Meeting of composers, musicians, friends, students, teachers.

The coexistence of different interests, different needs but one common denominator: the dissatisfaction of our environment or reality. This was the starting point of our motivation to drift towards the creation of the Meeting of Composers.

Meeting from the experiences, music, art, everyday. Share making music, talk, make it sound, and then get together with those who are enthusiastic in living this experience.

 

PABLO ARANDA

Was born in Chile in 1960. From the beginning he showed a real flair for music that develops in an autodidactic way until 1981. That year he joined Pedagogy  in Universidad Matropolitana de Ciencias de la Educación. After that he begins to study Composition at Art Faculty of the University of Chile and, with a DAAD scholarship he continues advanced studies in composition at Musikhochschule Köln in Germany.

From1997, he has carried out an important and productive pedagogic work at Music Institute of Catholic University of Chile and at Art Faculty of University of Chile , training  young composers  that have an important musical presence in Chile: Daniel Osorio, Álvaro Núñez, Antonio Carvallo, Andrés Núñez, Francisco Silva, Raúl Díaz, Juan Pablo Orrego, Manuel Contreras, Fernando Munizaga, Rodrigo Aguirre and Rodrigo Herrera, among others.

Some of his recent and significant works in which the composer recognizes a linguistic advance (an attempt to create movement based in gestures with plasticity) are:

 

  • Ale” for piano
  • Oir-d” for violin
  • Da” for two flutes
  • Parfhe” for orchestra (premiered by the Chile Symphony Orchestra conducted by Rodolfo Fisher)
  • Ivree” for violin and orchestra
  • Frango” for flute

In 2009, a new creative situation for him has been the “Sonorous Actions” composition for the play “Bajo Hielo” by Falk Richter, under the direction of the actress and director Heidrun Breier.

In 1994 he was awarded by the “Stipendienpreis” at 37ª Darmstadt Summer Course  by his piece “Tres Micropiezas” In Chile he has received FONDART prize in many opportunities. In 2005 by the support of Goethe Institute he traveled as a “Visitant Artist” to Berlin, Paris, Saarbrucken, Cologne and Darmstadt to meet the following composers: Johannes Fritsch, Theo Brandmüller, Emmanuel Nunes, Carola Bauckholt, Helmut Lachenmann and Ensemble Musikfabrik and Zwischentönen.

In 2003 he won a FONDART prize to publish the compact disc entitled “Pablo Aranda, Nueve Composiciones de Cámara”.

He is the creator and organizer of the Biennal International Meeting of Composers in Chile from 2004.

From 2000 he is the conductor of Ensemble Taller de Música Contemporánea UC . This Ensemble has performed many concerts and has premiered Chilean and foreign music in Chile.  In February 2008 and under support of DIRAC of Foreign Department of Chile they carry out a tour in Germany (Ravensburg, Münich, Oldenburg and Cologne), performing works from Alejandro Guarello, Gustavo Becerra, Fernando García, Cirilo Vila, Francisco Silva, Andrés Núñez and Álvaro Núñez. Ramón Gorigoitía, Andrés Ferrari and Pablo Aranda.

 

FERNANDA ORTEGA

Was born in Santiago of Chile. She studied piano at Music Institute of the Catholic University of Chile with Professor Frida Conn. In 2004 she got the Région Ile –de-France scholarship that was given by the France Embassy in Chile in order to carry out advanced studies at Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, France, that were continued until 2008  thanks to Presidente de la Republica del Gobierno de Chile scholarship. From 2008 to 2009 she carried out Contemporary Piano Pedagogy advance studies with Alberto Rosado at Conservatorio Superior de Música de Salamanca in Spain, thanks to  a Fondo de Fomento de la Música Nacional scholarship. Furthermore, she took the Contemporay Piano Peagogy course with Martin Joste at Conservatoire Gabriel Fauré des Lilas in France.

In 2005 and 2007 she attended to a Contemporary Music Summer Courses at Acanthes Center in Metz, France thanks to an ACDA scholarship. There, she worked with pianists like Ian Pace, Sigfried Mauser, Florent Boffard, Roger Muraro and she attended to the workshops and lectures given by Brian Ferneyhough, Wolfgang Rihm, Marco Stroppa, Michael Jarre, Gyorgy Kurtag and Arditti String Quartet, among others.

In 2006 and 2007 she is a member of Ensemble Transversales 20.21 at National Conservatoire de Aubervillier-La Courneuve Region and there she worked together with Alain Damiens and Georges – Elie Octors.

In 2007 she took part in the premiere and recording of the Chilean composer Roque Rivas`”Splitting” with the Orquestre du Conservatoire National de Paris, under direction of Dominique My.

She also participated in the Summer Course of L’Academie de Musique et danze de La Lozère, in France and in 2008 at Darmstadt Summer Courses in Germany. She attended a course of piano and chamber music that was given by Helmut Lachenmann at Royal College of Music in London.

In Chile, from 2000, she is a co-founder and member of Ensemble Taller de Música Contemporánea UC with whom she has played in many concerts, festivals, recordings and, in 2008, a tour in Germany.

She has premiered and recorded many works by Chilean composers and, in the year 2002, she got a Fondart found to launch “Obras de Cámara” of Ensemble Taller de Música Contemporánea UC compact disc.

Nowadays she is studying Musicology at Art Magister in the Art Faculty of the University of Chile.

From 2004 she organizes the Biennial “International Meeting of Composers in Chile”.

 

 

ANDRÉS NÚÑEZ MORA

Was born in Santiago of Chile in 1981.  He studied composition at Music Institute of the Catholic University of Chile with Professor Pablo Aranda. In 2003 he got his University degree. He has attended master classes and composition workshops with Gabriel Brncic and Gabriel Valverde. Then he studied in the University of Chile, in the Art Magister program. In parallel he got courses on art, psychoanalysis, semiotics and cinema at Magister in Theory and Arts History at University of Chile. He published at “Revista de Cine” an essay called “Muerte en Venecia: el mirar y escuchar como experiencia cinematográfica

In the year 2006 he took part in the Second International Meeting of Composers as a member of the organization committee, position he has got until now.

In February 2008 he participates in the German tour of “Ensemble Taller de Música Contemporánea” (Ravensburg, Münich, Oldenburg and Cologne) in which “Alado” was performed (a work composed together with Alvaro Núñez Carbullanca). This piece arouse from the collective work of two friends and composers whom, through their individualities, propose the invention of a figure in collaboration.

In January 2009 he got his Art Magister with Musical Composition Mention’s degree with his thesis “IDRESI, el método como la deriva de un proceder tres obras de cámara para nueve instrumentos”.

In the second semester of 2009 he works together with the composers Juan Pablo Orrego and Francisco Silva in the first edition of “figura ediciones musicales” a manuscript scores publishing project that was financed by “Fondo de Fomento de la Música Nacional 2009”

From 2007 he is a Professor in the Music Pedagogy program at Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencias de la Educación.