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
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 .