Elisa Arciniegas Pinilla

French Colombian music ARTivist
Composer, producer, improviser, sound designer 
Viola, voice, guitar and electronics

She began her music studies at the age of 6 at the Conservatorio de Música of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and until obtaining the professional diploma in Classical Music / Viola in 2006, with Anibal DosSantos (solo viola of the Orquesta Filarmónica de Bogotá).

From 2008 to 2013 she studied in the Jazz and Improvisation Music Departement, Conservatoire de Strasbourg, France and obtained the DEM (Diploma of Musical Studies). Student of Jean Daniel Hégé in improvisation techniques, Bernard Struber, composition, Claudia Solal, jazz singing, Françoise Kubler, contemporary singing and Mélanie Moussay, vocal technique.

In 2013 she also graduated from the Master of Arts Spezializierter Musikalischer Performance - Improvisation of the Hochschüle für Musik Basel, Switzerland. Class of Fred Frith and Alfred Zimmerlin.

She is currently studying the professional program in electronic music production and sound design in the Longevity Music School, Strasbourg (FR). And since 2020, Hindustani classical music with the renowned singer Somdutta Chatterjee. 

She uses the wide spectrum of her academic experience to make a musical career mixing different styles and languages to create and share innovative artistic statements. 

Since 2013 she has been working as composer, producer, performer and improviser for interdisciplinary projects with dance, cinéma, theater and performance arts in Germany, Switzerland, France, Austria, Italy and Colombia.

In 2013, she cocreated her first independent label MOMENTANEA for the promotion of jazz and improvised music.

Today she is directing the pedagogy and art project AMARELA , with the aim of creating a link between artistic creation and alternative educational methods, and a space for interaction between pedagogues and artists from different cultures. And she has published records, programmed concerts, festivals and masterclasses in France, Germany and Colombia.