inti figgis-vizueta (the name is intentionally written in low case) (b. 1993) is a nonbinary American composer.
inti studied privately with Marcos Balter, George Lewis, Donnacha Dennehy, and Felipe Lara.
inti's music focuses on combinations of various notational schemata, disparate and overlaid sonic plans, and collaborative unlearning of dominant vernaculars. She often writes magically real musics through the lens of personal identities, braiding a childhood of overlapping immigrant communities and Black-founded Freedom schools with direct Andean and Irish heritage and a deep connection to the land.
inti has been commissioned by JACK Quartet, Crash Ensemble, and cellists Matt Haimovitz, Amanda Gookin, and Andrew Yee, among many others. Her music has been performed at the Kennedy Center, Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Ecstatic Music Festival, and the New Latin Wave Festival. She has collaborated with artists such as Attacca Quartet and clarinetist Gleb Kanasevich as well as been featured by organizations such as the American Composer’s Orchestra and the Institute for New Music.
She curates for Score Follower, an online archive championing universal access to contemporary musics, with a focus on finding and featuring QTBIPOC artists. She gives regular lectures on her music, most recently at the Manhattan School of Music, UC Boulder, and American University.
inti maintains a private teaching studio alongside her commission schedule, and invitations for masterclasses and composition workshops. She teaches through the lens of queerness, indigenous forms of transmission, and connecting diaspora to musicmaking through expanded and non-linear notational systems.
inti is the recipient of the 2020 ASCAP Foundation Fred Ho Award.
Works for Winds
- Placemaking (2018)
- into figgis-vizueta website Accessed 17 January 2021
- The Horizon Leans Forward..., compiled and edited by Erik Kar Jun Leung, GIA Publications, 2021, p. 324.