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Giorgio Magnanensi
Giorgio Magnanensi - Biography
Bologna, 1960


E-mail: [email protected]
Extensio modi
for prepared piano, tape and live electronics (1993)

Compositions include over seventy chamber, orchestral and electronic pieces
Chief places of performance include:
Teatro Comunale, Bologna-Italy; Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia, Roma-Italy; FIMAV, Victoriaville-Canada; Teatro Studio, Milano-Italy; Konzerthaus, Wien-Austria; Neue Konzerthaus, Salzburg-Austria;  Beethovenhalle, Bonn-Germany; Orangerie, Darmstadt-Germany; Open Ears Festival, Kitchener-Canada; Maison de Radio France, Paris-France; Theatre Winter, Tokyo-Japa; De Ijsbreker, Amsterdam-The Netherlands; Tokyo College of Music, Tokyo-Japan; Al Assad Theatre, Damascus-Syria; Lisinskij Theatre, Zagreb-Croatia; Waldstein Palace, Prague-Czech Republic;

Recordings include:
Mu (piano, video, live electronics) - Harangue II, CD Earsay 1999
Sere (voice, sampler & live electronics) - Harangue I, CD Earsay 1998
Extensio modi (prepared piano, tape & live electronics) - Musica Presente, CD Ricordi 1994
Ethuiá III (piano) - Nuove Sincronie, CD Sincronie 1993
Se dell'eterne idee (flute, recorder and harp) - Alter Ego, CD BMG 1993
Es soll alles schweben (piano quintet) - Nuova Officina Bolognese, CD1992
Tâmas (4 timpani) - Quelle pause di luce, CD 1991
Alate (chamber ensemble) - Biennale '88, LP 1988

Principal Conductor of various contemporary music ensembles and orchestras such as:
Vancouver New Music Ensemble - Vancouver, Canada 2000 to date
Ensemble Musica Attuale - Bologna, Italy 1994 -1995
Ensemble Octandre - Bologna, Italy 1990 -1995
Ensemble NYM - Bologna, Italy 1988 -1995
Rossini Chamber Orchestra - Busto Arsizio, Italy 1986 -1991
Guest Conductor for various performances such as:
CBC Radio National Young Composer Competition - Vancouver, Canada 2001
Orchestra Sinfonica di San Remo - San Remo, Italy 2001
Standing Wave Ensemble - Vancouver, Canada 2000
Rencontres Ecume - Damascus, Syria 1998
Accademia Musicale Chigiana - Siena, Italy 1991 -1997
Theatre Winter - Tokyo, Japan 1996
Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia - Roma, Italy 1992 -1994
Festival Nuove Sincronie - Milano, Italy 1994
Orchestra Sinfonica del Teatro Comunale - Bologna, Italy 1984 & 1994
Festival Pontino - Latina, Italy 1991
Theatre de l'Opera - Montpellier, France 1984
Wexford Festival Opera - Wexford, Ireland 1983
Giorgio Magnanensi

Sessional Lecturer:
UBC Contemporary Players The University of British Columbia - Vancouver, Canada 2000, 2002
Contemporary Music Performance Simon Fraser University- Vancouver, Canada 2000
Faculty Professor:
Harmony and Counterpoint State Music Conservatory - Parma, Italy 1990 -1999
Harmony and Counterpoint State Music Conservatory - Rovigo, Italy 1987 -1990
Harmony and Counterpoint State Music Conservatory - Ferrara, Italy 1985 -1986
Assistant Professor:
Franco Donatoni's Composition Masterclass, Accademia Musicale Chigiana - Siena, Italy 1991-1999
Lecturer in Composition and on Italian Contemporary Music:
Tokyo College of Music - Tokyo, Japan 1996 & 1998
Artistic Director
Artistic Director of Vancouver New Music - Vancouver, Canada 2000 - to date
Artistic Director of Bologna University Festival Esperia - Bologna, Italy 1993 & 1994

Multi-media projects were created in collaboration with ensembles such as Musica Musicisti & Tecnologie (MM&T), Visna Mahedi, Minz & Maunz and @ut.zones, and with soloists such as Kees Boeke, Nanni Canale, François Houle, Ron Samworth, David Moss, Douglas Schmidt and Walter Zanetti. Combining electronic music, acoustic instruments, video and dance, these projects were performed in Europe, Japan and Canada.

Music Researcher
MM&T computer music laboratory
Live Electronics Performance - Milano, Italy 1992 -1999
Tokyo College of Music
Nagauta and Japanese Contemporary Music - Tokyo, Japan 1998
Simon Fraser University
Granular Synthesis - Vancouver, Canada 1997
Bologna University
Bruno Maderna Critical Edition - Bologna, Italy 1993 -1995

Organizer of workshops in collaboration with IRCAM (Institut de Reserche et de Coordination Acoustique / Musique - Paris) - Siena, Accademia Musicale Chigiana, Italy 1993 & 1994
Co-founder of MM&T (Musica Musicisti & Tecnologie) - Milano, Italy 1992
Giorgio Magnanensi

The Japan Foundation Fellowship - Japan 1998
Government of Canada Award - Canada 1997
"Gino Contilli" International Composer Competition for String Quartet, 1st Prize - Italy 1991
"Alfredo Casella" International Composer Competition, Special Mention - Italy 1987 & 1989
European Biennial, 1st Prize - Italy 1988
Accademia Musicale Chigiana, Merit Diploma & S.I.A.E. 1st Prize - Italy 1987
Contemporary Music Biennial, 1st Prize - Croatia 1987

Composition Diploma Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia - Roma, Italy 1989
Composition Course Conservatoire Nationale Superieur - Paris, France 1988
Diploma of Merit Accademia Musicale Chigiana - Siena, Italy 1987
Composition Diploma State Music Conservatory - Bologna, Italy 1986
Choral Music & Conducting Diploma State Music Conservatory - Bologna, Italy 1982
Composition Proficiency Course Civica Scuola di Musica - Milano, Italy 1985
Conducting Proficiency Course Der Hochschule Mozarteum - Salzburg, Austria 1985.

Updated to 02/2014