Tomás I. Gueglio Saccone is an Argentine composer currently based in Chicago. His music has been described as ‘touchingly harmonic’ (Chicago Classical Review) and of ‘an exquisite weight’ (Peter Margasak - Best of Bandcamp). In his creative work, Tomás strives to devise unique and surreal sound worlds through purposefully blending a variety of musical lineages and styles. Metaphors central to his recent work are private languages, the slippery logic of dreams, and states of disorientation and intoxication
His music has been performed across the Americas and Europe by renowned ensembles and soloists like Ensemble Dal Niente, eighth blackbird, MEI, Pacifica and Spektral string quartets, Nuntempe, Latitude 49, Marco Fusi and Ben Melsky. Recent and upcoming projects include the composition of a piece with Delfos Danza to be presented in Ensemble Dal Niente’s ‘Staged’ series, the devising of a music theater piece based on the figure of Tango pioneer Rosendo Mendizábal, and the release of his first solo album, ‘Duermevela’, in the Spring of 2020.
In addition to composing, he is currently a lecturer in Music Theory and Aural Skills at Northwestern University and works as Ensemble Manager and Artistic Consultant for Chicago-based Ensemble Dal Niente. Tomás holds a Ph.D in composition from the University of Chicago (‘16), a MMus from Syracuse University (‘10) and a BMus from the Universidad Católica Argentina (‘07). He has attended numerous festivals and workshops where he worked with composers such as Brian Ferneyhough, Melinda Wagner, Raphaël Cendo, and Mathias Spahlinger. Born in Buenos Aires, a major influence in his musical upbringing was Gerardo Gandini whose workshop he attended between 2003 and 2007.