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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Riforma with Divertimento Ensemble

Milan, 6/6/16, 9 p.m
Teatro Litta, Corso Magenta, 24, Milano
Rondò 2016

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Riforma

for pre-recorded voices, 9 instruments and electronics, 2016
Composition commission by Divertimento Ensemble with the support of the Ernst Von Siemens Music Foundation
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On the 12 of february 2015 during the late-night session on the on the reform of the Senate the Italian Chamber of Deputies has turned into a “theatre of fights” far beyond ordinary rules of engagement and “screams and chaos causing the session to be suspended several times”. “Riforma” (reform) is based on the precise course of those events. Most instrumental parts have been derived from the trascription of the rhythms and the inflections of the deputies voices. Sometimes the voices emerge in the electronic part and sometimes they are almost masked by their own instrumental transcription. Finally, the composer’s focus is not the political meaning of the words, but rather the musical dimensions emerging from energy and the expressiveness behind the rhetoric of the debate. “Riforma” is a music expolartion of the phonological styles of Italian political oratoria. (FCC)