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Luigi Ceccarelli

ceccarelliLC_Vimeo_logo LC_Youtube_logoLC_Soundcloud_logo LC_Flickr_logoLC_Facebook_logoHe is a co-founding member of the “Edison Studio” and  since the 1970s he has worked as a composer of music with live electronics. He is interested in all forms of sound, irrespective of genre, and in the relationships between music and the performing arts.

 His work as a composer has brought him international recognition (Bourges Festival Prizes, UBU Prize - given by Italian theatre critics, Ars Electronica – Linz, MESS Festival Prize in Sarajevo, Special Prize at the BITEF Festival in Belgrade, “Hear” Prize by Hungarian Television, Opus Prize” from the “Conseil de la Musique du Quebec”). His works have been chosen many times for performance at the International Computer Music Conference and

 he has written various works for radio produced by the Italian broadcaster RAI and he composed work for theatre with “Teatro delle Albe”, “Fanny & Alexander”, and work for dance with “Wee Dance Company” and Robyn Orlin.
 Luigi Ceccarelli has held the post of Professor of Electronic Music Conservatory of Music of Latina.

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Electroacoustic music, Audiovisual works 2009-2011

version I – video with Achille Perilli shot in his studio
video editing Luigi Ceccarelli, Gerardo Lamattina
sound: for two percussionists that operate samples of human voice
duration 7′

version II – video with Achille Perilli shot in his studio
video editing Luigi Ceccarelli Gerardo Lamattina
duration 7′

version III - Pic with the help of two willing boys
video with Achille Perilli shot in his studio
video editing Luigi Ceccarelli
sound: for live flute and clarinet and samples of voice
duration 9′
commission Alter Ego

PIC from luigi ceccarelli on Vimeo.

1st performance version with percussionists: Munich(Ger), Gasteig, Black Box - May 22, 2009
performers: Antonio Caggiano, Gianluca Ruggeri
1st performance video solo version: Còrdoba (Argentina) Museo de Bellas Artes “Emilio Caraffa”, XX Jornadas Internationales de Mùsica Electroacùstica – September 29, 2009
1st performance version III : XII International Festival of Contemporary Music, Theater “Na Strastnom” Moscow (Rus), December 11, 2011
performers: Manuel Zurria flute, Paolo Ravaglia clarinet

The protagonist of this video is the painter Achille Perilli and the soundtrack, recorded in 1989, is an elaboration of his reading of a text that was freely adapted from the Futurist “parolibere” (freewords) of Fortunato Depero. The video footage was shot in his studio in Orvieto (Umbria, Italy) in the Spring of 2009 and it was then digitally edited in close connection to the soundtrack, using a technique of rhythmical fragmentation typical of the video clip. Achille’s voice was divided and sampled into individual phonemes in order to obtain some fundamental rhythmic elements. These sounds then became the basis of complex polyrhythmic structures, which were preciselywritten out as a musical score. The score is played by two percussionists who, instead of using normal percussion instruments, use their drumsticks to activate two sets of sensors (Octapads) that reproduce the individual phonemes. The timbre of the resulting sounds istherefore that of Achille’s voice, which the percussionists “play”, while creating the rhythmical structure in a live performance. The composition in its complete form includes the video together with a live musical performance, but it can also be presented as the video alone, or executed as a piece of live music without the accompanying video.

performances

version I
May 22, 09 – Munich (Germany), Gasteig, Black Box
Jun 29, 09 – Bratislava (Slovenia), Philarmonic of Bratislava
Oct 01, 09 – Amsterdam (Nederland), Bimhuis
Oct 29, 09 – Barcelona (Spain), Conservatorio Municipal de Mùsica de Barcelona
Nov 19, 09 – Buenos Aires (Argentina), Teatro de la Ribera
Nov 22, 09 – Bahìa Blanca (Argentina), Biblioteca Rivadavia
Dec 16, 09 – Roma, Auditorium Parco della Musica – Teatro Studio

version II
Sep 29, 09 – Còrdoba (Argentina) Museo de Bellas Artes “Emilio Caraffa”, XX Jornadas Internationales de Mùsica Electroacùstica
Sep 8-11, 10 – Roma, MACRO – La Pelanda, Short Theatre, Cisterne Elettriche
Nov 15, 10 – Roma, EmuFest, Conservatorio di S. Cecilia, Sala Accademica
Apr 6-7, 11 – Perugia (Ita), Segnali 2001, Conservatorio di Musica
Jun 17, 11 – Foggia (Ita), Musica nelle Corti di Capitanata, dagli Algoritmi alla Musica
May 21, 14 – Bruxelles (Belgium), Saison Acousmatique Musiques & Recherches, Espace Senior
Oct 07, 16 – Avellino, Auditorium of the Music Conservatory, Contemporary Music Week

version III
Dec 11, 11 – Moscow (Rus), XII International Festival of Contemporary Music, Theater “Na Strastnom”