Palma is both a composer and a linguist (Phonetics, Syntax, Semantics). Her research interests in composition include the interface between speech and song, improvisatory games, polyrhythmic dialogues, indexicals, and expressive function. Palma is keen in doing conjoined research with instrumental performers and singers that would lead to the invention of new technical and expressive possibilities of acoustic instruments and the human voice. Founder of Infinity Quantizers, an experimental research unit that studies the instantiation of the Human Language Faculty in the domain of Speech and Music. IQ aims at constructing discrete sequences that encode modes of partitioning the dense domain of sound. IQ aims at generating sequences that simulate human passions.