Ariadna Alsina Tarrés, the plasticity of sound

Sound Portraits 26.06.2023

After Barcelona, Catalan composer Ariadna Alsina Tarrés continued her training in Paris from 2009, notably at Ircam, then at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève in 2016, where she was hired as an assistant in the composition department. In December 2021, Ariadna Alsina will defend a thesis* at the University of Paris 8, under the supervision of Makis Solomos and Alain Bonardi, on the writing of time in mixed music. Interview with this sound enthusiast at Ircam, recorded shortly before the premiere of Split Screen Vestiges at the ManiFeste festival.

The interview with Ariadna Alsina Tarrés was conducted atIrcam on June 16, 2023 by Guillaume Kosmicki.

Selected pieces

- Dis - till - action (2014, electroacoustic)

- L' Air cassé de la carapace for accordion and electronics with Thibaut Trosset (2016)

- Ne pleurez pas insectes for soprano, cello and electronics (2017) 

* Movement 2 (example of smooth time)

* Movement 5 (example of striated time)

- Dream Work (2019) - Original composition for cine-concert of mixed music for 4 instruments (saxophone, piano, percussion and electric guitar) and electronics.

- Cinq frissons méta-mécaniques in homage to Jean Tingely for accordion and two percussion instruments (2019)

Instants fragiles, co-commissioned by the Mixtur festival and Hémisphère son with ensemble Sillages, will premiere in Barcelona in October 2024.

Also listen to Création Mondiale, by our colleague Anne Montaron

*with choreographer Mathilde Vrignaud 

Article photo © Karla Isidorou
Photos © Morgane Vie
Photos © Daniel Zay


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