Contemporanea 2004 (Code: TAUKAY 126)

Contemporanea 2004
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Esecuzione delle composizioni vincitrici del 
Quinto Concorso Internazionale di Musica Contemporanea Città di Udine

Tiziano Cantoni - flauti e ottavino
Piero Ricobello - clarinetto e clarinetto basso
Nicola Mansutti*, Lucia Clonfero** - violino
Elena Allegretto - viola
Andrea Musto - violoncello
Luca Zuliani - contrabbasso
Annamaria Domini - pianoforte
Gabriele Rampogna - percussioni

Fabio Serafini - Direttore

Roberta SilvestriniL’acquata (1998)
per quartetto d’archi

Per Bloland Prelude: - Dissent (2002)
per quartetto d’archi e contrabbasso

Jeffrey Roberts - Skimming (2003)
per flauto/ottavino, clarinetto/clarinetto basso, violino,** 
violoncello, pianoforte e percussioni

Barbara MagnoniQuartetto d’archi “Omaggio a Schönberg” (2001)

Maxwell Dulaney - Implosions (2003)
per flauto, clarinetto, violino*, violoncello e contrabbasso

Jean-François Laporte - Dans le ventre du dragon (1999)
per nastro magnetico

Elizabeth Anderson - Neon (2001)
per nastro magnetico


Elizabeth Anderson first studied music at Gettysburg College (Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) where she received a Bachelor of Arts in 1982. She obtained a Master of Music in composition from the Peabody Conservatory of Music (Maryland, U.S.A.) in 1987. Later that year she travelled to Brussels, Belgium to study instrumental composition with Jacqueline Fontyn at the Brussels Royal Conservatory (Certificate in Composition awarded in 1990). She received the first final diploma in electronic music composition at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp in 1993 with Joris de Laet.  In 1994 she received the “Premier Prix” and in 1998 the “Diplôme Supérieur” in electroacoustic music composition at the Royal Conservatory of Mons with Annette Vande Gorne.  She is currently pursuing a doctorate in electroacoustic music at City University, London with Denis Smalley. She organized and developed a comprehensive course of electroacoustic composition at the Academy of Music in Soignies (Belgium) from 1994 until 2002. She lectured in the department of electroacoustic composition at the Royal Conservatory of Mons (Belgium) in 2003-2004.

Per Bloland. Originally from New York City, Per Bloland received an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan. He went on to pursue a second Bachelors degree in composition from San Francisco State University, where he studied with Ron Caltabiano and Josh Levine. As a Masters student at the University of Texas at Austin, he studied with Kevin Puts, Russell Pinkston and Bruce Pennycook. He is currently working toward a Doctorate at Stanford University and studying with Mark Applebaum. He recently won first prize in the “SEAMUS/ASCAP" Student Commission Competition and grand prize in the “Digital Art Awards”, Tokyo, Japan. In Addition he has been a finalist in the International Contemporary Music Contest “Città di Udine”, The “SCI/ASCAP Student Commission Competition” and the “Pierre Schaeffer International Computer Music Competition”.

Maxwell Dulaney received his bachelors of Music from the University of Alabama in 2002 where he studied Composition under Dr. C.P. First and music theory with Dr. Stephen Peles. After graduation he traveled to Europe to attend courses at the Darmstadt Ferienkurse in Germany. Currently he is a PhD candidate at Brandeis and is studying Composition with Marty Boykan and David Rakowski. His composition “Implosions”, written in spring 2004, will be performed in Udine, Italy, during the “5th International Contemporary Music Composition Concert” on the 23rd of October.

Jean-François Laporte. Since becoming involved in music in 1993, Jean-François has written some 50 works that have been performed in Montreal, across Canada and in Europe, Japan and the United States. Last year, his work “Prana” received first prize in the mixed music category of the 23rd International “Luigi Russo electroacoustic music competition”. In Octobre 2003, the composer finishing the composition and computer music program at “IRCAM” in Paris, which he created (Le sang de la terre, a 25 minutes piece for Bowl, Flying Can and digital processing). Also in the season 2003-2004 the composer are in artistic residencies at Radio-Canada. Along with his activities as a composer, since 2000 he has been developing and making musical instruments that produce unconventional sounds. “Tribal” - April 2002, is one of the compositons written for these kind of instruments, that features about 40 musicians in a 50 minutes performance.(Compositions of the year 2002 in Quebec)

Barbara Magnoni studied composition with David Maculi, that she married, and she took the diploma at the Conservatory of Adria. She specialized (three years course) in Composition with G. Manzoni at the school of Music of Fiesole. She studied also piano and she took the diploma with full marks in 1994 at the Conservatory of Latina. Her works has been performed in Italy and abroad (Austria, Germany, Japan, Nederland, Slovenija, Switzerland and others) and published by some Publishing Houses. Since 2003 she is Artistic Director, with David Macculi, about the project "Hommage à Breccia" where they involved 24 composers from seven nations. She works also as essayist, lecturer (Università di Padova, Musikhochschule, Istituto Austriaco di Roma and others) and as concert player at piano.

Jeffrey Roberts. The compositions of Jeffrey Roberts unite his experiences as an improviser (be-bop, free jazz Brazilian music) and composer. His music has been performed in Germany, France and The United States. He has received the “Kaske Prize Fellowship” from the Wellesley Composer’s Conference and the “University Prize Instructorship” from Brandeis University. Mr. Roberts holds degrees in both improvisation (B.M. New England Conservatory) and Composition (M.M. Boston University). Currently he his pursuing a PhD in Composition at Brandeis University.

Roberta Silvestrini. She begins her musical studies of Piano and Composition and she took some diplomas, that of Composition with M°Samorì and other: Conduction of Orchestra, Instrumentation for Band and Didactics of the music at the Conservatory “G. Rossini” of Pesaro. She took the diploma of Choral music and Conduction of Choirs at the Conservatory “G. B. Martini” of Bologna. She specialized at “Accademia Chigiana” of Siena and at “Accademia S. Cecilia” of Roma with the M° Franco Donatoni. She works with international soloists, theatral associations and national and international ensemble. Her works has been performed and transmitted by RAI and other television and radio istitutions and has been pubblished by important Publishing Houses. She is also Chorus and Orchestra Conductor. She is a teacher at “G.B. Pergolesi” National Conservatory of Fermo (AP)

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