Jose Halac


Mr. Halac is an Argentine composer and researcher of contemporary music. He teaches composition at the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina. Born in 1962, he lived and studied in New York City from 1989 until 2006. He has a masters degree in composition and studied with Charles Dodge, César Franchisena and Horacio Vaggione.

Mr. Halac has received numerous awards and commissions. The New York Foundation for the Arts gave him the 2002 NYFA fellowship. He has won the National Endowment for the Arts grant in 1995, several meet the composer grants, ASCAP awards, NYSCA grants, the first prize in the international BOURGES competition in the year 2000 for his electroacoustic piece “The Breaking of the Scream”, the UNESCO-ROSTRUM organization from Europe awarded two of his pieces in 1995 and 1997, the Argentina prestigious foundation Antorchas granted him the 1995 fellowship as well as the Fondo Nacional de las Artes in 1987. In 1995, the Cordoba Trade Association, named him Outstanding Musician of the Year. In 1994, Mr. Halac received theThe Phonos Foundation (Barcelona) grant to compose a live-Max, tape and ensemble piece. In 2017 received an award from the Cultural Cordoba Agency for Best Sound Design for Theatre of 2016.