Mercedes Zavala

Was born in Madrid in 1963. She studied piano and composition at the Madrid Music Conservatory. She has been Malcolm Singer pupil (Guildhall School teacher and headmaster of Yehudi Menuhin School at London), a main figure in her development like composer. She teaches at Madrid Conservatory analysis, harmony, counterpoint and composition and XXth century music. She has made researches on african music, travelling to Senegal in 1996 to study percussion with professor N’Diaye. In 1997 she graduated in Philosophy, studying after a postgraduate related to Aesthetics. She belongs since 2002 to the Instituto de Investigaciones Feministas, at Complutense University in Madrid (Institute for Feminist Research), being active in diffusion of Women Music. From 2007 to 2010 she was in charge of Spanish Women in Music Society.


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Mercedes Zavala Gironés

(born on 27th December 1963 in Madrid, Spain). Composer, pianist and teacher. She studied piano and composition at the Madrid Music Conservatory. She has been a pupil of Malcolm Singer pupil (Guildhall School teacher and headmaster of Yehudi Menuhin School at London), who was a main figure in her development as a composer. At the Madrid Conservatory she teaches analysis, harmony, counterpoint and composition and XXth century music. She has done research on African music, travelling to Senegal in 1996 to study percussion with professor N'Diaye. In 1997 she graduated in Philosophy, studying after a postgraduate related to Aesthetics. Since 2002 she has belonged to the Instituto de Investigaciones Feministas, at Complutense University in Madrid (Institute for Feminist Research), being active in diffusion of Women's Music. From 2007 to 2010 she was in charge of the Spanish Women in Music Society.
Selected Works (2013): El arpa y la sombra, arp; La Reynaldo, 2 cemb; None of us, contralto o mezzo, cl, pf; None of us, bar, cl, pf; Exilia-dos, cl sib, trb; Exilio 2 para oboe (Tantos pies y tan poco camino).
Selected Recordings: Miranda (1991) in Giochi e Riflessi del '900, L'infanza en Musica, CD by Antonietta Loffredo, piano, in Phoenix Music PH 08137 Austria 2008; El hilo y la trama (1999), for flute orchestra, CD by et Nederlands Fluitorkest/Jorge Caryevschi; La Apoteosis nocturna de Andoar (CD). INJUVE (Instituto de la Juventud), 2001; Remanso (2008), for string orchestra (CD) in Classic World Sound 2010.

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Mia Zabelka

(born and resident in Vienna), composer. Mag.a art Zabelka studied violin, composition, electro-acoustic music, musicology and journalism. She developed experimental improvisation techniques with electric violin and voice and has explored the relationship between body, gesture, sound and space. Electronic devices and computers serve to create expanded sound spectra. She has given numerous multimedia performances and concert in Europe, the USA and USSR. Zabelka has received commissions for steirischer herbst, Jeunesse, Wiener Festwochen, Bonner Tage für Neue Musik, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Inventionen Berlin, New Music America, Vienna Konzerthaus Society, De Ijsbreker Amsterdam, ORF Kunstradio, GRAZ2003.
From 1995 to 2000 she directed the Klangturm St.Pölten. In 2002 she founded “colophony circuit”, with electric indigo. In 2003 Mia Zabelka founded One Night Band.
Publications: Elektronische Musik. 2 Tonband und .., Sandblasting Solace (LP, Amadeo 1988); Post Paradise with Pauline Oliveros, Alvin Curran &  One night Band (CD Angellab 2004), Embodiment, Mia Zabelka One Night Band. (cd extraplatte 2007).
Performances: Mondecho (Moon echo), Zeitfluss/Salzburg Festival (1997); Engelspfad (Angel’s Path) sound and media installation (Vienna 1998-2003), Post Paradise, Vienna Konzerthaus Society, ORF Kunstradio, Cafè Prückel (Vienna 2003)
Awards: Prix Ars Electronica (Linz, 1988, 1993,1994)

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