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Mauro Lanza

Date of birthMarch 1975
CategoriesContemporary, Other

Born 1975 in Venice/Italy.
Mauro Lanza studied piano, composition and musicology in his hometown. In 1998/99 he was chosen for the annual course in composition and computer music at the Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM) in Paris, where has worked as “composer in research” and teacher, active above all in the field of synthesis using physical models and computer-aided composition.

His music has been performed in international festivals like the Venice Biennale, Musica (Strasbourg), Gaudeamus Music Week (Amsterdam), MNM (Montréal), Ars Musica (Bruxelles), Tage für Neue Musik (Zürich), Europäische Musikmonat (Bâle), Les Musiques (Marseille).
He has worked with the ensembles Court-circuit, Alternance, l’Itinéraire, 2e2m, Divertimento, MusikFabrik, United Berlin, Klangforum, Ascolta, Champs d’Action, the Neue Vocalsolisten and many others.
Within the festivals IRCAM and Archipel de Genève two monographic concerts were dedicated to him in 2002 and 2004.
In 2004 he composed the music for the ballet “Le Songe de Medée”, commissioned by l’Opéra Nationale de Paris and choreographed by Angelin Preljocaj.
His collaboration with Paolo Pachini was the object of a creation residence at the Fresnoy in 2005-2006 during which was born the project of Descrizione del Diluvio (world premiered on 14th March 2008), expressly composed for the Neue Vocalsolisten and Les Percussions de Strasbourg.

In 2004-2005 he was appointed guest professor of composition at McGill University (Montréal).
Since 2004 he has taught “computer-aided composition” in the courses on music and new technologies at the Conservatorio of Cuneo.
Since 2004 his work has been published by Ricordi (Universal).

He was a fellow of the Civitella Ranieri Foundation (2006), of the Académie de France à Rome (2007/2008) and of the Akademie Schloß Solitude (2009-2010).

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