My name is Manuel Velázquez. I was born in Mexico City where I began learning music from a really young age. I studied composition in Mexico city and I graduated with two Master's degrees from Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya (in Barcelona), one on Film Scoring and another one on Arrangements and Composition for Jazz and popular Music. I have two personal music projects: A band called Pop Hessarg we categorize our music as Acoustic-Trip-Hop; and a “solo” project called "Into Madness" where I blend together (jazz and pop songs with chamber music).
I’ve written and produced music for full-length films as well as documentaries, shorts and animations, (I’ve also done commercials, spots and corporate videos). Some of this works have been selected/winners at important film-festivals and/or nominated for/won awards around the world.
I’m fluent in most kinds of music (from orchestra, to chamber, to jazz to pop/rock/alternative) and I also produce and collaborate in the music of others. I’m used to international projects as I’ve done music for projects from: (Mexico, Lithuania, China, Honduras, Spain, Netherlands and Czech Republic).
I enjoy teaching, I've been a lecturer in Universities like SAE Institute Mexico, and Centro de Creadores Musicales in Mexico city, I try to always teach a couple of private students and I'm also often invited (and happy to go) to give talks/seminars on composition and film music.