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New CD release / “concrezioni sonore” piano works with live electronics by Agostino Di Scipio.
The studio recording of chpn. 3.2 variazioni di sensibilità al sè, for 3 performers, feedback network with piano, self-sensing actuators and other devices, is now available on cd. The Stradivarius label has just released (december 2018) a new recording under the title concrezioni sonore with piano and live electronics works by Agostino Di Scipio performed by Ciro Longobardi and cantierezero (Stefania Amisano, Claudio Cristani – piano with electrodynamic actuators –  and Giorgio Klauer – electroacoustics and digital signal processing).  Here some words about this fascinating work that Agostino Di Scipio wrote for us in 2012 within the project “bodysnatchers/ultracorpi”. It was a amazing experience!

«This is a workshop for the exploration of electroacoustic devices designed and built by Giorgio Klauer, called self-sensing actuators. In the performance, these actuators are used by the two piani- sts to “inject” in the strings a number of selected recordings of Chopin piano music (chosen by the performers). The piano strings into which the injec- tion is made, are themselves selected according to any Chopin piano music fragment. The tiny resonances of the injection, are taken up in a larger electroacoustic chain, with microphones and speakers positioned just next to the piano or insi- de, whose sound loops back into the strings via the actuators. A complex system is accordingly established, which develops in a process of growth and failure. Some extra noise is inevitably added into the process due to the bodily contacts of performers against the piano wooden structure, as the latter handle the actuators to inject Chopin in the strings. The whole performance is framed into three sections, with two interleaving bridges. Written for (and with) the friends of cantierezero, in the days of Chopin’s 200th birthday celebrations».

 

“Teatri del suono, voci nella distanza”
In december 2017 start the brand new, amazing contemporary music program for piano duo with electronics) by duo novalis (Stefania Amisano, Claudio Cristani, piano duo) with works by Aldo Clementi, György Kurtág, Wolfgang Rihm, Bernd Richard Deutsch, Wei-Chieh Lin (EU premiere) and Gerhard E. Winkler (Black Mirror II – HerzStück, new version for piano duo and CD, word premiere) .
1.12.17 Trieste Prima International Contemporary Music Festival /
Auditorium Museo Revoltella / Trieste (I) 18h
www.duonovalis.org / www.chromas.it

 

Bernd Richard Deutsch / Portraitkonzert I & II  – Wien (A) november 16/ mai 17
Stefania Amisano will take part as solist and with other musicians in two different projects in Vienna dedicated to the chamber music of austrian composers Bernd Richard Deutsch.
Portrait Bernd Richard Deutsch I /Alte Schmiede Musikwerkstatt
Portrait Bernd Richad Deutsch II /Musiksalon – Palais Mollard
www.berndrdeutsch.com

 

Stefania Amisano at the 77 Maggio Musicale fiorentino / Temporeale Festival 2014
Maggio elettrico / Piano +
Stefania Amisano, piano, Stefano Trevisi, live electronics, Lelio Camilleri (Temporeale), sound projection
booklet (pdf) /    video excerpt /  rewiew

 

“Dark again Still again” for prepared piano and live electronics by Stefano Trevisi, composed in 2011 for Stefania Amisano, won the italian music award “Premio Nazionale delle Arti” (Section Electronic Music and New Tecnologies / Live performances) in july 2013.
The work, performed by Stefania Amisano (piano) and the composer himself (sound projection) during the competion’s final concert, is now published on CD .

