Josué Collado Fregoso, born and raised in Mexico City, is a composer and guitarist as much involved in contemporary music as in the rock/electronic music scene. His music takes elements from Mexican folk music, classical-concert music and popular music. He writes music for string quartet, orchestra, varied chamber ensembles, and soloists, as well as electroacustic music and songs for rock bands.
Recent collaborations range from contemporary dance performances to short movies scores to TV commercials, as well as writing music for different ensembles. In 2012 he produced and released Esta Gran Ciudad EP of his rock band Holden. Josue Collado won first prize in the second composition contest Melesio Morales in 2011 for his orchestra work La Máquina and more recently won the second prize for the piece Clear or Glitchy at the V MIQ International Composition Contest 2014.
Josue Collado received his Master of Music diploma by the New York University where he studied with Michael Gordon and Julia Wolfe. During his stay at NYU, he was selected as composer in residence of the NYU Symphony Orchestra for the 2012-13 season. The piece Millones marchamos contra el Tirano (We are Millions marching against the Tyrant) was premiered at the conclusion of the residence.
Collado was awarded the 2015 Jovenes Creadores Fellowship to develop a year long project based on the Mexico City-spanish accents.
The People's Commissioning Fund at Bang on a Can commissioned the piece Joie de Vivre for Bang on a Can All stars premiered on October 2018.