Works performed by Earplay:

Hommage à Purcell
Trio (d'après Schoenberg)

Patricia Alessandrini studied composition and electronics at the Conservatorio G.B. Martini di Bologna, the Conservatoire National de Région de Strasbourg, and IRCAM, and holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University and a Bachelors degree in Composition from the Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College, CUNY. Her principal composition teachers were Ivan Fedele, Tristan Murail, and Thea Musgrave. In 2008, she was granted a "Studentship" to perform further Ph.D. research in gesture and kinetics in relation to real-time physical modeling at the Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC). Her compositions have been featured at festivals such as Agora (Paris), Archipel (Geneva), Festival en tiempo real (Bogot´), Musica Strasbourg, Sonorities (UK), Festival Synthèse (Bourges), and Mostly Mozart.

In 2010, she was the invited composer in residence of the soundSCAPE festival in Italy. As a collaborative artist she has worked with institutions including IRCAM, le centquatre, Elektromusikstudion-Stockholm, and the Ballet de l’Opéra Nationale du Rhin, and ensembles and soloists such as Les Solistes de l'Ensemble InterContemporain, Ensemble l'Itinéraire, Ensemble Aleph, Accroche Note, Ensemble Alternance, Ensemble SurPlus, Ensemble Vortex, New Millennium, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Talujon Percussion Quartet, Nicholas Hodges, and the Arditti Quartet. She was awarded first prize in 2009 in the Sond’Arte Composition Competition for Chamber Music with Electronics, and was granted a Förderpreis in Composition by the Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Darmstadt this year.

Alessandrini’s works actively engage with the concert music repertoire and issues of representation, interpretation, perception, and memory. She is increasingly composing multimedia, theatrical, and collaborative work, often involving social and political issues. She has taught alto perfezionamento of Computer-Assisted Composition at the Scuola superiore of the Accademia Musicale Pescarese, and is currently a Lecturer in Composition with Technology at Bangor University (UK).

[from program for May 20, 2013 concert]