Jacqueline Ozanne

(resident in France), composer. She divides her time between teaching (currently a course of musical analysis at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Lyon) and composition, mainly Ligys electroacoustic studio she founded with other composers. She is particularly interested in new sound dramaturgy, the poetic potential of sounds and their transformations. This area is enriched by the confrontation with the world of instrumental sounds, driven by collaboration with instrumentalists "explorers". Moreover, composition for theater, dance, image (and lately art) opens the door to further research and other artistic complicity.

Julide Özçelik

Singer, songwriter was born in Istanbul, Turkey 1980. She began her musical education in the pop music department of Müjdat Gezen Arts Center. She graduated in 1998 having studied with such pop veterans as Selmi Andak, Melih Kibar and Hakan Şensoy, who are among the most outstanding composers and arrangers of Turkish pop music. She was admitted that same year to İstanbul Bilgi University’s music department on a full scholarship. There she was taught vocal technique by Nükhet Ruacan, Randy Esen and Yıldız İbrahimova; she also had the opportunity to study harmony, singing and classical Turkish music under musicians such as Can Kozlu, İmer Demirer, Selen Gülün, Donovan Mixon, Ricky Ford and Timur Selçuk. She had her debut album "Jazz Istanbul Vol. 1" released in early 2008 in which she sang her own songs and interpreted Anatolian folk songs in Turkish jazz forms.


Karen Odrobna Gerardi

Karen Odrobna Gerardi (20/08/1975, Rome, Italy) has finished her musical studies in Piano and Composition at the National Conservatory of Perugia (with Stefano Ragni and Edgar Alandia). She obtained a Degree in Philosophy with a Thesis about Luigi Nono’s Prometeo and she was student at the Darmstadt Ferienkursen with M. Stroppa, I. Mundry and B. Ferneyhough. She was winner at the XXX° International Prize “V. Bucchi” (Rome, 2007) with Se un violoncello diventa albero, at the I° International Prize “J. Villa Rojo” (Madrid, 2009) with Sur le bout de la langue and the honour mention at I° International Prize “Audire Musica delle Sfere” (Asti, 2012) with Che ‘l giardin dello ‘mperio sia.... Her chamber and symphonic compositions had been performed in many festivals and musical seasons in Italy and other countries. Her compositions are published by EMEC (Madrid), Fondazione V. Bucchi (Rome) and Taukay Editions (Udine).

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