Jimena Maldonado - Traversing Wires

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This piece is based on a photograph taken in St.Germain-de-Calberte, France. Each wire on the wall represents a note, and the players are (or aren’t) allowed to traverse through the wires or stay (or not stay) on the same wire. They transit the wires from right to left and the first player to get to the last wire on the left, finishes the piece.

Composer: Jimena Maldonado

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Jimena Maldonado (b.1988) is a Mexican composer based in The Hague. Having studied both Composition and Photography, she is interested in combining the two disciplines in order to achieve alternative forms of both composing and presenting her work. Experimenting with the relationship between music and visual elements, her work explores the way that they interact and influence each other, how this relationship affects the performers and ultimately, its impact not only the piece itself, but also the audience’s perception of it. Her work has been commissioned and performed in Mexico, The Netherlands, USA, Belgium, France, Australia, and the UK. Jimena completed a BA in Composition and Music Theory at the Research and Music Studies Centre (CIEM) in Mexico City and holds an MA in Composition from the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. She is currently pursuing a PhD at the Birmingham Conservatoire, with the support of CONACYT-FINBA (MX).


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