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Bio

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OCK was born in Mexico and when he was 4 years old when he decided to become a music composer. He feels grateful to have an extensive music education, OCK studied classical percussions since he was 4 years old. Since young he performed and toured with the Tijuana's Youth Symphony Orchestra as a percussionist across different states. When he was 8, he entered to one of the most prestigious music schools of Mexico (INBA).

 

OCK started to compose his own pieces when he was 13. By the time he was 18, OCK had  received a professional music education by international renown music institutions like Berklee College of Music (US/Online), Lincoln Minster School (UK) and INBA (Mexico).

 

OCK was granted a Musical Scholarship to study by Anahuac University (Mexico) were he earned his Bachelor's degree in contemporary music , by this time OCK's  music was already starting to achieve significant merits as they were now getting important appearances on theaters, festivals, events, and even also winning some awards.

 

After Getting his Degree OCK continued his Studies with Berklee Collegue of Music where he learned Orchestration for Film, TV and Games (2020). After Becoming a Berklee Alumnus, OCK was asked to become a Berklee Mentor for current Berklee Online students (2020-Currently).

Today OCK holds Master's Degree in Composing for Video Games (2022) by the University of Chichester (UK) and works as a freelance composer. In 2021 OCK moved to Los Angeles, Hollywood (US) where he currently studies at UCLA's Film Scoring program.  

Education

A man can’t cross the same river twice,
  • Music Master on Composition for Video Games at Thinkspace Education and the University of Chichester

  • Orchestration for Film, TV and Games at Berklee College of Music

  • Film Scoring Program at UCLA (Extension)

  • Contemporary Music and Piano Performance at Anahuac University 

  • Languages and High School Studies at Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education ITESM CCM

  • Piano Studies at Lincoln Minster School on the United Kingdom

  • Classical Percussion Studies at Tijuana's Youth Symphony Orchestra and the National Institute of Fine Arts

OCK

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  • ​OCK (Octavio's Artistic name) signifies to start with humbleness and achieve great things while offering an open hand to others.

    • The etymology of "OCK" comes from two main origins "OC" and "K".

      • OC > Octavio (Ock's birth name) > Octavius (first Roman emperor Gaius Octavius) > Octavus (meaning eighth in Latin) >  ὀκτά- (Oct, Greek root related to number 8).

      • K (Latin) > K/Kappa (Greek) > ꓘ (Etruscan) > 𐤊 (Phoenician) > Hand/Palm sign (Proto-Sinaitic) > Open hand Hieroglyph (Egyptian).

      • The first Roman emperor  was known as a great leader of humble origin. An open hand is a universal sign of offering aid. ​