VITO PALUMBO | COMPOSER
"Choir" wins the first prize in the «SOUND-MAGICAL-SPACE – S.M.S» by CAMERATA BERN and Patricia Kopatchinskaja.
Starting with postmodern experiments in the first period, he after focused on some musical theater forms exploring the possibilities of the voice (melologue) researching various ways in the voice emission with the study of phonemes in many works devoted to the musical theater (Butterfly, Cinque di Cuori, Il Catalogo, Sinforosa, La machine de sons, Comuni-Canti, Les Animaux) along with some influences from his teachers (Azio Corghi and Luciano Berio) about this vocal research.
His output in recent years has focused on large symphonic works for the full orchestra. The Violin Concerto, the Clarinet Concerto, the Piano Concerto, the Recorder Concerto, the Double Concerto for Guitar and Marimba, Drops for harp and string orchestra, Fragile for electric guitar and string orchestra and Dark Cloudsfor orchestra, represent his full research in further possibilities of the orchestral colors and textures, but also in an organic idea of interconnected and interdependent formal moments and gestures, like a network of neural connections. In the last works, the timbre as color leads to a new idea of "sound-light", researched also with the help of electronics mixed with instrumental sounds (Chaconne, for electric violin and electronics) and thanks to a research of extended techniques also open to the orchestral writing.
By his interest in astronomy, the goal is researching an abstract "core-sound" in a unique and large movement (every work is never organized in separated movements), like eternal cosmic energy of which we are but a small circumscribed point.
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"It is a well-orchestrated composition, rich with mixes of sounds ... full of colour, rhythmically intense, but at the same time graceful and airy."
Camilla Dal on Recorder Concerto
Andrew Logan | Director
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