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She is an active Argentinean/Spanish composer, interdisciplinary artist,improviser, pianist andart researcher. Her works has emerged, in part, from an experimental process of 'stripping-down,' which involves a degree of risk-taking, in that the resulting music is left somewhat vulnerable in terms of its expressive identity. She composed music for ensemble and soloist instruments, chamber music, interdisciplinary projects, electroacoustic and mixed pieces. Her works was performed by talented performers such as Arditti String Quartet, C2, SurPlus Ensemble, Seth Josel Trio, The Jack String Quartet, ACME, CompañíaOblicua, Cepromusic Ensemble, Quinteto Latino, Fractus, LV, Kaparilo, De Ereprijs and others.
She was director, founder member and performer of different experimental ensembles in Buenos Aires, Paris and Virginia, since 1990. She is member and organizer of FASE (non profit organization of artistic policies, since 2001. She was jury member at the National Composition Competition J.C.Paz (FNA).
Her works received distinctions and prizes at international competitions including First Prizes at Buenos Aires City Government Arts Competition (life grant), Casa de lasAméricas/House of America 2015 (Cuba), 2015International Music Theatre Competition / Staatstheater Darmstadt / InternationalesMusikinstitut Darmstadt (IMD), International Young Composers' Meeting 1997 (Gaudeamus-Holland), Francisco Kröpfl Prize/SADAIC (Argentina Society of Music Composers and Authors),IBERMUSICAS-IBERESCENA, National Composition Competition Juan Carlos Paz, Toda La Data Competition, Second Prize at: Diffusion (University of Limerick-Ireland), TRIME-TRINAC, TRINARG, SonoImagenes Competition (Argentina), Residence Prix at the International Competition of Electroacoustic Music/Bourges (France), Pierre Schaeffer International Competition of Computer Music (Italy), 60 seconds Piano Composition Competition/ParisNewMusicReview, finalist at: American Prize 2013 (USA), Maurice Ravel 2015 (Italy).
She received fellowships, grants and commission from: IRCAM, VCCA/UNESCO-Aschberg, YvarMikhashoff Trust For New Music Foundation, National Fund of the Arts, University of Quilmes, Stanford University, Luigi Russolo Competition, American Composer Forum, Experimental Center of the Colon Theater, Antorchas Foundation, Theater Municipal General San Martin, De Ereprijs Ensemble, Culture Fund BA, Icosaedre Dance Company, FONCA (México). She worked at the electroacoustic Studios: LIEM (Madrid), GMEB, IRCAM, CESARE (France), CCRMA (U.S), ARTE11, UNQ.
She participated at events such as: MATA Festival NY, New York City ElectroacousticMusic Festival, Bang on a can summer institute, MASS MoCA, Center for New Music, Florida Festival of Electroacoustic Music (U.S),Darmstadt International Summer Coursefor New Music (Germany),Yjsebreker, Classical:NEXT (Holland), Festival Synthese, Symposium of Computer Music, FILE(Brazil), Days of electroacoustic music (Ur), ISCM World Music Days (U.K.), IRCAM, Thom Theater (South Africa), Mittersill Composers' Forum (Österreich) FUSION Festival (Costa Rica), Goethe Institut (Peru), Tsonami Festival, Contemporary Music Festival (Arg.), Ensemble IBER Danza-Música (Palace of Fine Arts, México D.F.), Colón Theater, Sonoimágenes, Contemporary Music Festival at the San Martín Theater.

She holds a Doctoral and a Master degree in Music Composition from Stanford University. She studied at the Municipal Conservatory of Buenos Aires, Quilmes University and completing the Annual Course in Computer Music (IRCAM, 1996/97). She taught composition at Stanford University, National Conservatory of Lima, University of Costa Rica, Quilmes University and currently at her Workshop on Composition and interdisciplinary creation with the support of The National Found of Arts.

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