In writing, I always look for a sense of mystery, a new perspective, a risk or a contradiction. What matters is overcoming certainties, or negating them; I aspire to a new space for creation.
 

Multiplicity is a way to reach such artistic freedom.

I see it in the struggle of different and inconsistent sound materials, juxtaposed and opposed, weakening the form, until its collapse. Then, materials are not only valuable for themselves, but they acquire importance in relation to all the other musical ideas.

Multiplicity is also coexistence and integration. In this sense, the addition of  new lutherie to the common instrumentation is, to my mind, not only a way to enlarge the musical palette; instead, it constitutes also a challenge for musical invention, forcing a change in perspective on techniques and style. Our conception can be twisted by setting what is usually subordinate at the core of the compositional process. New approaches can be derived, changing the way we are used to play and perceive even the common lutherie.

Multiplicity, for me, has to do also with polymorphism. I want and always wanted to experience different compositional approaches, from "stream of consciousness" to formalized composition; I haven't disdained writing songs.

I listen to the surrounding environment not less accurately than to a piece of music. I find often everyday sounds more inspiring than the ones coming from official instruments.

In "listening to the world" (as I call this attitude), a quasi-acousmatic experience, there is something special, a kind of closer contact with the world itself. This process sometimes gives me the illusion, or the certainty, to discover something more about my existence.

Such experience is increasingly transferred in my musical production.

[Résumé] [CV]

 

Events

Tübingen - Piano recital (Seabourne Steps 2)

1/12/2019

Piano recital in Tübingen. Playing Steps 2 by P. Seabourne.

Shanghai - Ircam Workshop

31/10- 2/11/2019

Presenting my research on AR Musical Notation and Performance.

Sondershausen - performance of Fractures

10/10/2019

Ensemble via nova performs Fractures for clarinet, flute and cello.

Berlin - performance of Fractures

8/10/2019

Ensemble via nova performs Fractures for clarinet, flute and cello.

Geneve - Haute école de musique

9/9/2019

Guest Speaker at the "Gesture, capture and notation" workshop.

Publication of the CD "Grido"

September 2019

The CD Grido, featuring compositions for sax solo (or saxoschlauch) by international composers, played by M. Bianchini will be published by Ars Publica.

Seravezza - Cibart

26-28/7/2019

AR Installation "Armonia delle Sfere - Sfere dell'Armonia" presented at Cibart Festival in Seravezza.

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