Fatima Miranda (1 Albums, 11 Tracks)
from Audition Records:
Fátima Miranda was born in Salamanca and lives in Madrid. After completing her M.A. in Art History, she specialized in contemporary art, publishing two books in this field. Since 1979 she is a founding member of the improvisation group Taller de Música Mundana and Flatus Vocis Trío, which is exclusively dedicated to phonetic poetry. She has recorded The paper opera with the former and Grosso Modo with the latter.
Between 1982 and 1989, she has directed the Music Library of the Complutense University of Madrid. In 1985 she received the National Award of Culture and Communication bestowed by the Ministry of Culture for her book La Fonoteca (The Sound Library). Since 1983, she has been doing research on the voice and vocal music in traditional musics and this has propelled her to use the voice not only for singing and speaking but also as a wind and percussion instrument built into the body. All of the above constitutes the basis for her own integrated musical language. In 1987-1988 she studied with the japanese singer Yumi Nara and she learnt mongol harmonic singing with Tran Quang Haï.
In 1987 she commenced studies of North Indian Classical Music in Dhrupad style with various members of the eminent Dagar family. From 1983 to 1993 she studied bel canto with various professors in order to combine vocal techniques traditionnally considered incompatibles.
In 1996, she was awarded by the prestigious DAAD grant, being invited by the Berliner Künstlerprogramm des Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst.
During the nineties she has created three concerts-performances for solo voice: Las Voces de la Voz (1991), Concierto en Canto (1995), ArteSonado (2000), each of them edited on CD. In 2005 she has created Cantos Robados, edited on DVD. Fátima Miranda has collaborated among others with Llorenç Barber, Robert Ashley, Wolf Vostell, Jean-Claude Eloy, Julio Estrada, Bartolomé Ferrando, Pedro Elías, Stefano Scodanibbio, Bertl Mutter, Rachid Koraichi, John Rose, Hans Peter Kuhn, Stéphane Abboud, Werner Durand, Mirella Weingarten and Sacha Waltz.
She has performed as a soloist in numerous international festivals within contemporary, vocal and experimental music circuits as well as those of theatre and performances, presenting her work in different contexts throughout all the world in Europe, the Balkan Countries, Egypt and in America, in New York, Canada, Mexico City, Brasil, Argentina & Paraguay.
The latest news was the recently premiere of the performance "perVERSIONES" - in the beginning of its international t our at the Theatre Guarda in Portugal on the 29th of January 2011, and then in Valencia in the TEM. Teatre El Musical (20/02/2011). Before that and at the same time, we arranged with her to publish this little retrospective tribute of her works from 1992 to 2000, as an important precedent in Spain, of experimental music using the voice as the main instrument.
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