Jose CHIPI Estrada
Jose “Chipi” Estrada is a Guatemalan-born composer and sound designer based in Los Angeles, CA. Among his compositions is the score for the award-winning animated short-film Metaphora which features his original music; a blend of indigenous Central American instruments and psychedelic electronics.
As a sound designer he has been involved in advertisement and indie films; where he applies his musical background to create a blend of textures in the overall sound of visual media.
He began his musical career as a self-taught guitar player in Quetzaltenango, a city in the highlands of Guatemala known as “the cradle of culture” in the country. With no formal musical training, he moved to Guatemala City where he got into sound design and mixing for advertisement. At that time he discovered a whole new world of music that inspired and led him all the way to the Musicians Institute College of Music in Hollywood several years later. He currently is a sound designer, guitarist, producer and film composer based in Southern California.