As Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation scholarship holder, Isabel Soveral studied Music at the National Conservatoire, Lisbon, with Jorge Peixinho and Joly Braga Santos. In 1988 she became student at the Stony Brook University, New York, where she studied with Daria Semegen and Bülent Arel. At this university she was a scholarship holder of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Luso-American Foundation and the Fulbright Foundation, in the framework of the Master’s and PhD Composition programmes. Since 1995 Isabel Soveral has been professor of Composition, Theory and Music Analysis of the University of Aveiro. Being strongly influenced by the modernist movement, her music also possesses a “visual” component; it is reflected in Isabel Soveral’s way of working with the “sonic masses” or “fabrics” (as the composer calls her music material).