|Posted by innersound on August 6, 2013 at 3:15 PM|
Cecilia Arditto (Buenos Aires, 1966)
"I studied music at the Conservatorio Julián Aguirre, Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Música Contemporánea (CEAMC) and Conservatory of Amsterdam (cum laude); I took composition lessons in Argentina with Gabriel Valverde and Mariano Etkin; analysis with Margarita Fernandez among others. Traveling a lot since then and seeing the world, my music always comes back to my first teachers.
Even though I have not met them, I consider Luigi Nono, Robert Bresson, and Cesar Aira my influences.It is difficult to see those influences in my language, but it is for sure a powerful influence in the genesis of my music ideas, specially the non-musicians.
I’ve been moving around missing my home town, Temperley, for a while. Prizes and stipendia: First Composition Prize CCRR-CEAMC 1996, "Buenos Aires No Duerme¨ Prize 1998, Mention Concurso Radio Clásica, Concurso de Composición CEAMC-Arditti String Quartet, Antorchas Scholarship for two consecutive years, Fondo Nacional de las Artes Prize, etc. My music was selected for the "3rd Forum International de Jeunes Compositeurs de l'Ensemble l'Aleph, France, the "Boswil International Composition Seminar", Switzerland and the "Music at the Anthology Festival" in New York for two editions. I was granted a residential grant at the Camargo residence for artists in France to work in my chamber opera "The daughter of the sorceress..." a project together with visual artist Luciana Arditto. I was guest composer at the Udk, Berlin in two opportunities, and I was granted comissions from the NFPK, Holland, where I actually live since 2002. For the coming year I was invited to Borealis festival in Norway and Festival Rümlingen in Switzerland.
My music has been performed in Latin-American, USA and Europe
I am actually involved in research on music theater with my own foundation, Stichting planB, a multidisciplinary platform of international artists based on Holland. We think that research within the frame of concrete productions are two complementary aspects of the same movement. Also, we strongly believe that working in the context of an affinity group, bring isolated voices into a more consistent music language."