Valerio Sannicandro

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Valerio Sannicandro was born in Italy, but relatively soon he moved to Germany where he turned his attention more and more to contemporary music: he studied composition in Cologne with York Höller (dissertation: “Komposition als semiotischer Prozess”), in Frankfurt with Hans Zender and conducting with Peter Eötvös. Ph.D. in Musicology at TU-Berlin (dissertation: „Space and Spatialization as Discrete Parameter in Music Composition“).
Appearances as conductor in Cologne (Triennale Köln, WDR-Orchestra), Darmstadt (Ferienkurse), Spain (Festival de Canaria) and Avignon (Centre Acanthes), conducting works by Karlheinz Stockhausen (first performance of “Hoch-Zeiten”) Varèse, Carter, Grisey, Fedele and Donatoni, among others.
Winner of several composition competitions in Germany (among others the Claudio-Abbado-Kompositionspreis, the MUSICA VIVA, München in 2002 and 2010, the Giga-Hertz-Produktionspreis in 2012) and Italy, as well as the Kranichsteiner Musikpreis 2000 of the Darmstädter Ferienkurse. Invited from CULTURES FRANCE as Artist in Residence at Villa Kujoyama (Kyoto), Affiliated Fellow of the American Academy in Rome.
He has been invited for conferences and workshops in Paris (Ecole nationale superieure d’architecture). Prague (Music Academy), Berlin (Humboldt-Universität), Tokyo (Kunitachi College and Nihon University), Nagoya (Aichi University) and in 2002 has been teacher during the Darmstädter Ferienkurse.
His compositions have been performed among others by Salome Kammer, Mario Caroli, Peter Veale, Marco Blaauw, Francesco D’Orazio, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Ensemble Modern, Sharoun Ensemble, Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Ensemble Recherche, Repertorio Zero, Kroumata, AlterEgo, Musikfabrik NRW, Divertimento Ensemble, conducted by Peter Eötvös, Marco Angius, Peter Hirsch, Jonathan Stockhammer, Evan Christ, Pierre-André Valade, Sandro Gorli, Marco Angius and Arturo Tamayo. They have been recorded and broadcasted by the BR, HR, MDR, WDR, Radio France and RAI and performed in all Europe, Japan, USA and Canada.
 
He received commissions among others from Darmstädter Ferienkurse, Bayerische Staatsoper, Donaueschinger Musiktage, IRCAM, Biennale di Venezia. His work and his research, mainly on the aspect of spatialisation, has been supported by the Heinrich-Strobel-Stiftung of SWR for the year 2003 as well as by IRCAM, where he worked in a research group on spatialisation as “compositeur associé”. Later he completed a PhD (thesis: „Space and Spatialization as Discrete Parameter in Music Composition“) at TU Berlin, based on his research on resonance modes analysis.
 
Latest projects include „Finesterrae“ (2016) for five voices, viola and live-electronics, “Ius Lucis” (2006/2007) for two ensembles in two music halls (commissioned by IRCAM), and “Forces Motrices” a large scale work for orchestra and live-electronics. A new CD (“chamber music” TLS 105) conducted by the author was released by TELOS records, „Ius Lucis“ (WERGO – WER 20652) with Musikfabrik conducted by Pierre-André Valade.
Selected for the Rostrum of Composers 2006, during the season 2008-2009 he has been composer in residence at Staatstheater Cottbus, and from 2008 Composer in Residence at ZKM Karlsruhe (Germany) where two CDs for WERGO have been produced. From 2008 to 2015 he has been “composer in residence” first, then curator of a new music project of the Philharmonisches Orchester Cottbus (Germany).
His works are published by Edizioni Suvini-Zerboni (Milan).
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Ensamble (Instrumentos o Voces) y Electrónica en Tiempo Real


Voids per sei voci e live electronics (2019)
Finesterrae per cinque voci soliste, viola e live electronics (2016)
Forces motrices per orchestra e live electronics (2010)
FIBRAE per oboe, tromba a doppio padiglione, orchestra e elettronica in tempo reale (2005)

