Fabio Cifariello Ciardi (1960) is a composer using sound and technology to mine real-word phenomena. His most recent interests are in sonification and instrumental transcription of speaking-voice rhythms and inflections.
He studied composition, electronic music and musicology at Rome Conservatory of Music and Bologna University. He studied with Tristan Murail, Philippe Manoury (IRCAM), Franco Donatoni (Accademia S.Cecilia). In 1991 he won the selection for the “Cursus de Informatique Musicale at IRCAM”. In 1995 he has been invited at EMS (Stockholm) as composer in residence.
His compositions have been awarded prizes at various international competitions: “Ennio Porrino 1989″ (Cagliari), “L. Russolo 1992″ (Varese), “MusicaNova 1993″ (Praha – Czech), “ICMC Cd selection 1993″ (Tokyo – Japan), “Olympia 1993″ (Athens – Greek), “Spectri Sonori93″ (Tulane – USA), XXV Concours Int. de Musique Electroacoustique 1998 (Bourges – France), Valentino Bucchi 1999 (Roma – Italy), ICMC selection 2000 (Berlin – Germany), Premio Nuova Musica – 39° Concorso Internazionale di Canto Corale C.A.Seghizzi (Gorizia – Italy), “VideoEvento d’Arte 2000″ (Torino – Italy), ICMC selection 2002 (Göteborg – Sweden), HK.5 Rimusicazioni Film Festival 2003 (Bolzano – Italy), AITS “Best sound in Italian motion pictures 2011” (Rome, Italy).
His music is published and recorded by Raitrade, Curci, ICMA, CNI-LaFrontiera, Unesco CIME-Cultures Electroniques (Bourges, France), Mudima – Cramps Records, SiltaClassic, Edipan.
His works have been commissioned by Biennale di Venezia, Fondazione ITeatri di Reggio Emilia, Ravena Festival, Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi Firenze, Agon-Centro Armando Gentilicci, Fondazione S.Cecilia di Portogruaro, Comune di Trento, Orchestra Haydn di Trento e Bolzano, Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo, Orchestra MilanoClassica, Orchestra di Roma e del Lazio, Instituts für Neue Musik di Friburgo, Singapore University, Stockholm Electronic Music Studio, IMEB Bourges, Halle 14 Leipzig & ACC Gallery Weimar.
He has collaborated with Magnus Andersonn, Guido Arbonelli, Uri Caine, Corrado Canonici, Stefano Cardi, Mario Caroli, Karel-Mark Chichon, Roberta Gottardi, Mari Kimura, Massimo Laura, Carin Levine, Michele Lo Muto, Ivo Nilsson, Renato Rivolta, Andreas Weiser, Orchestra Haydn di Trento e Bolzano, Sinfonica di Sanremo, Orchestra MilanoClassica, Orchestra di Roma e del Lazio, KammarensembleN, Exnovo Ensemble, Ensemble Algoritmo.
He has developed software algorithms for dissonance calculation, sound spatialization, financial data sonification, speaking-voice musical transcription and other computer-aided composition tools. Cifariello Ciardi collaborated with the Department of Psychology of “La Sapienza” University in Rome, the Research Institute for Music Theatre (Rome), the Italian radio RAI-Radio3 publishing several works dedicated to music analysis, psychology and policy of music.
Cifariello Ciardi teaches composition at Perugia Conservatory and one of the founding members of Edison Studio (http://www.edisonstudio.it).