Irene Becker

(born in 1951 in Aalborg, Denmark, resident in Copehnagen), pianist and composer. After obtaining a MA in music from the Department of Musicology at University of Copenhagen, she studied at Creative Music Studio in Woodstock, New York in 1980 with Karlheinz Berger and Nana Vasconcelos, and composition with Bob Brookmeyer at The Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen in the years 1996-98. Since 1980 she has been a member of New Jungle Orchestra and since 1978 of the Quartet Thermænius, which now performs as Dørge-Becker-Carlsen. Travels and tours to Gambia, Ghana, Bali, Siberia, China among others have given her opportunity to field studies and inspiration from the old music cultures of these places. Irene Becker has been working together with musicians and composers from Hanoi Music Conservatory. She has also composed for big band, chamber-ensembles and choirs, as well as film and theatre scores. She has composed songs, choir pieces, music for smaller and larger ensembles, big band, film music, documentary film for television programs, jingles, and theater music. Since 2008 she is member of the Danish Unesco National Commission, and in 2005/2006 she served as a member of Nomus, Nordic Music Committee.
Selected recordings: as composer on CDs-vocal and instrumental: Irene Becker & Sainko: Dancing on the Island; Charlotte Halberg, Irene Becker, Yu Jun: Xong for the Blue Moon; Irene Becker & Povl Dissing: Zoo Sange (Olufsen 1996); DǾRGE Becker Carlsen, featuring Hamid Drake: La Luna; DǾRGE Becker Carlsen, featuring Marilyn Mazur. Theater music: composed Music for Otte Smǻ Mirakler and Vandrigen og.Sandets 1998; concert performance with Pierre DǾRGE: Under en Anden Himmel 1998. Instrumental works: Thingvalla for big and band, Meltin Points for big-band, In a Dream for solo guitar, Lullaby for Tchicai for 9 Instruments.

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Irma Catalina Álvarez

(born 1980 in Cuenca, Spain) composer. She began piano studies at the Conservatorio Profesional de Cuenca and continued at the Real Conservatorio de Música de Madrid, where she specialised in contemporary and electroacoustic music composition. Additionally, she studied Philosophy at the Complutense University in Madrid and sound technician studies (F.I.P). Further training included courses in music composition with Leonardo Balada, Jose Manuel Lopez Lopez or Salvatore Sciarrino, music composition for visual image and theatre and Electroacoustic Composition with Gabriel Brncic and Eduardo Polonio. She is co-founder of the interdisciplinary art group “Miseria y Hambre” and co-director of the “Encounters Festival”, an annual music-and-art festival in Cuenca, Spain. In 2009/10, Irma pursued a MusM degree in electroacustic composition at University of Manchester and after that, she started PhD studies at the NOVARS Research Centre, studying under the supervision of Ricardo Climent.
Selected works: Trilogía de la soledad; Cottonopolis; Paramagnetic Spin Resonance; D- espacito

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Isabel Arévalo

(born 1968 in Barcelona, Spain) composer and teacher. She studied the specialties of Piano, Chamber Music, Pedagogy and Composition in the Conservatory of Madrid and electroacoustic composition at the Conservatory of Cuenca, with Antón García Abril and Gabriel Brncic. She completed her musical education in jazz schools and participating in analysis and composition courses at the University of Alcalá de Henares and the LIEM. Her music has been performed in the National Auditorium of Spain, Electroacoustic Festival Punto de Encuentro and at the Centro Nacional de Arte Reina Sofia among others. She teaches Music Pedagogy in the Escuela de Magisterio de la Universidad of Castilla- La Mancha.
Selected works: Frontera, tba- electr