Curriculum Vitae
Andrés Villa Torres
Sound Art / Design / Interaction
Nordstrasse 323
8037 Zürich, Schweiz
[email protected]
Online Portfolio
México, Distrito Federal
Civil Status
September.2012 - July 2013
CAS - Course of advanced studies in Research for Art Schools in Switzerland /
Qualifikationsprogramm Forschung für die Kunsthochschulen Schweiz - Zurich
University of the Arts (ZHdK)
February 2011- June 2012
Master of Arts in Design, Field of excellence Interaction - Zurich University of the Arts
Bachelor of Arts in Industrie Design - Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Campus
Xochimilco (UAM -X)
Highschool (Abitur equivalent) at Centro Universitario México (CUM) in Mexico City
Profesional experience
January 2012 - present
Active freelancer & consultant for media production and interaction design
Februar 2012 - present
Research Associate - Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), Interaction Design and
Institute for Design Research
November 2 011 - Februar 2012
Internship at Projektil GmbH, Zürich - visuals design, production and life performance
August-November 2010
Internship at Lunatic Interactive GmbH, Berlin
October 2008 - December 2009
Furniture, Interior Architecture and Concept Designer for Esrawe Studio, México City
August 2007 - January 2008
Internship at IMSS (mexican institute for social security) as a research assistant for
the ergonomics and workplace health laboratory
Research, Art and Design Praxis
Zürich, Nov 2014 -January 2015, “Embodied
Interaction Advanced -Connecting Spaces”
Assisting Max Rheiner teaching embodied interaction course 5th Semester in
Bachelor Interaction Design at Zürich University of the Arts (ZHdK)
Zürich October 2014, “Code on the fly”
Workshop about strategies for improvisation for musical performance with code
written “on the fly” @ Klubi
Baden September 2014 , “Apocalympics“
How does the Apocalypse sounds like in 45 minutes? Live Coding Act with Dan
MacKinlay & Christoph Stähli @ Royal Baden,(
Wordpress/?event=urknall-metamorphose-und-apokalypseelektronische-musiktrilogie )
Zürich September 2014, “Live Coding @
Live Coding Improvisation together with Dan MacKinlay & Karin Lustenberger, using
Live Coding, Super Collider & Analog means @ Ludicious Game Festival ( http:// )
Zürich September 2014, “Private Defektive”
Solo Act as “Private Defektive” Live Coding, Super Collider & Analog Synthesizers @
Berlin, July 2014 , “Supercollider Meeting
Speech on sound design and body motion, supercollider meeting @ N. K. Berlin
Andrés Villa Torres, Zürich, February, 2015
Zürich, June 2014 , “Apocalympics” & “Mico Sound art performance with Apocalympics (K. Lustenberger, D. MacKinlay, C. Stähli,
Rex Workshop”
D. Kahlina, ) @ Club Raum Rote Fabrik as a part of the Electronic Music Trilogy/
Live Coding Workshop with Mico Rex @ Kassette für Projekte (
Zürich, March 2014 - Present, CTI Project
Conception, development and evaluation of Auditory Feedback for a Gait Trainer
Device - CTI - Ability Switzerland - ZHdK - ZHAW - NTB Buchs (
Zürich, January-March 2014, “Info-graphic”
for University Zürich
Development and Implementation from an online navigation iFrame (http://
Mineapolis, 2014, SIVE 2014 - first workshop Paper “Reproducible Sonification for Virtual Navigation”, Degara, N., Kuppanda, T.,
on Sonic Interactions for Virtual
Neate, T., Yang, J.,Villa Torres, A.
Environments / Part of IEEEVR2014
Proceedings pending. SIVE Programm: (
Zürich, Nov -Dec 2013, “Embodied
Interaction Advanced -The sixth sense”
Assisting Max Rheiner teaching embodied interaction course 5th Semester in
Bachelor Interaction Design at Zürich University of the Arts (ZHdK)
Eindhoven, 2013“ISon - Interactive
Sonification Workshop” Fraunhofer
Paper “Auditory Feedback for Gait Training Device” Villa Torres, A., Franinovic, K.,
Kluckner, V. Online Proceedings: (
Zürich, 2013 & 2014 “Diploma Exhibition IAD Conception, plan, coordination and student mentoring for the diploma exhibition from
the Bachelor Students - ZHdK - Interaction Design in 2013 and 2014
Lugano 2012, “Swiss Design Network Symposium”, SUPSI
Demo presentation at the demo venue - adaptive rhythmic auditory feedback through
walking gestures
Zürich, April 2011, “Super Collider
With Jorge Ramírez and Ernesto Romero from Mico Rex - (
Zürich, 2011, 2012 & 2013 “Instant Favelas”
Cardboard installation - urban intervention - simulation of urban parasites (http://
Native Speaker
Second language
Second language
Basic Knowledge
Further training
2014 (Summer)
3 Day Workshop on 3D Printing and digital fabrication “3D Print Now!” http://
2011 and 2012 (Summer)
WuZu Workshop, Zurich University of the Arts and Jiangnan University - Design
collaboration known as “Wuxi-Zurich” (Wu-Zu). Participation during workshops 2011
at Zurich and 2012 at Wuxi
Video Edition - ZHdK - 25 Hours
Course about artistic experimentation with Textiles at the Universidad
Iberoamericana (UIA) Mexiko-City - 170 Hours
Course about Illustration and digital drawing at the Universidad Autónoma
Metropolitana-Campus Xochimilco (UAM-X) Mexiko-Stadt – 90 Hours
Course about digital sketching at Universidad Iberoamericana (UIA) Mexiko-Stadt 25 Hours
Diverse musical training
Software and multimedia
Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects
Illustration and Image
Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign
Vektor, 3D and Rendering
3D Studio, Blender, Cinema 4D, AutoCAD, Solid Works, Rhinoceros, Grasshopper,
Interaction and programming
Max MSP, Unity, Processing, Arduino, Pure Data, HTML 5, CSS, jQuery, PHP, C#,
Javascript, OpenFrameworks, WebGL, SuperCollider
Music production and sound
Ableton Live, Super Collider, Reaper
Andrés Villa Torres, Zürich, February, 2015