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César Bolaños (b. Lima, Peru, 1931 - d. Lima, Peru, 2012) studied music in Lima at the National Conservatory of Music before travelling to the United States. There he initially studied at the Manhattan School of Music in 1959 and then went on to the RCA (Radio Corporation of America) Institute of Electronic Technology to study electronics between 1960 and 1963. In 1963 he moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina, having received a fellowship to study at CLAEM - Instituto Torcuato Di Tella with Ginastera, Nono, Messiaen, Copland, Maderna and Asuar, among others.
While at CLAEM, Bolaños composed his first tape piece, Intensidad y Altura (1964), which was the first electroacoustic music composition produced at the Centre, while its lab was still in the earliest stages of development.
Bolaños used computers both as sound generation sources and to build compositional structures.