Fabio Cifariello Ciardi (1960)
is a composer using sound and technology to mine real-word phenomena.
His most recent interests are in sonification and instrumental
transcription of speaking-voice rhythms and inflections.
He studied composition, electronic music and musicology at Rome
Conservatory of Music and Bologna University. He also studied
with Tristan Murail, Philippe Manoury (IRCAM) and Franco Donatoni
(Accademia S.Cecilia). In 1991 he won the selection for the “Cursus
de Informatique Musicale at IRCAM”. In 1995 he has been
invited at EMS (Stockholm) as composer in residence.
His compositions have been awarded prizes at various international
competitions: "Ennio Porrino 1989" (Cagliari), "L.
Russolo 1992" (Varese), "MusicaNova 1993" (Praha
- Czech), "ICMC Cd selection 1993" (Tokyo - Japan),
"Olympia 1993" (Athens - Greek), "Spectri Sonori93"
(Tulane - USA), XXV Concours Int. de Musique Electroacoustique
1998 (Bourges - France), Valentino Bucchi 1999 (Roma - Italy),
Premio Nuova Musica - 39° Concorso Internazionale di Canto
Corale C.A.Seghizzi (Gorizia - Italy), "VideoEvento d'Arte
2000" (Torino - Italy), HK.5 Rimusicazioni Film Festival
2003 (Bolzano - Italy), AITS “Best sound in Italian motion
pictures 2011” (Rome, Italy).
His music is published and recorded by Raitrade, Curci, ICMA,
CNI-LaFrontiera, Unesco CIME-Cultures Electroniques (Bourges,
France), Mudima - Cramps Records, SiltaClassic, Edipan.
His works have been commissioned by Biennale di Venezia, Fondazione
ITeatri di Reggio Emilia, Ravena Festival, Fondazione Palazzo
Strozzi Firenze, Agon-Centro Armando Gentilicci, Fondazione S.Cecilia
di Portogruaro, Comune di Trento, Orchestra Haydn di Trento e
Bolzano, Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo, Orchestra MilanoClassica,
Orchestra di Roma e del Lazio, Instituts für Neue Musik di
Friburgo, Singapore University, Stockholm Electronic Music Studio,
IMEB Bourges, Halle 14 Leipzig & ACC Gallery Weimar, Exnovo
He has developed software algorithms for dissonance calculation,
sound spatialization, financial data sonification, speaking-voice
musical transcription and other computer-aided composition tools.
Cifariello Ciardi collaborated with the Department of Psychology
and Architecture of “La Sapienza” University in Rome,
the Research Institute for Music Theatre (Rome), the Italian radio
RAI-Radio3 publishing several works dedicated to the analysis,
the psychology and the policy of music.
Cifariello Ciardi teaches composition at Trento Conservatory (www.conservatorio.tn.it)
and he is one of the founding members of Edison Studio (www.edisonstudio.it).
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updated on 7/04/15