Alma Laprida was born in 1985 in San Miguel, Buenos Aires, Argentina. After living and working in Buenos Aires for ten years, she now lives in Maryland, USA. She studied piano at Julián Aguirre School of Music, Arts Management at the Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero and Electronic Arts at the same University.
Alma composes and plays pieces for trumpet marine, synthesizers, lyre and other non conventional instruments and objects such as megaphones, nylon bags, home appliances and toys. She works with sound using an intimate, contemporary language and explores the territories among composition, improvisation, performance and installation.
She played at MALBA (Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires), MUNTREF, Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, CCEBA (Spain Cultural Center in Buenos Aires), Espacio Fundación Telefónica, MicroMacro (Torino, Italy), La Cúpula (Córdoba), La Fábrica, Big Sur, Una.Casa, among others. She made sound installations at the Teatro Verdi (La Boca, Buenos Aires), at the gallery Valenzuela Kremmer (Bogotá, Colombia) and at CasaPlan for Festival Tsonami (Valparaíso, Chile). She gave a solo concert at the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires. She was a guest artist at the Festival Internacional de Musica Experimental de Sao Paulo, Brazil (FIME, 2015) and made a residency at GIS Studio of Audition Records (Mexico City, 2016).
She released a solo album (Audition Records) and several pieces in compilations in the labels Adaptador Records, Ratordog, Sisters Triangla, Isla Visión, También Dormimos, Carbono Proyecto Records and Sub Rosa.
She created the series of concerts Ciclo Hertz and a project for collaborations between visual and sound artists named Estrépito y contemplación. She also worked as a freelance curator for ConDiTLAB and Colectivo Micro. She was Curator-In-Chief at the Centro de Arte Sonoro, which depended on the Ministry of Culture (Argentina).
She currently works as an assistant professor at Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero (Argentina).