THE LIVING COMPOSERS PROJECT  

Giuseppe Giuliano

(b. 1948, Rome).

Italian composer of mostly instrumental, vocal and electroacoustic works that have been performed throughout the world.

Prof. Giuliano studied composition with Guido Turchi at the Conservatorio Santa Cecilia in Rome from 1972–74 and with Goffredo Petrassi at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome from 1974–76, where he earned his DPhil. He had important encounters with John Cage from 1971–90 and studied electronic music with Hans Peter Haller and Luigi Nono at the Experimentalstudio des SWR in Freiburg im Breisgau from 1982–84.

He is also active in other positions. As a pianist, he has performed both contemporary music and free improvisations. As a sound projectionist, he has worked in contemporary music. He founded Studio ES in Milan in 1987, a studio for the development and production of electroacoustic music, with which he remains associated. He served as artistic director of the festival for electronic music (ES) in Milan from 1988–94.

He taught as an assistant to Goffredo Petrassi at the Juilliard School in New York, New York in 1976. He later taught as Professore di Composizione at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Milan from 1984–2012, where he also taught live electronics from 2000–12. In addition, he has given lectures in Austria, China, Germany, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Spain, and the UK, including at the Ferienkurse in Darmstadt from 1986–94.

CONTACT INFORMATION

E-mail address: josefman@fastwebnet.it

SELECT LIST OF WORKS

INSTRUMENTAL:

Der Einsamkeiten tiefste schauend, piano, live electronics, 1981

Adieu mes amours (in memoriam Bruno Maderna), oboe, clarinet, bassoon, B-flat trumpet, 2 tenor-bass trombones, violin, viola, cello, live electronics, 1982

Preludio, flute, 1982

Im Blau, any number of resonant tuned instruments, 1983

Mnn Nyorai Myoshoku, clarinet, 1983

Tenebre, cello, live electronics, 1983

Im Rot, double bass, 1984

Strati nello spazio, any 10 strings, live electronics, 1985

Equilibrio instabile, amplified guitar, 1985

Immaginazione essenziale, 5 bassoons, live electronics, 1985 (also version for bassoon, fixed media [6 tracks], 1985)

Atman, 3 amplified contrabass flutes, 1986

Tempi della mente, soprano saxophone, ensemble (5 sopranino saxophones, 5 soprano saxophones [any 3 + sopranino saxophone], 5 alto saxophones), 1986 (also version for soprano saxophone, fixed media [8 tracks], 1986)

Vidh, 12 tenor-bass trombones (around hall), 1987 (also version for tenor-bass trombone, fixed media [12 tracks], 1987)

Erinnerung, any player, fixed media (4 tracks), 1987 (also version for any voice, fixed media [4 tracks])

Feux d'artifice, amplified string quartet, fixed media (8 tracks), 1988

Random C, amplified bass clarinet (+ amplified contrabass clarinet), fixed media (4 tracks), 1989

Random evocative memory, piano, fixed media (2 tracks), 1991 (also version for piano, fixed media [2 tracks], live electronics, 2000)

Prefazione prima, violin, fixed media (2 tracks), live electronics, 1991

Wo bist Du Licht, flute (+ piccolo), fixed media (2 tracks), live electronics, 1991

Lff! Whish! Lps, clarinet, live electronics, 1992

Aleph infinito, bass tuba, live electronics, 1992

Giardino metafisico, shō (mouth organ from Japan), live electronics, 1992

Random S, baritone saxophone (+ bass saxophone, sopranino saxophone, tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, contrabass saxophone), live electronics, 1993

In memoriam John Cage, contrabass flute, bass tuba, 3 cellos (with scordatura), 2 percussion, live electronics, 1993

Prefazione alla raccolta del padiglione delle orchidee, contrabass flute, live electronics, 1994

Oh noche amable más que el alborada, 4 French horns, 4 B-flat trumpets, 4 tenor-bass trombones, bass tuba, contrabass tuba, 1994

...infiniti... paralleli, 2 pianos, live electronics, 1995

Anniversaire, alto flute, 1996

Dum de dum, piano, 1997

Clarinetto incantato blu, contrabass clarinet, live electronics, 2001

Collage all'infrarosso, 4 piccolos, 4 flutes, 6 alto flutes, 6 bass flutes, 4 contrabass flutes, fixed media (2 tracks), 2001

Der Ausweg (Blues voyage III) (text by Hans Magnus Enzensberger), 2 percussion, fixed media (4 tracks), live electronics, 2002

L'Attimo della viola, viola, 2003

Epigrammi futuri, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion, fixed media (8 tracks), 2003

Les Tambours étouffés, alto flute, French horn, B-flat trumpet, cello, piano, percussion, live electronics, 2004

Tempo sospeso, piano, live electronics, 2005

Viva! (Blues voyage II), percussion/2 percussion, fixed media (6/8 tracks), 2005 (version of vocal work)