biography

Stefania Amisano / piano

ITA / DE     Stefania Amisano, pianist, was born in Novara (Italy).
Beside graduating at the Conservatorio Statale di Musica of Alessandria, she also studied chamber music in Parma with Pierpaolo Maurizzi and completed her musicological studies at University of Pavia. The Post-Graduated chamber music courses  in the class of Maureen Jones and Dario De Rosa and the Trio di Trieste – first at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole (Florence, Italy) and later at the International Chamber Music Academy in Duino (Trieste, Italy) – were a crucial artistic and human experience in her musical life.
She also specialized at prestigious international academies such as the Internationale Sommerakademie Universität Mozarteum Salzburg (Paratore), the Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in Darmstadt (Chen, Wiget, Hodges) and the Stockhausen-Kurse für Musik in Kürten. She took part in several seminars and masterclasses with György and Marta Kurtág.
Awarded at numerous national and international competitions, Stefania enjoys an international career as performing musician as soloist, in chamber music and contemporary music ensembles. She recorded for radio and CD releases.
Her  solo recitals are focused on contemporary piano music: actually a very important part of her solo projects concerns the interactions between acoustic space and electronics, working with composers and sound artists on creating new original projects and commissioning new works.
She has performed and premiered various works by both young and established living composers like Agostino Di Scipio, Bernd Richard Deutsch, Fabio Nieder, Wei-Chieh Lin, Grzegorz Pieniek, Stefano Trevisi, Gerhard E. Winkler.
Her unconventional, open-minded approach to music did give to realizing creative and unusual programs and – in partnership with other artists – to devise crossover projects that combine music, performance, literature, theatre and visual arts. Since 1991 she has been performing regularly with the Duo Novalis, founded together with the pianist Claudio Cristani with the aim of furthering the most genuine chamber music aspect of piano duo. She is also a founding member – together with Claudio Cristani and the composers Giorgio Klauer and Stefano Trevisi – of the music collective cantierezero, an ensemble devoted to the experimentation of new paths of contemporary chamber music, in synergy with electronics and digital arts.

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media

Stefania Amisano / playlist on YouTube – solo piano / chamber music

 

 

 

 

projects

Chamber music / current projects

Periferie / Outside
a project by Tabula rasa (Elena Gabbrielli, flute – Stefania Amisano, piano)
The duo Tabula rasa aims to create open-minded unusual musical landscapes  across contemporary music, classics of modernity and masterpieces from the past.
More info on request

Dark matters
Ivan Rabaglia, violin –  Stefania Amisano, piano
Modern and contemporary music talk about his most profound, glowing side: a open project
Music by Webern, Kurtág, Schnittke, Ustvolskaya.
More info on request

Teatri del suono / Scenes of Sound
Duo Novalis / Stefania Amisano & Claudio Cristani, piano duo
Contemporary piano duo music / electronics

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In the early modern age the word theatrum identified both a material and immaterial space in the performance of knowledge proving the mutual deep influence of the spaces of knowledge and the performance spaces of art. The theatrical metapher arose as powerful instrument of research and representation of knowledge as a whole. Inspired by this idea many different kinds of music will be staged besides aesthetics and historical lines with the aim to show the gorgeous infinite diversity of musical meaning”. (Stefania Amisano)

#1 Voci nella distanza / Voices in the distance
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#2 Morphing
More info on request

Solo recital / current projects

Cybersonic adventures
Stefania Amisano, piano
Piano solo contemporary music & live electronics
Music from 60-70 american avantgarde and contemporary piano music with electronics
60′ ca. without intermission
More info on request

Spiritualizing animals
Stefania Amisano, piano
Piano solo contemporary and modern music
Music by H. Radulescu, G. Kurtag, F. Nieder, B. Bartok, G. Crumb
70’ca.
More info on request

 

Past projects (chamber music & solo)

Der Geist ist freies Widltier… / La mente è un animale selvaggio
…
Stefania Amisano, piano solo
Music by György Kurtág and György Ligeti, Fabio Nieder, Luciano Berio, Olivier Messiaen
70′ without intermission
> download PDF

Shadowplay. Musica per le notti senza luna
Stefania Amisano, piano solo (grand piano, pianino with supersordino), video
Works of György Kurtág and Lachenmann, Crumb, Deutsch, Nieder, Cowell
> download PDF

bodysnatchers / ultracorpi
Ivan Rabaglia, violin; Stefania Amisano & Claudio Cristani, piano
Giogio Klauer, Stefano Trevisi, sound projection.
Music by John Cage, Fabio Nieder & new works for piano, violin, self-sensig actuators and electronics by Agostino Di Scipio, Gerhard E. Winkler, Giorgio Klauer, Stefano Trevisi
a project by cantierezero (concept, composition, electronics, technology) with the support of SKE Fonds / Austromechana (A)
> download PDF

