Laura Bianchini

(Born in 1954, in Trevi nel Lazio, in  Italy, she lives in Rome). She studied Composition and Electronic Musical Composition at the Conservatory “A. Casella” de L’Aquila. Interested in the use of electronic technologies in the arts, she collaborated in the realization of electronic systems for music, including the Fly 10 in 1983, one of the first Italian digital systems for the synthesis of sound in real time, designed by Michelangelo Lupone. In 1988, she co-founder, and is co-director of the Centro was ,Ricerche Musicali – CRM (leading center in Europe for the development of research and musical creation) and general manager of “ArteScienza”, an  international event of contemporary art, science and culture. For her work as a cultural worker in 2012 she received the “Carloni” award. She has collaborated with writers and filmmakers such as Susanna Tamaro, Giorgio Pressburger, Ida Campignano and Gustavo Frigerio. She has received international commissions including those of the Teater Haus in Frankfurt, the Fondazione La Fenice and the Teatro Sociale in Rovigo, the Goethe Institut Rom, INA-GRM in Paris, the Festival Aujourd'hui Musique in Perpignan. Since 2004, her research has increasingly focused on new forms of musical expression, such as  art sound installations, works that integrate the stage and listening space with the music and plastic form, technologies designed to CRM, some of which were created in collaboration with the sculptor Licia Galizia.
Selected works: “Universi Aperti”  for piano and computer in real time Fly30 – 1992; “Immobile e Doppio” as actress, vocalist, percussions, live electron ics and tape (text by Susanna Tamaro) – 1996 (EDIPAN); “Il cerchio magico” a radio work in 21 sections, realized on the initiative of the RAI-Radio3 (text by Susanna Tamaro) – 1996; “Ave Maria” a radio word commissioned by Radio Vaticana (to gospel texts) – 1998; “Il Resto è quiete sez. I Hamlet” for voice , mixed choir, live electronics and tape – 1999; “Il Resto è quiete sez. IV The Tempest” for voice, mixed choir, live electronics and tape – 1999; “Alice e il senso perso”  musical fairy tale for reciting voice, white voice solo, 4  white voices, ensemble, electronic sounds and video processing (texts freely adapted from “Alice in the mirror” by L. Carroll, adaptation of the texts by L. Bianchini, poems by T. Scialoja),commissioned by Teatro Sociale in Rovigo, Fondazione Teatro la Fenice, in co-production with CRM Conservatory "F. Vanezze" in Rovigo – 2002; “Die Austernprinzessin” music and live spatialization for the homonymous film by Ernst Lubitsch, commissioned by Goethe-Institut Rom – 2003; “Vibrazioni in rame” permanent sound installation art (sculptural forms by Licia Galizia) – 2011; “Terra” for Feed-drum, commissioned by Festival Aujourd’hui Musique - 2012

(Trevi nel Lazio 22 ottobre 1954), compositrice, autrice di lavori digitali e per installazioni sonore, autrice di testi e libri. Ha studiato composizione con Giancarlo Bizzi, e composizione musicale elettronica con Michelangelo Lupone presso il Conservatorio Alfredo Casella dell'Aquila. Co-fondatrice nel 1988 del Centro Ricerche Musicali – CRM, ha affiancato all‟attività artistica e di ricerca quella organizzativa. Per cinque anni ha presieduto le attività dell'Associazione per la musica contemporanea, “Musica Verticale”; co-dirige il CRM dalla sua fondazione ed è direttore generale di “Arte Scienza”. Ha scritto e pubblicato saggi sulle problematiche compositive con riferimento all'uso delle tecnologie elettroniche per la musica e tenuto conferenze in Italia e all‟estero. La sua produzione include lavori strumentali ed elettronici, eseguiti in festival e rassegne internazionali in Europa, America, Asia. Ha lavorato sul rapporto testo/musica realizzando diversi lavori radiofonici (per la RAI, Radio Vaticana, Hessicher Rundfunk) e per teatro musicale da camera: “Immobile e doppio” e “Il cerchio Magico” su testi e in collaborazione con Susanna Tamaro, “A Maria”, ispirata ai testi apocrifi del Vangelo, “Il vincolo”, “La rivolta” e “Il vento notturno”, trilogia nell‟ambito di “Teatri alla Radio” curata da Luca Ronconi, “Il resto è quiete” su testi di William Shakespeare, “Alice e il senso perso”, opera da camera per bambini su testi di Lewis Carroll e Toti Scialoja (2002). Dal 2004 la sua ricerca si è sempre più focalizzata su nuove forme d‟espressione musicale. Ha recentemente partecipato alla realizzazione di “Una città da ascoltare” promossa dal Conservatorio di Musica dell‟Aquila e dall‟Istituzione Sinfonica Abruzzese, in collaborazione con il CRM, curando le installazioni sonore. Per il 2010 preparerà un‟opera multifonica per l‟INA-GRM di Parigi che sarà eseguita nell‟ambito del festival di Radio France e dal Comune di Trevi nel Lazio, per un‟installazione sonora d‟arte, da realizzare al Castello Caietani.

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Laurence Bouckaert

(resident in France), composer. She moved into electroacoustic music composition, flirting with various genres, after a classical training. Deeply involved in the experience of using the medium sound as a way to express a world of sensitivity, she composed and improvised stereo and multitrack music. Alone or alongside other artists, she collaborates with dancers, actors, sculptors, poets and video artists. She performs regularly at institutions, companies and alternative groups. Her music has been programmed in international festivals, such as the Festival of Electroacoustic Music at the University of Puebla (Mexico), the Kryptonale in Berlin, Territories Polychromes and Multiphonies in Paris, the Futura Festival in Crest. She also teaches electroacoustic music at the music school of Marne et Chantereine (near Paris) where she founded the electroacoustic music classes.

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Lorenza Baudo

(born 24th November 1973 in Grosseto, Italy), vocalist, pianist, lyricist and composer. She took her degree in Lettere Moderne – indirizzo Musica e Spettacolo at the University in Siena. From 1981 she studied classical and modern-jazz dance. She graduated in voice at the Conservatory "Rinaldo Franci" in Siena and attendend courses at the "Saint Louis College of Music" and seminars with Maria Pia De Vito and David Linx. Since 2003 she has collaborated with musicians in both classical and modern music. At the same time she teaches music and theatre and periodically holds workshops and training courses for teachers, actors and singers. In jazz, she has created various projects: "Italianista" (with Andrea Pellegrini, Nino Pellegrini, Piero Bronzi and Daniele Paoletti) with Italian songs from the 40s to the present; "Di luce e d'ombra"(with Stefano Ordini at the piano), performance with moments of music, theater and improvisation; "AlbuMINA", jazz quartet performing the Italian singer Mina's songs; "My way" (with Paolo Batistini); "Vuelvo al Sur" (with Paolo Batistini and Giuliano Matozzi).
Selected works: Le terre dei miei anni, La fine dei giochi, Terre di sole, arance e miele, Eire

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