Hara Alonso is pianist and sound designer. Coming from classical background she is currently working in the integration of new technologies in music though composition, performance, improvisation and multimedia. She has given concerts as soloist and as member of different ensembles around Europe: Finland, Italy, Spain, Estonia, Germany, Sweden and Russia.
She gets her Bachelor degree in Classic Piano Interpretation in the Conservatory of Castilla y León. During 2007 and 2010 to be the official pianist of the Youth Orchestra of Castilla y León, touring in many cities of Spain and Europe.
In 2012 she moves to Helsinki to study in the Sibelius Academy where she developed interest in Contemporary music, improvisation and composition. She continued her studies in Tallinn inside the Master in Contemporary Improvisation.
During 2014 and 2016 she has been part of the European Master program CoPeCo, Contemporary Performance and Composition, for 8 interpreters and composers from all around the word. This program was itinerant, studying one semester in different city: Tallinn, Stockholm, Lyon and Hamburg.
Currently she lives in Stockholm (Sweden) where she works as freelance musician combining the performance and the pedagogic side. She is sound designer/researcher in the circus company CirkusPerspective (http://www.cirkusperspektiv.se). This project is a joint artistic research within KTH-Royal Institute of Technology and the Stockholm University of Arts.
She is also an active performer both in piano and electronic music.
FESTIVALS AND RESIDENCIES
2017 Artistic Residency at Keroxen Festival, Tenerife (Spain)
Improtest Festival, Kanuti Gildi Saal Tallinn (Estonia)
Lamour Fridays, Fylkingen, Stockholm (Sweden)
Artistic Residency at NUMACircuit, Tenerife (Spain)
I Festival Internacional “El Mundo en un Piano”, Auditorio Alfredo Kraus, Gran Canaria (Spain).
2016 Tesla Festival, León (Spain)
Biennale de Musique en Scène, Grame Lyon (France)
Proyectos musicales fundación Mapfre Guanarteme, Las Palmas de G.C. (Spain)
Anachronism #021 in MS Subnitz, Hamburg (Germany)
Brutkasten festival, Hamburg (Germany)
SMC Music Computer Association S.T.R.E.A.M. Festival, Kampnagel, Hamburg (Germany)
2015 Experimental Sound Gallery, Sant Petesburg (Russia)
Александринского театра, Audiokinetica, Ciclotron, San Petesburgo (Russia)
Artistic residency in EMS, Elektronikmusikstudio, Stockholm (Sweden)
LjudOljud Festival Stockholm (Sweden)
EK:Labor 1.0: Mechanical Piano, Kuulturikatel, Tallinn (Estonia)
CEPA, Ciclo Experimental de Propuestas Artísticas,Tenerife (Spain)
Choreographers and Composers Lab in Phoenix Dance Theatre, Leeds (UK)
2014 Festival Casa dell Arte Ravenna (Italy)
JazzKaar, Tallinn (Estonia)
2012 Berlin Windband Festival with the Youth Windband of Castilla y León (Germany)
Compositions and projects
- "Tierra hirviente" (2007) piano solo.
- "Riddle XXV" (2014) for voice and piano in collaboration with Liina Vilgats.
- "Two pieces for Sergio Castrillón" (2014) for any instrument.
- "Aubade, canción de la mañana" (2014) chamber opera in one act for violin, clarinet, basson, piano, percussion and sopran.
- "Rondo A4" (2014) dedicated to trio Xpérides from Canary Islands.
- " /ˈnʌθɪŋ/" (2014) for three performers.
-"The City Composing": compositions based on citizens ideas.
-"What fish hear" (2015) 8 channel composition premiered in Audiorama (Stockholm).
-"Prelude/ Espina / Ofrenda" (2015-2016) for solo cello, in collaboration with Emilie Girard-Charest
-"Resonance Corporel du piano Virtuel" (2016), for solo pianist without piano. Premiered in La Maison de la Dance, Lyon.
-"La confluencia infinita del infinito" (2016) for flute, violin, percussion, piano and electronics. First prize in the Martin Chirino's composition competition.
Tallinn Music High School, workshop: Choir Sound Painting 2014
Primavera Orchestra: “Improvisation Orchestra” 2014
Improvisation workshop in the Conservatorio Superior de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, organised by PROMUSCAN, Association of Canarian Composers, and with the support of the SGAE.