Through some 200 works composed for a range of performance genres, many premiered at major international festivals by renowned performers, Orlando Jacinto Garcia has established himself as an essential figure in the new music world. The distinctive character of his music has been described as “time-suspended sonic explorations” qualities developed from working with Morton Feldman, among others. Born in Cuba, he came to the US in the 1960s, where he resides today. With works recorded on numerous albums released here and abroad, Garcia has received recognition from the Fulbright, Rockefeller, Knight, and Cintas Foundations, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and is the recipient of 5 Latin Grammy nominations. Founder of the New Music Miami Festival, the NODUS Ensemble, and resident composer for the Miami Symphony, Garcia is a dedicated educator, Distinguished University Professor, and Composer in Residence for the School of Music at Florida International University.