Competition: US & Canada
Patricia Alessandrini is a composer/sound-artist creating compositions, installations, and performances which are often interactive and theatrical. Through these intermedial formats, she actively engages with the concert music repertoire, and issues of representation, interpretation, canonicity, and perception. Her creative projects are often collaborative, and engage with socio-political issues. These projects have been presented in festivals in the Americas, Asia, Australia, and over 15 European countries, and in extended residencies with the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and the Ensemble InterContemporain (in 2012 and 2015-6 respectively). She studied at the Conservatorio di Bologna, Conservatoire National de Strasbourg and IRCAM, and holds PhDs from Princeton University and the Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC), Queens University Belfast. She has taught at the Accademia Musicale Pescarese, Bangor University, Goldsmiths – University of London, and is currently Assistant Professor of Composition at Stanford University, where she also performs research at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) on embodied interaction and immersive audiovisual experience, including instrument design for inclusive performance. She serves on the international board of Share Music & Performing Arts. Two portrait CDS are due for release in 2023-4, on Huddersfield Contemporary Records and Another Timbre. Her works are published by Babelscores.