A Spanish composer born July 7, 1951 in Linares (Spain) who died January 1st, 1997.
A pupil of Juan Alfonso Garcia, Francisco Guerrero Marin has devoted himself to the organ and composition. He has shown a particular interest in electroacoustic music, founding an electronic music laboratory at Grenada Radio (1969) and setting up the department of electronic music at the University of Las Palmas (1985).
His output includes pieces marked by concision and by an extremely strict formal and structural approach. His compositional processes are derived from mathematics, notably from fractals. Guerrero works on tone-colours, densities and dynamics, playing on abrupt contrasts of register and complex, polyphonic and polyrythmic superimpositions.
A laureate of the Gaudeamus Prize in 1974 for Jondo (for brass, percussion, voice and tape), he has composed vocal pieces (Anemos B for 12 mixed voices, 1978; Nur for chorus, 1990), pieces for solo instrument (Pâni for harpsichord, 1982), for orchestra (Ecce Opus, 1973; Sahara, 1991; Coma Berenices, 1996) as well as very many chamber music works (Ars Combinatoria for 6 wind instruments, 1980; cycle Zayin, 1983-1997). His premature death in 1997 put an end to an opera project.