Hilda Fanny Dianda (born 13 April 1925) is an Argentinian composer, musicologist, music educator, and conductor.
Hilda Dianda was born in Córdoba, Argentina. She began her musical studies in Buenos Aires from 1942-1950 under Honorio Siccardi. She was awarded a fellowship, and began studying conducting under Hermann Scherchen in Venice from 1949-1950. She later moved to France where she was influenced by the "Musical Research Group" (GRMC) of French radio, directed by Pierre Schaeffer. She was invited into a phonology research position with Radio Audizioni Italiane (RAI) along with John Cage, Henri Pousseur, Dieter Schönbach, and André Boucourechliev, where she also began to study electronic music in the Studio di Fonologia, Milan. These studies earned her a fellowship and a Medal of Cultural Merit from the Kranichstein Music Institute. From 1960 to 1962 she participated in the International Courses of New Music in Darmstadt, Germany.
In 1966 she worked in the Electronic Music Lab at the California State University, Northridge in the United States. From 1967 to 1971 she returned to Argentina as a professor of composition, orchestration, technical, and orchestral conducting at the School of Arts of the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina after which she moved to Germany until 1976. She toured Latin America and Europe as a conductor. As a musicologist, Dianda published professional articles on contemporary music in a number of journals and magazines as well as her book La Música Argentina de Hoy in 1966. After a seven year break from composing, Dianda wrote The Requiem in 1984 dedicated to "our dead" and utilizing ancient Latin texts.
Honors and awards
- 1964 Medal of Cultural Merit, Italy
- 1980 Caballero en la Orden de las Palmas Académicas, France
- Official Recognition by Fundatión Alicia Moreau de Justo, Argentina
Dianda composes for orchestra, chamber ensemble and electronic production. Selected works include:
|Obertura para titeres||1948||Orchestra|
|Tarde, La||1949||Voice and piano|
|Musica para arcos||1951||String orchestra|
|Trio||1953||Flute, oboe, and bassoon|
|Dos Estudios en Oposición||1959||Tape|
|Estructuras I-III||1960||Cello and piano|
|Canciones||1962||Soprano, guitar, vibraphone, and percussion|
|Rituales||1962||Voice, percussion or piano and percussion|
|Percusión 11||1963||11 percussion|
|Ludus-1||1965||Cello and orchestra|
|A-7||1966||Cello and magnetic tape|
|Ludus 2||1968||Chamber orchestra|
|Celebraciones||1974||Cello and Percussion|
|Oda||1974||2 trumpet, 3 trombone, and 3 percussion|
|Después el Silencio||1976||Tape|
|Requiem||1984||Chorus and orchestra|
|Trío||1985||Clarinet, Cello, and Piano|
|Cadencias||1985||Woodwinds and percussion|
|Cadencias 2||1986||Violin and piano|
|Cántico||1988||Chorus and chamber orchestra|
|Mitos||1993||Percussion and Strings|
- Arias, R. (2001). Dianda, Hilda. Grove Music Online. Retrieved 18 Apr. 2020, from https://www-oxfordmusiconline-com.calarts.idm.oclc.org/grovemusic/view/10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.001.0001/omo-9781561592630-e-0000007719.
- I., Cohen, Aaron (1987). International encyclopedia of women composers (2nd edition, revised and enlarged ed.). New York: Books & Music (USA), Inc. ISBN 0961748524. OCLC 16714846.
- Sadie, Julie Anne; Samuel, Rhian (1994). The Norton/Grove dictionary of women composers (Digitized online by GoogleBooks). ISBN 9780393034875. Retrieved 7 December 2010.
- Latin American Classical Composers : A Biographical Dictionary, edited by Miguel Ficher, et al., Scarecrow Press, 2002. ProQuest Ebook Central, https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/calarts/detail.action?docID=1221442.