Núria Giménez Comas

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Núria Giménez-Comas began her musical studies with piano, but already with the idea of studying after the composition. She entered the ESMUC (Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya) and works instrumental and electroacoustic composition with composer Christophe Havel. This work with electroacoustic music changes her way of thinking about instrumental music with a deep reflection on the notion of timbre in music. In ESMUC she finishes the bachelor with Mauricio Sotelo and also attends seminars with composers such as Michael Levinas, Helmut Lachenmann, and others.
After two years she could enjoy a period of training at the Geneva Conservatory where she studied electroacustic composition with Luis Naon and instrumental with Michael Jarrell especially deepening in harmony and instrumentation.
She has finished the Master in Composition at the High School of Music of Geneva with a dissertation about sound perception.

Very interested in mixt music she has done the Cursus 1 for composers in the IRCAM and the Manifeste Academy where she has done a project for electronics and video. She has been selected for the Cursus 2 with the help of Cajamadrid Fondation's scolarship. During this research year she deals with the  sound scape subject in a project for string quartet and electronics. It has been premiered by Diotima Quartet in a collaboration with Voix Nouvelles de Royaumont using the new spatialisation system in 3D ambisonics.
She has worked in many collaboratif projects as with video-art and live video performance with Canadian artist Dan Browne. Also she is now working in a « Poetic-Monodrame » in collaboration with the writer-poet Laure Gauthier.

Very attached also to the orchestration, she has worked with orchestras as OCG, Brussels Philarmonic and Geneva Camerata.

She has worked also with musicians like Ensemble Contrechamps, Harry Sparnaay, Wien Klangorum, Anssi Karttunen and her works has been played in festivals like Archipel (Geneva), Emufest (Rome), and Presences (Paris). And she has worked with other artists as the actor Lambert Wilson.

She has given some master-class or conferences about her music and research and about mixt music at Instituto Cervantes (Bordeaux), at Ircam Cursus and at ISCT of Zurich. She is now working in a artistic research residency at IRCAM-ZKM.

She has been awarded in II International Prize of Composition Eulalio Ferrer in Mexico, in Choral Composition of EACC (European Association of Choral Conductors) in Graz, in International Prize for instrument and electronic device of Bourges, she has the Prize of Colegio de España de Paris-INAEM 2012 and the 1st prize of III Edison-Denisov Competition.

She has receives commissions from different musicians, orchestras and institutions, as Geneva Camerata, Radio France, Grame-Ircam receiving support of French Culture Ministry and INAEM.
She has been invited to take part of competition jurys as Colegio de España de Paris-INAEM, and Young Composers Prize of SGAE.
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Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Solo Instrument


Peri Physeos for marimba and electronics (triggered tape), commission by GMEM for Laurent Mariusse (2019)
Et j'ai percu ce vol étrange for violoncello solo (2017)
Naissance des mots for cello and real time electronics (2015)

Chamber Ensemble (5 - 9 instruments)


Notturno I for quintet (2019)
Pour apaiser le vent et les vagues for ensemble (2017)
Des bouts des nuit for ensemble (2017)
In harm (2013)
DcCo Machine (2012)

Chamber Group ( 2 - 4 instruments )


Feedback Sounds for Feedback trio, commission by CNDM (2019)
Notturno II Quartet, Commission by BBVA Fondation, premiere by Sonido Extremo Ensemble, Jordi Frances conductor (2019)
En la força del seu silenci (2011)
En tombar-se descobrí el cel, i els estels... Duo and tape (2010)

Instrumental Music


Notturno I for quintet (2019)
Notturno II Quartet, Commission by BBVA Fondation, premiere by Sonido Extremo Ensemble, Jordi Frances conductor (2019)
Feedback Sounds for Feedback trio, commission by CNDM (2019)
Peri Physeos for marimba and electronics (triggered tape), commission by GMEM for Laurent Mariusse (2019)
De profunditat (the deepness of the sound) (2018)
Tierra, polvo, tumba for guitar quartet (2018)
Et j'ai percu ce vol étrange for violoncello solo (2017)
Naissance des mots for cello and real time electronics (2015)
Uns instants davant del mar (2013)
En la força del seu silenci (2011)
En tombar-se descobrí el cel, i els estels... Duo and tape (2010)

Soloist (Instrument or Voice) and Real Time Electronics


No more words for soprano and electronics (2017)
Stifle sounds for tenor saxophone and pedalophone (2017)
Red harsh... (2013)

Instruments and Electronics


Des bouts des nuit for ensemble (2017)
No more words for soprano and electronics (2017)
Pour apaiser le vent et les vagues for ensemble (2017)
Stifle sounds for tenor saxophone and pedalophone (2017)
Modulations mecaniques for quartet (2015)
De besllum (2014)
Hyle (2014)
Red harsh... (2013)
Recovery Zones (2013)
L'ombre du rêve Piece for ensemble and real time electronics. (2011)

Other Orchestral Ensembles


Notre besoin de consolation pour orchestre et récitant (2017)

Ensemble (Instruments or Voices) and Real Time Electronics


Modulations mecaniques for quartet (2015)
Recovery Zones (2013)
L'ombre du rêve Piece for ensemble and real time electronics. (2011)

Ensemble (Instruments or Voices) and Fixed Electronic Media


De besllum (2014)
Hyle (2014)

Woodwind Quintet


In harm (2013)

Orchestral Music


Notre besoin de consolation pour orchestre et récitant (2017)
Uns instants davant del mar (2013)
DcCo Machine (2012)
De besllum (2014)
De profunditat (the deepness of the sound) (2018)
Des bouts des nuit for ensemble (2017)
En la força del seu silenci (2011)
En tombar-se descobrí el cel, i els estels... Duo and tape (2010)
Et j'ai percu ce vol étrange for violoncello solo (2017)
Feedback Sounds for Feedback trio, commission by CNDM (2019)
Hyle (2014)
In harm (2013)
L'ombre du rêve Piece for ensemble and real time electronics. (2011)
Modulations mecaniques for quartet (2015)
Naissance des mots for cello and real time electronics (2015)
No more words for soprano and electronics (2017)
Notre besoin de consolation pour orchestre et récitant (2017)
Notturno I for quintet (2019)
Notturno II Quartet, Commission by BBVA Fondation, premiere by Sonido Extremo Ensemble, Jordi Frances conductor (2019)
Peri Physeos for marimba and electronics (triggered tape), commission by GMEM for Laurent Mariusse (2019)
Pour apaiser le vent et les vagues for ensemble (2017)
Recovery Zones (2013)
Red harsh... (2013)
Stifle sounds for tenor saxophone and pedalophone (2017)
Tierra, polvo, tumba for guitar quartet (2018)
Uns instants davant del mar (2013)