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Elisa Arciniegas-Pinilla

After professional Studies in Classical Music – Viola, at the Conservatorio de Música de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, with Anibal DosSantos Pestana (Viola soloist at the Orquesta Filarmónica de Bogotá), she obtains the DEM (Diplome d’Études Musicales) in Jazz and Improvised Music at the Conservatoire de Strasbourg (France) with Jean Daniel Hégé, and the Master of Arts - Specialized Musical Performance in Free Improvisation with Fred Frith and Alfred Zimmerlin at the Hochschule für Musik – Basel (Switzerland). The wide spectrum of her academic training gives her today the possibility to make of her musical career a crossbreeding artistic universe, with the intention of proposing new musical paths. In 2012, in company of 11 musicians, she presented in Strasbourg the concert “Cantos de nuestra América. De noirs, blancs et indios. Musiques de métisses”, an eclectic programme, going from traditional, to contemporary and jazz music of the American continent. For this concert she collaborated with the Chilean composer Javier Muñoz Bravo in the co-creation of the piece “El canto de las Moscas”, homonymous from the poems book of Maria Mercedez Carranza about the armed conflict in Colombia. In 2013, with the concert “Música Ambigua, Parafernalia sin Tiempo” in Basel, she proposed a mixed program of free improvisation, improvisation in traditional musics, and improvisation in contemporary music

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Press Quotes for her first album IMPROVISIBLE

“...A challenging and beautiful exploration of sounds and sonic energy.” (Eyal Hareuveni, All about Jazz)

“... Cette conversation entre instruments et environnements différents ouvre la porte à des échappées non prévues, à des combinaisons étranges...” (Nicolas Béniès)

“Décoiffant !” (Francis Benoît Cousté)

“... cette première œuvre atypique de la Colombienne mérite une écoute attentive pour être certain de bien profiter de tous les détails que l’on y trouve !” (Fred Delforge - Zicazic)



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