November 26, 2016
My video The Light-House is being screened at the Diffrazioni Festival in Florence at 10pm. Here is a short description of the work:
“The Light-House” is an experimental short film drawn upon the last, unfinished tale by Edgar Allan Poe. On Oct. 3, 1849 Poe was found in a street in Baltimora, in great distress and wearing clothes that were not his own. He died on Oct. 7, without having a chance to shed light on the causes of his death. According to his biographer Kenneth Silverman, between May and August 1849 Poe wrote 4 pages of the so-called “Griswold” manuscript, where the draft for this incomplete tale is found. It is in the form of a diary kept by the new lighthouse keeper, who has just arrived in such a remote and solitary place. The main aesthetic and cultural reference for my short film (for which I made both the audio and the video) is the silent cinema of the 1920s and 30s, and in particular its abstract and non-narrative experiments. The original text has been reduced to a few, significant excerpts that form a wandering and vague narrative, ending in the final dissolution. All images were made using home-made objects and old-fashioned optical special effects.
November 19, 2016
August 5, 2016
A nice surprise in the mailbox: the printed edition of Déjà-vu 2 for violin and street sounds, by Ars Publica. Love the folding sheet!
March 21, 2016
Mahlers Fische, my divertissement for ensemble based on Mahler’s Lied Des Antonius Von Padua Fischpredigt, was included in a delightful concert featuring shadow puppets, held at the Milan Conservatory.
February 26, 2016
My piece Edgar’s Visions has been selected for an open rehearsal in Milan with the Ensemble Shallfeld, ensemble in residence at the 2016 Darmstadt International Summer Course. Can’t wait to hear the piece!
December 19, 2015
Good news! Today I am starting to work as a Professor of Harmony and Music Theory at the Conservatorio “Lorenzo Perosi” in Campobasso, Italy.
The recording of my orchestral piece Buildings is now available on Soundcloud at this link. Thanks again to the orchestra and the conductor for the amazing job!
September 30, 2015
I have been selected by the Italian music journalist Paola Maugeri as an emerging talent for the interesting project My Music Coffee by the Sicilian coffee makers Moak. My music is currently associated with the “classic” coffee capsules, and it can be listened via a QR code.
Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 18:30, Libreria Feltrinelli in Napoli (Piazza dei Martiri) – I will be playing the selected piece Music Box and other recent music for piano and electronics!
September 18, 2015
The film “La ragazza Carla”, drawn upon a beautiful poem by Elio Pagliarani, is being premiered tonight at 21:30 at the Mare Culturale Urbano (via F.lli Zoia 10, Milano). Here is a very short bonus track from my original soundtrack, where the intense voice of the poet can be heard.
“La ragazza Carla”
with Carla Chiarelli and Elio
directed by A. Saibene
a project by Luca Bigazzi, Carla Chiarelli, Carlotta Cristiani, Gianfilippo Pedote, Simone Pera, Alberto Saibene
edited by Maria Chiara Piccolo and Carlotta Cristiani
produced by Gianfilippo Pedote
photography by Luca Bigazzi and Simone Pera
drawings by Gabriella Giandelli
original soundtrack by Pietro Dossena
Working on the soundtrack for the film “La ragazza Carla” by Alberto Saibene. This is my very portable studio: a MacBook Pro for the editing in Logic Pro X, an audio interface, a keyboard, an iPad with a few supercool music apps, headphones and monitors.
February 5, 2015
My orchestral piece Buildings won the annual call for scores at the Conservatory of Milano. It will be premiered at the Sala Verdi by the Orchestra Sinfonica del Conservatorio. The invited conductor is the wonderful Tito Ceccherini! The concert programme is found here.
October 24, 2014
My electroacoustic piece Santa Barbara Portraits, selected as a finalist in the 2014 Luigi Russolo Contest, was awarded the Gianfranco Maffina Mention for the innovation in the composition. It was played in the final concert at the MACBA in Barcelona on Oct. 24 (Festival LEM). It will also be played at the Studio Forum acousmonium during the Le Bruit de la Neige Festival, and it will receive airplay on the Música i Geografia and Música i Química radio programmes, on Barcelona’s FM frequency, Radio France, Radio Libertaire (Paris), … The piece will also be included in a CD to be released by Monochromevision (Moscow) in Jan. 2015.
August 4-16, 2014