Voces e Instrumentos


Last words per voce noh e quartetto d archi spazializzato (2018)
Corps Rien per voce femminile e ensemble (2015)
Mare Logos per flauto basso e dodici voci (2015)
Renga per voce e quattro strumenti (2011)
STUDIUM PERSPECTIVAE WILLAERT DE PROFUNDIS per quattro voci e gruppo orchestrale (2008)

Ensamble de Cámara (5 - 9 instrumentos)


Kern per sei strumenti spazializzati (2018)
Limina per ensemble (2018)
Aquae per ensemble (2014)
Seven etchings after Richard Serra per sei strumenti (2013)
Silvae per sette strumenti (2013)
LASCO per quattro archi, pianoforte (con assistente) e percussione (2010)
ODI DI LEVANTE per sei strumenti (2008)
A BOOK OF MYTHS per otto strumenti (2007)
CONSTRUCTA per sette strumenti (2007)
ENFASI COBALTO per ensemble (2003)
POUR TE SAUVER DE L OMBRE per flauto, clarinetto, violino, violoncello, pianoforte (2002)
IRradio per cinque strumenti (2000)

Ensamble Vocal


Zaubersprueche per sei voci (2018)

Música Orquestal


Noctes per orchestra da camera (2016)
CORI per violino e orchestra (2013)
Seelenstroeme per orchestra (2013)
SUTRAS per orchestra e suoni elettronici (2012)
WINDSTROME per orchestra (2012)
INTRA LUMINA per orchestra (2009)
BEWEISE UBER DIE ABWESENHEIT DER SEELE per orchestra (2008)
RADIANCES per orchestra (2006)

Opera


Doglie Opera da camera per voce recitante, mezzosoprano, tenore, voce recitante di bambino e ensemble strumentale. Testo di A. Tarantino Non E che un piccolo problema Operina morale con doglie (2013)

Otros Ensambles Orquestales


SUTRAS per orchestra e suoni elettronici (2012)

Ensamble (10 - 19 instrumentos)


IUS LUCIS per due ensemble in due sale da concerto (2006)
A BOOK OF MYTHS per otto strumenti (2007)
Aquae per ensemble (2014)
BEWEISE UBER DIE ABWESENHEIT DER SEELE per orchestra (2008)
CONSTRUCTA per sette strumenti (2007)
CORI per violino e orchestra (2013)
Corps Rien per voce femminile e ensemble (2015)
Doglie Opera da camera per voce recitante, mezzosoprano, tenore, voce recitante di bambino e ensemble strumentale. Testo di A. Tarantino Non E che un piccolo problema Operina morale con doglie (2013)
ENFASI COBALTO per ensemble (2003)
FIBRAE per oboe, tromba a doppio padiglione, orchestra e elettronica in tempo reale (2005)
Finesterrae per cinque voci soliste, viola e live electronics (2016)
Forces motrices per orchestra e live electronics (2010)
INTRA LUMINA per orchestra (2009)
IRradio per cinque strumenti (2000)
IUS LUCIS per due ensemble in due sale da concerto (2006)
Kern per sei strumenti spazializzati (2018)
LASCO per quattro archi, pianoforte (con assistente) e percussione (2010)
Last words per voce noh e quartetto d archi spazializzato (2018)
Limina per ensemble (2018)
Mare Logos per flauto basso e dodici voci (2015)
Noctes per orchestra da camera (2016)
ODI DI LEVANTE per sei strumenti (2008)
POUR TE SAUVER DE L OMBRE per flauto, clarinetto, violino, violoncello, pianoforte (2002)
RADIANCES per orchestra (2006)
Renga per voce e quattro strumenti (2011)
Seelenstroeme per orchestra (2013)
Seven etchings after Richard Serra per sei strumenti (2013)
Silvae per sette strumenti (2013)
STUDIUM PERSPECTIVAE WILLAERT DE PROFUNDIS per quattro voci e gruppo orchestrale (2008)
SUTRAS per orchestra e suoni elettronici (2012)
Voids per sei voci e live electronics (2019)
WINDSTROME per orchestra (2012)
Zaubersprueche per sei voci (2018)