For Rei as a doe

I will perform the piano part of Michael Edwards’s beautiful, 40-minute contemplative tour de force For Rei as a doe at Superbudda, in Turin, on May 30, with Michael himself running the electronics. I guess I’m going to be both excited and terrified, since I love playing so much but I’m not, and I’ve never been, a real pianist. If you come (and I hope you will), please don’t be too hard on me…

A composition masterclass

I’ll deliver a composition masterclass in San Marino from July 12 to 18—with electronics, without electronics, all is possible in principle. The great news is that wonderful Ensemble l’Imaginaire will be there too, and we’re going to work together throughout the whole week. As far as I know, there are some places left: the deadline for applications is June 15. For more info, have a look at or feel free to write me for any question—and, if you like the idea, spread the news!

Good morning

Big news coming: it’s 2019, I’m 44 and I just started my website. This is my second attempt, actually: the first one failed miserably a few years ago when, after months of neglect, I forgot to pay for the domain name. Some other time I’ll find another no worse, I said to myself like Archilochus before me, and indeed this new one has no dash in it, which is an improvement.

Now the plan is publishing soon other, less self-referential information, and possibly, who knows, using it as the outlet for some things I’ve been thinking about often—you know, contemporary music, pop music, music theory, music technology… I’ll concede it sounds unlikely, but let’s see!