Jacqueline Nova

Born January 6, 1935

Died June 13, 1975

Born in Belgium

A founder of electroacoustic music in Colombia, Jacqueline Nova began studying piano at age 7 and was the first woman to earn a degree in composition from the Colombian National Conservatory of Music. Her avant-garde compositions often involved mixing electronic noise, orchestral music, and voices. She also created a sound installation called “Creation of the Earth” which explored the difference between noise and sound.