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(Des)-Vitreo / (Un)-Vitrify

Developed between 2022 and 2023, (Des)-Vítreo / (Un)-Vitrify gradually grew into a slow-moving experiential piece for three performers, two glass plates, one plexiglass, transducer speakers, microphones and light. 
The composition works with feedback (not always in its ‘pure’ state) and the resonating glass bodies, mixing both in one kind of digital/analog instrument, which allows the musicians to manipulate different parameters of the feedback/glass sound, while still working with the unpredictability and wildness of feedback. 

It becomes thus possible to obtain the same or rather similar sound qualities and behaviours when playing, but the result of each performance will have nevertheless its small differences, playing with the liquidity between the fixed composition that it is, with anchored form, sounds and gestures, and improvisation. 

About

Tamara Miller (*1992) initiates her composition studies in 2010 at the Universidad de Chile with Jorge Pepi-Alos, Miguel Letelier and Rafael Diaz. She is currently based in Germany where she completed her Master’s degree in composition at the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden in 2020 with Manos Tsangaris, Franz Martin Olbrisch and Mark Andre, and a second Master’s degree in electronic composition in 2023 at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln with Michael Beil.

Tamara’s work has been characterised by a dedication to diverse instrumental conformations, electronic music, and an engagement in collaborative and multi- or interdisciplinary projects.

Her seeking for more collaborative work prospects gave place to the co-fundation of the Dresden group Acantun Kollektiv, and in 2020 to the fundation, with other South American artists, of the interdisciplinary collective LAR∀S, which focuses on Latin American socio-political issues, migration and feminism.
Parallel to the work with these groups and composition commissions, she also tries to develop personal projects that respond to her particular artistic interests, such as the performance #queseacabechile, premiered in 2021 and (Des)—Vítreo // (Un)—Vitrify, premiered in 2023.

Tamara Miller’s compositions have been performed by esteemed ensembles such as Musikfabrik, Ensemble SCOPE, Ensemble Linea, Tempus Konnex, E-MEX Ensemble, Sinfonietta Dresden, Orquesta de Cámara de Valdivia, and the Elbland Philharmonie Sachsen, among others, showcasing her compositions to audiences in different countries around the world.

In addition, Tamara has also participated in renowned festivals. Some of them include the Festival Frau* Musica Nova, MaerzMusik, Musica Festival Strasbourg, IMPULS Festival for New Music Saxony-Anhalt 2019, Festival Musica ON, Festival Tage für Neue Musik Izmir, and the XVIII Festival International de Música Contemporánea.

She received the first prize in the project “Composers in Region – Fantasie Musik” of the Elbland Philharmonie Sachsen, and in “Premio OSSCA” of the Orchestra Sinfonica di Salerno Claudio Abbado.

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