Compositions

What is composing today? What is my role as a composer in modern society? What are my means of expression (if any)? What is the meaning of this strange and unproductive (for our contemporary standards) act? Do we need more music?

As a composer I am facing these (and other) questions each time I decide-desire-need to write something. Unfortunately the “productive” contemporary attitude towards each aspect of life has reached also the so called research music. Effectiveness, velocity, precision, quantity and quality of output: most of the times these are the dogmas of current composers. Write more, better, faster for all sort of ensembles, in every form. Participate to festivals, venues, premières. Accumulate master-classes, competitions, awards. The result of this policy is evident: composers today grow up in a classroom, develop in a concert hall, earn their living teaching in classroom. Contemporary music is academic music: it has no impact on society. No impact on society means no cultural content. The economical organization has won: music is a product, it does not hurt anyone, it does not provoke anything. Composers have their own responsibility.

Do we really need this system?

I do not have the answer, but I reject this state of things. Surrounded by full of special effects music, I prefer to look for solutions for my problems and to write them in a musical form (if any). I would like to leave open questions than the nth “good amount of good music”.

My interests focuses on: semantics, style, concepts behind music and practice. I use every material I need.

For the aficionados biographer (if any): I graduated in electronic music at the Padova Conservatory Cesare Pollini with Nicola Bernardini (cum laude) in 2004. I presented some of my works in some italian and french festivals.


List of compositions

(all pieces are licensed under a Creative Commons licence)

  • Prétextes (2014) for 1 up to 4 voices [dur. 20 min.]
  • Counterpoint 1 (2014) for sheet paper and plastic bag [dur. 5 min.]
  • Hommage à Bruno M. (2013) electronic music (soundcloud, youtube) [dur. 6 min.]
  • The dog (2001 – in preparation) for three female voices, one male voice and light source [dur. 45 min.]
  • Deconstruction 3: Bach (2011 – 2013) for tenor sax and piano [dur. 5 min.]
  • A little pocket phenomenology (2007 – 2014) for sax quartet [dur. 10 min.]
  • Decostruction 2: Perotin (2007- 2013) for oboe, english horn, heckelphon [dur. 5 min.]
  • Cori di Burchiello (2009 – 2010) for choir [dur. 7 min.]
  • Metamorphosis 2 (2009) for string quartet [dur. 4 min.]
  • Metamorphosis 1 (2009) for wind quintet [dur. 4 min.]
  • Five easy chorales (2009) for choir (in french), dur. 5 min.
  • Birth of a melody (2008-2013) for viola and soprano [dur. 5 min.]
  • Symphony (2008) for three oscillators, dur. 1 min.
  • Deconstruction 1: Chopin (2005-2006) for vibraphone, clarinet, horn and double bass [dur. 3 min.]