Maria Clara Cervelli

 (born 1974 in Rieti, Italy) pianist, composer, teacher. In 1998 she gained piano diploma with Drahomira Biligova and in 2003 her electronic music diploma with Michelangelo Lupone from the "Alfredo Casella" Conservatory in L'Aquila (Italy). In the same year she graduated in Electronic Engineering with a thesis on Audio Signal Digital Processing. Her interest in composition is addressed to the integration of traditional acoustic instrumets with electronic processing. She realized sound installation for the "Corpi del Suono 2001", organized by the Istituto Gramma and for the exhibition "Musica Scienza 2002", organized by the CRM and the Goethe-Institut in Rome. Her realization of the "Plus Minus" by Karlheinz Stockhausen was performed in 2002 at the "Giuseppe Verdi" Conservatory in Turin (Italy) and her article "Plus Minus: an algorithmic analysis and a musical realization" was published on the "Atti del XIV CIM (Maggio 2003)". She is a scientific consultant for several projects referring to sound art installations and since 2003 she has taught Computer Science and Mathematics, Programming Languages for Computer Music at the Department of Music and New Technologies of the Conservatory in L'Aquila.
Selected works: Attesa, for percussions and electronics, performed in 2003 for the "Società dei Concerti B.Barattelli" concert season in L'Aquila; Elce di Roccia for tape, performed at the "Zeppelin 2004" Festival in Barcelona; Node, for tape and live electronics, presented in 2006 in Rome on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of CEMAT.