Edith Alonso Sánchez

(born 1974 in Madrid, Spain) composer and sound artist. She studied Electroacoustic and instrumental composition in Paris. She has obtained a PhD in arts, sciences and technologies at the University Saint-Denis-Vincennes (Paris) and the Complutense University (Madrid). She has been commissioned by RNE (Spanish National Radio) and CDMC (Center for contemporary music, Spain) and she has also represented Spain in the TIME (International Tribune of electroacoustic music of UNESCO). Her compositions have been performed at numerous international festivals, including the International Computer Music Conferences of Belfast and Montreal, the XXIV Festival de Alicante de Música Contemporánea, SIMC (París), Synthèse (Bourges) and others in Portugal, Spain, Columbia, Argentina, Germany, Sweden, South Korea, Cuba, Costa Rica and Mexico. She has also collaborated with other media, including film and dance, as well as sound installations.
Selected works: A cerca de tus palabras, 2006, electr; Atardecer en un patio: Obra de arte radiofónico, 2008, electr; Cántico; Capsu Tri, 2007, voice- fl, pf, vc; La ciudad al fondo, 2006, coro v.m.; La Dernière partie, 2007, electr; El deseo de lo inalcanzable, 2006, vc- electr; La disparition, 2007, 2 fl; Equilibre fragile, 2006, vl, vc, pf.
Recordings: Una estancia breve. CD colective
Awards: She won the SACEM price at the end of her electroacoustic composition studies, and received grants of the French Ministry of Research and the Spanish Ministry of Foreign affaires. As a composer she received several distinctions and prizes: winner of Madrid Abierto competition 2008, honorable mention in Pauline Oliveros Prize 2010, nominated in the Prix Europe competition 2009, and honorable mention in the “Hablar en Arte” competition 2009. 

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