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, with actors as Lambert Wilson and with writer-poet as Laure Gauthier.

Very attached also to the orchestration, she has worked with orchestras as OCG, Brussels Philarmonic and Geneva Camerata, Orchestra of Cadaqués, OBC and with conductors as Michel Tabachnik, David Robertson, Duncan Ward, and Benjamin Shwuartz. She has recently recorded a digital CD with orchestral works with l'Auditori, OBC Orchestra and Sylvain Cadars as sound director.
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She realized recently two stage works, one from the text "Nostalgie 2175" of Anja Hilling, commission of Ircam, in collaboration with Anne Monfort, stage director. Also a small chamber opera from the text "Shadow. Eurydice says" of Elfriede Jelinek, commission of Gran Teatre del Liceu, in Barcelona, with Anne Monfort, Alicia Serrat and Elisava School Design.

She has worked also with musicians like Ensemble Contrechamps, Harry Sparnaay, Wien Klangorum, Anssi Karttunen, Proxima Centauri, Sigma Project and her works has been played in festivals like Archipel (Geneva), Emufest (Rome), and Presences (Paris), Biennale de Musiques de Lyon, Musica (Strasbourg) among others.

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 has worked in a artistic research residency at IRCAM-ZKM with Marlon Schumacher about 3D Synthesis Sound Sculptures..

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

Chamber Group ( 2 - 4 instruments )


Next Coming Longing for... (2021)
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)
Von contrapunctus VI for string quartet, to Dalia Quartet (2018)
En la força del seu silenci (2011)
En tombar-se descobrí el cel, i els estels... Duo and tape (2010)

Vocal Music


The Second Coming for soprano, piano and live electronics (2020)

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)

Instrumental Music


Next Coming Longing for... (2021)
Peri Physeos for marimba and electronics (triggered tape), commission by GMEM for Laurent Mariusse (2019)
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)
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)

String Quartet


Von contrapunctus VI for string quartet, to Dalia Quartet (2018)

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)
Next Coming Longing for... (2021)
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)
The Second Coming for soprano, piano and live electronics (2020)
Tierra, polvo, tumba for guitar quartet (2018)
Uns instants davant del mar (2013)
Von contrapunctus VI for string quartet, to Dalia Quartet (2018)