Charo Calvo is a Spanish electroacoustic composer, sound designer and teacher, living in Brussels. After having performed as a dancer with the influential Belgian dance company Ultima Vez, she started her studies on Electroacoustic Composition in 1992 with Annette Vande Gorne at Brussels Conservatory (now ARTS2 Mons). Graduated in 1999.
From 1992 her work as a composer is being developed through different media, widely diffused in international venues and festivals, dance performances, theatre, film and on the radio. She has received several important awards such as Palma Ars Acustica 2014 EBU, Phonurgia Nova Awards Paris 2017, Prix Marulic 2018 Croatia, Grand Prix Nova Bucharest 2019 and was shortlisted for Prix Europa Berlin, Hearsay Prize Ireland.
Charo Calvo has been a guest of the prestigious residential program for international artists in Berlin DAAD Berliner Künstlerprogramm during the year 2017/2018. She has been selected as representative of Belgium at ISCM 2020 World New Music Days in Auckland, New Zealand with her multichannel piece ‘The Grass’, commissioned by GRM-INA Maison de la Radio, Paris.
Last concerts at GRM-INA Paris, KONTAKTE FESTIVAL 17 Berlin, Akademie der Künste, Berlin; MIKROMUSIK, Daad Galery, AUSLAND Berlin, VILLA ELIZABETH Berlin in duo with Natasha Barrett, ELECTROBELGE, Brussels, HEROINES OF SOUND 2019, EPICENTROOM, St Petersburg, CITYSONIC CINEMA, Belgium, BELGIAN MUSIC DAYS, PLEAYADES, Madrid, CCCB Barcelona.