Inseln / isole
Matteo Cesari, flute – Stefania Amisano, piano
Music by Cacciatore (UA), Castiglioni, Maderna, Furrer, Ferneyough (EA), Nieder (UA), Trevisi (UA)
> download PDF

visible(in)visible
Contemporary music for piano (2 players), electronics and video
Duo Novalis / stefania amisano, claudio cristani, piano duo
giorgio klauer & stefano trevisi, sound projection
lara usic, visuals
Music by  giorgio klauer, johannes kretz, fabio nieder, grzegorz pieniek, stefano trevisi
a project by cantierezero,
with the support of ÖGZM, AIMI, Istituto italiano di cultura WIen, Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung
> download PDF

> More on Duo Novalis and Cantierezero webpages

archive

27.2.19 Wien (A) Alte Schmiede Musikwerkstatt, 20h /Elzbieta Sikora 75. Geburtstag / Stefania Amisano (Klavier), Maria Frödl (Cello), Elisabeth Zeh Sykora (Gesang), Elzbieta Sikora und Dieter Kaufmann (Klangregie) / Werke von E. Sikora, D. Kaufmann, G. Glynn 1.12.17 Trieste Prima / Contemporary music festival, Trieste (I) “teatri del suono / voci nella distanza” Duo Novalis, Stefania Amisano, Claudio Cristani – piano duo / Giorgio Klauer, sound projection. Music by A. Clementi, G. Kurtag, W. Rihm, B. R. Deutsch, Wei-Chieh Lin (EU premiere), G. E. Winkler (Black Mirror II, new versions word premiere) / http://www.chromas.it /http:// www.duonovalis.org /17.05.2017 Musiksalon 2016-17 / Wien (A) Palais Mollard / Stefania Amisano, piano solo, Duo Novalis -Stefania Amisano, Claudio Cristani, piano duo; Robert Gillinger (Fagott und Kontraforte), Ryo Yoshimura (Fagott), Marianna Oczkowska (Violine), Tomasz Skweres (Violoncello), Frederik Neyrinck (Klavier) / 17.05.2017 Musiksalon 2016-17 / Wien (A) Palais Mollard, Portraitkonzet Bernd Richard Deutsch II. Stefania Amisano, piano solo, Duo Novalis / Stefania Amisano, Claudio Cristani, piano duo, with Robert Gillinger (Fagott und Kontraforte), Ryo Yoshimura (Fagott), Marianna Oczkowska (Violine), Tomasz Skweres (Violoncello), Frederik Neyrinck (Klavier) / Chamber music by Bernd Richard Deutsch / 26.11.2016 Vienna (Austria), Alte Schimede Musikwerkstatt, 19h Porträitkonzert Bernd Richard Deutsch I Chamber music by Bernd Richard Deutsch (1977*) Stefania Amisano (piano solo and ensemble) Bernd Richard Deutsch (Komposition, Dirigent); Annette Schönmüller (Mezzosopran); Alessandro Baticci (Flöte); Louise Chisson (Violine), Tomasz Skweres (Violoncello), Frederik Neyrinck (Klavier) / may 30.14 Florence (Italy) Maggio Musicale fiorentino / Temporeale Festival, Limonaia di Villa Strozzi / Piano + / Stefania Amisano, piano solo / Work by Smalley, Trevisi. Stefano Trevisi, live electronics, Lelio Camilleri (Temporeale), sound projection july 2013 Avellino (Italy) / Conservatorio Domenico Cimarosa / Premio Nazionale delle Arti Winners’ Concert / Stefania Amisano, piano / Stefano Trevisi, live electronics ! november 23. 12 ex chiesa di S. Caterina, Treviso (Italy) 21h L’Arsenale 2012 – Nuova musica a Treviso, bodysnatchers / ultracorpi a project by cantierezero (composition, electronics, technology), Stefania Amisano, Claudio Cristani (piano) / Giogio Klauer, Stefano Trevisi (sound direction), Ivan Rabaglia, violin / Music by John Cage, Fabio Nieder & new works for piano, violin, self-sensig actuators and electronics by Agostino Di Scipio, Gerhard E. Winkler, Giorgio Klauer, Stefano Trevisi, with the support of SKE Fonds / Austromechana (A) / november 21.12 Teatro Miela, Trieste (Italy) 21h, XIX CIM – Colloquio di Informatica Musicale / SInestesie