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Emilio Gordoa

Emilio Gordoa by Simon Zangger

Emilio Gordoa Rodriguez

Mexican composer and vibraphonist based in Berlin since 2012.
He’s involved in numerous projects including his work as a soloist and in collaboration with theater and dance. Emilio is specially focus in sound art, experimental music, noise, free jazz, improvisation and contemporary music.
He is redefining the vibraphone as a source, treating it with preparations and extended techniques, and is a busy composer as well, writing graphic scores for a variety of ensembles, large and small, for theater, documentary films and audiovisual.
Emilio studied music composition with Vincent Carver and  Mario Lavista, and percussion with Raul Tudon. He has collaborated and performed with artist such as German Bringas, John Russell, Tristan Honsinger, John Butcher, John Edwards, Misha Marks, Axel Dörner, Tony Buck, Tobias Delius, Ignaz Schick, Jack Wright, Remi Alvarez, Klaus Kürvers, Alexander Bruck, Roland Ramanan, and Ute Wassermann.

He often plays with the BerIO (Berliner Improviser Orchestra), and otherer ensembles like the Circuit Traning (electro-acousting octet), Emilio performed in several venues and festivals around Europe such as the Copenhagen Jazz Festival in 2014, Klangkunstprojekte of Leipzig, Art-Sound Festival Berlin, CSW (Contemporary Art Museum of Warsaw), and in Vortex London. Some of his recent projects are: soel, Para.keets, Corso and MOvE.


11 Feb 2016 - 20:30
11 Feb 2016 - 23:59
©Lena Czerniawska

Czerniawska | Fügemann | Vogel | Cao

Lena Czerniawska - live drawing
Elisabeth Fügemann - cello
Sabine Vogel - flute
Lan Cao - prepared piano

Dörner | Thieke | Vorfeld | Gordoa.

Axel Dörner - trumpet
Michael Thieke - clarinet
Michael Vorfeld - percussion
Emilio Gordoa - vibraphone

Gordoa/Schmoliner/Pultz Melbye + Sink + Abrahams

22 Apr 2018 - 20:30

Gordoa/Schmoliner/Pultz Melbye: Emilio Gordoa, Adam Pultz Melbye, Ingrid Schmoliner

Sink: Andrea Ermke, Chris Abrahams, Marcello Busato, Arthur Rother

Chris Abrahams solo

Michael Renkel / Activity Center + Mat Pogo

3 Nov 2018 - 20:30

Michael Renkel: Nomos Alto (Miako Klein, Johnny Chang, Emilio Gordoa, Rieko Okuda)

Activity Center + Mat Pogo
Burkhard Bein
s – percussion and strings
Michael Renkel
– strings and percussion
Mat Pogo
– voice

Ignaz Schick: Kompositionen

15 Dec 2019 - 20:30
Gregor Khuen Belasi


Fo(u)r Electronics, Atsahs Woblle, New Work (Percussion Quartet)

Beins/A.Davies // Yan Jun // Beins/Gordoa/Portugal

17 Jun 2022 - 20:30

Burkhard Beins & Angharad Davies
Yan Jun – solo performance
Mariá Portugal EROSÃO Percussion Trio


Flamingo + Gordoa/Krebs

15 Oct 2022 - 20:30

Krebs – Gordoa: Annette Krebs – Konstruktion#4; Emilio Gordoa – vibraphone, electronics

Flamingo: Chris Heenan – contrabass clarinet; Adam Pultz Melbye – contrabass; Christian Windfeld – snare drum and objects