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Alessandro Ratoci
Alessandro Ratoci - Biography
Firenze, 1980

Musical graduations, at the "Conservatorio G.B. Martini" in Bologna:
Graduated in "Musica ad utilizzo multimediale" (Music for multimedia) in 2003
Graduated in Composition (M° Paolo Aralla) with a degree of 9/10 in 2005
Graduated in Electronic Music (M° Lelio Camilleri) with the highest degree (10/10) in 2006
Graduared in Piano (M° Daniela Landuzzi) with 98/100
Musical Scholarships:
In 2004 and 2005 he won the bursary from the foundation "Zucchelli" in Bologna and had the commission for two works for symphonic orchestra In Memoriam C. Bukowski premiered in 2005 and In The Density Of Air premiered in 2006.
Principal works being performed:
In 2005 during the international festival "Angelica" he performed a composition Credo for solo Electronic Music, also performed in 2006 during the festival "Musica Insieme Panicale" (directed by K.Hubler) in a version for Soprano, Tenor and Electronic.
In 2006 with the "Fontana MIX Ensemble", conducted by F.La Licata he performed a work based on K.Stockhausen Tierkreis for instruments and electronic, also performing the live electronics.
In 2007 for the Fontana MIX Workshop he got the commission for a work for voice and eleven instruments Verlaine Serenade based on texts by Paul Verlaine and arrangements of songs by Debussy, Leo Ferré and Bruno Maderna premiered in the "Aula Absidale", the auditorium of the University of Bologna.
In December 2006 he received a commission from the association Elastiko in Florence for a work based on a text by Aldo Palazzeschi, expecially written for a workshop in contemporary vocal techniques, employing solo sopran voice, piano and a large choir of actors Canzonetta per due occhi belli. During the workshop he was asked to produce another piece based on voices Anthipona Swing.
The two works were premiered during the festival "Suoni dall' Antico Oriente" at the "Teatro Studio" in Scandicci, performed at the piano by Hidehiko Hinoara.
Other musical activities:
From 2002 to 2004 he founded and conducted the "Sine Wave Ensemble" a group of string instruments and voices, performing Italian music of the XVIII century in Italy and Switzerland (Lugano).
He also work as assistant to M° Antonio Politano in PRIME Project at the Conservatoire De Lausanne HEM.

Updated to 11/2009