Alexandra Cardenas

Born in Bogotá, Colombia in 1976. Studied Composition at Los Andes University, where she graduated in 2000. She also studied classical guitar.

Her work has been played in several concert halls in Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico, United States, Europe, China, and India by many different soloists and chamber ensembles. In 2003 she was granted an Artistic Residence at the Multimedia Center in the National Center for the Arts in Mexico City. In 2010 she was granted a scholarship to be part of the program Prácticas del Vuelo at the Centro Mexicano para la Música y las Artes Sonoras (CMMAS) in Morelia, Michoacán, where she composed a piece for Ensamble 3 and live electronics. In 2010 she was also invited to participate at Visiones Sonoras Festival at CMMAS. Since 2008 she works with SuperCollider, programming and improvising music. She is constantly creating projects at the Multimedia Center in Cenart, with the support of Robotics and Audio Workshops. She also works with the theater company “Quinta Teatro” creating interactive instruments and live electronic music for their plays. In 2011 FONCA and CONACYT gave her a grant to be an artist resident at Tokyo Wonder Site in 2012. She wrote a piece for Nanae Yoshimura (koto) and Suzuky Toshiya (recorder) with live electronics. Her work focuses on experimentation using live electronics, improvisation, creation of controllers and interfaces, and livecoding. Besides her creative work, she has recently organized two festivals devoted to experimental music in Mexico City: ArsFutura and Odiuresion for Radio UNAM. Currently she lives in Berlin, Germany and studies the Masters Sound Studies at the University of the Arts.