Montorfano Arditto Duo
Since 1997 Adriana Montorfano, flute and Cecilia Arditto, composition (both originally from Argentina), work together in projects which explore the relationship between sound, image, objects, movement and architecture. All of them with a strong emphasis in music notation.
From an academic music background, the chamber music not only ask for instrumental extended techniques, but for an extended ensemble which includes dance, magic lanterns, objects and the space around. The goal is to find “an expanded language where not only the sound but the movement and the space “sings”. We like to think that in our work, all disciplines come together into the heart of music, being music not only an artistic category but a way to understand the world.
Monotorfano Arditto Duo offered concerts and workshops in The Netherlands, Argentina and Spain. Their last project, Musique Concrete has been selected by Nieuwe Geneco to represent The Netherlands in ISCM 2020 in New Zealand (ongoing).
Who we are
Río Negro, Argentina 1974.
She lives in Figueres, Spain.
She studied flute in Conservatorio Nacional ” López Buchardo”. Her teachers were Jorge de la Vega, Laura Falcone, Raúl Becerra y Margalit Gafni . She pursued flute seminars under Mtro Roberto Fabbriciani, Félix Rengli, Helen Bledsoe, Sophie Deshayes, Ingela Oien, Wilbert Hazelzet, Horacio Parravicini, Manfredo Zimmerman, Jordi Mora, Haydee Schwartz, among others.
Adriana played in the following orchestras: Orquesta Sinfónica del Coro Polifónico Nacional, Orquesta Sinfónica de la Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA), Orquesta de la Casa de la Opera, Orquesta Sinfónica Baires , Orquesta Sinfónica de la XVI Oficina de Música de Curitiva (Brasil). She has been a member of ensemble “L.V.” devoted to contemporary music , and Ensamble de los Seminars de Composición de la UCA and Contemporary Music Ensamble ” Compañia Oblícua (co-founder)” . She performed in ensembles and as soloist in the main venues in Argentina: Centro Experimental del Teatro Colón, Teatro San Martin, Usina del Arte, Auditorio de la Biblioteca Nacional, Auditorio de Radio Nacional, Auditorio del Centro Cultural Recoleta, Centro Cultural Borges, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Museo Isaac Fernández Blanco. She worked as a flute teacher in Conservatorio Superior de Música de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires ” Astor Piazzolla”, Universidad Nacional de las Artes, Conservatorio Provincial de Mercedes and Conservatorio de Chivilcoy. She collaborates with different ensembles and musicians, performing different projects in Europe and Argentina. Actually Adriana works as professor at the Escola Municipal de Música de Vilafant and Figueres.
Buenos Aires, 1966
She lives in Amsterdam since 2002
Cecilia studied music at the Conservatorio Julián Aguirre, in CEAMC Buenos Aires and at the Conservatory of Amsterdam (cum laude). Her music is performed all over the world: Gaudeamus Festival, Holland; Borealis Festival, Norway; Darmstädter Ferienkurse, Germany; Innovations en Concert, Canada; Festival Rümlingen, Switzerland, among others. She´s been artist in residence in Camargo, France; in Boswil, Switzerland and in Berga, Spain. Recent prizes: New Maker Ensemble Call for scores (London); Low Frequency Trio competition (Mexico); Wilde Lieder Marx Music Competition by the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Festival Mujeres en la Música 2020, Colombia. She is a finalist in the Rychenberg Competition 2020 with her work for orchestra “Tissue” and was selected to represent Holland at the ISCM World Music Days Festival 2022, New Zealand. She is fascinated by sounds in general, from musical instruments but also from objects, and translates these sonic experiences into music notation. “Writing music for a ventilator, that sounds different every time, is much more challenging than writing music for a whole orchestra!”. In her music, notation does not just describe a sound result, but it also brings extra musical actions to the score, like movements, lights and space design.
She is a yoga teacher, combining her yoga classes with her concerts all over the world.