He is a professor at the Art department at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana University (UAM).Born in 1963 in Mexico City, Manuel Rocha Iturbide studies composition at the Escuela Nacional de Música at UNAM. He finishes an MFA in electronic music and composition at Mills College. In Paris, he finishes a PHD in computer music at the University of Paris VIII in 1999. He is also an artist and his work has been showed at important galleries and museums as ”Artist Space NY 1997”, “Sydney Biennale 1998”, “ARCO 1999”, “Art or Sound” show at Prada Foundation Italy (2014), etc. He has produced works with the aid of important grants and fellowships such as “Japan Foundation Fellowship”, “Sistema Nacional de Creadores”, Banff Center for the arts, etc. Important ensembles such as the “Arditti string quartet” have played he’s music.