Roberto Morales-Manzanares is a musician, composer, performer, researcher and professor. Born in Mexico City, he began his musical training in national folkloric music, learning harps from Veracruz, Michoacán and Chiapas, as well as different kinds of flutes from several regions. Morales completed a Ph.D in composition at UC Berkeley.
Morales-Manzanares finished his professional studies on flute, piano and composition at the Escuela Superior de Música. As a composer, he has written music for theatre, dance, movies, television and radio. He has been commissioned by and participated in festivals in Europe, US, Mexico and Latin-America. As an interpreter, Morales-Manzanares has participated on his own and with other composers in forums of jazz, popular, folkl and new music in Mexico, Latin America, the USA and Europe. As a researcher, he has participated in national and international conferences such as ICMC, International Join Conference on Artificial Intelligence IJCAI and Symposium on Arts and Technology. He is currently the director of the Laboratorio de Informática Musical (LIM) at Guanajuato, Mexico, where he teaches composition, electronic music, digital art and music and mathematics. Morales is a member of the Sistema Nacional de Creadores.