María de Arcos Rus

(born in Sevilla, Spain) composer, pianist, teacher and music therapist. She studied Piano (1992), music theory, transpose and accompanying (1994), and harmony, counterpoint, composition and instrumentation (1996) at the Conservatorio Superior de Sevilla. She undertook training in piano performance, composition and computer music. In 2001 at the University of Seville she presented a research work about atonality and experimentalism and in 2003 her doctoral thesis “Aplicación del lenguaje atonal a la musica cinematográfica” with a rating of Sobresaliente cum laude. In 2006 she published the monograph “Experimentalismo en la música cinematográfica”. Since 2006 she has participated in a research project in Onco-hematology at the Hospital infantil Virgen del Rocío de Sevilla as a music therapist.
Selected works: Castillo de damas, crn ing., cl Sib, cl b, tim, perc, cuerda; Con flores a María, 1998 (movie soundtrack); Efectos secundarios, 2001 (short soundtrack); Esse est Percipi, cl, va, vc, vib, perc- electr; Fragmentos, 1995, 5 perc, pf; I´m fine in Wellington, 1999 (short soundtrack); Luna en Castro, 1998, choir 4vm; Sachliche Romanze, 1995, choir, orch strings; Siete piezas breves, 1995, pf; Suspension, 1996, cl La, vc, perc, pf; Trece piezas de trece compases, 1997, pf; Trío, 1996, cl, vc, pf; Vaivén, 1997, vib, ap, perc- sint; Vida en el retablo, 1999 (short soundtrack)
Awards: First Prize at the International Composition Competition of Castro del Rio in 1998.