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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À propos de la chambre à coucher de Philippe II dans l’église de l’Escorial

Electroacoustic music, Radio works 1998

for 8 tracks tape with reciting voices
text by Valerio Magrelli
sound diffusion 4.1
duration: 10′

ICMC 1999 Selection – Beijing
commission: Institut International de Musique Electroacoustique de Bourges
1st performance: Bourges, (France) Festival “Syntèse 98” – June 04, 1998

This piece was commissioned by The “Institut International de Musique Electroacoustique” at Bourges.
The original text is part of a series of 20 short pieces that Luigi Ceccarelli and Valerio Magrelli realized in 1996 for the Italian State Radio (RAI).
On that occasion the text was translated into French by Franco Lombardi. Both the musical part and the sound design were completely re-made with french reciting voices and composed for a 8 channel speakers system.
The first performance of this piece took place in spring 1998 at “Festival de Musique Electroacoustique” (Bourges) using the Gmebaphone .

Performances
Jun 04, 98 Bourges (France) Festival “Synthèse 98”, Maison de la Culture
Dec 06, 98 Rome, Festival di Musica Verticale, Acquario Romano
Apr 07, 99 Cluj (Romania), Festival Internazionale di musica contemporanea Cluj-Modern ’99
Oct 26, 99 Peking (China), ICMC 99, Tsinghua University Auditorium
Nov 14, 02 Lyon (France), GMVL – Musiques Vivantes, Les Subsistances
Jun 03, 03 Bruxelles (Belgium), Festival Musiques et Recherches, Chapel of Boondael
Oct 16, 03 Montréal (Canada), Festival “Rien à voir”, Espace Go
May 11, 04 Bologna, Festival Angelica, Raum
Nov 25, 05 Bari, Festival Silence 2005 Auditorium dell’I.P.S. Gorjux
Sep 28, 09 Còrdoba (Argentina) Museo de Bellas Artes “Emilio Caraffa”, XX Jornadas Internationales de Mùsica Electroacùstica

Review
A propos de la chambre à coucher de Philippe II dans l’eglise de l’Escorial s’avère une œuvre puissante, effrayante. Les images contractées et mécanico-surréalistes du texte (nous écoutions une version française pour tout saisir) glacent déjà les sangs. La musique, elle, vient effoncer le clou. Ceccarelli use des distortions de la voix à faire baver de jalousie des concepteurs de films d’horreur de Hollywood, avec des “effets spéciaux” à faire fuir de peur les gens des salles de cinéma. Du cinéma pour l’oreille se nomme parfois l’acousmatique. C’est exactement cela et Orwell aurait adoré!  (Francois Tousignant – Le Devoir (Canada) – Oct 19, 2003).