Works performed by Earplay:

Hommage à Purcell
Trio (d'après Schoenberg)

The works of Patricia Alessandrini engage with issues of representation, interpretation, perception, and memory, and are often multimedia, theatrical, and collaborative. Most of these works employ interactive electronics.

She studied composition and electronics at the Conservatorio G.B. Martini di Bologna, Conservatoire National de RĂ©gion de Strasbourg, and IRCAM, and holds two Ph.D.s, from Princeton University and the Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC) respectively. Her principal composition teachers were Ivan Fedele, Paul Koonce, Tristan Murail, and Thea Musgrave.

Her compositions and installations have been presented in the Americas, Asia, Australia, and over 15 European countries, by ensembles including Accroche Note, Arditti Quartet, Ensemble Aleph, Ensemble Alternance, Ensemble Itinéraire, and Ensemble Recherche, in festivals such Agora, Archipel, Donaueschinger Musiktage, Electric Spring, Heidelberger Frühling, Gaudeamus, Mostly Mozart, Musica Strasbourg, Rainy Days, Salzburg Biennale, and Sonorities. She is also a performer and improvisor of live electronics.

She was composer-in-residence at the 2010 soundSCAPE festival and with the International Contemporary Ensemble in 2012. She was awarded first prize in 2009 in the Sond’Arte Composition Competition for Chamber Music with Electronics, and a Förderpreis in Composition by the Darmstädter Ferienkurse in 2012. In 2015-2016, her work was featured in four concerts and workshops under the auspices of the Sound Kitchen series of the Ensemble InterContemporain at the Gaîté lyrique, a center for digital arts in Paris.

She has taught alto perfezionamento of Computer-Assisted Composition at the Scuola superiore of the Accademia Musicale Pescarese, Composition with Technology at Bangor University, as a Lecturer in Sonic Arts at Goldsmiths, University of London, and was recently appointed Assistant Professor of Composition at Stanford University. Her works are published by Babelscores, and may also be consulted at

[from program for February 11, 2019 concert]