Watch Sandris Murins interview with a new music composer from Peru, Macri Cáceres on her music and Peruvian new music landscape. She is a composer and performer of mixed and electronic music, improviser, builder of ceramic flutes, creator of sound spaces and poetry. Her music seeks to integrate the stages of construction of the instruments and the subsequent manipulation of the sound elements in electronic environments as a single creative process. She is producer and curator of the Virtual Meeting of Female Latin American Composers, founding member of Musuq non-profit organization, an entity dedicated to the promotion of new music made by young composers in Peru, part of RETAMA, the first group of Peruvian female composers and member of RedcLa, Network of Latin American Female Composers.

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source: Macri Cáceres

Watch my interview with Indonesian composer Patrick Hartono. His art and musical interest are to use technology and scientific approaches as creative tools. He is also interested in 3-D sound spatialisation, analog/digital synthesis, psychoacoustic, visual music. Most of his works use the sound of Indonesian traditional music instruments, computer-generated sound/images, field recordings; transformed, rearranged, modulated by mathematical rules, real-time interaction, and controlled random operations. His music has been internationally performed at the festival, conference, and venue such as YCMF, WOCMAT, Sound Bridge Festival, ZKM, IRCAM, NYCEMF, Sines and Square, ACL, Sonorities Festival, Salihara, ICMC, Gaudeamus, ACMC, BEAST, CCRMA, and many more.

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source: www.patrickhartono.com

Watch my interview with Colombian composer and interdisciplinary sound artist Ana María Romano Gómez. Her creative interests center around acoustic and electroacoustic media and participation in interdisciplinary projects involving contemporary dance, videodance, performance and live arts. Her creative interests stem in the intersection of gender, sound and technology, listening, soundscape, noise, experimentation, improvisation, cyberspace, body and the political dimension of the creative. Her artistic works have been featured in festivals in Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Cuba, Chile, China, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, United States and Uruguay. Currently, she teaches at Universidad El Bosque and is the director of Festival En Tiempo Real, event dedicated to the encounter between sound and technology with a gender focus.

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Watch my interview with Venezualian composer Adina Izarra who is currently living in Ecuador. She is presently composing with live electronics and live visuals. She has a duo with Rubén Riera, who plays plucked early music instruments, and the guitar. They both do remixes of early music, and also their own compositions. She teaches at University of the Arts in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

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Watch my interview with contemporary music composer Rama Gottfried on his piece Animism. It is musical piece where video puppetry is used to create scenes of life performed by objects in a miniature set filmed live on-stage, whose movements and forms are analyzed in realtime by a computer vision algorithm and the instrumentalists of the Ensemblekollektiv.

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Rama Gottfried aims to explore the web of relations that connect humans and the other animate and inanimate entities that surround us.His works have been featured at Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival, MaerzMusik, SPOR, Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik, MATA, Klangwerkstatt, Rainy Days, and Ultima festivals, among others, and he has created sound installations for the Berliner Congress Center, Complice, Mino Washi Paper Museum, Stadtbad-Wedding, and Pacific Basin Building.

Source: Rama Gottfried