An Argentine composer born in 1958.
After studying composition at the Juilliard School in New York, Martin Matalon took advanced classes in France with Tristan Murail (1988). In 1989 his opera Le miracle secret, from Borges, received an award from the Opéra Autrement Competition. On the occasion of an exhibition devoted to the composer, the Centre Georges Pompidou commissioned from him La rosa profonda (1992). Having settled definitively in Paris in 1993, Martin Matalon worked at Ircam (1993-1995) on music for Fritz Lang’s film Metropolis and then for an installation, Le tunnel sous l'Atlantique (1995). After this there came the music for several films of Luis Buñuel, including Las siete vidas de un gato (1996) and Le scorpion (2001), some chamber music, Formas de arena (2001, commissioned by the Théâtre du Châtelet), Lineas de agua (2003), works for soloist with the series of Traces (begun in 2004), and, finally, the series of Trames (begun in 1997), chamber music pieces that include concertante writing.