Artists> Artists in 2012> Abril Padilla (Argentina)
Abril Padilla (1970,Buenos Aires) lives in Basel.
She divides her time between instrumental and electro-acoustic composition, improvisation, performing, music for films, the theater and dance.
Studies: Conservatory of Buenos Aires (Argentina), Conservatoire
National Supérieur de Paris (France), Master's degree in Musicology (University of Toulouse) and the electro-acoustic composition class of Erik Oña (ESB-Hochschule für Musik Basel).
Winner of several competitions and awards: Sperber-Jugendförderpreis, "Luc Ferrari" Radiophonic Competition (WDR, Radio Suisse Romande and La Muse en Circuit), Phonurgia Nova, Radiophonic Art of Northern Spanish Radio, City of Bologna.
In her compositional work she is interested in exploring links between period instruments and electro-acoustic music, as well as in combining conventional instruments and music produced using found objects.
Recent commissions from the Eunoia Ensemble, Ensemble Arcimboldo and the ABC cultural centre (la Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland).