Sunday 2 December 2018, 3–4pm, OTO Project Space
This workshop is free to attend but due to limited places, advance booking required.
Sonia Paço-Rocchia [sonja' pa'so rɔ'kja] is a young artist who took a degree in instrumental and Electro-Acoustic Composition from the Université de Montréal after a double collegial diploma in natural sciences and music. She studied composition with Michel Tétreault, José Evangelista, Michel Smith, Michel Longtin and Jean Piché. Her work has been presented in Québec, Alberta, England, Scotland, Ireland, Belgium, France, Serbia and Germany.
She enjoys composing for non-conventional instruments (CAM, for seven bus-card players, 2001; Sans escalier, for solo slinky, 2004; Pedalling Under London's Clouds, bicycle solo and projection, 2008), and she readily incorporates improvisation and theatrical action into her pieces (Improvisation sur les cinq sens, for piano, soprano, cello, percussions, tape and real-time processing, highland pipes and toy motor-car, 2004; Eau, for soprano under the shower and processed water, 2005). As she is interested in emerging technologies, she does not hesitate, when artistically necessary, to incorporate live electronics into her works (Soupirs, for clarinet and accompanying electroacoustics, 2005; Il temps-te, variations and improvisations for cornet, trumpet, trumpet piccolo, flugelhorn, sounds which move in space and stage actions, 2006). She has participated in workshops on sensors, Max/MSP and FTM, at iRCAM in Paris, and more recently in an interface workshop by Numediart, in Belgium.