Bio

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Hi there!
I’m Andrea, an Australian-born, Amsterdam-based 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 complexities of the human condition; how dystopian and utopian paradigms become blurred in our modern-day minds, how the past links to our present, and the harmony of binary opposites coexisting in human nature.
 
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, having studied with Richard Ayres and Jorrit Tamminga. As well as having an extensive performance history as a classical guitarist, Andrea’s work has appeared at 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 International Festival and Conference on Sound in the Arts, Science and Technology (Ireland), OUA Electroacoustic Music Festival (Japan), Festival Neue Musik Lüneburg (Germany), Ars Electronica Forum Wallis (Switzerland, highly commended), and Bushwick Open Studios at MISE-EN_PLACE (NYC), amongst others. Her work has also been commissioned and premiered by several iconic venues in The Netherlands, such as Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Korzo Theater, Het Orgelpark, Oosterkerk, and Corridor Project Space.
 
Andrea has worked with ensembles such as Nieuw Ensemble (NL), Ensemble Mise-En (US), Petrichor Duo (US), Block4 (UK), and the Sphere Quartet (NL). In addition, she has enjoyed numerous multidisciplinary collaborations with a variety of soloists, artists, and dancers, including Chaim Gebber Open Scene (dance company), Ensemble Ouvert (artistic collective), Juho Myllylä (recorder), Pablo Réol (visual artist), Octave Rimbert-Rivière (visual artist), Viola Blache (soprano), Jacob Lekkerkerker (organ), and Aliina Lindroos/Assi Pakkanen (contemporary dance duo)—with whom she composed and co-created Hood, a 50-minute electroacoustic ballet. Over the years, Andrea has been the recipient of several subsidies and grants for her participation in artist residencies, including Art Slimane (Marrakech, Morocco), Kunstort Eleven Artspace (Baden-Württemberg, Germany), Can Serrat (Barcelona, Spain), ARNA Midsummer Music (Skåne, Sweden), MISE-EN_PLACE (NYC, USA), and WOW Amsterdam. In 2020, she won a finalists’ concert at the Musica Nova Electroacoustic Music Competition (Czechia) and was awarded the AiR Niederösterreich fellowship to undertake a 1-month residency in Austria, in collaboration with Klangraum Krems.