Alicia Díaz de la Fuente
The composer Alicia Díaz de la Fuente, born in Madrid in 1967, studied organ and composition in her hometown and in Barcelona. She took additional courses from Helmut Lachenmann, Salvatore Sciarrino, Brian Ferneyhough and Gérard Grisey, besides working at IRCAM in Paris. The catalogue of Alicia Díaz de la Fuente’s works includes mainly chamber music compositions in many different instrumentations, often including percussion, accordion or organ, for example her octet El destino de Euterpe (2002), Nadiyama for ten instruments (2011), a sextet for winds, strings and piano (2015) and a wind quintet Por el agua de Granada solo reman los suspiros (2016). Earlier in her career, the inclusion of electronic elements played an important role in her works.