Se-Lien-Chuang

(born in Taiwan, 1965, resident in Austria).

Composer, pianist and media artist was born in Taiwan in 1965, and has  lived in Austria since 1991. She has travelled to over 15 countries within Europe, Asia, Russia, Canada  and South and North America  for concerts, musical projects and institutional productions, study and research in the following areas: computer music, audio visual interactivity and electronic /electro – acoustic music. She has mounted visual arts and visual reality exhibits and has worked with contemporary instrumental theater, dance performance and art video music. Chuang has conducted workshops and given guest lectures on Austria, Germany, the UK, the USA, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. She has participated  in ICM, NIME, Wien Modern, Ars Electronica, V: NM, Ultraschall, JSEM, Eucue, kryptonale, SICMF, ISEA, etc. Since 1996 she has collaborated with Andreas Weixler on the Altelier Avant Austria.
Selected works: für Io, 8-channel computer  composition (Berlin, 2005);The Colours of a wooden Flute for bass recorder, interactive audiovisual composition/improvisation(London 2006);J’ecoute marcher..for 13 instrumentalists, video projection & live electronics (Linz 2008)
Performances/appearances: JSEM annual concert(Tokyo, 2004)Wien Modern (Vienna, 2005)ICMC/SARC ( Belfast, 2008)
Awards: Selected for a commissioned work for Nime (Nerw York, 2007)


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Sila Çevikce Shaman

Composer and pianist, was born in Ankara, Turkey, 1970. New York City based artist has composed, performed and recorded music ranging in style from classical art songs, film scores and musicals to free improvisation. She moved to USA in 1993 to study jazz composition and performance at Berklee College of Music and completed her studies in composition in 1996. The same year she received the Claire Fisher Award. She completed a Master of Music degree in performance and composition at University of South Florida in 1998. She has collaborated with Kim Bock Quartet, Spindle, Greenwich Blue, Dan McMillion Groovin’ High Big Band, Robin Hackett, SDS Trio, Sonic Possibilities, as well as her own quartet featuring Rich Perry and Ari Hoenig. In 2004, her debut album as a bandleader, "A New Abode", was released on SteepleChase Record, and selected as an Album of the Week pick. She has also recorded several releases for Louie Records with percussionist Dave Storrs and SDS trio.

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Silvia Colasanti

(Roma 8 marzo 1975), compositrice, didatta, si è formata al Conservatorio Santa Cecilia di Roma con Luciano Pelosi e Gian Paolo Chiti e si è successivamente perfezionata con Fabio Vacchi, Wolfgang Rihm, Pascal Dusapin ed Azio Corghi sia presso l’Accademia Musicale Chigiana, sia presso l’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia a Roma, ricevendo dal Presidente della Repubblica il prestigioso Premio “Goffredo Petrassi” quale miglior diplomata in composizione. E’ stata premiata in numerosi concorsi nazionali ed internazionali tra i quali “Zeitklang”, Vienna, “Lopes Graca”, Lisbona, “Tactus Young Composers Forum 2006”, Bruxelles, e nell’agosto 2007 è stata artista in residence per la “Civitella Ranieri Foundation” di New York. Le sue composizioni sono eseguite nelle principali istituzioni musicali italiane e straniere tra le quali “Festival Pablo Casals”, “Prades”, “Biennale Musica di Venezia”, “Settembre Musica a Torino”, “Accademia Filarmonica” ed “Accademia di Santa Cecilia” a Roma. La Fondazione Adkins Chiti: Donne in Musica le ha commissionato diversi lavori tra cui un lavoro sacro per la Città del Vaticano. Il CIDIM, in coproduzione con il “Maggio Musicale Fiorentino” le ha commissionato l’opera per bambini “Il sole, di chi è?” su testo di Roberto Piumino, rappresentata in prima nel marzo 2009 al Teatro Ponchielli di Cremona. Sue opere sono diffuse da diverse radio internazionali e molti importanti artisti hanno interpretato i suoi lavori. La composizione “In the earth and air” è stata scelta da Luciana Savignano per un suo spettacolo di teatro-danza. E’ docente di composizione al Conservatorio Gioacchino Rossini di Pesaro. Tra i suoi lavori: “Tra il fuoco e la rugiada”, per grande orchestra (2005), “Vision Air”, per orchestra (2005), “Grido Velato”, per violino ed orchestra (2006), “La rosa que no canta”, per quartetto d’archi (2006), “Cede pietate, dolor”, per orchestra (2007), “Il canto di Atropo. Ricordo di un Maestro”, per violino solista ed orchestra (2008), “Sentieri di Sangue. Ascoltando Friedensreich Hundertwasser”, orchestra d’archi (2008), “Orfeo. Flebile queritur lyra”, melologo per voce recitante e complesso da camera (2009).