Marta Tiesenga

  • Chicago (Illinois, USA)
  • Composer • Performer • Improviser

Marta Tiesenga is an interdisciplinary artist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and animator. In their work, they explore and experiment with intersections between music cognition, music theory, repetition, composition, language and nonverbal communication, transience, and experience. They work with images / sound / performance and strive to find an encompassing synthesis between media with inter-sensory art. To do this, they push the boundaries of score-making and interpretation. They explore how atypical instructions are interpreted by performers negotiating this interpretation in real time. Currently residing in Los Angeles, Marta is an active performer, improviser, and proponent of new music and interdisciplinary collaborations, performing in LA venues ranging in diversity from The Echo to The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. Notable collaborations include working with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago with coachings conducted by members of Eighth Blackbird, the New Century Players, ensembles at the Eastman School of Music, New England Conservatory, Yale University, and California Institute for the Arts, as well as soloists from around the world.