Ilaria Pastore

(Milano, 11 Gennaio 1980) chitarrista, cantante, cantautrice. Studia chitarra con Andrea Vendramin e Walter Lupi e canto, prima con il soprano Maria Consoli ed in seguito con Debora Quattrini e Daniela Panetta. Si avvicina inizialmente alla musica rock quale realtà suburbane, prima con il gruppo “Libera Diffusione Energetica”, poi con collaborazioni di vario tipo, anche nella scena punk per poi approdare alla musica acustica. Impegnata nel progetto “Ilaria Pastore Trio”, con il quale ha vinto il concorso Dbmusiczone 2006, ha partecipato a numerose manifestazioni come l‟Arezzo Wave Festival del 2006; e ha vinto il concorso Liberi Gruppi indetto da Radio Popolare Network. Tra le sue composizioni: Miele, La chiamano notte, Occhi lucidi, I passi avanti, Musa.

Iluminada Pérez Frutos

(born on 19th February 1972 in Gerona, Spain). Composer. Iluminada Pérez Frutos began her artistic career at the Badajoz Conservatorio Superior de Música¸ where she studied Guitar, Piano, Voice and Music Theory. She subsequently completed her studies in composition at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música "Victoria Eugenia" in Granada where the jury awarded her Premio Extraordinario Fin de Carrera. She is a graduate in business studies in accounting at the University of Extremadura. In 2008, she obtained her diploma in advanced studies from the University of Granada. She has completed postgraduate courses at the University of Alcalá de Henares and is completing her doctorate at the University of Granada. Her music has premiered at prestigious international forums and she has led conferences in different locations in Spain (Málaga, Granada, Cádiz, Badajoz, etc.). She currently teaches at the Conservatorio Superior de Música 'Victoria Eugenia' in Granada.
Selected Works: "AL-ALZHAR. Aromas de leyenda", pf; "Scens of dawnn", 2011, fl, cl, pf, vl, vlc; "Sobre el Tapiz del Arpa"; "Luz Cenital", fl, cl, perc, pf, vl, vlc; "El viento nos llevará", 2011, fl in G; "Aleph", 2012, voice (mezzo), perc, pf, vl, vlc; "Metáforas de Cristal", 2012, cb; "El Tiempo y el Permufe", 2012/2013, cl basso in Sib, perc; "The Sound of Silence", 2013, Ensemble Percussion (one player), pf, harpsichord, vl I, vl II, vla, vlc, double bass; "Música del audio-libro "Eres tú" (2013/2014), fl in C/G; Saxo (alto, tenor, bar, bajo); 2 perc; pf/celesta; mezzo-soprano, vl, vlc.
Awards: First prize in Unna International Female-Composers Library (Germany, 2008); Third prize in Kazimierz Serocki 11th International Composers' Competition (Poland, 2008); Second prize in the "Pablo Sorozábal" international competition for composition (Spain, 2003); The Centro para la Difusión de la Música Contemporánea prize in the framework of Encuentro de Composición Musical Injuve (Spain, 2005); Finalist at the 24th Alea III International Composition Competition (Boston, 2006)

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Irena Popović

(Belgrade, 3rd September, 1977), studied composition in the Faculty of Music in Belgrade with Srđjan Hofman, and continued at the Mozarteum, in Salzburg, with Reinhardt Febel. She has written music for many jazz and improvised music festivals, worked as a vocalist and pianist, and is actively engaged in creating improvisational music within specific workshops with theatrical troupes. She has directed and organized concerts and events including the creation of a successful stage adaptation of Schoenberg‟s Pierrot lunaire, in 1998, in Belgrade, for the Composers Platform. She is the founder of the group Preradjivacka industrija muzickog materijala (music material processing industry), coordinating performers and composers who work in different environments and blending various forms of artistic expression, developing them into moving music-poetry theatre. Within her group, a special section is devoted to the growing vocal-cultural artistic society of women, with the title Oh, meine liebe Constanze, which cherishes and presents women‟s creativity. Her works include: MA TA for string orchestra (2002), Zmijski car koji je pojeo slona (Boa constrictor who ate an elephant) for symphony orchestra (2002), Tango for jungrau for za 12 instruments and a voice (2005), chamber opera Mozart, luster, lustik or ten pieces with singing similar to opera for narrator, two sopranos, chamber choir, chamber ensemble and rock band (2006), Dodole for voice, old instrument and chamber ensemble (2007), Music installation-opera for take-away Balkan Panic for voice and chamber ensemble (2006).