Bembona is a Puerto Rican-Panamanian DJ, Multi-Platform Artist & Activist, born & raised in Brooklyn, NY. Her work represents & pushes forward the Afro-Diasporadical movement, Latinx/Indigenous/Caribbean/African, with the purpose of empowering & bridging the gap between POC communities, generations, activist work & beyond.
Freelance graphic designer born in Mexico and based in Brooklyn NY.
Graduated in 2015 from NYU in a MS in Integrated Digital Media and in 2007 from the UDLAP in Information Design.
Now specialize in music projects, from interactive making music tools to project identities and album covers.
Adjunct faculty at NYU Music Ed - Music Tech, currently teaching Designing Music Experiences.
On the side runs a design label: Magic Objects.
Puerto Rican-born composer and multi-instrumentalist Angelica Negron writes music for accordions, robotic instruments, toys and electronics as well as chamber ensembles and orchestras. Her music has been described as "wistfully idiosyncratic and contemplative" (WQXR/Q2) and "mesmerizing and affecting" (Feast of Music) while The New York Times noted her "capacity to surprise" and her "quirky approach to scoring". Angelica has been commissioned by the Albany Symphony, Bang on a Can All-Stars, A Far Cry, MATA Festival, loadbang and the American Composers Orchestra, among others. She is currently an Artist-in-Residence at National Sawdust working on a lip sync opera titled Chimera for drag queen performers and chamber ensemble exploring the ideas of fantasy and illusion as well as the intricacies and complexities of identity. Angelica is the composer in residence for the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra for their 2018-2019 season and is currently a doctoral candidate at The Graduate Center (CUNY), where she studies composition with Tania León and focuses on the work of Meredith Monk for her dissertation.
An avid collaborator, Camila Agosto fuses her music with other artistic mediums. Within her works, Camila often employs extended instrumental techniques and exhibits a particular emphasis on the exploration of different timbral and textural elements. Through her collaborations, Camila has worked with choreographers, visual artists, and film directors on a variety of multimedia projects. Recent projects include todavi_a, a new work for small ensemble commissioned by National Sawdust, Rift, a duo for bass clarinets commissioned by Miller Theatre at Columbia University, and imprint, a duo for flute and cello commissioned by Berrow Duo. Camila is the co-founder of Sense Baltimore, an interdisciplinary arts series which seeks to cultivate relationships between visual artists, musicians, and performers throughout Baltimore. A current Master's degree candidate at the Peabody Institute, she studies with composer Oscar Bettison, and was a recent recipient of the Randolph S. Rothschild Scholarship.
Born in Bogota (Colombia), Felipe Nieto's music is rooted in a combination of lyricism and rhythmic complexity and intends to touch upon themes that range from political commentary to simple sound exploration. At the same time, he believes strongly in versatility and feels that his musical language is open to the exigencies of every piece he composes. Felipe has received first price at the annual PubliqQuartet Composition Competition, first price at the Exit 128 Ensemble Composition Competition, Honorable Mentions at the Buffalo Chamber Players call for scores and the Boston Guitar Festival Composition Competition. Felipe is a two times recipient of the Smadbeck prize for Music Composition at Ithaca College and was selected as one of the participant composers of American Composers Orchestra's 2018 EarShot program to have an orchestral piece workshopped by the Charlotte Symphony. Recent engagements include his assignment as Assistant Artistic Director of Las Americas en Concierto (New York) and collaborations with pianist Charles Abramovic (Temple University) Brower Trio (Spain), Vox n Plux (New York), and an ongoing project with the Bogota Chamber Orchestra (Colombia).
Composer. Percussionist. Paredes was born and raised in Lima, Peru. In search of a better education, she relocated to the United States at the age of 17, and settled in Florida. As a college student, she enrolled in music classes and began taking lessons from renowned percussionist Mike Davis. In 2008, Paredes transferred to Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, where she continued her studies as part of the Rollins Percussion ensemble led by Beth Gottlieb, and as a student in Gottlieb's master classes.