Beslan Requiem, 2 tenor saxophones (1st + soprano saxophone, sopranino saxophone, 2nd + alto saxophone, soprano saxophone), 2 baritone saxophones (1st + tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, 2nd + alto saxophone), fixed media (8 tracks), live electronics, 2005 (version of electroacoustic work)

Vladimir (Blues voyage IV) (text by Vladimir Mayakovsky), bass ad libitum, 3 percussion, any visual medium ad libitum, fixed media (4 tracks), 2006

Gemini 0205, cello, live electronics, 2006

Rhapsody 21, bayan, live electronics, 2006

Acquarius 0207, trombone, live electronics, 2007

the last train home at midnight, violin, live electronics, 2008

A toy world, piano 4 hands, 2009

It is the final Gestalt of the imagination, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, B-flat trumpet, tenor-bass trombone, harp, piano, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, 2 percussion, fixed media (8 tracks), 2009 (also version for violin, fixed media [8 tracks], 2009)

End X4 and, 1–4 percussion, fixed media, 2010

H2 = G485, violin, live electronics, 2010

Quattro Quartetti, string quartet, 2012–13

Chaos 13, 6 percussion, live electronics, 2013

Bär im Bau, berimbau (musical bow from Brazil), fixed media, 2014

Voi senza nome – di vivo splendore, bass flute, small orchestra (23 flutes, 3 percussion), fixed media, live electronics, 2015

Eufonie con Skiaffo, trombone (+ euphonium, tuba), fixed media, 2016

Beat 72, guitar, cello, 2016

F (in memoriam Morton Feldman), bass flute, piano, percussion, 2016

VOCAL:

Magnificat, soprano, fixed media (2 tracks), 1983 (also version for mezzo-soprano, fixed media [2 tracks], live electronics, 2000)

Dawn (vocalise), any 2–7 female voices, any number of tuned instruments, live electronics, 1984–86

Erinnerung (vocalise), any voice, fixed media (4 tracks), 1987 (version of instrumental work)

QHLT (texts from the Book of Ecclesiastes, the Book of Revelation), female voice, contrabass flute (+ bass flute), trombone, fixed media (8/16 tracks), live electronics, 1988

Fragment Faust II (text by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe), female voice, flute, fixed media (2 tracks), live electronics, 1990

Fragment UrFaust (text by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe), bass, contrabass flute, fixed media (2 tracks), live electronics, 1990

Dialogo del sé (text from the Bhagavad Gita), 2 altos, live electronics, 1992 (also version for fixed media [2 tracks])

a way (Blues voyage V) (text by James Joyce), mezzo-soprano, percussion/2 percussion, fixed media (4/8 tracks), live electronics, 2000

Viva! (Blues voyage II) (text by Lawrence Ferlinghetti), bass, percussion, fixed media (8 tracks), 2005 (also versions for percussion/2 percussion, fixed media [6/8 tracks]; bass [+ percussion], fixed media [8 tracks], 2005)

Miss Z (Blues voyage I) (text by Jean-Jacques Schuhl), female cabaret voice, percussion, fixed media (4 tracks), live electronics, 2006

Ave Maria, female voice, 2009

Click photofit (text by Dan Albertson), female voice (+ percussion), piano (+ percussion), 2010

Graffiti di combattimento (text by Dan Albertson), any number of voices, any number of percussion, fixed media (8 tracks), 2013–14 (its twelve sections may be performed separately: credit card; arma virumque cano 1; nonsense 1; refrain 1; nonsense 2; Longing Immorality; arma virumque cano 2; refrain 2; rêve; nonsense 3; arma virumque cano 3; mots croisés)

ELECTROACOUSTIC:

Dialogo del sé, fixed media (2 tracks), 1992 (version of vocal work)

...l'aurora... le dieci notti... il pari e il dispari, fixed media (2 tracks), 1999

Beslan Requiem, fixed media (8 tracks), 2005 (also version for 2 tenor saxophones [1st + soprano saxophone, sopranino saxophone, 2nd + alto saxophone, soprano saxophone], 2 baritone saxophones [1st + tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, 2nd + alto saxophone], fixed media [8 tracks], live electronics)

Eyots – Eyries, fixed media (8 tracks), 2007 (shorter version of multimedia work)

Canticum sacrum, fixed media (6 tracks), 2008

Kientzy Route 99, any improvisational saxophone ad libitum, fixed media, 2014

J. J. l'adolescent électrique, fixed media, 2015–16 (also longer version, 2016; its 20 sections may be performed separately: voix; regard; conditionné; attitudes; remplaçable; énigmatique; démarche; vertigineux; contemplatif; silencieux; élastique; mécanique; spectral; attentif; facétieux; compact; érotique; remarquable; combattant; robot)

MULTIMEDIA:

Automaton (improvisation, variable text), any number of voices, any number of players, any number of sound sources, fixed media (8 tracks), live electronics, any visual medium, 1986–90

Eyots – Eyries (text by Pier Luigi Berdondini), any number of voices, fixed media (8 tracks), any visual medium, 2007 (also shorter version for fixed media [8 tracks])

SCORES FOR SILENT FILM:

