Ana Quiroga Olavarrieta is a Spanish-born, London-based music composer, producer and sound designer, working across arts, film, audiovisual, immersive and interactive media. Through her practice, she explores new ways of music and sound storytelling.
Ana has released music on Houndstooth, Editions Mego, Other People and Modern Obscure Music. She is also known for being half of the duo LCC, who released two albums and an EP on eMego, and they also released on Subtempo, Comfortzone and Irregular, amongst others. Ana has also released music on Arboretum and QTZL under the alias NWRMNTC.
With a prolific career performing live, she has played and also showcased her work at renowned venues and festivals such as Barbican London, Berlin Atonal, Cafe OTO, Sónar Barcelona and Hong Kong, MUTEK Montreal, Argentina and Mexico, Superblue London, Somerset House Studios, MIRA Festival, LEV, Espacio Fundacion Telefonica Lima, CCD Mexico and Corsica Studios.
As a regular collaborator with artist Estela Oliva (aka CLON), Ana has been exploring the infinite capacities of surround and interactive sound for games, VR and XR projects. Recently, they have toured worldwide to present CLON's live video game META AV. In collaboration with filmmaker Pedro Maia, they have been commissioned for several audiovisual projects and toured playing live around Europe.
Ana's film passion includes diverse soundtracks and film appearances in acclaimed documentaries such as I Hate New York, Ciutat Morta, Tarajal and Hadijatou.
Always looking for the most innovative challenges, her music has been sent to space as part of the project Sonar Calling in collaboration with SETI and METI International in search of extra-terrestrial live intelligence.
Academic Background and Research
Ana has a Master of Arts in Audio Production from the University of Westminster, London, and a Bachelor of Science in Teaching from the University of Oviedo.
She is very interested in sound research and electronic music practices. Over the last years, she has been imparting several workshops and masterclasses in different institutions, including LCC London, Berklee College Valencia, Somerset House Studios, London (x Mutant Promise), London Music Conference, Point Blank Music School and MUTEK Argentina, among others.
As well as, she has been developing her sound research through several art residencies including EMS Elektronmusikstudion Studios (Stockholm), AMPLIFY D.A.I with Somerset House Studios (London) and Amazonia Mapping (Brasil), Vaga Contemporary Art Space (Azores), Heima Arts Residency (Iceland), IAC, Inter Arts Center (Malmo) and LABoral Art Center (Gijon, Spain).
"The album doesn't quite need a concept: its coherent world of icy bass, rattling wire and ricocheting echoes is compelling and moving enough"
(d/evolution - The Wire)
"Listening to Bastet is like stepping into a theatre halfway through a performance. But, far from being frustrating, LCC's cryptic vision pulls you deeper into their world"
(Bastet - Resident Advisor)
"This is a masterful and emotional work that sounds like little else"
(d/evolution - Bleep)
(Bastet - Boomkat)