Efraín Rozas is a performer/composer and robotics/software developer specialized in the combination of experimental technologies and Latin American genres. As a researcher he has focused on the experimentalisms of the global south. He holds a PhD in composition and ethnomusicology at New York University, funded by the McCracken fellowship. He has published the book/video documentary “Fusión: a soundtrack for Peru”, and has released several LPS internationally via Names You can Trust, the Ethnomusicology Institute of Peru and the Embassy of Spain. He has performed at the Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Museum, Queens Museum, Levitation Festival, Crazy Music Festival (Luxembourg) and played with his experimental salsa band “La Mecánica Popular” at Central Park Summerstage Fania Records 50th anniversary in New York. He has attended residencies such as Omi and Marble house, and won the 2018 call for time based installations at Knockdown center and the Harvestworks New Works Commission 2018.
He has worked as a teacher in different institutions including New York University. He was a consultant for the National Institute of Culture of Peru, the Swiss embassy, the ministry of tourism of Peru, and has hosted/produced radio for 10 years, with his show “La Vuelta al día en 80 mundos”. His work has been featured at CNN, BBC, Washington post, Daily News, Wire magazine and NPR Soundcheck.