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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Aleph con Zero

Electroacoustic music 1993-1994

for two pianists,two percussionists and sampled sounds
published by Edipan
duration: 14′
commission: Nuova Musica Italiana Festival – Rome
1st performance: Rome, Sala Casella, Festival Nuova Musica Italiana – December 10, 1993
performers: Ars Ludi Ensemble

LC_Aleph 3The piano is certainly the most emblematic representative of western music from the past two centuries.This powerful association makes it difficult for today’s composer to avoid becoming banal and using cliches.

Every system of reference does not remain static but changes with time as each creative act modifies the alphabet slightly.
In this piece, percussion and piano are used primarily for their timbral and rhythmic qualities. In order to develop these characteristics, the sounds produced live are used to trigger a computer which then sets into motion additional sequences played by two samplers. A system of reference during its evolution continues to grow until a certainpoint, one realizes that all systems are a part of a large megasystem. It is here where the most fascinating situations take place.

“Aleph con Zero” is a part of “Macchine Virtuose” realized by Luigi Ceccarelli with the scenography of Gianfranco Lucchino and the ensemble “Ars Ludi” .

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Nessuna esitazione nel dire che Aleph con Zero di Luigi Ceccarelli, in una ideale classifica mondiale del 1993 occuperebbe le primissime posizioni. Al’Õinizio si sentono moduli ritmici la cui provenienza, senza alcuna citazione, potrebbe essere il jazz avanzato o il percussionismo (anche tastieristico) post-bartokiano e post-stravinskiano. Un inizio elettrizzante, con dentro tutte le emozioni possibili della cultura urbana e tutta la creatività possibile del modo di produzione digitale. Appaiono poi diramazioni melodiche dei moduli d’attacco, frullate e sminuzzate sulle marimbe. Poi c’è il gioco di crescendi e di brusche interpolazioni di note isolate (che hanno sempre un valore ritmico), seguito da un’orgia “discreta” di suoni che sembrano sgocciolare dalle corde del pianoforte. Suoni campionati e riproposti agli strumentisti, i quali – dice Ceccarelli – “sono determinanti per dare vitalità a una partitura scritta al computer”. E infatti gli interpreti d Ars Ludi hanno reso irresistibile questo pezzo tremendamente complesso sul piano tecnico.
(Mario Gamba – Il Manifesto 14/12/93)

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Macchine Virtuose
contains “Aleph con Zero”
CD: Edipan CCD 3062
total duration: 55′ – 1996
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Performances:
Dec 10, 93  – Roma, Sala Casella, Festival Nuova Musica Italiana
Mar 08, 94 –  Backnell (USA), The Gallery Series
Mar 10, 94 –  New York, Interpretations, Merkin Concert Hall
Aug 29, 96 –  Riccò del Golfo (La Spezia), Culture dei Mari

as part of “Macchine Virtuose”:
Oct 27, 94 – Roma, Acquario Romano, “Progetto Musica ’94”
Sep 21 96 – Ferrara, Aterforum Festival, Teatro Comunale