Nuria Giménez

(born on 1980 in Barcelona, Spain). Composer. She began her musical studies with piano, but already with the idea of studying composition afterwards. After two years of studying mathematics, she worked counterpoint, harmony and fugue. Then she entered the ESMUC (Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya) and studied instrumental works and electroacustic composition with composer Christophe Havel. This work with electroacustic music changed her way of thinking about instrumental music with a deep reflection on the notion of timbre in music. After two years she enjoyed a period of training at the Geneva Conservatory where she studied electroacustic composition with Luis Naon and instrumental with Michael Jarrell. She finished Bachelor in Barcelona with a project that studied the application of mathematics in the process of composition. She finished the Masters in Composition at the High School of Music of Geneva and she has done projects with Ensemble Contrechamps and OCG (Chamber Orchestra of Geneva)
Selected works: "Minvant" pour deux saxos sopranos, percussion, bande et de la danse, 2009/2010; "Quadre", pièce acousmatique en 5.1 canaux, 2011; "L'ombre du rêve" pour ensemble de 12 instruments et électronique, 2011; "En la força del seu silence" pour trio, 2010/2011; "Hay que rescatarlo" pour mezzosoprano, flute alto et électronique sur quelques "Attendus" de Inadéquat de Florence Pazzottu (ainsi que des fragments des textes de Narcís Comadira et Leonardo Boff), 2012; "In- harm" pour quinttete à vents, 2012; "Uns instants davant del mar" pour orchestra de chamber, 2012; "Recovery Zones" pour orchestra et électronique, 2012; "Red harsh" pour violon et électronique, 2013; "Abraxas M", électronique crée pour la video "Abaraxas" de Dan Browne, 2013.
Awards: She has awarded in II International Prize of Composition Eulalio Ferrer in Mexico, in Choral Composition of EACC (European Association of Choral Conductors) in Graz and she has the Prize of Colegio de España de Paris- INAEM 2012.

Contact: www.nuriagimenezcomas.com

Olvido Gara Jova

(born on 1963 in México D.F.) singer and composer. Fundamental figure of the movement known as "Movida Madrileña", which founded several successful bands (Kaka de Luxe, Alaska and Pegamoides, Alaska and Dinarama, Fangoria), which are among the cream of the recent history of Spanish pop. The first one, Kaka de Luxe, originated in a collective punk, which belonged to Alaska and Fernando Márquez "El Zurdo ". Both were the core of an initiative that published their only album in June 1978. Continuing her career, we should speak of the group Los Pegamoides, which brought together Alaska, Carlos Berlanga and Nacho Canut, a trio who were soon joined by Ana Curra, keyboard player, and Eduardo Benavente, battery. They released their debut album in 1982 and after this group disbanded. With the group Alaska y Dinarama they would record the LP "Canciones profanas" (1983) and a year later their second album, "Deseo carnal". Alaska and Nacho eventually form their own group, Fangoria, with a new proposal that is oriented towards a more experimental electronic sound. The first album, "Salto mortal" (1990), involved the collaboration of prominent artists. Over the years they would create their own label, Metal Sonic Disco, and rented a house in Madrid where they set up a recording, studio with which they published their following works. Since 1999, although not published more with their own label, they continued their trajectory, being able to stand out albums like "Una temporada en el infierno", produced by Carlos Jean, "Naturaleza muerta" (2001), "Arquitectura efímera" (2004) or more recently "Cuatricomia" (2013)
Recordings: Un día cualquiera en Vulcano S.E.P. 3.0 (1995); Interferencias (1998); Una temporada en el infierno (1999); Naturaleza muerta (2001); Arquitectura efímera (2004); El extraño viaje (2006); Absolutamente (2009); El paso trascendental del vodevil a la astracanada (2010); Cuatricromía (2013).

Ornella Guidi

(Milano 23 Gennaio 1944) Pianista, Compositrice e Musicologa. Ottiene il Diploma Universitario di „Paleografia e Filologia Musicale‟ presso l‟Università di Pavia nel 1979. Titolare della cattedra di Storia della musica alla Civica Scuola di Musica di Sesto San Giovanni. Insegna pianoforte principale da molti anni nella scuola di Musica del circolo “Il Quartiere”, ove ha lavorato tra l‟altro come concertista. Si è esibita come solista a Milano, ed ovunque nella Lombardia.Tra le sue opere. Arabesca per flauto solo (1987); Divertimento per due chitarre (1990); Frammento per nastro magnetico (1991); Quartetto per flauto, oboe, clarinetto, fagotto (1993); Quando il cielo contemplo e la luna per voce femminile e pianoforte (1993); Alyssum per pianoforte (1994).