La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc, 24 flutes, fixed media (8 tracks), 2008 (collaboration with Marco Giai-Levra, Luca Stefani) (for La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc by Carl Theodor Dreyer)

Metropolis, fixed media, 2015–16 (collaboration with José Manuel Berenguer, Martin Supper) (for Metropolis by Fritz Lang)

DISCOGRAPHY

Feux d'artifice; Random C; QHLT. Manuela Galizia, mezzo-soprano; Pierre-Yves Artaud, contrabass flute, bass flute; Roger Heaton, amplified bass clarinet, amplified contrabass clarinet; Barrie Webb, trombone; Arditti String Quartet (Rugginenti Editore: RUS 555018.2, 1991)

Fragment UrFaust; Fragment Faust II; Random evocative memory (original version). Manuela Galizia, mezzo-soprano; Nicholas Isherwood, bass; Pierre-Yves Artaud, flute, contrabass flute; Giancarlo Simonacci, piano (Studio ES: Pan CD 3035, 1992)

Wo bist Du Licht. Pierre-Yves Artaud, flute, piccolo (Rugginenti Editore: RUS 555019.2, 1993)

Aleph infinito; Giardino metafisico; Random S. Mayumi Miyata, shō; Daniel Kientzy, baritone saxophone, bass saxophone, sopranino saxophone, tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, contrabass saxophone; Giancarlo Schiaffini, bass tuba (Studio ES: Pan CD 3048, 1994)

Tempi della mente (second version). Daniel Kientzy, soprano saxophone (Nova Musica: CD5103, 1996)

...infiniti... paralleli. Antonio Ballista, Bruno Canino, pianos (Lasdim: SMC CD 9901/2, 1999)

a way (Blues voyage V). Manuela Galizia, mezzo-soprano; Sergio Armaroli, percussion (Lmcsl Artache: Q83626894, 2002)

Magnificat (second version); Dialogo del sé (second version); Fragment Faust II; ...l'aurora... le dieci notti... il pari e il dispari; a way (Blues voyage V). Manuela Galizia, mezzo-soprano; Pierre-Yves Artaud, flute; Sergio Armaroli, percussion (Rugginenti Editore: RUS 555131.2, 2003)

Anniversaire; Prefazione alla raccolta del padiglione delle orchidee; Collage all'infrarosso; Wo bist Du Licht; Atman. Pierre-Yves Artaud, alto flute, contrabass flutes, flute, piccolo; Orchestre de flûtes français (Rugginenti Editore: RUS 555150.2, 2005)

Eyots – Eyries (second version); Canticum sacrum; Beslan Requiem (original version). (Rugginenti Editore: RUS 555169.2, 2008)

Gemini 0205; Dawn; Vidh (second version); Rhapsody 21; It is the final Gestalt of the imagination. Brenda Mitchell, soprano; Manuela Galizia, mezzo-soprano; Pierre-Yves Artaud, flute; Roger Heaton, clarinet; Barrie Webb, tenor-bass trombone; Rohan De Saram, Friedrich Gauwerky, cellos; Fernando Grillo, double bass; Corrado Rojac, bayan; Igor Dronov/Studio for New Music Ensemble Moscow (Rugginenti Editore: RUS 558172.2, 2009)

Tempo sospeso; Random evocative memory (second version); ...infiniti... paralleli. Alfonso Alberti, Antonio Ballista, Bruno Canino, Giuseppe Giuliano, pianos (Rugginenti Editore: RUS 555174.2, 2010)

Miss Z (Blues voyage I); End X4 and; Viva! (Blues voyage II) (original version); Der Ausweg (Blues voyage III); Vladimir (Blues voyage IV); a way (Blues voyage V). Manuela Galizia, mezzo-soprano; Ingrid Caven, cabaret voice; Nicholas Isherwood, Maxim Osokin, basses; Sergio Armaroli, percussion (Rugginenti Editore: RUS 555175.2, 2010)

A toy world. Alessandro Calcagnile, Rossella Spinosa, piano 4 hands (Centro Musica Contemporanea Milano, 2013)

Kientzy Route 99; Im Blau; Equilibrio instabile; Epigrammi futuri; H2 = G485; Chaos 13. Daniel Kientzy, saxophones; Magnus Andersson, amplified guitar; Enzo Porta, violin; Mark Pekarsky Percussion Ensemble; Diego Minciacchi/Opera Dedalus Ensemble Roma; Alexei Vinogradov/Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (Ars Publica: ARS 141-019, 2014)

Bär im Bau; End X4 and. Sergio Armaroli, berimbau, percussion (Rugginenti Editore: RUS 555181.2, 2014)

Acquarius 0207; Im Rot; Graffiti di combattimento; Ave Maria; the last train home at midnight. Manuela Galizia, mezzo-soprano; Ingrid Caven, cabaret voice; Jean-Jacques Schuhl, voice; Barrie Webb, trombone; Enzo Porta, violin; Fernando Grillo, double bass (Ars Publica: ARS 141-021, 2015)

J. J. l'adolescent électrique (longer version). (Ars Publica: ARS 141-023, 2016)