Composer and performer
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Semifinale Premio Veretti 2015 - New version for Tae Ho Hwang 2019
With this piece, I felt the urgency to express the conglomerate of violence, dread, and anxiety represented by the phenomenon of terrorism.
for solo piano
Songs f(or) a Loss
for soprano sax/oboe and piano
Sinuous, Straight, Solar
for solo piano
Breaking the Standard
trame di sangue grigio
Nudo di maschera
for string orchestra
for mezzo-soprano, string orchestra,
Terra rossa, terra nera
Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University - 2018
Dismayed at the multi-year Syrian crisis, I dedicated this work to all the human blood poured on the sacrificial altar of power.
Commissioned by Orchestra Camera Fiorentina - 2016
I was driven by the convoluted seduction scene of Shakespeare's "Richard III", in which Gloucester and Lady Anne show what they may offer to and receive from one another: power, possession, revenge and protection. Both characters are being uncovered - “naked masks” - to their pitiless needs.
Personal project - 2015
Poem by Cesare Pavese.
Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Accademia del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Scuola di Musica di Fiesole - 2016
A contemporary orchestration for sinfonietta by a team of composers.
Opera buffa by Jacques Offenbach
Libretto by Philippe Gille
Vent du soir ou l'horrible festin
Commissioned by Ensemble di Musica Contemporanea "L.Dallapiccola" - Broadcast by Rete Toscana Classica as official commercial of the Conservatory of Music “L.Cherubini” of Florence - 2016
Concertino for C-trumpet and ensemble
(sax-quartet, drum-set, marimba, piano 4H)
On a Shore of Cries [Lei, piangente]
for fl, cl, vibr, vc, pf
Commissioned by Camere Contemporanee at Fondazione Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte in Montepulciano (Italy) - 2017
It is a dialogue with Picasso's "Nude Woman with Necklace" (1968 - Tate Modern, London). When I first saw that portrait of Jacqueline Roque, I felt overwhelmed by its exuding energy. Driven by the vivid memory of that visit, I conceived a musical flux in which mellow sonorities and propulsive gestures are intertwined within a transparent texture, with a constant oscillation between nebulosity and assertiveness.
for cl, vibr, vl, vc
Version for Altre Voci Ensemble - 2017
A Tango – Milonga etude that ends with an elusive and illusive equilibrium, passing through sketches of varying pace and tone.