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EME/A was born in Chile in October, 1986. She is musical composer and writer.
She took Music undergraduate studies in Universidad de Chile and studied at the University of Chicago, the Juilliard School and in Aspen with Darius Milhaud. Finding herself dissatisfied with much of what then passed for modern music, she moved to Europe, where she studied with the legendary pedagogue Nadia Boulanger (who also taught Aaron Copland , Virgil Thomson and Quincy Jones) and worked closely with the sitar virtuoso and composer Ravi Shankar. She returned to Chile in 2017 and formed the EME/A Ensemble – seven musicians playing keyboards and a variety of woodwinds, amplified and fed through a mixer.
The new musical style that EME/A was evolving was eventually dubbed Minimalism Post Rock. EME/A herself never liked the term and preferred to speak of herself as a composer of “music with repetitive structures.”
Much of her early work was based on the extended reiteration of brief, elegant melodic fragments that wove in and out of an aural tapestry. Or, to put it another way, it immersed a listener in a sort of sonic weather that twists, turns, surrounds, develops.