Nataša Tomić

(born in Ruma, Serbia, 20th century), singer and songwriter. She founded the ethno-pop band Vrelo in Ruma in 1999. For the first four years Vrelo explored, studied and performed Serbian folklore material, but since 2003 they combine traditional music with other modern music and stage forms. Lyrics of songs are based on the motifs of folk music of Serbs and other Slavic people from Xll to XlX century. Nataša Tomić and other members of Vrelo worked with director Emir Kusturica in two projects: soundtrack for the film “Life is a Miracle” (2003) and punk opera “Time of the Gypsies” (2007). After entering BBC`s The Next Big Thing 2007 Vrelo was chosen among over 2500 performers from 88 countries to play in London at Maida Vale studio and won 2nd place of this prestigeous competition. The first album of Vrelo was published in 2008 by PGP RTS.

Contact: www.vrelomusic.com

Outi Tarkiainen

Outi Tarkiainen (7/02/1985, Rovaniemi, Finland) holds a Master of Music degree from the Sibelius-Academy majoring in jazz composition. Her compositions include big band, chamber and vocal music as well as works for jazz soloist, chamber orchestra and numerous arrangements. Her compositions and arrangements have been performed in many European countries and in the United States. On September 2011 she was visiting composer-conductor for the Swedish Norrbotten Big Band for a concert tour in Sweden and on March 2008 for Big Band RTV Slovenija in Ljubljana. In summer 2008 she won the first prize on the international Jazzverk big band composition competition in Sweden with her work Oglütz. Her works have been recorded by Umo Jazz Orchestra and The Metropole String Orchestra. From autumn 2010 she has continued her composition studies in the composition department of Sibelius Academy with Veli-Matti Puumala as her teacher.

www.fimic.fi/fimic/tarkiainen+outi

Paula Traver Navarro

(born on 8th December 1980 in Burriana, Spain). Composer, pianist and teacher. She obtained the Higher Degrees in Composition and Piano at the Conservatory of Music. Subsequently took courses with Sánchez-Verdú, Jean-Claude Risset and Alberto Posadas. She perfected her compositional technique with Leonardo Balada. She also has a degree in Humanities with Honours Thesis, University Jaume I (Castellon). Her composition "Ciclo del agua" was selected by the Huihuihuimúsica SGAE contest, to be premiered in Valencia by Carlos Amat and recorded. In November 2010, the Provincial de Castellón devoted a monograph on her work, where three compositions for chamber ensemble were premiered. Other electronic and solo works were also heard in Ontinyent, Rafelbunyol and Burriana and broadcast on British radio at 102.5FM Sound Art, Hildegard to Hildegard of Ariane Dealunois program. In 2010 she premiered her work "Samarkanda" in the Palau de Valencia. Her publications include the book "El ruido como recurso expresivo en la composición musical", edited by Piles, several scores published in La Mà de Guido, as well as two books on the painter Traver Road. She has been a professor at the Conservatory of Lliria, in the Cultural Center Rafel Marti de Viciana (Burriana), Joaquin Rodrigo Conservatory (Sagunto) and she currently teaches at Union Musical Santa Cecilia Conservatory (Onda).
Selected Works: Samarkanda, band; Geometric Figures, cl, pf; Père Lachaise, pf; Dante según Galileo, fl, live electr; Desarmonías, pf, electr; Agnostic Messe, choir, solists, orchestra; Hades Lacrimosae, wind quintet; Tombatossals, Bufanúvols i Arrancapins, cello, pf; A la Luna, s, pf; El ciclo del agua, pf.

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