Assistant for the creative code summer program. Students were taught every week a different open source software that would help them create a final digital arts project.

Digital Arts Expo, CalArts, May 2015 http://martancho.com/dae-2015/

 Teaching

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.

Languages

Spanish: Native. French: Advanced (Baccalauréat). English: Advanced (TOEFL)

Education

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

SKILLS

SOFTWARE                 CONSOLES
            DAW      Programming         Other            Digital Analog/Control surfaces
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
Garage Band JavaScript/PHP Finale Avid Venue SC48 Yamaha MG 166
Audacitiy HTML/CSS Arduino SoundCraft Si
Native Instruments Python Raspberry Pi Presonus Studiolive
(Reaktor) OpenFrameworks Unity/Maya

 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.