15 17 Oct '24

Pauchi Sasaki

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WSAcademy: WSA Voting Member
Film scorer and interdisciplinary artist. Her approach integrates musical composition with the creation of multimedia performances, the application of new technologies, and the development of self-designed instruments. In 2016, she became Philip Glass’ protégé as part of The Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. She also received the Ibermúsicas grant for sound composition with new technologies at CMMAS in Mexico, the Goethe-Institut’s artist residency in Brazil and Berlin, Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship, Columbia University’s Institute for Ideas and Imagination Fellowship, Hermitage Foundation, and the Prince Claus Fund. Commissions include ACO/Carnegie Hall, Silkroad Ensemble, Pan American Games Opening Ceremony Lima 2019, among others. An active film scorer, "Pauchi Sasaki's effective scores'' [Variety 2015] are featured in more than 30 feature and short films, having received four "Best Original Score" international awards. Her work has been presented at international venues and festivals such as the Tokyo Experimental Festival, Venice Biennale, Carnegie Hall, Cannes Film Festival, Walt Disney Hall, MET, The Kitchen, Gran Teatro Nacional del Perú, Festival Cervantino, the Art Basel Miami week, Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival, and John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, among other venues.

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