sonore / Eventi / bodysnatchers / ultracorpi a project by cantierezero (composition, electronics, technology) / Stefania Amisano, Claudio Cristani (piano) / Giogio Klauer, Stefano Trevisi (sound direction) Ivan Rabaglia, violin / Music by John Cage, Fabio Nieder & new works for piano, violin, self-sensig actuators and electronics by Agostino Di Scipio, Gerhard E. Winkler, Giorgio Klauer, Stefano Trevisi / mai 16.12 alte schmiede musikwerkstatt Wien (A) Conlon Nancarrow, Mario Lavista, Angélica Castelló (UA), Jaime Wolfson (UA), Daniel de la Cuesta / Stefania Amisano, Klavier, Theresia Schmidinger, Klarinette & Bassklarinette, Robert Gillinger, Fagott & Kontrafagott with the support of SKE Fonds / Austromechana (A) www.larsenale.com / >> about bodysnatchers / ultracorpi  / march 2012, Russiches Kulturinstitut Wien / Dieter Kaufmann “Das verfluchtiges Klavier” Gunda König, sprecherin, Stefania Amisano, Klavier januar 20.12 inseln | isole / Matteo Cesari, flute / Stefania Amisano, piano / Music by Cacciatore (UA), Castiglioni, Maderna, Ferneyough (EA), Nieder (UA), Trevisi (UA) / 19h Alte Schmiede, Wien (A) 1010, Schönlaterngasse | july 25.11, Musikforum Viktring Klagenfurt (A) Kellertheater 20.30h, Dieter Kaufmann “Das verfluchtiges Klavier” (UA), Gunda König, sprecherin | Stefania Amisano, Klavier >> more / juni 25.11 Mantova (I) Festival Eterotopie. Altri luoghi / visible(in)visible, performance for piano, 2 players and electronics, works of giorgio klauer, johannes kretz, fabio nieder, grzegorz pieniek, stefano trevisi / duo novalis | stefania amisano, claudio cristani piano duo / giorgio klauer, stefano trevisi | sound / lara usic | visuals / in collaboration with ÖGZM, AIMI, Forum austriaco di cultura, Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung  / mai 15.11 Trieste (I), Teatro Miela 21h der geist ist freies wildtier… | la mente è un animale selvaggio… / stefania amisano, piano / video, works of györgy kurtág and cowell, crumb, deutsch, lachenmann, nieder / april 13.11 WIen (A) OFF Theater 20h
visible(in)visible, performance for piano, 2 players and electronics / works of giorgio klauer, johannes kretz, fabio nieder, grzegorz pieniek, stefano trevisi, duo novalis | stefania amisano, claudio cristani piano duo / giorgio klauer, stefano trevisi | sound / lara usic | visuals / in collaboration with ÖGZM, AIMI, Istituto italiano di cultura WIen, Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung  / februar 15.11 Trento (I) Auditorium Rosmini 20.30h visible (in)visible / anteprima, duo novalis | stefania amisano, claudio cristani piano duo / giorgio klauer, stefano trevisi | sound projection, lara usic | visuals / october 01/ 02. 10 WUK, Wäringer Strasse 59, 1090 Wien (A)20h WUK Saal / Obszön oder Okzident Kapital Voodoo / Essay performance von Otmar Wagner & Gästen, Stefania Amisano | keyboards >> more / july 03.10 Shadowplay. Musica per le notti senza luna / Works of György Kurtág, Helmut Lachenmann, George Crumb, Stefania Amisano, piano & visuals / july 05/08. 10 Workshop on contemporary piano music for young musicians. Stefania Amisano, teacher , XVII Stazione di Topolò – Postaja Topolove – Grimacco (Udine, I)XVII Stazione di Topolò – Postaja Topolove – Grimacco (Udine, I) | Theater des Augenblicks, Wien (A), 22 gennaio 2008 , “Der Geist ist freies Wildtier…”, Werke von Kurtag, Berio, Nieder, Messiaen, Ligeti / Stefania Amisano, Klavier solo, In Kooperation mit dem Italienischen Kulturinstitut und Steinway Austria, Eine Produktion von Konnex | Wien […]