Works performed by Earplay:

and all the phonies go mad with joy
The Motorcycle
La Vida Furtiva
Le vrai tango argentin

Pablo Ortiz teaches Composition at the University of California, Davis since 1994. He holds degrees from the Universidad Catolica Argentina and Columbia University. He has composed chamber, orchestral, vocal, choral and electroacoustic music, as well as music for theatre and film. Major commissioners include the Fromm Foundation at Harvard, the Koussevitzky Foundation (to write Raya en el mar for the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players), Fideicomiso para la cultura Mexico-US (to write children's songs), the Gerbode Foundation (to compose Oscuro for Chanticleer and the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players), and the Terezin Foundation (to write Garden songs for soprano and string trio and Leaving Limerick for choir).

In 1993 he was a Fellow at the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. In 2008 he received an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Recent premieres include:

Gallos y Huesos, Martin Fierro, and Maizal del gregoriano were all commissioned by and premiered at the Centro Experimental Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires.

[from program note for video premiered April 5, 2021]