Pia Boda

(born in Los Angeles, resident in Frederiksberg, Denmark), musician and composer. She grew up in Copenhagen. She graduated as a Saxophone player and music teacher from The Rhythmic Conservatory in Copenhagen where she met the Italian guitar player Marco Spallanzani. Their collaboration led to the release of the CD Gone for a Walk in 1997. Since then Pia has been working as a performer, teacher and composer. As a member of the composers group Toneart, Pia Boda has had the chance to write experimental music for different formations. Besides performing and writing Boda is a music teacher at The Rhythmic High School she is also a member of the Board in IMPRA, a network organization to support women in music, mainly in the genres of jazz/impro/electronica and alternative music.
Selected works: she composed for her own groups and other ensembles: Chasing Pixies, her own quartet (2002-2003 and again in 2010), Toneart Ensemble Pygmy Danse: Saxofone quartet and Marylin Mazur on Perc (2008); Toneart Ensemble, Cykies; Sop.sax 3 strings and rhythm section (2007); Spallanzani & Boda Quintet,(1990-98), CD 1997; Makiko Hirabayashi/Pia Boda Duo (1996); Woodwind Quintet performed Turning Point Tango (1998); Four or less, own quartet (1989-1994); The Conservatory Big Band (1991); Ballerup Big Band 1987-1991; Havanna Express Cuban Salsa 1996/1998.
Music Awards: Danish Music Counsil 2010 Banff Center of Arts; Danish Music Counsil 1995, travel in Brazil and the USA; Dick Grove School of Music, Los Angeles, 1985; Danish Jazz and Folk Authors-several scholarship and travel grants; Danish Musicians Union: Support to release the CD: Gone for a Walk, 1997.

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Rebecca Bergcrantz

(born 1989, Malmö,Sweden, residence Piteå) composer of indietronica and electro-pop with influences from jazz and classical music. She has lived and has performed her music in London, New York, and Malmö. In Malmö she has performed at events with Swedish celebrities and her music has also been performed and played in Swedish Radio as well as in Swedish TV. She composes, arranges, produces and records her electronic music herself since 2011. Rebecca has also undertaken studies from Vocal Teach in London 2009/10. Rebecca is now undertaking studies at the jazz vocalist soloist program at Luleå Univeristy in Piteå, in northern Sweden. She was born and raised in a musical family and started writing her own music as well as singing and performing it in her early childhood. She also co-wrote music together with her mother, composer Anna-Lena Laurin. Her early music was recorded on the CD Vakna min bulle and she also sang on the CD - Sång till mormor, 2002.
Selected works: Decadence is green, Nightwish, Grown Ups, The Game, Infinite Denial, Plastic love, Passive Spells, You lose, Allergic, Ghosts.
CD recordings: Vakna min bulle VMBCD103, Sång till mormor VMBFUL104

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Reinalda Blanco Pons

(born in Girona, Spain, 1976), composer, pianist and conductor. She began her musical studies when she was 7 years old. She moved to the conservatory to pursue higher studies in music. She continued improving her piano technique with the pianist Joaquin Achucarro at the International Courses held in Torroella de Montgrí (Baix Empordà). In the field of composition she had worked with the composer Leonardo Balada and she had assisted and worked in courses and lectures given by Carles Guinovart, Salvador Brotons and so on. She studied composition and instrumentation with the Catalan composer Carles Guinovart, at the Liceo High Music Conservatory. Since 2001, she has played as a solo pianist and is part of a group of pianists who premiered contemporary works, PICOM. As composer, her catalog of works consists of more than 60 compositions. For four years she has conducted the Choir of St. Anna of L'Estartit (Girona), founded the project of forming a new chamber orchestra, the Projecte JOCG-Jove Orquestra de Cambra Ciutat de Girona and she designs software for the teaching of music.
Select works: 2 Cantos sobre un texto de Federico García Lorca, 2000; 3% natural, 1999; 3 Variacions, 2000; 4 Imaginacions, 2002; 4 Percussions canòniques, 2000; 5 Divertiments naturals per a quartet de corda, 2002, 2 vl, vla, vlc; 5 Miniatures, 2001, cl Sib; Max, 1999, fl, cl, ob, fg, cor, perc, 2 vl, vla, vlc; La mélodie et les douze souns, 1999, cl Sib, vlc, pf
Awards: In 2000 and 2001 summer, she was awarded a scholarship given by the Authors and Publishers General Society (SGAE).

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