luciana perc
Biography

Biography

Luciana is a composer, performer, director and educator. Her compositional work combines vocal and instrumental forces with fixed and live electronics, live video and film.

She is a PhD candidate in Composition at the School of Creative Technologies, University of Portsmouth, where she also teaches the module Composition for Visual Media. Her doctoral practice-led research looks at new materialists approaches to compositional practices and interactions with technologies in performance with focus on the field of new music theatre and contemporary opera. This research is generously supported by a university bursary for the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries.

2022 highlights include the performance of her work Film Performance in Tête-à-tête : The Opera festival (London) and the performance of her work Dessus-dessous by Ensemble 2e2m at Music of the Americas (NY). In the same year, she has been awarded an Innovation Grant from OperaHack (San Diego Opera, USA) for developing the first compositional stages of the new opera project Metropolis 3.0. Her teaching activity recently took place in the Outreach department of the Festival d’Aix (France), at Trinity Laban’s Learning and Participation department and as composition tutor and sound designer for the MA Music Theatre at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (London).

In 2020, she was awarded a Master of Arts in Composition especialised in Music Theatre from the University of the Arts in Bern (Switzerland) with Minor in Opera, where she studied under Simon Steen-Andersen, Gilbert Nouno, Leo Dick, Cathy Van Eck, Stefan Prins and Teresa Carrasco. In 2018, she was recipient of a Music Grant from the National Funds of the Arts (AR).

Her performative practice is devoted to the interpretation of New music, being active in the diffusion of Argentinean composers including herself. She has performed in Venues and Festivals internationally: Musikfestival Bern, Acht Brücken Festival Cologne, Gare du Nord Basel, Société de Musique Contemporaine Lausanne, three editions of CICTEM (International Congress of Music Science and Technology) at UNA, First Conference of Contemporary Music at Damus, Centro Nacional de la Música Buenos Aires.

She took training in Opera Staging at ISATC (Teatro Colon Superior Institute of the Arts) and has collaborated with organisations and opera productions as Stage Director and Assistant director: Sounding Shakespeare with Puzzle Piece Opera Company, Don Giovanni and Nozze di Figaro (Mozart) at Opernfest Berlin, Lady Sarashina (Eötvos) with Swiss Opera Studio, La Sonnambula (Bellini) with Dov’è la Bussola Opera company, Dido and Aeneas (Purcell) and Suor Angelica (Puccini) at Centro Nacional de la Música Buenos Aires, and The Old Maid and The Thief (Menotti) at Teatro 25 de Mayo.

She graduated in Music from the National University of the Arts and in Theatre from the Metropolitan School of Drama (Buenos Aires). She also holds a certificate in Music Education from Manuel de Falla Conservatoire of Music and has been teaching music in institutional contexts and privately since 2011.