JuanCarlos Espinosa is a composer/sound artist who has written over 75 solo, chamber, choral and electro-acoustic works. The Miami-based composer’s work is informed by his concerns about the environment and the withering of human and cultural memory. Espinosa has created several soundscapes and installations in collaboration with artist Xavier Cortada, who he joined on a 2006-2007 National Science Foundation residency in Antarctica (McMurdo Station and the South Pole) and at the Kunst- en Natuurwandeling OverLeven, Foundation Nature Art Drenthe in the Netherlands in 2009. The Cuban-born sound artist has collaborated with NEA award winning choreographer Jimmy Gamonet and most recently worked with choreographer Heather Maloney on an evening length work titled Vertical Sprawl. Espinosa just completed a collaboration with Greek visual artist Dimitrios Fotiou and Greek-British writer Maria Tranou in a two minute and 40 second opera titled This is your home now and provided the music for Mal de horror, a short by filmmaker Juan Carlos Zaldivar. He is currently working on a piece for flute and chamber ensemble inspired by the poetry of Wallace Stevens. Espinosa is Associate Dean & Fellow at the Honors College at Florida International University in Miami.