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Name Patricia Martinez
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Profile Winner of the composition life grant from Buenos Aires City Government and The 2015 American House Prize, Patricia Martinez (b. 1973) is a prominent active Argentinian composer, interdisciplinary artist, and performer. Her works has emerged, in part, from an experimental process of `stripping-down,` which involves a degree of risk-taking, in that the resulting music is left somewhat vulnerable in terms of its expressive identity. She thinks any sound dimension is unequivocally connected to its stage/performance aspect and internally constructed with interdisciplinary living organic entities as inner-materials.
Ensembles and performers who have played Patricia’s music include Arditti, The Jack. José White String Quartets, C2, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, the Bang on a Can Ensemble; SurPlus Ensemble, Seth Josel Trio, ACME Ensemble, Staatstheater Darmstadt Ensemble, Stanford New Music Ensemble, Cepromusic Ensemble, Experimenta chamber orchestra, Encuentros Ensemble, Seraphim, Compañía Oblicua, La Nada, Zhéffiro, Quinteto Latino, Fractus, LV, Kaparilo and the Orkest de Ereprijs.
Her works received awards including the most important recognitions of her country and abroad: 1st Municipal Prize; 1st Prize Casa de las Américas/House of America 2015 (Cuba); selected at the 2015 International Music Theatre Competition / Staatstheater Darmstadt / Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt (IMD); Gold Medal - Award of Excellence as composer, Global Music Awards (U.S.); 1st Prize at the 3rd International Young Composers` Meeting (Gaudeamus-Holland); 1st Prize Francisco Kröpfl /SADAIC (Argentina Society of Music Composers and Authors); 1st Prize IBERMUSICAS-IBERESCENA (Ibero-America); 1st Prize National Composition Competition Juan Carlos Paz; 1st Prize Toda La Data Competition; 2nd Prize Diffusion (University of Limerick-Ireland); 1st Prize, Latin American Meeting of Composers Ceibo; 2nd Prize at the International Composers Tribune of The UNESCO (TRINARG); Prize 80 MUNDOS Label; 2nd Prize at SonoImagenes Competition; Residence Prix at the International Competition of Electroacoustic Music/Bourges (France); selected at the 60 seconds Piano Composition Competition /ParisNewMusicReview; Mention at Pierre Schaeffer International Competition of Computer Music (Italy); Finalist, American Prize (USA, 2013); Maurice Ravel Prize for orchestra composition (Italy); and 1st Prize at the III Biennial of Young Art (Arg, 1993).
Fellowships, grants and commissions that Patricia has received include those from: IRCAM, VCCA/UNESCO-Aschberg; Yvar Mikhashoff Trust For New Music Foundation; National Fund of the Arts, International Commission Competition for Cello and Harp; University of Quilmes Postgraduate Fellowship; Stanford University Graduate Fellowship; Luigi Russolo International Competition; American Composer Forum; Experimental Center of the Colon Theater; Antorchas Foundation; Theater Municipal General San Martin; De Ereprijs Ensemble; Culture Fund BA; Icosaedre Dance Company, Program for creators from Ibero-America-FONCA (México); She worked at the electroacoustic Studios: LIEM (Madrid), GMEB, IRCAM, CESARE (France), CCRMA (U.S), ARTE11, UNQ.
Recently highlights includes the premiered of interdisciplinary diptych Short sleep, commissioned and produced at the Experimental Center of Colón Theater (CETC, Arg.) with four sold out performances and successful press reviews; the premier of Beyond at the Place of Fine Arts (México DF) by Iber-dance/Music and The frozen little girl, a chamber opera commissioned and premiered during the 48th Ferienkurse für Neue Musik Darmstadt, that was selected to be fully produced at the Recoleta Cultural Center in the 2017 season.
Patricia’s works has been performed at: MATA Festival NY, New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival; Bang on a can summer institute; MASS MoCA; Center for New Music; Florida Festival of Electroacoustic Music (U.S); Yjsebreker; Classical:NEXT (Holland); Festival Synthese; Symposium of Computer Music, Electronic Language International Festival/FILE/Hypersonica; Days of electroacoustic music (Ur); ISCM World Music Days (U.K.); IRCAM Forum (Kainan University, Taiwan); Thom Theater (South Africa); Festival in Real Time (Colombia); Tsonami Festival; MUSLAB International Festival; Manuel Enríquez International Forum of New Music; Ensemble IBER Danza-Música (Palace of Fine Arts, México D.F.); Colón Theater; Sonoimágenes International Festival; Contemporary Music Festival at the San Martín Theater; she has been the featured guest composer at the International Festival New Music for the Memory; Experimenta International Festival (Arg/Chile); International Festival of Experimental Music/FIME (Brazil); Mittersill Composers` Forum (Österreich); FUSION Festival (Costa Rica); Goethe Institut (Peru).
She was artistic director, founder member and performer of different new music and experimental ensembles in Buenos Aires, Paris and Virginia, since 1990. She is member and organizer of FASE (non-profit organization of artistic policies. She is jury member at the National Composition Competition Juan Carlos Paz (National Endowment for the Arts) since 2015. Her works were published by Melos Editions, Babel Scores, Casa de las Américas; Innova, Wergo, 80 Mundos and Ein Klan Records.
Patricia is currently a professor of Composition IV at the Superior Conservatory of Music from Buenos Aires City “Astor Piazzolla”. She holds a Doctoral and a Master degree in Music Composition from Stanford University, where Brian Ferneyhough was her advisor. She studied at the Municipal Conservatory of Buenos Aires, Quilmes University and completing the Annual Course in Computer Music (IRCAM). She taught composition at Stanford University; National Conservatory of Lima, University of Costa Rica, UNQ, FNA.