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Silvia Lanzalone
Silvia Lanzalone - Biography
Salerno, 1970

E-mail: [email protected]
moving matter for real time systems
Dis-trazioni (1999)
interaction for 2 performers on real time systems

Instrument: Flute

Flutist and composer. She studied Flute with Enrico Renna, Annamaria Morini and Peter-Lukas Graf, Composition with Mauro Cardi and Guido Baggiani, Electronic Music with Michelangelo Lupone and Giorgio Nottoli.
She has worked, since 1997, at CRM – Centro Ricerche Musicali in Rome, as musical assistant, researcher, and composer.
Currently Silvia Lanzalone teaches Electronic Music at the Conservatory ‘G.Martucci’ of Salerno.
Silvia Lanzalone’s work is oriented towards experimentation and research into new expressive and linguistic solutions, using the computer technology in order to process sound in real time. Recently her interest in mainly focused on the creation of pieces characterized by improvisation and a gestural component. In these works the use of the computer is generally combined with the creation of interactive instruments and sound installations. In Silvia Lanzalone’s works, technology, rather than imposing itself on the natural sound in order to modify it trough artificial algorithms, becomes part of the whole physical-acoustic structure of a new ‘instrument’, conceived and designed in parallel with the music in order to give life, each time, to a specific and independent artwork, both plastic and sonorous. The interest towards the visual element is based on the aesthetical idea that the work of art is an intermedial experience in which several perceptual items do converge into it. Silvia Lanzalone’s most recent works have been produced with the collaboration of instrumentalists, dancers, film directors, actors and visual art performers.
In 2000 Silvia Lanzalone won the ‘Quarant’anni nel 2000’ International Prize of Composition organized by CEMAT, for the creation of a musical theatre work for children, called Junofirst (KHJay e Neuroboy contro i pirati del Web), that has been produced by Società Aquilana dei Concerti “B. Barattelli” and by CRM - Centro Ricerche Musicali in Rome and performed in L’Aquila, May 2008.
In 2006 two compositions Il suono incausato and Voce, are been selected as finalists in the ‘Franco Evangelisti International Prize of Composition’; Il suono Incausato won the First Prize and was published by Suvini Zerboni.
In 2010 had a grant from the ‘C. M. Lerici Foundation’ to make the research project ‘Transfigured Voice - a study of female vocal physiology with respect to the possibility of simulation and electro-acoustic transformation of the voice through systems for the analysis, processing and control of sound in real time’ at the KTH - Royal Institute of Technology of Stockholm, Department of Speech, Music and Hearing.
Silvia Lanzalone did write some articles which were published on specific magazines such as ‘Organized Sound-International Journal of Music and Technology’, Cambridge University Press (2000), ‘Syrinx’ (2004), [email protected] (2008), ‘Le arti del suono’ (2009), ‘Equipeco’ (2010); did lectures and masterclasses on Electronic Music and New Technologies, as well as talks during several international conventions such as the ‘CIM-Colloquium on Musical Informatics’, ‘UCM-Understanding and Creating Music’, ‘NIME-New Interfaces for Musical Expression’.
Her compositions have been performed both in national and international festivals such as Arte Scienza, Rome; Corpi del Suono, L'Aquila; EmuFest, Rome; Festival di Nuova Consonanza, Rome; Festival Scelsi, Rome; Futura, Crest, France; Jornadas Internacionales de Música Electroacústica, Cordoba, Argentine; Les Journées Grame, Lione, France; Musica Scienza, Rome; Music out of time. A discovery Series. Electroacustic Music: The Continuing Tradition, Maryland, USA; Novecentomusica, Firenze; Synthèse2005, Bourges, France; Spazi aperti 5, Rome; Stagione Concertistica della Società Aquilana dei Concerti B. Barattelli, L’Aquila, Warsaw Autumn, Warsaw, Poland.

Updated to 02/2012