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Alison Isadora

Composer

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Born: 1962

Biography

Born and bred in Aotearoa/New Zealand Alison Isadora (1962) studied political philosophy and music at the Victoria University of Wellington (NZ), before moving to the Netherlands in 1986 primarily to study violin (with Vera Beths) and thereafter composition (Gilius van Bergeijk and Theo Loevendie) at The Hague Conservatorium (1994, with distinction) and post-graduate performance theater at DasArts in Amsterdam.

She has been a performing composer or a composing performer within numerous Dutch groups including Hex, Gending, Nieuw Ensemble, the Maarten Altena Ensemble and the multi-medi duo SYNC. Her works have been performed by diverse ensembles in the Pacific, Europe and North America including Ensemble Klang, David Kweksilber Big Band, Matangi Strijkkwartet, Nederlands Blazers Ensemble, Array Ensemble (Canada) and STROMA Ensemble (NZ). As well as composing for music ensembles, Isadora also creates music-theatre performances, audio walks and installations.

In the last years she has become increasingly interested in the possibilities of connecting music to other disciplines. Isadora’s works often incorporate elements of story-telling and participation while addressing social issues.

In her capacity as music educator Isadora has explored elements of sound and composition with dance, choreography and theatre students at ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem (NL).

In 2016-2017 Isadora is the Creative New Zealand/Jack C. Richards Composer-in-Residence at Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music.


Composed (18)

6 and a half hours

for ensemble with electronics and video


6 and a Half Hours

a chamber work for theatre


Cornish Pasty

for mixed chamber sextet, 13m


EN/OF II

For soprano and chamber ensemble, 11m


For Wiek

for electric guitar (with e-bow and octiviser), 8m


Germ

for violin and piano, 13m


Letter to Liz

for voice and cello (one player), 7m


Nachtvlinders Part 3

for chamber ensemble, 14m


Nachtvlinders Part 6

for chamber ensemble, 8m


Namaste

for string quartet, 8m


Point of Departure

for string quartet with foot percussion


Songs of Remembering #1

for soprano and violin, 9m


Strike and Hold

for pianist, doubling percussion (glockenspiel, pedal bass drum), 5m


Sun Dance-A Summoning

for solo violin, 7m


The [Mis]Adventures of Amy Bock

For female voice and piano, 8m


The Celestials

electroacoustic


The Little Baby Jesus and the Bee

for mezzo-soprano and octet, 8m


WISSEL

for violin, bass guitar, and visuals



Recordings (1)

Isadora: EN/OF II

Not applicable