Federico Isasti is a drummer, composer, improviser and audio visual software developer based in Buenos Aires. Having participated as a drummer and co-leader in more than 20 albums of creative music groups (Alan Plachta, Pía Hernández, Elias Stemeseder, Julián Mekler, NUDO, among others) and being internationally recognized by his musical work, Federico is also interested in interdisciplinary practice. In the field of movement and audio visual arts he composed electronic music for a dance piece (Simetrías, winner of PIME grant, UNSAM, premiered in Barcelona, 2019), created audiovisual performances (El Retorno de una Hormiga, audio looping and live video processing, 2019), art installations (IRS - Imagen por Resonancia Sonora, 2022) and works as a web programmer/interactive platforms developer (El Próximo Paso - WebDoc, 2021). After being awarded the Beca a la Creación grant in 2019 to compose an album for piano trio and digital media, Federico developed a group of electronic devices that interact with the musicians in real time (Max/MSP). He currently leads La Disidencias de las Máquinas, NUDO (duet with Mariano Sarra on piano) and Bruxante (drums & electronics solo set) and plays as a sideman in various ensembles.


- 2023: Second Prize for Unreleased Jazz Music 2023 (FNA, Argentina) for the piece "Boruro" by La Disidencia de las Máquinas, his trio with Ernesto Jodos (piano) and Juán Bayón (upright bass).
- 2018: First Prize for Unreleased Jazz Music 2018 (FNA, Argentina) with Sales de Baño.

Artistic residencies

- 2024: Ragdale Artists Residency. with Astros Bacterias (Camilo Ángeles on flute & electronics). Chicago, USA.
- 2024: Banff Musicians in Residence Winter 2023. with Astros o bacterias. Banff, Alberta, Canada.
- 2023: Lyseloth Residency with NUDO. Basel, Switzerland.
- 2023: Banff Musicians in Residence Winter 2023 with Lo Bueno no es de Nadie. Banff, Alberta, Canada.