Adina Izarra  foto


Venezuelan Composer born in Caracas in 1959. 

In 1989 she obtained a PhD from York University in England she now teaches at Universidad de las Artes in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Adina has written extensively for the flute and the guitar among other genres, nowadays she is concentrating on electronic music and video art, and many of her works are being played at festivals of this genre.
She has been part of organizations such as Venezuelan contemporary music, the ISCM (executive committee) and the Venezuelan electro acoustic music. She is also part of RedAsla (a very active net of Latin-American sound art composers organization) and also is the only woman at the Collegium of Latin American composers.

Her work has always been related to consonance, rather than tonality. Lately she has researched on early music materials and composers such a Machaut and Landini. In the electroacoustic work she has predilection for sound of nature, especially birds, together with street calls, particularly those of Spanish origin still present in Caracas streets.

Her music has been recorded by BIS Grammophon, and Elektron, (Sweden), Leonardo, (MIT, USA), RedAsla adn CMMAS, (México) and Equinoccio,(Venezuela), among many other independent record companies in Venezuela, Argentina, Denmark and Colombia.
She is currently teaching a programme of electronic music for the BAmusic courses at Uartes, Guayaquil, and has also worked with non-musicians, based on the Supercollider software, within a philosophy of freeware for young people, and taught regular courses of Max/Msp for the postgraduate composition programme at the Simón Bolivar University in Caracas until 2016, when she moved to Ecuador.

She has represented Venezuela many times at the ISCM, and has participated in other latinamerican festivals such as Visiones Sonoras and Manuel Enríquez Contemporary Music Forum (México), Sonoimágenes and EMS 09 (Argentina), and also in San José de Costa Rica, Montevideo, Uruguay, Cuenca, Ecuador, Medellín, Colombia, United States, Fylkingen, Estocolmo and Canada. Her flute works are frequently mentioned in academic works on contemporary latinamerican compositions.

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