Florence Baschet

(Born in Paris, 1955, resident in Paris), composer.

She began her musical studies at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris and the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome, then musicology, harmony and counterpoint in Paris. She then looks at the new acoustic instrument making (especially in Crystal Baschet). In 1988, she joined the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon, which allowed her to work on the composition and sound transformations by electroacoustic means. In 1991, she won the National Diploma of Higher Studies of Music. She then followed courses at Centre Acanthes with Luigi Nono and Elliott Carter. In 1992, she joined IRCAM for the course of composition and computer music. She then received numerous commissions and was appointed several times 'composer in residence'. She is also called at IRCAM 'composer search' on the notion of instrumental gesture and finally she received the Nicolo prize from the Academy of Fine Arts at the Institute of France. One of the distinctive elements of her compositional work is her interest in vocal writing, whether a cappella, with all or device. Another guiding thread of her work is the critical integration of a native instrumental vocabulary in her writing. The continuation of her research at IRCAM led her to work in the field of mixed music that combines the soloist electroacoustic device in a particular interactive relationship related to instrumental gesture and seeks to highlight the phenomenon of interpretation depend on the sound changes. Her works are published by Editions Jobert.
Selected works : Alma-Luvia,  for female voice, viola, clarinet, crystal Baschet, electronics,1992 ; Sinopia and Aïponis,  Itinéraire ensemble, 1993 and 1997 ; Femmes, for two female voices (Hebrew and Arabic) and ten instruments, 2001 ; Filastrocca, for Tenor, Basse, electronic and instrumental ensemble, 2002 ; Piranhas, video-opera, for two solo voices, sax quartet, wind quintet, string quintet, piano, percussion, electronics and video device, 2004 ;  BogenLied, the first written for the ‘augmented’ violin piece, 2005 ; StreicherKreis, for string quartet 'augmented' and device, IRCAM commission, 2008 ; AntePrima, for large symphony orchestra, 2010 ; La Muette based on the Chahdortt Djavann eponymous novel, for voice, twelve instruments directed, electronics, 2012.

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Francesca Badalini

(Milano, 8 novembre 1973), diplomata nel 1996 presso il Conservatorio Nicolò Paganini di Genova, laureata in Lettere Antiche presso l‟Università Statale di Milano nel 1997, si è perfezionata in pianoforte, in musica da camera e successivamente in musica per cinema e teatro con Nicolò Piovani presso l'Accademia Chigiana a Siena. Ha studiato composizione all'Accademia Internazionale della Musica di Milano. Scrive musiche per il teatro, il cinema e la televisione. Dal 1999 collabora con la Cineteca Italiana, la Cineteca Griffith di Genova e con quella di Bologna come accompagnatrice di film muti, con improvvisazioni e le proprie musiche. Dal 2000 presenta le sue colonne sonore per “Festival del cinema di Locarno”; “Giornate del Cinema Muto di Pordenone”; “Festival Noir” di Courmayeur; "Science+Fiction Festival", Triste; "Verona film Festival"; ed ad Annecy, “Festival du Cinéma Italien”.

(born in Milan, 8th November 1973) pianist and composer. She took her degree in 1996 at the Conservatorio “Nicolò Paganini” in Genova and  in Lettere Antiche at the “Università Statale” in Milan in 1997. She continued her studies in piano, chambre music and in music for film and theatre with Nicolò Piovani at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena. She studied composition at the Accademia Internazionale della Musica in Milan. She writes music for theatre, film and television. Since 1999 she has collaborated with the Cineteca Italiana, Cineteca Griffith in Genova and in Bologna as accompanist to silent  films, with improvvisations and her own music. Since 2000  she has presented her own soundtracks at the “Festival del cinema di Locarno”, “Giornate del Cinema Muto di Pordenone”, “Festival Noir” in Courmayeur, "Science+Fiction Festival" in Triste, "Verona film Festival", “Festival du Cinéma Italien” in Annecy.
Selected works: Soundtraks for the films “Il sogno di Federico” by Paolo Lipari, “Appunti di viaggio” by Antonio Rosata, “Pane Perso” by Tatiana Conter, “I Mille” by Alberto degli Abati.
Recordings: Tides and Flies in a Jar with the band Soul Takers; Il treno delle fiabe.

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Francesca Bertazzo Hart

(born 19th June 1974 in Padova, Italy,) singer, guitarist and composer. In 1997 she graduated in jazz singing with Tiziana Ghiglioni and Francesca Oliveri at the institue "C.P.M." in Milan. She attended several seminars with Maurizio Caldura, Bob Stoloff , Barry Harris and Sheila Jordan. In 1996 she won a scholarship to the "Manhattan School of Music" in New York and moved to the USA. She has sung in various groups such as the "Ronald Westray ens amble", in the "Jason Lindner Big Band" and performed with the group "Look and live" directed by saxophonist Richard D'Abreu. She has worked with several Italian musicians such as Fabrizio Bosso, Marcello Tonolo and Bruno Cesselli. She teaches jazz singing at the "George Gershwin" and "Thelonious Monk" music schools in Vicenza and "L.A.M.S." in Verona, and collaborates with the "New School" in New York.
Recordings: Her most important projects include the CD Silver Friends, a tribute to the music of Horace Silver.

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