Wingel Mendoza (Mexico City, 1982) is a composer and sound artist based in Germany. He studied composition at Trinity College London and the Rotterdam Conservatory and completed the master class in composition at the Hochschule für Musik Würzburg with Robert H.P. Platz and was a "Meisterschüler" in the Sound Art Composition program in Mainz until April 2023.
His works expand the contexts of sounds through his own analog, digital instruments or external electronic sources and in interaction with other arts.
His music has been performed in Mexico, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Netherlands, Lithuania, Rusia, Spain, Norway, among other countries. He has been a recipient of the "Jóvenes Creadores" (Young Creators) program by FONCA (Mexico) in the 2014-15 and 2017-18 editions. He is currently a member of the National System of Art Creators (2020-2023) in Mexico.
He has also won various awards and competitions, including first place in the composition competition "Armin Knab Wettbewerb für Komposition 2016" (Würzburg, Germany) with the piece "Cuitláhuac" for orchestra. With the work "Der Hase des Mondes" (The Moon's Rabbit) for piano he won the first place in the composition competition "Von fremden Ländern und Menschen 2017" (Leipzig, Germany). He received different artistic residencies in composition and sound art, among others the artistic residency for the Center for Electronic Art (BEK) in Norway (2022), Künstlerstadt Kalbe (Milde), Germany (2019). In 2021 he held a scholarship in the artist village Schöppingen for half a year and received the cultural promotion award of the Rotary Club Mainz-Churmeyntz.
As a sound artist his work has been presented in different exhibition spaces such as Walpodenakademie Mainz, Soundseeing festival, Nottbeck and Coesfeld, Kunsthochschule Mainz, etc. He was a resident composer for various theater works, e,g, at the City Theater of Wiesbaden "Behalt das leve Lieb" and "Figaro lässt sich scheiden". As an improviser, he has performed in different venues such as Festival de Reynosa in Mexico, Festival Ensemble in Germany, ReMusik.org festival in Russia, among others.
As a sound artist his work has been presented in different exhibition spaces: in 2021 he exhibited at the festival SoundSeeing in Münsterland and at Klangkunstfestival Opening in Trier. In 2022 he was invited for several lectures and workshops by Parque Cultural Reynosa, Mexico. He also received support by the German Music Council - Neustart Kultur Scholarship.
In March 2023 he obtained his "Meisterschülerabschluss" (Third Bologna Cycle) in sound art composition.
He already presented his work at the Koblenz Guitar Festival and Academy in 2021 and 2022.