Anna Bofill Levi

(born in Barcelona, Spain, 1944), composer and architect. She studied piano and music theory with Josep Cercós, Xavier Montsalvatge and J.M. Mestres Quadreny. She also studied probability theory, philosophy, art, architecture, and urban studies, and earned her PhD in architecture. She had additional studies in electroacustic music in Barcelona at the Phonos Laboratory. In 1985 she worked at CEMAMU (Centre d'Études de Mathémathique et Automates Musicales) in Paris under the direction of I. Xenakis. She translated the Iannis Xenakis book 'Music and architecture' into Catalan. She is likewise a specialist in the history of women composers and has written numerous articles and participated in conferences about this subject. She has composed incidental music and coordinated the music of three dramatized lectures, entitled Cartografías del deseo. Her compositions have been programmed into Spanish and foreign cities like Paris, Berlin, London, Rome, New York, Mexico, Santiago de Chile and Buenos Aires, at festivals and conferences of contemporary music.
Select works: Afinitats, 2001, sax; Alea arborea, 2007, pf; Alternanze: Omaggio a Barbara Strozzi, 1997, fl picc t, b; Andata e ritorno, 2002, pf; Animatia, 2007, cl sib, fg, cor, vl, vla, vlc, cb; Artifici marí, 2000, pf; Bashtet, 2001, sax s; El Blanc del blau, 1998, pf; Cadaques, 1999, s, cb; La calle es el destino de los perros, 2006, s, fl, perc, reciter
Awards: In 2009 she was honored with the Medal to Work by the Catalan Government.

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