ELETTROMORFOSI (2009-2010) sound samples of electric machines electronically processed

‘I take it that music is the art most fit to express the fine quality of machines. Machines are now a part of life, it is proper that men should feel something about them; there would be something weak about art if it couldn’t deal with this new content’.

Ezra Pound, Antheil and the Treatise on Harmony, New York 1968.


Spazio veneziano (work in progress), for Sounding tree, voice, Live electronics, digital sound file on an unspublished text by Luigi Nono

Plunged into ‘sounding stations’ without perceiving them, Nono’s thought provokes the intent of listening. It indicates the intelligence which is intrinsically in the sound. The expanse of sounding bodies makes up a living frame, which is realized, perceived and held only by the will of listening.


Como canciòn de tierra y mar’ (2008), for clarinet in sib/bass cl., Live electronics interaction, digital sound file and ambisonic surround system.

The composition is inspired by the Ladàta: an original musical text that belongs to the repertoire of traditional songs for more voices of Sicily.
The work was composed for the residence of composition at the Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology (ICST) – Zürich (CH)

First performance
X. Weimarer Frühjahrstage für zeitgenössiche Musik
Weimar (D), 17th April 2009
 Lukas Vogelsang, clarinet

Profili d’onda

Profili d’onda (2007), for prepared vibraphone and electronics (digital sound file).

The title of the composition refers to the relation constructed in the work with the definite and symmetric motion of the most common forms of sound wave: the Sine wave, Square, Triangle, Saw-tooth wave. The graphic representation of four waveforms is used to build the profile of dynamics into three main parts, the graphic panels of the composition. [...]

First performance
Internationale Gesellschaft Für Neue Musik-Basel (IGNM)
‘Dialogpartner Xenakis’, Basel (CH), 22th May 2007
Domenico Carlo Melchiorre, vibraphone

Waveforms (Forme d’onda)

Waveforms (Forme d’onda) (2005-2006), for prepared vibraphone.

The main goals of the work were to create new sound-colours on Vibes, a synthesis of more complex timbres with the addition of definite and indefinite pitch instruments (in this case Crotales and Cowbells), new effects in connection with unusual or new techniques of performance, form and notation of the composition.[...]

First performance
Lucerne Festival 2006
Lucerne (CH), 20th September 2006
Domenico Carlo Melchiorre, vibraphone

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