Adriana Sá

Transdisciplinary artist, performer composer-improviser. Adriana's philosophical principle is of a music intrinsically connected with light, movement, architecture, weather. She uses graphical scores. Adriana Sá has been developing and presenting her work around Europe, USA and Japan since 1998. Her residencies, installations and performances frequently unfold within non-conventional contexts, as well as within international festivals. Sa´s mode of work has been made possible through diverse grants, funding supports and commissions. Her practice is furthered by workshops, publications and audio-releases. She is also Professor at Escola Superior de Arte e Design / Instituto Politécnico de Leiria (multimedia, audio technology, drawing) since 2009.

Agneta Sköld

(born in Västerås, 1947, resident Västerås, Sweden), is a Swedish choir conductor and composer specialized in choir music. In 1991 she was appointed choir leader and assistant organist of Västerås Cathedral and in 2006 she became organist of Västerås Cathedral. She studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and graduated both as music teacher and choir leader in 1973 and as an organist in 1969. Between 1967 and 1976 Sköld sang in the Swedish Radio Choir and Chamber Choir, directed by Eric Ericson. Sköld has taught at the Ingesund School of Music at Karlstad University. She has worked as a church musician since 1978 and has been the director of Mariakören (The Maria choir) since 1991, which she has taken to international succes in numerous choir contests. Sköld holds chair number 15 in the Västmanland's Academy.
Selected works: 11 sånger for Coro-bi, pf, lyrics by different authors; Ave Maria, for Coro SA, org, text from Luk 1:28; Barnet föddes i ett stall, for mixed Coro, lyrics by Anon 15th century, elaboration Bror Samuelsson; Hodie Christus natus est, 2004, for Coro SA; I denna ljuva sommartid, for mixed Coro SSA; Jubilate Deo, for mixed Coro, text, mässordinariet; Kyrie - Gloria, for Coro SA, pf, text, Mässordinariet; Magnificat, 1988, for 4 Coro SA/Coro-bi, harp, vlc,Text: Luk 1:46; Nu löser solen sitt blonda hår, for mixed Coro, lyrics by Pär Lagerkvist; Sänd ditt ljus och din sanning, for mixed Coro, text Psalt 43:3.
Publications direction: Gehrmans Musikförlag
Awards, selection: 1998 appointed Swedish Choir Leader of the Year; 2003 Johannes Norrbymedaljen (The Johannes Norrby Medal); Gustaf Aulén award; Länsstyrelsens grant; the city of Västerås culture grant.

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Aleksandra Slađana Milošević

(Belgrade, 3 rd October, 1956), singer, composer and guitar player was a new wave icon in the eighties. She displayed musical talent at a very early age, so her parents enrolled her in music school to study pianoforte and violin at the age of five. As a teenager she performed in school bands, in the theatre and won her first prize at the Students Summer Festival in Maglaj in 1974. In 1976 she performed in the Soviet Union and even recorded a single Mikado for Melodia. When she returned to Serbia, she released Au, au that instantly became a hit song followed by others like Simpatija, Seksi dama, Amsterdam, making her one of the most distinguished representatives of the new wave. In 1983 she left for Germany where she published an album with the group Neutral Design, and recorded a duet with Dado Topić, Princeza. At the end of the eighties she transferred to the USA, worked in the financial sector and today lives between Belgrade and Los Angeles. She also graduated in the theory of jazz and guitar from the Berkelee College of Music. In recent years she has been especially active in promoting intellectual property rights within the Ars et Norma organisation. Her albums include: Mikado (1976), Au, au (1977), Baby (1978), Sexy lady (1978), Amsterdam (1979), Recept za ljubav (1981), Neutral design (1983), Samsara (1984), Princeza (1984), Fantastično putovanje (1985), Harmony (1998), Animal tested (2000), Metamorfoza compilation (2002), Fantastično putovanje CD+DVD (2008).