Patricia Martínez - Volar / To fly

Workshop performance video

Volar / to fly is a piece that explores the stretching and elasticity of portions of time. Each moment is a unit that is connected with specific temporal macro and micro proportions. Each material/sound is a texture in progression. The indication of character for the performers is: “vertiginous, without touching the earth”, just fly.

Composer: Patricia Martínez

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Patricia Martinez (1973, AR/ES) is an active composer, interdisciplinary artist and performer, working and multi-awarded internationally for 28 years. Her creative and research interests are focused on new music composition and interdisciplinary projects, specially contemporary music theatre, new opera, symphonic and chamber works, computer music, improvisation, choreography-composition and video art. She creates music as a multidimensional expression about the “impossible”: that something that magically shows up, but overflows any artistic language to interconnect them organically into a spiritual, immeasurable and poetical new music-staging dimension, addressing an unsettling examination about loss and suffering.

Her works received awards including: Recommendation Award, International Eisenacher Bach Composition Prize 2020 (DE); selected, First International Music Theatre Competition / Staatstheater Darmstadt / Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt (2015); Prizewinner, “12 Minutes for Moniuszko”-International Stanisław Moniuszko Composers’ Competition for a Micro-Opera (PL); 2nd Prize, International Composition Competition NEW NOTE 2019 (Cr); 2nd Prize, Musicworks' 2019 Electronic Music Composition Contest (CA); 2st Prize, American (US) and 2019/2015 Casa de las Méricas Prize (CU).

Patricia’s works has been performed at: Donaueschinger Musiktage; ACHT BRÜCKEN | Musik für Köln; Darmstadt Ferienkurse; Music Current; Colón Theatre; Mittersill Composers' Forum; NYEMF; MATA Festival, MISE-EN Music Festival; Festival Synthese; ISCM World Music Days; IRCAM Forum; Polish National Opera or Colón Theatre.

Patricia is artistic director and founder of Compañía Helada of new opera. She is professor of composition at UNQ, CSMCBA and UNAM. She holds a Doctoral and a MA degree in Composition (Stanford University) and completed the Annual Course in Computer Music (IRCAM).