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.



Electroacoustic music 2011

acusmatic music from sounds of violin and double bass
surround diffusion  5.1
duration: 10′
piece written for Annette Van de Gorne
1st performance: Espace Senghor, Bruxelles – October 23, 2011
other performances:
July 28, 29, 2017, Lugo di Romagna (Ravenna, Italy)), Lugocontemporanea Festival

The sound material used in this piece originates from the virtuoso playing of two soloists, the violinist Diego Conti and the bassist Daniel Roccato, recorded during two different performances realized together with the dancer Francesco Scavetta.

“Cadence” is a re-elaboration of various episodes of these two performances, and when placed together they form a dense polyphonic and polyrhythmic structure. The sounds have been transformed into abstract entities that can almost never be recognized as the original instrumental sounds, although we always tried to maintain the energy of the virtuoso gesture. The final result was then redistributed in space, by means of 5 separate speakers. The aim of the work was to create the impression of a complex hybrid man-machine that would enhance the virtuosic performance beyond merely human capacities by means of an extreme emphasis on gestures, amplified by a mechanical/digital machine and expanded into space in all of its teeming details. “Cadence” was realized at Edison Studio in 2010 on the occasion of the birthday of the Belgian composer Annette Van De Gorne and it is dedicated to her.

Le matériel sonore utilisé dans cette oeuvre trouve ses origines dans la virtuosité de deux solistes, le violoniste Diego Conti et le contrebassiste Daniele Roccato, à l’occasion de deux performances différentes que j’ai réalisé avec le danseur Francesco Scavetta.
La réalisation de Cadenza est une ré-élaboration de diverses versions de ces performances qui forment un ensemble polyphonique et polyrythmique . Les sons ont été élaborés en cherchant de ne pas supprimer l’empreinte du geste virtuose des musiciens et le résultat final a été reproduit dans l’espace.
L’intention qui a guidé ce travail était de créer un complexe hybride homme-machine qui amène l’exécution virtuose à la gestuelle extrême, amplifiée par une machine mécanico-digitale et explose dans l’espace dans toutes ses particularités frémissantes.
Cadenza a été réalisée dans le studio Edison en 2010 à l’occasion de l’anniversaire de Annette Van De Gorne et lui est dédicacé.