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Fabio Cifariello Ciardi

ciardiFcc_vimeo-ico Fcc_youtube-icoFcc_soundcloud-ico flickr-icoFabio 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) and ì IMEB (Bourges) 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, Divertimento Ensemble – Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation, Exnovo Ensemble, 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) publishing several works dedicated to music analysis, psychology and policy of music. Cifariello Ciardi collaborates with the Italian radio RAI-Radio3.

Cifariello Ciardi teaches composition at Trento Conservatory and one of the founding members of Edison Studio (http://www.edisonstudio.it).

More info at
www.fabiocifariellociardi.com
http://tn-it.academia.edu/FabioCifarielloCiardi

http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Fabio_Cifariello_Ciardi

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Voci vicine

Fabio Cifariello Ciardi, Chamber music, Electroacoustic music, Audiovisual works, Musical theatre and performance

Voci vicine

Passion in 4 parts for journalist, video, ensemble and electronics

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Lucia Bova, Valeria Carissimi | pre-recorded harps
Edison Studio | postproduzione Audio/Video
Fondazione I Teatri Reggio Emilia |  commission
Fondazione I Teatri Reggio Emilia, Società Aquilana dei Concerti “B. Barattelli” | production

Thanks for the support to Statens Musikverk, Swedish Arts Council and l’Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Stoccolma

“Voci vicine” is not a self-righteous opera, nor purely informative, nor political. It’s a contemporary work that engage at first and leave us with food for though then as we leave the hall. (Mauro Mariani, Giornale della Musica)

The stage is set with aensemble and a throng of voices and faces: Italians that bring shames about their ever-recurrent tragedies, screaming words of  hatred filled with emotions. It’s the voice of indignation the media bring everyday to Italian homes: a force as well as a weakness arising from pleas, illiterate tirades of extrovert tongues. How close are we to such voices?
It’s a hard-to-describe phenomenon wavering between genuine witnesses and misleading stances. How to investigate these voices, attenuating the muddling buzz that surround them? How to fetch a meaning while avoiding easy judgments? By a proper translation.
Fabio Cifariello Ciardi has collected and classified hundreds of video interviews according to the age, gender and regionality of the participants and the reasons for their hardship. That is, he tried to bring order from disorder at first. Secondly, he channeled such a flood of words by transcribing the intonation, the rhythm and the dynamic of each spoken-voice. Thirdly, he orchestrated the data for an ensemble of seven musicians playing acoustic as well as odd sounding objects. Finally, he integrated the original voices into a multilayered sonic texture articulated through arias, recitatives, strettas an other forms inspired by the Italian Opera.
The result is a constant struggle between spoken-voices and speaking-instruments that capture and amplify the emotional intensity of the speaker while withdrawing speaker’s words. Cifariello Ciardi aim to shed a ‘musical light’ on supra-segmental phonological information supremacy over semantics bonding together voices, instrumental and concrete sounds in an audiovisual contemporary “Passion” about the most up-to-date social and cultural typicalities of Italian people.
Roberto Fabbi