Interview with Mason Bates

This is the last appointment of the project Listen to America. We talk to Mason Bates, a young composer who’s changing the way of composing orchestral music. Bates’ stylistic personality is as firmly rooted in the world of pop music and… Continue Reading

Pianisti del nostro tempo: Alessandra Celletti

Il pianoforte può essere uno strumento per raggiungere i misteri più profondi, le dimensioni invisibili della nostra vita se non dell’universo? Per Alessandra Celletti la musica è senz’altro un viaggio alla ricerca dell’essenza del suono. La sua musica accoglie suggestioni… Continue Reading

“Herrlichkeit der Musik”: intervista a Alessandro Valtulini

Il mondo dei direttori d’orchestra non è soltanto abitato da eminenze grigie. Negli ultimi tempi un giovane compositore e direttore d’orchestra si sta facendo avanti con forza e determinazione: intervistiamo Alessandro Valtulini, dopo il suo folgorante debutto a Londra sul… Continue Reading

Interview with Katrien Verfaillie (Pigeon on piano)

Pigeon on piano is a new ensemble that was conceived by the pianist and neoclassical composer Katrien Verfaillie. She plays live in duet with violinist Emile Verstraeten. This year is particularly important for their project because they have just completed their CD. Nomos Alpha is… Continue Reading

Interview with Alexandra Gardner

Our project dedicated to American contemporary music (Listen to America) continues with this interview with the composer Alexandra Gardner. The musical world of Gardner is inspired by mythology and contemporary poetry, subjects who become part of her interest in electronic music, percussion and… Continue Reading

Interview with Joel Hoffman

Eighth round with the project dedicated to the american composers today, Listen to America. This time we interview Joel Hoffman. Hoffman is Professor of Composition at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. He has been a resident composer at the Rockefeller, Camargo and… Continue Reading

Interview with Missy Mazzoli

Seventh round with the project Listen to America. We interviewed Missy Mazzoli at a fortunate time: recently the Carnegie Hall commissioned her to write a new work for the band Victoire. This new work, based on poems by Matthew Zapruder, will premiere at… Continue Reading

Henri Dutilleux: un musicista inclassificabile

Nel mese di maggio si è spento il compositore francese Henri Dutilleux. Nato ad Angers nel 1916, è stato uno dei compositori più importanti del secondo Novecento. Il debutto sulla scena musicale avviene nei primi anni Cinquanta e, nel corso… Continue Reading

Interview with Julia Alford-Fowler

Sixth round with the project Listen to America. This time we interview Julia Alford-Fowler: composer, teacher, activist and accordion noodler, Julia tells us about musical influences and her way of composing music. 1. The first listening to your music brings… Continue Reading

Expression and Texture: interview with Douglas Knehans

Douglas Knehans has been a fellow of the Victorian Council of the Arts, MacDowell Colony and Leighton Artist Colony (Banff), has won awards from the American Music Centre and Meet the Composer and has fulfilled commissions for a wide variety… Continue Reading