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Episode 03: Creating a Sound Sculpture with Composer Alba Triana

Alba Triana’s artistic practice focuses on exploring the inherent intelligence of nature. Her artworks—including sound and light sculptures, vibrational objects, and resonating spaces—are hybrid and cross the boundaries of diverse fields. Artburst Magazine describes her as a “sound sculptor explor[ing] the interface between natural science and music… she combines rigor and poetic finesse.”

After earning her Bachelor’s degree at Javeriana University (Colombia) and achieving Academic Excellence and Merits, Triana became a Fulbright scholar. Next, she obtained a double emphasis Master’s degree in Composition and New and Integrated Media at California Institute of the Arts. Finally, she pursued Ph.D. studies at the University of California, San Diego, for Music Composition.

Triana’s work has been featured internationally in the US, France, Spain, Colombia, Mexico, Moldova, and so on. She received the 2023 Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation Award (Iberoamerica), the Civitella Foundation Fellowship (Italy/US), South Arts State Fellowship (U.S.), and was the winner of awards in Colombia, such as IDCT National Composition Contest, National Electroacoustic Music Contest, “Otto de Greiff” National Contest, and French Alliance Best Exhibition of the Year Award. She has obtained commissions, residences, and grants from Kronos Quartet, Pro Helvetia (Switzerland), American Composers Forum, Oolite Arts (U.S.), GMEB (France), and the Ministry of Culture (Colombia).

To find out more about Alba Triana

Alba’s books recommendation to our listeners

El eco está en todas partes by Manuel Rocha Iturbide

Sound Art: Sound as a Medium for Art by Peter Weibel

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Pedja Kovačević
Pedja Kovačević

Pedja Kovačević is a Serbian-born musicologist, concert producer, and music producer who founded Soundologia. He moved to the United States in 2018 and graduated in Music Management and Production from Florida International University's School of Music. Pedja has extensive experience in music education, music business, and audio production. He has taught a course on experimental and electro-acoustic music at FIU's School of Music, overseeing concerts and handling sound and tech duties. He has worked as a program coordinator and music administrator at various music and arts schools in Miami.

As a musicologist and music writer, Pedja has published articles on music and presented studies at international conferences and forums in the U.S., Poland, Greece, and Serbia. His writings explore the relationship between music and other art forms, such as painting, architecture, poetry, prose, and photography. In one of his papers, Pedja presents a new perspective on the aesthetic aspects of sound through Deep Listening, a concept introduced by American composer Pauline Oliveros. Pedja promotes experimental and electronic music and with his guests discuss their experimental music projects.

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