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Artist Mekra


Mercedes is a bandoneonist, pianist, composer, and sound designer from Argentina with Lithuanian roots based in Finland. The bandoneon is her starting point from where she explores movement, sound and expression. She has performed as a tango soloist extensively in Europe and in Argentina. She has also worked for dance and circus productions as a composer, sound designer and performer.

Mercedes also studies the avant-garde movement and the compositions that were made for the bandoneon in the 60’s. The exploration is focused on expanding the limits of bandoneon playing.

Mercedes studied electro-acoustic music composition at Quilmes University in Argentina, Musicology at University of Helsinki, and piano and composition at the Sibelius Academy (Finland). Nowadays, she is studying for a Master’s degree in Sound in New Media at Aalto University.

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