THE LIVING COMPOSERS PROJECT  

Edgar Alandia Canipa

(b. 12 August 1950, Oruro).

Bolivian composer, now resident in Italy, of mostly orchestral, chamber and vocal works that have been performed in the Americas and throughout Europe.

Mr. Alandia Canipa studied composition at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, where he earned his diploma in 1977 and advanced diploma in 1980. He also studied conducting there and earned his diploma in 1981.

Among his honours are Primo Premio in the competition Valentino Bucchi in Rome (1978, for Pampa) and honourable mention in the competition Carreño (1981, for Canto de hoy).

He is also active in other positions. He worked as a pianist with the dancer Maurice Béjart in 1978 and has served as artistic director and principal conductor of the ensemble for contemporary music Nuove Forme Sonore in Rome since 1983. As a guest conductor, he has led ensembles and orchestras in Bolivia, Honduras and Italy.

He taught in Potenza in 1980–81, in Pesaro from 1981–86, in Frosinone from 1983–86, in Rome in 1986–87, and in Pescara from 1987–95. He has taught composition at the Conservatorio Francesco Morlacchi in Perugia since 1995. In addition, he has given seminars in Belgium, Bolivia, Cuba, Italy, and Peru.

He has lived in Italy since 1969.

His primary publishers are Casa Ricordi, Edizioni Edi.Pan and Musicinco.

CONTACT INFORMATION

E-mail address: edgar.alandia@libero.it

COMPLETE LIST OF WORKS

STAGE:

tu avrai delle stelle...come nessuno ha, soprano, mime, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, 2 violins, viola, cello, 1983 (version of vocal work)

PERLA...fabula triste (chamber opera), soprano, baritone, actors, dance troupe, trombone, string quartet, live electronics, 1989

sottili canti...invisibili (azione teatrale), actor–mime, tuba, piano, live electronics, 1995

Oruro 3.607 mt. snm. (musiche...parole...immagini), soprano, actor, trombone, tuba, violin, piano, fixed media, live electronics, 1999

ORCHESTRAL:

Pampa, clarinet, orchestra, 1978

Sajsayhuamàn, 1980

Sonatina concertante, violin, piano, string orchestra, 1982

A wolf in my living room, double bass, string orchestra, 1989 (also version for double bass)

Arie sospese, vibraphone, orchestra, 1990

Paititi, string quartet, orchestra, 1991

...y sigue la escondida senda, viola, orchestra, 1992

...como se sueña de la rosa y del viento, 2002

CHAMBER MUSIC:

Mutamenti, flute, piano, 1977

Vientos, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, 2 French horns, 1979

Altro, flute, clarinet, bassoon, violin, viola, cello, percussion, 1980

Estudio, guitar, 1980

Studio, violin, cello, celesta, 1980

antes, trombone, 1981

Brisa, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, 1981

Rumi, cello, piano, 1981

Huayra, guitar, 1982

Phucuy, clarinet, 1982

Rocío, violin, cello, piano, 1982

Arietta, guitar, 1983

memorias, string quartet, fixed media, live electronics, 1987

...comme des images, string quartet, 1988

Kjimsa, flute, guitar, viola, 1988

Intermezzi, string quartet, 1989

Paya, flute, guitar, 1989

Soundfences, trombone, live electronics, 1989

Kunata, clarinet, piano, 1990

Undfen, trombone, live electronics, 1990

Guitarreando, 3 guitars, 1991

Khana, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, 1991

Maya, viola, 1991

...se me ha perdido ayer el canto de las estrellas, flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, 1993

A wolf in my living room, double bass, 1994 (version of work with string orchestra)

Mientras, trombone, 1994

...sottile canto III, tuba, live electronics, 1997

iba por los montes, mientras yo dormía, violin, 1998

...impalpables, los cantos del alma, violin, 1998

Piccola serenata per due, cello, piano, 1998

como silenciosas gotas de lluvia, caen, double bass, piano, 2003

CHORAL:

Canto de hoy, soprano, baritone, mixed chorus, orchestra, 1977

VOCAL:

Las espigas, soprano, speaker, celesta, 6 percussion, 1976

Preghiera, soprano, timpani, 1979

Grito!, voice, 1980

Thaya, soprano, flute, trombone, cello, percussion, 1981

tu avrai delle stelle...come nessuno ha, soprano, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, 2 violins, viola, cello, 1983 (also stage version with mime)

homenaje, soprano, percussion, 1993 (also version for voice, 1996; version as ...da homenaje, voice, live electronics, 1999)

Solo, soprano, fixed media, 1996

PIANO:

...eyes, 1980

Étiquettes, 1984

...sottili canti invisibili, 1995

DISCOGRAPHY

Rumi; antes; Étiquettes; Studio; tu avrai delle stelle...come nessuno ha. Edgar Alandia Canipa/Nuove Forme Sonore (Edizioni Edi.Pan) (LP)

Phucuy. Jesús Villa Rojo, clarinet (LIM Records) (LP)

Brisa. Quartetto Meridies (Ouverture) (LP)

Soundfences; Undfen. Giancarlo Schiaffini, trombone (BMG Ricordi)

Intermezzi. Nuove Forme Sonore (Edizioni Edi.Pan)

...se me ha perdido ayer el canto de las estrellas. Ensemble Civica di Milano (Fonit Cetra)

Grito! M. Blanco, voice (IRCO)

Paya. De Vero–Fasano (Phoenix Classics)

...sottili canti invisibili. Fabio Trippetti, piano (Sintonie)