Tytti Arola: Touko

Tytti Arola

(Submitted by ISCM – FINNISH SECTION) Tytti Arola (b. 1990) is a composer and sound artist who is interested in bringing daily life to concert venues, doing multisensorial compositions and exploring spatial sound. Arola’s artworks often include electronics and lately she has been drawn towards performance art and instrument building. Her oeuvre has been presented…

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Alissa Long: Popoto Waiata

Alissa Long

(Submitted by ISCM – NEW ZEALAND SECTION) Alissa Long was born in Jordan, raised in Taiwan, and is now permanently based in New Zealand. She studied at Soochow University in Taipei, and finished her Master of Arts degree in 2012. She is a composer, arranger, and educator, with over a decade of experience in creating new…

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Benoît Mernier: Piano Trio

Benoît Mernier (photo by Bernard Coutant)

(Submitted by ISCM – Wallonian Section) Benoît Mernier was born in 1964 in Belgium. He studied organ and improvisation with Firmin Decerf and harpsichord with Charles Koenig, continuing his studies at Conservatoire Royal de Musique in Liège where he graduated in many subjects, including the Higher Diploma in organ in the class of Jean Ferrard, for…

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Abril Padilla: Grimja

Abril Padilla

(Submitted by ISCM – SWISS SECTION) Abril Padilla is a Buenos Aires-born composer and sound artist who has been living in Basel since 2006. Her compositions are mainly electroacoustic and radiophonic, but she also writes for instrumental ensembles. Her creation Emulsion d’air (2019) with the ensemble Contrechamps was supported by the Nicati-de-Luze Foundation and recorded…

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Sukhi Kang: Lye-Buhl

Sukhi Kang

(Submitted by ISCM – SOUTH KOREAN SECTION in remembrance the late Sukhi Kang (1936-2020), Honorary Member of the ISCM, who is Honorary President (Chairman) of ISCM Korea section and Founder of the PAN Music Festival.) Sukhi Kang was born in Seoul, Korea, on October 22, 1934. He graduated from the Seoul National University College of Music, and continued his…

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Violeta Dinescu: Cime lointaine

Violeta Dinescu

(Submitted by ARFA) Violeta Dinescu was born in 1953 in Bucharest, Romania. She graduated with distinction in composition, piano and pedagogy (1977) at the Ciprian Porumbescu Conservatory in Bucharest. From 1978 to1982, she held a teaching position for theory of music, piano and aesthetics at the College of Music George Enescu in Bucharest. In 1982 she…

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Omer Barash: Jeux jérusalemiens

Omer Barash

(Submitted by ISCM – ISRAELI SECTION) Omer Barash is a composer currently pursuing his master’s degree at McGill University, as well as serving as President of the McGill Association of Student Composers. Among his main compositional interests is the exploration of energetic and instrumental musical gestures. His music was awarded such prizes as the Svoboda…

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Saskia Venegas Aernouts: A veces, el silencio es la peor mentira

Saskia Venegas Aernouts

(Submitted by ISCM – FLEMISH SECTION) Saskia Venegas was born in Guecho in Spain in 1983 and has Spanish and Belgian nationality. Venegas studied violin at Codarts, Rotterdam with Christiaan Bor, Benzion Shamir and Gordan Nikolitch. After obtaining her bachelor’s degree she studied for a master’s degree in New Music Theatre with Michel Van der Aa,…

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Žiga Stanič: Slovene Folk Metamorphoses

Žiga Stanič

(Submitted by ISCM – SLOVENIAN SECTION) Žiga Stanič, born 1973, in Ljubljana, is a Slovenian composer, pianist, music producer, and educator. He received his doctorate degree in the field of music theory at the Music Academy of Ljubljana in 2007 where he studied piano, composition, and conducting. For his work, he received several recognitions and awards…

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