Works performed by Earplay:

Niebla y Luz

Composer and violinist Maria Cristina Kasem was born in 1980 in Buenos Aires. She studied violin with Rafael Gintolli and Daniel Robuschi. Her teachers in composition were Alejandro Iglesias Rossi and Ricardo Mandolini. She obtained following diplomas: Teacher of violin from the Conservatory of Buenos Aires (2006), Master "Creacion musical y artes tradicionales", University 3 de Febrero of Buenos Aires (2011, honorable mention of the jury), Master "Esthetique, theorie et pratique des arts contemporains", University Lille III, France (2011, mention Tres Bien).

As composer she has received numerous distinctions: the Destellos-Acousma prize for the electroacoustic piece Lo Inefable (2007), honorable mention from the Argentine ISCM section for Niebla y Luz (2008), selection of the same piece for the ISCM World Music Days Sweden (2009), First Prize of the Bourges International Electroacoustic Music Competition for Las Aguas Abismales (2009).

She has worked at the electroacoustic music studios LIPM in Buenos Aires and Studio du Nord, University Lille III, in Lille, France. She is currently preparing her Ph.D. under Jean-Marc Chouvel at the Sorbonne in Paris.

[from program for January 19, 2015 concert]