Nelly Pouget

(born in 1955, Burgundy, Dijon, France), saxophonist, jazz woman, composer. She studied saxophone at the conservatory with Jean-Marie Londeix. In a preoccupation of a big liberation in creation and expression, she realised performances on the movement, voice, space, builds musical instruments, works for children’s theatre, lived in Africa, Europe. She essentially presents her own creations motivated by current events, and nourished by her spiritual quest. She started to lead in 1982 with Sunny Murray 1991 CD Le Dire, in 1992 Jazz Festival Dudelange Luxembourg, Foyer Boris Vian Les-Ulis, Maubel Galabru Theater Paris, Espace 1789 St-Ouen. She led a Duo with the Belgium drummer Micheline Pelzer from 1993 to 1995 Tourcoing Jazz Festival, A M R Geneva Switzerland, Bern Switzerland, Tours France, Mont de Marsan France, Bruges and Thorout Belgium. In 1993, she played with Horace Tapscott and led a septet for the second CD Le Vivre with Andrew Cyrille, Michel Godard, Gérard Siracusa, Kent Carter, Jean-François Jenny-Clark. In 1994, she lived in Los Angeles and played at the 'World Stage' with Horace Tapscott, David Bryant, Darryl Moore, '5th Street Dick's' played with Nat Morgan and met Vinny Golia. In 1995, she led an international quartet with James Lewis, Noah Rosen and Makoto Sato. On Junes 15th 1996, a music video of this quartet was realised live at the Procreart Paris. In 1997, she recorded with Marilyn Crispell a new CD Le Voir. In 1998, she led a Duo with Sunny Murray Francfort Festival, played in Solo at the Contemporary Art Center of Vassivière. In 1999, she played in solo at the Culture Center of Limoges, Europa Jazz Festival of Le-Mans, recorded her first solo CD Fraîcheur Cuivrée.
Recordings: 1999, Fraîcheur Cuivrée Nelly Pouget, CD, K7 audio, K7 vidéo pal et sécam ref HL 27999 Minuit Regards; 1997, Le Voir Nelly Pouget, CD, K7 ref LS 27972 Minuit Regards; 1996, Nelly Pouget Quartet Live at Procreart Paris, Videomusic ref MH 27296 Minuit Regards; 1993, Le Vivre Nelly Pouget, CD, LP ref LH 27292 Minuit Regards; 1991, Le Dire Nelly Pouget, CD ref FH 17282 Minuit Regards.
Distributors: French DAM, IMPRO JAZZ, japanese Y T T, german OPEN DOOR, U S A CADENCE, Belgian LOWLAND.

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Nina Perović

(born in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 20th century) composer. After completing the Secondary Music School in Kotor, Montenegro, she entered The Academy of Music in Cetinje in 2004. Having received two Degrees of Bachelor (Piano and Composition) and two Specialization Degrees (Piano teaching training and Composition) from respective departments of the Academy and she went on to do her Master studies in Composition in Slovenia, as an exchange student. She is currently doing postgraduate studies in Composition (Master Degree) at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana. Her compositions have been performed in Italy, Slovenia, Montenegro and Serbia.
Awards: The Best Academy Student Award, 2006-2007; The Best Academy Student Award, 2007-2008; The Best Student of Arts of Montenegrin University; Basileus Scholarship (Erasnmus Mundus Partnership), 2009-2010; Slovenian State Scholarship, 2010-2011
Selected works: Luna for mixed choir; Montenegrian Rhapsody for small orchestra; Gusle for string quartet; Some people for 17 instruments 

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Pia Palme

(born in 1957, in Vienna, resident in Vienna), composer. She studied recorder, oboe and music theory. In 1980 she graduated with an artistic diploma for recorder from today’s Konservatorium Wien University. In 1989, she studied improvisation at Naropa University in Colorado. She also graduated from the Vienna University of Technology (in 1985) as Mag.a of descriptive geometry. Until 1997 she worked as a classical oboist and recorder player, after which she reoriented herself artistically towards experimental music, contemporary music and electronics. Since 2001 she has composed and improvised music, as well as mounted performances. She works as a soloist and in ensembles and develops musical projects for specific performance locations in order to discover their “genius loci” in each place; she composes in close cooperation with musician and also creates interdisciplinary works. She has developed a refined set of new instruments by directly combining sub-bass recorders by Kung and electronics, as well as using microphones in a special way. She makes music with “aerophones”, sub-bass tubes which are playable independent of a space, thanks to the balanced feedback techniques used.
Works: Orchidee, solo (CD, extraplatte 2006), Subitized with JSX und Kazuhisa Uchihashi (CD, ein_klang_records 2007), Who only Stand and Wait (homage to Jacob van Eyck), collaboration with Yoshie Maruoka (2007).
Performances: “Busting Olifant”, duet with electric Indigo (since 2007), Batyscaph, duet with contraforte player Robert Buschek (2008), Ortung des Paradieses (Locating Paradise ) for ensemble and voice after texts by the artist of the Maria Gugging Psychiatric Clinic (premiered 2008).
Awards: Austrian State Scholarship for Composition (2008)

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