Andrea Guterres

Composer & Classical Guitarist

bio

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Hi there!

I’m Andrea, an Australian-born composer and classical guitarist with a specialisation in electroacoustic music, ambisonic soundscapes, and multimedia projects. Over the years, collaborating with numerous ensembles, visual artists, theatre-makers, and dancers, has helped develop my current style of interdisciplinary experimentation. I believe that music is a unique platform for abstract storytelling and a potent enabler of human connection. With this in mind, I use sound as a form of expression to explore the philosophical complexities of the human condition.

Currently my practice has a focus on electroacoustic performance, spatial/immersive sound installations (with a special interest in site-specificity), and multidisciplinary collaboration. I actively seek collaborations from musicians, visual artists, and multimedia/installation artists.

Official Bio

Andrea Guterres is a composer, classical guitarist, and sound artist from Sydney, Australia. With a specialisation in electroacoustic music and ambisonic soundscapes, her work can be heard in a variety of contexts, including performances, sound installations, and multimedia artworks. With creative collaboration at the core of her practice and philosophy, Andrea often takes an interdisciplinary approach to composition, and likes to work closely with performers, visual artists, theatre-makers, and dancers.

Since graduating from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2015, Andrea has taken up residence in Germany and The Netherlands. In 2020, she received her Masters in Composition from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. In addition to her extensive performance history as a classical guitarist, Andrea has had her work featured in international festivals, venues, and concert halls throughout Australia, Europe, Asia, and the U.S. Examples include Tilde New Music Festival (Melbourne), Sonicscape ‘New Music Day’ (South Korea), Daegu International Dance Festival (South Korea), Camden Fringe Festival (Lion and Unicorn Theatre, London), MUSLAB International Festival for Electroacoustic Music (Mexico City), ISSTA (Ireland), Festival Neue Musik Lüneburg (Germany), Ars Electronica Forum Wallis (Switzerland, highly commended), and Bushwick Open Studios at MISE-EN_PLACE (NYC). Her work has also been commissioned and premiered by several revered venues in The Netherlands, such as Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Korzo Theater, Het Orgelpark, and Oude Kerk.

Andrea has worked with Nieuw Ensemble (NL), Ensemble Mise-En (US), Petrichor Duo (US), Block4 (UK), and the Blink Quartet (NL), amongst others. In addition, she has enjoyed a number of multidisciplinary collaborations with soloists and artists of other disciplines. Over the years, Andrea has received various fellowships for her participation in artist residencies, including Kunstort Eleven Artspace (Baden-Württemberg, Germany), ARNA Midsummer Music (Skåne, Sweden), MISE-EN_PLACE (NYC, USA), WOW Amsterdam, AiR Niederösterreich (Krems, Austria), and Künstlerhaus Lukas (Ahrenshoop, Germany). In 2020, she was a finalist in the Musica Nova Electroacoustic Music Competition (Czechia). Andrea is the recipient of scholarships and grants from Kunstmeile Krems, Kultur Stadt Bern, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Land Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, and Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur.

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