tags: Cecilia Lopez

April 19 RESPONSIBLE PARTIES II: composer/performers today

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

The second evening of the Festival is a stunning collection of composer/performers and is highlighted by two works that deal with large-scale installations as sculptural elements and massive hand-constructed instruments: Cecilia Lopez’s Mechanical Music for Sheet Metal and Eli Kezler’s Cold Pin, using a monumental collection of piano mechanisms taken apart and re-organized as a motorized, whirring, machine – in both cases, live musicians resonate and play against these giant structures. Matt Marks presents a sneak preview of his new pop opera on love and religion in America, The Little Death: Vol. 2, with Mellissa Hughes; and Kate Soper presents her gripping ten-minute microdrama, Only the words themselves mean what they say. Jacob Cooper presents the second installation of his newly-created video work, Triptych: II. Black or White.

This evening will be hosted by Q2 Music’s Mary Rowell


Jacob Cooper, Triptych: II. Black or White

Cecilia Lopez, Mechanical Music for Sheet Metal

Kate Soper, Only the words themselves mean what they say

Lesley Flanigan, from AMPLIFICATIONS

Matt Marks, sneak preview of The Little Death: Vol. 2 with Mellissa Hughes

Eli Keszler, Cold Pin with loadbang

Cecilia Lopez

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

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Cecilia López was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1983. She is a composer, pianist and keyboardist. Her works range over composition and improvisation, as well as investigation and creation of non- conventional instruments. Her search in music has to do with acoustics and investigation of resonant materials.

She studied piano and composition with Carmen Baliero, Gustavo Ribisc, Lucía Maranca, Mono Fontana and improvisation with Wenchi Lazo.  In 2009 she attended to a residency at Atlantic Center for the Arts with master artist Elliott Sharp. In 2011 she took part of Ostrava Days Institute.

She is currently working on her piece “Música Mecánica para Chapas” a composition/installation for amplified sheets of metal and variable performers. This piece has been performed at several venues in Buenos Aires (Argentina) and also at Floating Points Festival, Issue Project Room (NYC), Douglas Street Music Collective (NYC), Pieter Performance Art Space (L.A.) and Ostrava Days Festival 2011 (Ostrava, Czech Republic).

Artistic collaborations include Lobi Meis, Wenchi Lazo, Carmen Baliero, Calos Vega, Gerardo Cavanna, Guillermina Etkin, Barbara Togander, Jacob Wick, David Kant and visual artist Ian Kornfeld.