Ana Luisa S. Diaz De Cossio
IUA Music Department: NAIP - Professional integration project
20.30 hr / 06.04.2022
Safnahúsið / The House of Collections / Hverfisgata 15
Borders is a multimedia work that brings together the experience of a concert and an installation. The installation consists of video recordings documenting man-made borders in Mexico-USA and Iceland and audio interviews to a diverse group people from these countries. The concert features violin pieces by Rebecca Saunders, Maria Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir, Kaija Saariaho, Wilfrido Terrazas, Ása Olafsdottir, Ana Luisa Diaz de Cossio and Niccolo Paganini and will be accompanied by Ása Olafsdottir-reel to reel tape machine and Oskar Þór Arngrisson-modular synth.
•Caprice No. 14 by Nicolo Paganini
•Hauch by Rebecca Saunders
•Nocturne by KaijaSaariaho
•Bridge by Ana Luisa Diaz de Cossio
•Sleeping Pendulum by Maria Huld Sigfúsdottir
•Pequeña Lira by Wilfrido Terrazas
•Stagl by Ása Olafsdóttir
Ana Luisa Diaz de Cossio is a violinist and multimedia artist from Mexico based in Reykjavik, Iceland. Her work often explores social phenomenon as well as spontaneity and resonance on space. Through extended techniques Ana challenges conventional violin playing exploring the limits of sound in the instrument.
With an interest on experimental music, Ana has taken improvisation workshops with the Silk Road Ensemble, Mary Oliver, Wilfrido Terrazas, John McCowen, and has been part of the Berklee Interdisciplinary Arts Institute. Ana has played with Opera NEO, San Diego City Ballet, Veronica Robles Mariachi, and with ICE Ensemble in a Reykjavik-NYC telematic concert as part of Dark Music Days. Ana currently holds fellowships from Conacyt-Cultura and Bespoken that finance her studies and are a platform for emerging artists.
During the summer, Ana will work on a series of collaborations and participate in music festivals. As a recipient of UNAM’s Resiliencia Sonora: Intérpretes fellowship, she will be recording works of Mexican composers in Mexico City. Part taking in Next Festival of Emerging Artists, Ana will play with Pamela Z in New York City. Other commitments include the composition and improvisation workshop as part of Manifeste in IRCAM France.
Ana holds degrees from Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Boston Conservatory at Berklee and is currently studying at Listaháskoli Islands in Reykjavik Iceland with Una Sveinbjarnardottir, Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir and Thóranna Björnsdóttir.